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Shanghaii 6 Hours - The best of the 2015 Shanghai 6 Hours , FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with Michelin

  • Le Mans 24 Hours
  • Thu. 26.11.2015 / 10h01
    The 2015 ELMS champion Greaves Motorsport will run a Ligier JSP2-Nissan in next year's FIA WEC and a Gibson-Nissan in the ELMS. Both cars will be at Le Mans.
  • Fri. 20.11.2015 / 10h51
    6 Hours of Bahrain (WEC), Free Practice 3: a quick lap by Brendon Hartley (1m40.917s) has put the N°17 Porsche/Michelin back on top at Sakhir. The New Zealander was 1.153s faster than the N°18 sister car and more than two seconds better than the two Audi R18 e-tron quattros. Fastest in LM P2 was the Alpine A450b, while the N°99 and N°96 Michelin-equipped Aston Martins topped the order in LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am.
  • Thu. 19.11.2015 / 15h38
    6 Hours of Bahrain (WEC): fastest in Free Practice 1 in Bahrain today was the N°17 Porsche/Michelin (Bernhard, 1m42.800s), ahead of the N°7 Audi (+0.017s). The four German hybrid prototypes were covered by just seventh-tents of a second. The Alpine A450b (Panciatici), AF Corse Ferraris (Vilander, Rigon) and N°98 Aston Martin (Lamy) were fastest in LM P2, GTE Pro and GTE Am respectively.
  • Tue. 17.11.2015 / 11h24
    Porsche Motorsport will back four junior drivers in the 2016 Mobil 1 Supercup and Carrera Cup Deutschland. The lucky quartet is Norway's Dennis Olsen, 19, Frenchman Mathieu Jaminet, 21, Italy's Matteo Cairoli, 19, and German driver Sven Muller, 23.
  • Tue. 10.11.2015 / 17h20
    Mitch Evans and Kevin Magnussen were given a chance to drive the Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin today at Circuito de Catalunya in Spain. They both said how impressed they were by the German prototype
  • Tue. 10.11.2015 / 10h59
    6 Hours of Bahrain (WEC): There are 32 cars entered for the last round of the 2015 FIA WEC on November 21. Patrick Dempsey will miss the event becausd of filming committments. AF Racing has entered a BR01-Nissan for Aleshin/Minassian/Markozov. Return of the N°95 Aston Martin.
  • Mon. 09.11.2015 / 09h12
    2016/2017 Asian Le Mans Series calendar: Zhuhai (October 30), Fuji (December 4), Buriram (January 8), Sepang (January 22). Race Performance (Oreca03-Nissan/Michelin, Leutwiler/Nakano) collected a second straight win in this season's series at Round 2 in Sepang.
  • Tue. 20.10.2015 / 16h24
    In addition to rookie Mitch Evans, ex-F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya, 40, will also get to test the Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin immediately after the 6 Hours of Bahrain. Montoya is a past race-winner in F1, Nascar, IndyCar and ChampCar.
  • Sun. 18.10.2015 / 12h45
    4 Hours of Estoril (ELMS): Filipe Albuquerque was fastest in qualifying for today's 4 Hours of Estoril, last round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series. The two favourites for the LM P2 title - Jota Sport and Greave Motorsport - will share the front row for the race's start at 1pm local time.
  • Wed. 07.10.2015 / 19h30
    Former F1 driver Olivier Panis and ex-World Cup-winning soccer goalkeeper Fabien Barthez are to team up to run a Ligier JS P2 in the 2016 ELMS.
  • Sat. 19.09.2015 / 22h58
    2016 FIA World Endurance Championship Provisional Calendar : 25/26 March: The Prologue, Circuit Paul Ricard, France / 17 April: 6 Hours of Silverstone / 07 May: WEC 6 Hours of Spa, / 05 June: 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day / 18/19 June:24 Hours of Le Mans / 24 July: 6 Hours of Nürburgring, / 04 September: 6 Hours of Mexico City (To Be Confirmed) / 17 September: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (Lone Star Le Mans) / 16 October: 6 Hours of Fuji / 06 November: 6 Hours of Shanghai / 19 November: 6 Hours of Bahrain
  • Fri. 18.09.2015 / 19h02
    6 Hours of COTA (WEC), Free Practice 3: the Michelin-equipped Porsche 919 Hybrids were first and second again in the third free practice session, ahead of the Audis and the Toyotas. The best lap was the work of Brendon Hartley (1m46.435s). The Alpine A450b, the N°92 Porsche and the N°98 Aston Martin were first in the LM P2, LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am classes respectively.
