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Bird, Rosenqvist win in Hong Kong, Audi falters
Dec03

Bird, Rosenqvist win in Hong Kong, Audi falters

Sam Bird and Felix Rosenqvist have drawn first blood in the 2017-2018 FIA Formula E Season by taking wins in the season-opening Hong Kong doubleheader. Bird’s victory for DS Virgin Racing came after a red flag period early in the race, and a botched pit stop, which resulted in a drive-through penalty, for the British driver. However, by the time the penalty was assessed, Bird had built up enough of a gap to maintain his lead...

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FIA Formula E Season 4 preview
Dec01

FIA Formula E Season 4 preview

While the rest of the racing season is winding down, the FIA Formula E 2017-2018 Season is heating up in the series’ season four opener in Hong Kong. The 14 round calendar opens with a race on the streets of the island’s harborfront for the second year, this time opening with a doubleheader weekend. The big story going into the season opener has been the addition from Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer from Porsche’s...

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Toyota take 6 Hours of Bahrain victory
Nov19

Toyota take 6 Hours of Bahrain victory

Though Porsche wanted a win in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship finale to send off their LMP1 program on a high note, it was Toyota taking the victory at the 6 Hours of Bahrain. The No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid machine of Anthony Davidson, Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi took their fifth win of the year, and third win in a row, by driving a mostly clean race from start to finish, something the other LMP1 class cars...

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WEC Bahrain Preview
Nov16

WEC Bahrain Preview

The season finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship is here, and while the LMP1 titles are all wrapped up, the GTE Pro championship is still up for grabs in Bahrain. Porsche’s second and third place finishes at the penultimate race in Shanghai secured the manufacturer title for the German marque in LMP1. In addition, the No. 2 919 Hybrid team of Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley earned the driver championship...

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Toyota wins at home
Oct15

Toyota wins at home

Although qualifying made it seem like everything was coming up Porsche, it was the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team that took the victory at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Fuji. The No. 8 car led the Toyota 1-2 in front of their home crowd in Japan with Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson taking the win in the rain-shortened race, despite Davidson not getting to turn a lap due to the shortened event....

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WEC goes to Fuji
Oct13

WEC goes to Fuji

After September’s North American swing, the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to the far east for Japan’s 6 Hours of Fuji. The No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid holds a commanding lead in the standings, with Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley winning the last four races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the recent North American rounds, and finishing on the podium all six rounds of the championship thus far....

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