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Porsche Wins Le Mans
Jun14

Porsche Wins Le Mans

Porsche has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a record 17th time, scoring its first overall victory since 1998. The No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Earl Bamber, Nico Hulkenberg, and Nick Tandy completed 395 laps (3,346 miles) on the immense 8.47-mile Circuit de la Sarthe. It was a one-two finish for Porsche as the victorious Porsche finished a lap ahead of its No. 17 Porsche stablemate driven by Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and...

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Corvette Racing Scores GTE Pro Win
Jun14

Corvette Racing Scores GTE Pro Win

Since its inception, Corvette Racing’s mantra has been “Never give up!” This motto kept the American team motivated after the No. 63 Corvette C7.R was so badly damaged in a qualifying accident before the 24 Hours of Le Mans that it had to be withdrawn, leaving the squad with a single bullet to fight the Ferraris, Porsches, and Aston Martins in the fiercely competitive GTE Pro category. In the end, Corvette Racing...

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Le Mans 21 Hour Update
Jun14

Le Mans 21 Hour Update

With three hours to go, the 24 Hours of Le Mans was Porsche’s race to lose. The powerful 919 Hybrids were running first and second, with the No. 19 driven by Earl Bamber holding a one-lap lead over the No. 17 of Timo Bernhard. Behind the Porsches a trio of Audis was flying in formation, two laps down to the leader. The running order of R18 e-tron Quattros was No. 7 (Andre Lotterer), No. 9 (Marco Bonanomi), and No. 8 (Lucas di...

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Le Mans 18 Hour Update
Jun14

Le Mans 18 Hour Update

The complexion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans changed dramatically at the start of the 16th hour when Marcel Fassler brought the No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro to the pits. The unscheduled stop to replace the rear bodywork cost the No. 7 a lap and dropped last year’s race-winning team from second to fourth. Porsche was in control with its 991 Hybrids running first and second. At the end of 18 hours of racing, the top three cars were...

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Dawn at Le Mans
Jun14

Dawn at Le Mans

After 15 hours of flat-out racing, less than a minute separated the first and second place cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sunrise at the Circuit de la Sarthe saw Earl Bamber in the No. 19 Porsche 991 Hybrid leading Benoit Treluyer in the No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro by 57 seconds. Filipe Albuquerque held third in the No. 9 Audi with an 87-second advantage over Mark Webber in the No. 17 Porsche. Lucas Di Grassi was fifth in the No....

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Midnight at Le Mans
Jun13

Midnight at Le Mans

Drivers raced into the heart of darkness at midnight in Le Mans. As temperatures cooled at the end of the day, the racing heated up at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Audi and Porsche traded the overall lead as the cars cycled through their pit stops. The eighth hour began with Romain Dumas overshooting the Mulsanne corner in the No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid and damaging the car’s nose. Then an excursion by the No. 36 Alpine Nissan LMP2...

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