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Toyota dominated a rain-hit opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone, as Mike Conway / Jose Maria Lopez / Kamui Kobayashi took victory. They lead home the sister car shared by Sebastien Buemi / Kazuki Nakajima / Brendon Hartley by just under two seconds. The no.3 Rebellion of Loic Duval / Pipo Derani / Nathanael Berthon completed the podium despite picking up two penalties for technical infringements, although the Swiss squad did enjoy two spells in the lead. Victory in LMP2 and fifth overall went to newcomer outfit Cool Racing, whose Oreca 07 was shared by Nicolas Lapierre and Antonin Borga. Read More »

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– Aston Martin shows best dry weather pace so far with new Vantage GTE
– New car maintains 100% finishing record with another double-points haul
– Team looks to Spa and Le Mans 24 Hours with increased confidence

Aston Martin Racing’s new Vantage GTE demonstrated front-running pace and mechanical reliability in one of endurance racing’s toughest environments; the famous Sebring Raceway. Read More »

– Aston Martin Racing looks to maintain winning form in FIA WEC
– Darren Turner back in the cockpit of the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE
– Inaugural 1000 Miles of Sebring presents exciting new challenge
– GTE Am champions aiming to close points gap in title defence

Aston Martin Racing begins its 2019 race programme with high hopes of maintaining a strong competitive streak in the FIA World Endurance Championship, as it embarks on a welcome return to the United States and the legendary Sebring Raceway for the inaugural running of the 1000 Miles of Sebring. Read More »

– Sebring Raceway in Florida to host the “1000 Miles of Sebring”
– Round six of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship is an eight-hour race into the night
– Three more races to go in the 2018-19 Super Season: Sebring, Spa and Le Mans
– 1000 Miles of Sebring gets underway on Friday, March 15 at 16:00 ET (20:00 GMT) Read More »

A packed Silverstone saw Toyota dominate the Silverstone 6hrs with the no8 TS050 of Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi & Kazuki Nakajima taking victory from the no7 sister car, or so it seemed. Post event scrutineering saw the Toyota’s disqualified and it was the no3 Rebellion of Mathias Beche, Thomas Laurent & Gustavo Menezes took victory from the no1 Rebellion of Neel Jani & André Lotterer. Completing the podium were Stéphane Sarrazin & Egor Orudzhev in the no17 SMP racing LMP1 car. Read More »

– Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team is “stronger than ever” and ready to challenge for the GTE Pro championship titles
– Teams expecting GTE Pro class to be the most competitive ever
– New pit stop rules will feature for first time at Spa

The first ever FIA World Endurance Championship “Super Season” gets underway this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. After completing an intensive winter test programme, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team is stronger than ever and ready for what is expected to be the most competitive GTE Pro class battle ever. Read More »

– The Signatech Alpine Matmut team took part in the FIA WEC Prologue over the last two days, held at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
– Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão and Pierre Thiriet took turns behind the wheel of the no.36 Alpine A470, setting the second fastest time in the LMP2 category.

All of the competitors entered in the FIA WEC were greeted by sunshine for this final dress rehearsal held near Marseille in the south of France. On Friday at 10am, the track was opened for a mammoth thirty-hour session, concluding on Saturday at 4pm. Read More »

The 2017 WEC season started at Silverstone with victory for Anthony Davidson/Sebastien Buemi/Kazuki Nakajima (Toyota TS050 Hybrid). They only took the lead in the final 15 minutes of the race after a tight battle throughout the six hour race with the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard/Earl Bamber/Brendon Hartley. Completing the podium were Neel Jani/Nick Tandy/Andre Lotterer (Porsche 919 Hybrid). In the classes LMP2 was won by Ho-Pin Tung/Oliver Jarvis/Thomas Laurent (Jackie Chan DC Racing – Oreca/Gibson), GTE Pro went to Andy Priaulx/Harry Tincknell/Pipo Derani (Ford Chip Ganassi – Ford GT) and GTE Am was won by Weng Sun Mok/Keita Sawa/Matt Griffin (Clearwater Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE). Read More »

wecsilverstone16 (12)The WEC season opener saw the three different works LMP1 teams fill the podium places, or at least that is how it looked. In post event scrutineering the Audi R18 of André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler & Benoit Tréluyer was excluded due to the thickness of the front skid block, (i.e. the car was too low). This handed victory to the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani & Marc Lieb, subject an Audi appeal which is set for a tribunal before the next round at Spa. 2nd overall were Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi & Stephane Sarrazin in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid with the Rebellion Racing LMP1 car of Alexandre Imperatori, Dominik Kraihamer & Matteo Tuscher completing the provisional podium. Read More »

wecsilver15 (32)A superb six hour race saw the no.7 Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro of Marcel Fässler/Benoit Tréluyer/Andre Lotterer take victory by less than 5 seconds from the no.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas/Neel Jani/Marc Lieb with a similar margin back to the no.1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson/Sébastien Buemi/Kazuki Nakajima in third place. A late stop & go penalty for the lead Audi had made the final stages of the race closer than they should have been. It proved to be a great start to what promises to be another season to watch in the World Endurance Championship. The sister cars of the 3 works teams all figured in the top 3 at various points through the race with the no.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard/Mark Webber/Brendon Hartley retiring from the lead just before the quarter way mark of the race. Read More »