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Porsche on pole at Spa
May06

Porsche on pole at Spa

Porsche will start tomorrow’s FIA World Endurance Championship from the front row after dominating qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium today. The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid at Spa is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani...

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Audi wins … or do they?
Apr18

Audi wins … or do they?

Audi triumphed in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on the weekend only for their victory to be taken away post-race for a technical violation. Post-race scrutineering revealed that the No.7 car’s front skid block was too thinner than the minimum allowed. The skid block is part of the floor and teams must maintain a minimum thickness of the material. Running the car lower generates more...

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FOX to screen FIA WEC in 2016
Feb26

FOX to screen FIA WEC in 2016

Fans of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be thrilled with the news that FOX Sports will cover the entire nine race championship live. Veteran sports broadcaster Bob Varsha and former racer Calvin Fish lead FOX Sports coverage of the championship with the first event – the Six Hours of Silverstone – starting live on FS1 on Sunday, April 17 at 7 a.m. ET. “The WEC carries on the tradition of endurance sports car...

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Young and old “rookies” in Bahrain
Nov22

Young and old “rookies” in Bahrain

  A number of new faces were seen in action at the FIA World Endurance Championship Bahrain test including some young stars of the future plus an ex-Formula 1, NASCAR and IndyCar race winner – Juan Pablo Montoya. Of the three drivers selected by the WEC promoter for an opportunity to get behind the wheel of the highly developed LMP1 hybrid prototypes, it was New Zealander Richie Stanaway who set the fastest time of the day...

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Porsche triumph despite Bahrain trouble
Nov21

Porsche triumph despite Bahrain trouble

Porsche has triumphed in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley taking the driver’s championship despite a trouble-filled final race in Bahrain. While the No.18 Porsche charged to Porsche’s sixth victory of the year with Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb at the wheel, the No.17 championship leader had two extended visits to the garage with engine and hybrid problems...

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