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Mexico joins 2016 FIA WEC
Sep19

Mexico joins 2016 FIA WEC

The 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship will expand with Mexico City joining the championship as the second North American event. A total of nine races will now be held with Mexico City scheduled close to the Circuit of The Americas event to minimize costs for teams. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez race will be staged on September 4 with COTA taking place two weeks later on September 17. Mexico joins the UK, Belgium, France,...

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Di Grassi enjoying dual programs
Sep18

Di Grassi enjoying dual programs

Audi ace Lucas di Grassi is a busy man. Not only is he doing battle for Audi in the FIA World Endurance Championship, he came within a handful of points of becoming the inaugural FIA Formula E champion. There are dramatic contrasts between newly upgraded 268 horspower Formula E machines and his FIA World Endurance Championship entry which has more than double that on engine power, plus even more hybrid energy. The tracks are also...

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COTA Notebook #2
Sep18

COTA Notebook #2

SPECIAL GUESTS. The Lone Star Le Mans event has not only attracted the world’s finest sports car teams and drivers to Circuit of the Americas – there are some special guests too. Ex-F1 ace, NASCAR driver and this year’s Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya was seen in the Porsche FIA World Endurance Championship garage this morning. The Columbian of course is no stranger to sports car racing – he is a three-time...

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Hartley tops times in final practice
Sep18

Hartley tops times in final practice

Porsche continued to dominate the action at Circuit of The Americas this morning in Texas with New Zealander Brendon Hartley setting the fastest time in the FIA World Endurance Championship final practice. Hartley stopped the clocks at 1:46.435 – 3/1oths of a second faster than his teammate Neel Jani. Despite Lucas di Grassi’s Audi briefly appearing at the top of the timing screen last night, Porsche has dominated the...

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Porsche grabs early advantage
Sep17

Porsche grabs early advantage

They won Le Mans, triumphed at the recent round at the Nurburgring and now Porsche look set to be the prototype squad to catch at the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Circuit of The Americas. In this afternoon’s opening practice session, Porsche went 1-2 with Romain Dumas setting a blistering time of 1m47.231s, quicker than Benoit Treluyer from Audi’s best ever LM P1 lap of  1:47.375 from 2013! The...

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