  • Fri. 18.09.2015 / 06h19
    6 Hours of COTA (WEC), Free Practice 1: fastest time for Romain Dumas (N°18 Porsche/Michelin, 1m47.231s), ahead of the N°17 Porsche (+0.283) and the N°8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro (+1.796s). The two AF Corse Ferraris topped the LM GTE Pro order after a session marked by several yellow flag incidents. Fastest in LM P2 and LM GTE Am were KCMG and Dempsey-Proton respectively. The N°7 Audi completed just four laps.
  • Mon. 14.09.2015 / 18h08
    Gibson Technologies has been selected by the FIA as engine supplier to the LM P2 class from 2017. Electronics will be provided exclusively by Cosworth Electronics. Four approved chassis makers were approved earlier in the summer (Dallara, Onroak Automotive, Oreca and Riley Tech/Multimatic).
  • Wed. 09.09.2015 / 17h38
    Stéphane Sarrazin won last weekend's Rallye du Mont-Blanc in France driving a Ford Fiesta WRC. Next in his diary is the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (September 19) in the N°2 Toyota TS040 Hybrid.
  • Tue. 08.09.2015 / 15h43
    Austin (WEC): an entry of 31 cars has been received for the 6 of Circuit of the Americas, round five of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (September 19).
  • Sat. 05.09.2015 / 19h37
    ELMS: the 2016 European Le Mans Series will feature six rounds: Silverstone (April 16), Imola (May 15), Red Bull Ring (July 17, Le Castellet (August 28), Spa-Francorchamps (September 25) and Estoril (October 23). They will all be four-hour races and will share the bill with Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Renault Sport Trophy rounds.
  • Fri. 04.09.2015 / 12h58
    The Kent-based team Jota Sport, which has contested the ELMS since 2012, has decided to step up the the WEC in 2016 with an Oreca05-Nissan LMP2 prototype.
  • Wed. 02.09.2015 / 10h22
    The FIA WEC community is sad to learn of the loss of Rebellion Racing's chief mechanic Damien Lewis who died in a road accident near the Nürburgring earlier this week. LeMansLive extends its condolences to his friends and family.
  • Mon. 27.07.2015 / 09h14
    24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps: Victory for BMW Marc VDS Racing (Palttala/Catsburg/Luhr) ahead of the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS (Ortelli/Stippler/Muller) and LMS Phoenix Racing's similar car (Mamerow/Thiim/Mies). The race was marked by wet weather and numerous incidents.
  • Fri. 10.07.2015 / 09h48
    The four LM P2 chassis constructors chosen by the ACO/FIA for 2017 are Dallara, Onroak Automotive, Oreca and Riley Tech/Multimatic.
  • Mon. 29.06.2015 / 21h41
    Our dear friend, colleague and fellow racing fan Gustav Büsing has passed away at the age of 72. LeMansLive extends its condolances to his friends and family.
  • Tue. 23.06.2015 / 15h09
    6 Hours of the Nürburgring (WEC): an entry of 34 cars is expected to attend Round 4 of the 2015 FIA WEC in Germany on August 30.
  • Sun. 14.06.2015 / 16h06
    Porsche Team has returned to its former winning ways at Le Mans. Nico Hülkenberg (DE), Earl Bamber (NZ) and Nick Tandy (GB) steered their N°19 Michelin-equipped 919 Hybrid to an emphatic victory, while the N°17 sister car made it a one-two success for the German make. The result breaks Audi’s recent sequence of five wins but the Ingolstadt firm was part of the podium celebrations thanks to third place. There were class wins for Corvette/Michelin (LM GTE Pro), Ferrari/Michelin (Am) and KCMG (LM P2).
  • Wed. 10.06.2015 / 09h46
    It's a grey day at Le Mans and quite chilly this morning (12°C). Free practice will run from 4pm to 8pm, followed by Qualifying 1 (10pm-midnight). Before then there's a busy programme of press conferences...
  • Tue. 09.06.2015 / 18h24
    Just as there was for yesterday's scrutineering formalities in the centre of Le Mans, there is a big crowd in the pit lane at the moment for the drivers' autograph signing session...
