• 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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  • LMP1 2017: Meet the Cars

    LMP1 2017: Meet the Cars

    At Monza on Friday the presentation of this season’s new LMP1 cars took place. Over the course of this weekend, Toyota, Porsche and all the other WEC teams will be hitting the track for the official test session for the 2017 season. Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche are once again the defending champions in LMP1. To be…

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  • The return of the works Porsche GT team

    The return of the works Porsche GT team

    2017 marks the return of the Porsche works team to LMGTE Pro after a one-year sabbatical. Since the unveiling of Porsche’s 2017 GTE challenger at the 6 Hours of Bahrain last year, the team have moved on to finalising the details of their programme. The reason for Porsche’s one-year absence from GTE Pro as a…

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  • Toyota sends warning signal to WEC

    Toyota sends warning signal to WEC

    Toyota has warned that it may not be prepared to continue racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship if the new ruleset, due in time for the 2020 season, is toned down in terms of technological advancement. The news comes after leading figures at French manufacturer Peugeot have publicly called for costs to be cut,…

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  • Old hands to tackle Le Mans

    Old hands to tackle Le Mans

    The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most challenging races in world motorsport, so popular that it often tempts racing drivers back out of retirement. This year, a new effort by the name Racing Team Nederland is set to compete at the endurance classic, as well as the full season of the…

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  • Toyota confirm third car for 2017

    Toyota confirm third car for 2017

    Toyota Gazoo Racing have announced a number of changes to their LMP1 programme in the run-up to the 2017 season, with new additions to the driver line-up and three cars confirmed to run at Spa and Le Mans for the first time since joining the FIA WEC in 2012. With last year’s heartbreaking conclusion to…

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