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Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E
Jul28

Porsche leaves LMP1, joins Formula E

Porsche has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class at the conclusion of 2017 and switch its motorsport focus to the FIA Formula E Championship Porsche’s Formula E entry is set to debut for the 2019/2020 season. Porsche is planning an electric sports car based on the Mission E concept car the marque revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. “Entering Formula E and achieving success in...

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Formula E, WEC take to the track
Jul16

Formula E, WEC take to the track

It’s race day for two different Michelin series on two different continents as both FIA Formula E and the FIA World Endurance Championship take to the track for the NYC ePrix and Six Hours of Nurburgring, respectively. Sam Bird of DS Virgin Racing clinched the win in Formula E’s first race in the Big Apple, the first international motor race sanctioned within the five boroughs. He’ll try to defend that victory today against the likes...

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Porsche Fastest in Two Classes
Jul14

Porsche Fastest in Two Classes

Porsche took top honors in two classes in the Friday practice sessions from the World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Nurburgring. Fresh off their win at Le Mans, the German carmaker led in LMP1 with the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid over the Toyota Gazoo Racing team No. 8, followed by the sister No. 1 and No. 7 cars respectively. Porsche backed up their chart-topping time in the first session with a 1-2 in the second, again with the...

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Checkered flag: Porsche wins Le Mans
Jun18

Checkered flag: Porsche wins Le Mans

Porsche claimed victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third year in succession in a dramatic fightback after all the LM P1 machines struck trouble throughout the race. At the checkered flag Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley stood on the top step of the podium and were joined by two LM P2 entries. The victory was Michelin’s 20th consecutive win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 2 Porsche actually came from 18...

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18 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jun18

18 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans

The hours are ticking down at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and with 18 hours remaining, it’s still Porsche at the front of the field. Inheriting the lead after Toyota’s pair of catastrophic exits before halfway, the No. 1 919 Hybrid has been biding its time at the front of the field. Currently, Neel Jani maintains a 13 lap lead over the next closest car overall—the No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 car—and a 17 lap lead over the sister No....

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12 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jun17

12 Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing went from dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans to having its heart torn out in 30 minutes with race leading No. 7 car and its sister machine No. 9 retiring in quick succession before half race distance. Pole winner Kamui Kobayashi suffered a clutch issue coming onto the start finish straight and despite an agonizing attempt to get the back around to the pits, the Japanese ace was forced to abandon the car in the...

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