  • Fri. 05.06.2015 / 11h05
    France's GT Academy game winner is to stand in for Bjorn Wirdheim alongside Jon Lancaster and Gary Hirsch in the N°41 Gibson-Nissan (Greaves Motorsport) at Le Mans.
  • Thu. 04.06.2015 / 09h03
    French President François Hollande, his Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll are expected to attend the start of the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours.
  • Wed. 03.06.2015 / 14h10
    Following his short run at Sunday's pre-Le Mans Test Day, Kazuki Nakajima has been declared fit to contest the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours in the N°1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid.
  • Tue. 02.06.2015 / 11h01
    A number of teams are lapping at the short Le Mans-Bugatti track today. Their numbers include Audi Sport, Porsche Team, Toyota Racing, Nissan Motorsports, Rebellion Racing, SMP Racing and OAK Racing.
  • Mon. 01.06.2015 / 09h34
    Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Motor Company and grandson of Henry Ford will be the honorary starter of the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours. The race's nine(time winner Tom Kristensen has been named Grand Marshal and former Toyota Racing President Yoshiaki Kinoshita will be awarded the Spirit of Le Mans Trophy.
  • Sat. 30.05.2015 / 13h46
    A month after his big accident at Spa, Kazuki Nakajima has been given a green light to drive the Toyota TS040 Hybrid at tomorrow's pre-Le Mans Test day (Sunday).
  • Fri. 29.05.2015 / 12h34
    Scrutineering for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours began this morning. The first cars to be checked were the new Rebellion R-Ones and Nissan GT-R LM Nismos, as well as the Proton and AAI Porsches. The day will end with the Audi R18 e-tron quattros.
  • Thu. 21.05.2015 / 12h10
    The new Rebellion R-One AER is making its track debut at Le Castellet, France.
  • Sun. 17.05.2015 / 12h18
    4 Hours of Imola (ELMS): Jota Sport will start the Italian race from pole position for the third straight year thanks to a lap of 1m34.496s by Filipe Albuquerque (N°38 Gibson-Nissan). The Murphy Prototypes Oreca03-Nissan will also be on the front row, ahead of Greaves Motorsport's Gibson-Nissan and Pegasus Racing's Morgan-Nissan/Michelin. The 4 Hours of Imola is due to start at 2pm local time.
  • Tue. 12.05.2015 / 15h45
    Portugal's Tiago Monteiro will team up with Simon Trummer and Pierre Kaffer in ByKolles Racing's CLMP1/01 prototype for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
  • Mon. 11.05.2015 / 11h25
    Last Saturday's Monaco Formula E ePrix was won by Sébastien Buemi but the championship is still topped by Lucas di Grassi. After sustaining a back injury at Spa, Kazuki Nakajima was in Monaco to cheer on his WEC comrades. He looked fit, but will he have recovered sufficently in time for mid-June's Le Mans 24 Hours?
  • Thu. 07.05.2015 / 09h03
    Le Mans: Krohn Racing has named Joao Barbosa in the team's Ligier JS P2-Nissan/Michelin alongside boss Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson. Meanwhile, Britain's Oliver Turvey will share Jota Sport's Spa-winning N°38 Gibson-Nissan with Simon Dolan and Mitch Evans.
  • Tue. 05.05.2015 / 20h45
    The Avener (the FIA WEC's official music ambassador) will not be appearing at Le Mans this year. Instead, the bill for three nights will feature acts Jabberwocky, Cali and Charlie Winston in association with RTL2 Pop-Rock Live.
  • Tue. 05.05.2015 / 09h38
    Round 2 of the 2015 Super GT series was won by the Motul Autech Nissan GT-R/Michelin of Quintarelli/Matsuda.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 21h06
    Thank you for following the 2015 6 Hours of Spa with LeMansLive. Next stop is the Le Mans 24 Hours in June!
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 20h37
    LM P2 winner was the N°38 Gibson-Nissan (Jota Sport)
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 20h36
    The timing screen says "Car 7 reported to stewards for violation of instruction in briefing"...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 20h34
    Aston Martin victorious in LM GTE Pro (N°99 car) and in LM GTE Am (N°98 car). Porsches N°92 and N°91 second and third in LM GTE Pro, as in LM P1!
