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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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WEC Shanghai Preview
Nov03

WEC Shanghai Preview

With just two races left in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the championship is still up for grabs between Porsche and Toyota heading to Shanghai. The No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber maintains a 39 point lead despite finishing off the podium in Fuji, snapping a 12-race podium and four-race win streak. “I’ve always enjoyed the Shanghai circuit because of its various elements,”...

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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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Porsche sweep Fuji qualifying
Oct14

Porsche sweep Fuji qualifying

It was Porsche all the way in a rain-soaked qualifying for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Fuji. Championship leaders, and the winners of the last four races, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley took pole in the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid. The point for pole position stretches their lead over the No. 8 Toyota machine to 52 points, with just 77 up for grabs for the remainder of the season. So long as...

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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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