Archive for the ‘WEC’ Category

Mark Webber wins at the Nürburgring again!

Mark Webber must love the Nürburgring. Back in 2009 he cracked his maiden Formula 1 victory in the Eifel mountains and early this morning he, along with his Porsche teammates, won the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. It was Mark’s first WEC race win. It was a huge day for Porsche too, who dominated with 1–2 […]

Porsche extends LMP1 program until 2018

Success breeds success and Porsche is hoping to live that mantra after extending its LMP1 program until at least the end of the 2018 season. The news follows the company’s 17th Le Mans victory in June and ahead of this weekend 6 Hours of Nürburgring. “Motorsport is an important part of Porsche’s brand identity—but not […]

Nissan puts GT-R LM wacky racer on hold

After its disastrous Le Mans campaign Nissan has officially put the competition return of its GT-R LM Nismo on hold. The WEC returns in just over two weeks for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring (30 August). Shoichi Miyatani, President of NISMO, explains: “We are racers and we want to compete but we also want to […]

2015 LM24: Porsche claims win number 17

If Porsche didn’t have such a proud history at Le Mans achieving a one-two result in its second year would be difficult to believe. But Porsche went about the business of returning to the LMP1 category with enormous respect for its competition and seeing Porsche dominate and indeed tame the Circuit de la Sarthe for […]

2015 LM24: Audi sets lap record

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Audi failed to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans for just the third time since its maiden win in 2000. The four rings have an incredible record at La Sarthe and while they gave away their crown to Porsche in 2015 they did take one record from their stablemates; the outright race lap record. […]

2015 LM24: Toyota deals in reality

While Nissan is busy peddling the fantasy of suggesting its understandably difficult Le Mans debut was a success, Toyota is dealing only in humility and reality. The two TS040s spent the majority of the race circulating alone in seventh and eighth places. Late race issues for the #9 Audi elevated the #2 TS040 into P6, […]

2015 LM24: Nissan wins award for optimism

Nissan turned up to Le Mans with three of its radical front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo machines. Only one finished. And it was 153 laps behind the winning Porsche, the last of the classified LMP1 runners. Only two LMP1 cars failed to finish the race and they were both Nissans. It was a tough day […]

Porsche wins 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

The #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Bamber/Hulkenberg/Tandy) has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and delivered Porsche its 17th win in the endurance epic. The winning car led for more than half of the race and completed 395 laps (two off equalling the distance record) and finished one lap ahead of the #17 Porsche 919 […]

2015 LM24: LMP1 gallery first 12 hours

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans is now into its second 12 hours and the #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid enjoys a reasonably comfortable lead (live timing). Keeping the lead Porsche honest is a pair of Audi R18s, with the #17 Porsche 919 fighting to stay on the lead lap. In the early stages of […]

Ford returns to Le Mans in 2016

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As expected Ford has announced it will be returning to Le Mans with a Ford GT in 2016. However, it won’t be an LMP1 challenge for outright victory, rather a crack at the LM GTE Pro category. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will run the cars for Ford and will enter a pair of […]

2015 LM24: Live coverage guide (Australia)

Live streaming, live television, live timing and live audio, here’s how to follow the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. Race start: 11pm Saturday (AEST) Race finish: 11pm Sunday (AEST) Official race website Live streaming Official ACO app: iOS & Android Official team feeds: Audi, Nissan & Porsche Live television (Foxtel Australia, times AEST) SAT […]