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: 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 […]

2015 LM24: Porsche claims pole position

The #18 Porsche 919 Hybrid will start the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans from pole position. Yesterday’s time from first qualifying of 3:16.887 was enough for the crew of Dumas/Jani/Lieb and could not be bettered in the next two sessions. It’s a clean sweep for Porsche, too, as all three 919s will start from […]

2015 LM24: Audi preview

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In recent years Audi and winning have gone hand in hand at Le Mans. The team has racked up a mind boggling 13 race victories since its maiden win in 2000. Only Bentley (2003) and Peugeot (2009) have prevented total Audi dominance. Since its introduction in 2011 the R18 has remained undefeated at the Circuit […]

2015 LM24: Nissan preview

In one of the most unconventional and crazy ideas ever Nissan is rocking up to Le Mans this year with a front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo. And not just one either, there’ll be three of these wacky racers on track. Yes, Nissan is deadly serious about its upfront approach to winning the world’s best known […]

2015 LM24: Toyota preview

Toyota had great momentum throughout the latter stages of the 2014 WEC season, winning three of the last four races. Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi were crowned world champions. Unfortunately for Toyota that momentum has not carried through into the 2015 season. The team finished fifth and eighth at the season opener in Silverstone, although […]

2015 LM24: Porsche preview

Porsche has entered three 919 Hybrids for Le Mans this year and after setting the fastest time in last month’s official test session at the Circuit de la Sarthe the team will have good reason to think it can claim victory #17 in the endurance classic. The 2015-spec 919 is super fast in a straight […]

Ford set to return to Le Mans in 2016

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Ford has announced it will be holding a press conference in Europe on Friday where it is expected to confirm its return to Le Mans with a GT-based entry in the 2016 race. Chip Ganassi is tipped to lead a two-car team in the World Endurance Championship in the LMP1 category, along with a two-car […]