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FIA WEC – The future is here
Sep17

FIA WEC – The future is here

Audi, Toyota and Porsche are developing exciting new technologies for the future of transportation, but their latest efforts are not simply meant to be on display, they are on the track here at Circuit of The Americas. Featuring technologies such as electric wheel motors, flywheel hybrids, KERS, ERS and ultra-capacitors, the latest Hybrid prototypes are entered here at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Lone Star Grand Prix....

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Corvette’s young Americans ready for WEC
Sep15

Corvette’s young Americans ready for WEC

As the world’s top sports car endurance teams arrive at the Circuit of The Americas for their only North American stop, they will find new, yet familiar competitors waiting. The factory backed Corvette Racing team is a fixture at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the top GT class seven times, but the team traditionally focuses on the North America championships and leaves the global FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) competition to...

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Porsche top WEC pre-season times
Mar29

Porsche top WEC pre-season times

Porsche has set the pace in the official pre-season FIA World Endurance Championship prologue test sessions at Paul Ricard in France. Porsche’s new 919 Hybrid made an impressive debut in the FIA WEC and the team’s No.20 ended up as the fastest car overall in the hands of Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley. LM P1 rookie Hartley set the fastest time aboard the new Porsche. “Operating as a Porsche works driver for the first...

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New Porsche LM P1 revealed in Geneva
Mar04

New Porsche LM P1 revealed in Geneva

Porsche’s new weapon for its return to the top class at the Le Mans 24 Hours was revealed in Switzerland today at the Geneva Motor Show – the Porsche 919 Hybrid. While the car has previously been seen on track in disguised livery, today was the first opportunity for the world to see the car with its striking “Porsche Intelligent Performance” branding. When viewed from above, the stripes on the car make out the...

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The challenge of hitting the numbers
Feb24

The challenge of hitting the numbers

Drivers are constantly keeping an eye on the lap times while in the car – aiming to hit their mark and stay consistent. But for this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, teams and drivers will have new numbers to keep an eye on. When in the car, drivers will have to keep an eye on the maximum amount of energy per lap generated by the hybrid system and also the amount of fuel used per lap. Only a limited amount of...

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