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  • The changing face of the WEC Prologue

    The changing face of the WEC Prologue

    The FIA WEC Super Season begins on the 6th of April with the official Prologue. It marks the start of a brand-new era for the World Endurance Championship, with a new 30-hour open test format a fitting step into the unknown. The likes of this official test, where the track is open to all registered…

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  • LMP1 entry list begin to take shape

    LMP1 entry list begin to take shape

    The 2018/19 Super Season marks somewhat of a new dawn in the history of the FIA WEC. The loss of Porsche and Audi over the past two years has forced the series into a re-think when it comes to the premier prototype class. But with nine entries either confirmed or looking extremely likely, the LMP1…

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  • Nick Tandy hoping for something “a little bit different to a standard race”

    Nick Tandy hoping for something “a little bit different to a standard race”

    The #1 Porsche will start from third on the grid for tomorrow’s six hours of Silverstone. However Nick Tandy has noted that tyre wear will be the limiting factor in the race. We caught up with him to get his thoughts ahead of his first home race in LMP1 with Porsche. Porsche were not as…

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  • 2017 Season Preview: LMGTE-Pro

    2017 Season Preview: LMGTE-Pro

    The mouth-watering battle in GTE Pro continues for another season with a straight-up battle between four two-car factory (or at least factory-blessed) squads. One of the main bugbears of the 2016 season, the number of BoP adjustments over the course of the season, has been resolved with the addition of an “automatic” BoP system, based…

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  • 2017 Season Preview: LMP2

    2017 Season Preview: LMP2

    It’s all change in LMP2 for 2017, with the introduction of four standard chassis made by Dallara, Onroak, Oreca or Riley/Multimac and a spec Gibson V8 engine. The four-chassis variety has, though, failed to reach the FIA WEC for this year at least, with all teams opting for the Oreca 07, which won the LMP2…

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  • 2017 Season Preview: LMP1

    2017 Season Preview: LMP1

    2017 marks somewhat of a step into the unknown for the FIA World Endurance Championship, and particularly the LMP1 class. The loss of Audi, a genuine stalwart of the prototype scene, after almost 20 years in the top-class prototype category seemed to have caught the ACO and FIA off guard, even though the writing had…

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  • Is the future bright for LMP1?

    Is the future bright for LMP1?

    At first glance the LMP1 entry list for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship looks paltry. Indeed, the loss of Audi’s two-car programme reduces the manufacturers’ title battle to a head-to-head between Porsche and Toyota. With Porsche still weathering the VW diesel emissions scandal and Toyota warning that toning down regulations may bring an end…

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  • Mexico to be ‘one of the best races of the year’, says Lucas di Grassi

    Mexico to be ‘one of the best races of the year’, says Lucas di Grassi

    This weekend, the WEC debuts in Mexico. The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is uncharted territory for the WEC, so every team will be driving into the unknown come raceday. We spoke with Audi driver Lucas di Grassi ahead of the the first race at the latest WEC circuit. “The Six Hours of Mexico will be one of the…

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  • 6h Nürburgring: View from the paddock

    The Nürburgring lived up to its moniker of the Green Hell yesterday with a mixture of driving rain and bright sunshine taking the drivers to their limit in the qualifying session. WEC-Magazin spoke to some of the drivers in the paddock and asked them what they expect for the race later today. LMP1 Stephane Sarazzin…

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