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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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FIA WEC heads to Mexico City
Sep01

FIA WEC heads to Mexico City

The FIA World Endurance Championship heads to their first of two North American rounds this weekend for the 6 Hours of Mexico at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. At last year’s event, the first ever WEC race held in Mexico, the Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber Porsche 919 Hybrid took victory despite two mid-race rain showers that forced teams to adapt their strategies to the conditions. Second place in...

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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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