Category: WEC

Porsche Wins World Endurance Championship, Again

For the second consecutive year Porsche has taken everything in the FIA World Endurance Championship: victory in Le Mans, winning the manufacturers’ world championship in Shanghai and now again the drivers’ world championship at the finale in Bahrain. In the last of nine WEC rounds in 2016 Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber came…



Webber confirms retirement from motorsport

Following this afternoon’s announcement by Porsche that Mark Webber will assume a new role as special representative for the German automotive manufacturer as he signs off on a long and successful career behind the wheel, the 40-year old Australian has confirmed his intentions and future plans. “Of course hanging up my professional racing helmet is a…



Audi quits Le Mans to focus on electric car racing

Audi will end its involvement in the prestigious Le Mans sports car race next year after almost two decades to focus on racing electric cars, symbolising a shift in strategy as parent company Volkswagen battles to recover from an emissions scandal. Audi, which is seeking to boost the share of zero-emission vehicles to at least…



Making Le Mans with Steve McQueen was fun and games

Article by: Derek Bell From a driver’s perspective, the three most prestigious motor-sport events of the racing year are the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24-hour race. Le Mans is a race with an astonishing history, starting with the birth of sports-car racing back in the 1920s, on…



Porsche clinches a last minute victory at Le Mans

263,500 spectators came to watch Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 in a spectacular twist of fate! At three minutes to the end, the #5 Toyota was heading for victory and suddenly ground to a halt and had to watch the…



Porsche and Toyota Playing Cat and Mouse – Le Mans

The Toyota is again in front of the Porsche but all is still to play for. The number of pit stops could prove decisive, with the Japanese car having the upper hand in this respect. At 10:14, Sébastien Buemi in the #5 Toyota returned to the pits for a routine stop with Anthony Davidson taking…



Top three in a 30-second window – Le Mans

The fight for the lead is living up to all expectations. As the race enters its final quarter, the two Toyotas and the #2 Porsche are running within a whisker of each other. The eighteenth hour of racing began with the news of two retirements: Thiriet by TDS Racing’s #46 Oreca after Pierre Thiriet hit…



Toyota the one to beat at Half Distance – Le Mans

After 12 hours of racing, the race remains totally undecided and the battle is on between Toyota and Porsche. The Toyota Gazoo Racing team is on top thanks to a reduction in fuel consumption which seems to have given it a real advantage. Indeed, between each pit stop, the TS050 has been capable of doing 14 laps against 13 for the 919…



Le Mans 2016 – Chip Ganassi and Ford, back at last!

Ford’s official return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans can already be deemed a success, the team having scored the two best lap times in its class in the qualifiers. Thirty years after his only Le Mans outing as a driver, Chip Ganassi is back to write a new chapter in Ford’s already rich…



Bugatti Chiron at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this Saturday

The Bugatti Chiron will be seen on French roads for the first time this Saturday (18 June). The world’s most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive production supercar will take to the Circuit de la Sarthe for a lap of honour ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Unveiled in February 2016 at the…