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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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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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Six Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jun17

Six Hour Update: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Le Mans is always a race with heroes and heartbreak and the 2017 version of the event has been no different. While Toyota has set the pace with the pole winning No. 7 machine of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Stephane Sarrazin in the race lead, Porsche’s chances of winning again received a hit in the opening quarter of the race when the No.02 entry of Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber lost 19 laps in the pits when...

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Let the grand battle begin
Jun17

Let the grand battle begin

With 60 cars, four classes, lap records in qualifying and incredible competition, the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans is sure to be entertaining from hour one to hour 24. Toyota Gazoo Racing may have just beaten Porsche to the front of the grid with their No. 7 and No. 8 TS050 Hybid cars, but the 919 Hybrids from the German carmaker are not far behind. After last year’s shock late-race failure from Toyota, it’s hard to imagine the stakes...

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