Silverstone will serve as the kickoff round of the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season, with the calendar for the globe-trotting series having been revealed Friday. The first full ‘winter season’ schedule will also feature the return of Bahrain and confirmation of its previously announced trip to Interlagos, which is now set for February 2020. […]

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Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo has broken the Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap record, Timo Bernhard setting an astonishing 5:19.55 lap of the 20.8km-long German circuit this morning. Bernhard’s time eclipsed that of Stefan Bellof, who managed to set a 6:11.13 lap with a Porsche 956 C, a time which stood as the lap record for 35 years. The […]

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Kazuki Nakajima brought the #8 Toyota across the line to break Toyota’s curse at Le Mans, winning the race with Fernando Alonso and Sébastien Buemi. They completed a total of 388 laps. They beat their teammates, Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez and Mike Conway, by two laps. Third, and first non-hybrid home, was Gustavo Menezes […]

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Toyota Gazoo Racing held a commanding lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the FIA World Endurance Championship centerpiece reached its midway point. Jose Maria Lopez was behind the wheel of the leading No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid at the close of the 12th hour, with the Argentinian lapping one minute, 17 seconds […]

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Details of the new-look top class for endurance racing have been announced at the ACO’s annual press conference  ahead of a 2020 debut. The design concept was confirmed by the FIA at the World Motorsport Council last week but details of the formula were presented to the public for the first time at Circuit de la Sarthe […]

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Kazuki Nakajima improved upon his provisional pole setting lap time to lead a Toyota Gazoo Racing 1-2 in qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Japanese driver set a best time of 3:15.337 in Thursday night’s Qualifying 3 to improve upon his Q1-topping time by 1.933 seconds. He co-drives the No. 8 Toyota […]

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Kazuki Nakajima set the fastest lap during Wednesday night’s opening qualifying session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as Toyota Gazoo Racing provisionally locked out the front row of the grid. Nakajima drove the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid to a time of 3:17:270 in the first ten minutes of the two-hour session that stood […]

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New rules for the top class of the World Endurance Championship have been given the green light for introduction in time for the 2020/21 season. The major principles of the regulations that will result in a new breed of prototype cars to replace the current LMP1 machinery were signed off by today’s FIA World Motor […]

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Toyota driver Fernando Alonso topped the times at the official Le Mans test day on his first experience of the track. The two-time Formula 1 world champion ended up fastest in both sessions in the #8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID he will race in the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16/17. Alonso improved on his […]

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Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button says his first experience of Le Mans was “another world” from what he is used to, but ended the official test day happy with his confidence levels. Button completed 20 laps around the Circuit de la Sarthe in the #11 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1-AER he shares with fellow […]

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