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Half way home at COTA
Sep16

Half way home at COTA

A mere 15 seconds separated the top four LM P1 prototypes at the Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas as the race reached the half way mark in Austin today. Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer and Nick Tandy held a 2.882 second lead over the No. 7 Toyota of Jose Maria Lopez, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi. The Sebastian Buemi, Kaz Nakajima and Stephane Sarazin held third spot at the half way mark. In GTE-Pro it was a Ferrari fight at the front...

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Porsche and Ferrari score poles at COTA
Sep15

Porsche and Ferrari score poles at COTA

Porsche has scored the pole for tomorrow’s Six Hours of COTA with Nick Tandy and Neel Jani combining to put the No. 1 Porsche 919 on the top spot. Tandy and Jani’s combined average lap was 1 minute, 44.741 seconds – .253 of a second ahead of teammates Earl Bamber and Timo Bernhard. Toyota took third and fourth with the No. 8 outpacing Toyota’s No. 7 entry by 7/10ths of a second. “It is awesome to be back...

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Toyota tops final practice at COTA
Sep15

Toyota tops final practice at COTA

Toyota has jumped to the top of the timesheets in final practice at the FIA World Endurance Championship at Circuit of the Americas. Sebastien Buemi recorded the fastest lap of 1 minute, 45.712 seconds aboard the No. 8 Toyota TS050 – a massive 1.7 seconds fastest than the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Porsche took the third fastest spot ahead of the second Toyota in fourth. Buemi’s time however was slower than was recorded by...

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Porsche on top at COTA
Sep14

Porsche on top at COTA

Porsche jumped to the top of the timesheet in the opening practice session for this weekend’s Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas – the USA round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. New Zealander Earl Bamber set the pace with a 1 minute, 48.124 lap with the car he is sharing with Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard – just over a 10th of a second faster than the No. 1 Porsche of Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer and Nick...

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WEC is COTA bound
Sep13

WEC is COTA bound

For the second of their two North American races, the FIA World Endurance Championship returns to Austin, Texas for the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas. Last year’s race was won by No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber. The pair swept the North American swing, winning at the 6 Hours of Mexico as well. This year, Bernhard and Hartley have the chance to repeat the feat with new teammate Earl...

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