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 20h31
    Victory at Spa-Francorchamps for the N°7 Audi/Michelin (Fässler/Tréluyer/Lotterer), joined on the podium by the N°18 and N°17 Porsches. That's the car's second straight WEC success in three weeks after Silverstone.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 20h17
    After investigation, the N°51 Ferrari has been handed a one-minute stop&go penalty for its earlier pit stop infringement. ASton Martin 99 is almost certain of the LM GTE Pro victory.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 20h16
    Bruni (Ferrari 51) is less than a second off the LM GTE Pro lead which is being defended by Rees (Aston Martin 99)
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 20h09
    The decisive moment? The N°7 Audi pits from the lead. No tyres and Tréluyer stays in the car.It re-joins in front! The gap is 12 seconds with 20 minutes remaining
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h53
    Jani pits the N°18 POrsche from the lead. Fuel only. What will Audi 7 do?
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h49
    The N°18 POrsche regains the lead as it passes the N°7 Audi with ease along Kemmel on Lap 156...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h46
    The last pit stop of Ferrari 51 is "under investigation"
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h44
    The gap between Audi 7 and Porsche 18 is down to less than two seconds...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h43
    Did we say that the N°99 Aston Martin was back in front in LM GTE Pro after a much shorter fifth pit stop than the N°51 Ferrari?
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h34
    In LM P1, it's Porsche's turn to do the hunting as Jani has closed the gap between the N°18 919 Hybrid to the leading N°7 Audi from 15s to 6s
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h30
    For the first time since the start, there isn't an Aston Martin in front in LM GTE Pro. Bruni has passed the N°99 Aston Martin to put the N°51 Ferrari in the class lead with exactly one hour remaining.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h21
    The N°7 Audi pits from the lead. Tréluyer stays in the car and there are no new tyres. It's the car's second double stint. Tréluyer re-joins in front, 15s clear of the N°18 Porsche.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h04
    Next time round, The N°18 POrsche pits. Fresh tyres go on and Jani replaces Lieb. The gap is up to more than a minute...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 19h00
    Some virile battling between the Audi 7 and the Porsche 18. The Audi goes past once but the Porsche recovers first place along Kemmel. Before Lap 131 is over, however, the Audi gets through... Audi is back in front
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h54
    The N°71 Ferrari, which has been in the chase in LM GTE Pro since the start, has been given a 5-second stop&go penalty (crossed pit entry line)
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h52
    The gap between the leading N°18 POrsche and the chasing N°7 Audi has come down to just3 seconds. Reminder: the Porsche is on its second stint with the same tyres and the Audi is on fresh rubber...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h32
    Correction. The N°18 Porsche has resumed the lead as the N°7 Audi pits (this time it takes tyres). Next time round, the Porsche 18 pits but doesn't take tyres. It can re-join in the lead again....
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h30
    The fight for the lead between the N°7 Audi and the N°18 Porsche is keeping the spectators entertained. The Porsche goes wide at one stage. The gap is up to 6s as a result.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h29
    The N°92 Porsche takes a drive-through penalty for "abusing track limits". It was 3rd in LM GTE Pro
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h17
    The N°1 Toyota re-joins after spending 16 minutes in its garage. It re-joins in 15th place...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h12
    The gap between the race-leading N°7 Audi and the chasing N°18 Porsche is down to nothing...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h09
    ECU change confirmed for the N°8 Audi...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 18h01
    The N°1 Toyota is back in its garage...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 17h57
    The N°1 Toyota has re-joined after its throttle change but is at slow speed on the track...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 17h52
    The N°7 didn't change tyres at its fourth stop and consequently re-joined in the lead, 10s clear of the N°18 Porsche (which will have to do a double stint later). The N°17 Porsche is third.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 17h51
    Audi 8 stopped for a CRT/ALT/DEL after reporting that power was up-and-down. Toyota 1 is having its throttle pedal changed.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 17h43
    Audi 8 spent a little time in its garage for work. The N°17 Porsche has recovered third place. It's now Porsche 18, Audi 7, Porsche 17, Toyota 1.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 17h38
    The N°17 POrsche has recovered from its earlier problems to appear in 4th place. Porsche 18 leads at the midway point, ahead of Audis 7 and 8. Toyotas 2 and 1 are 5th and 6th.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 17h02
    Just after losing the LM GTE Am lead, the N°50 Corvette has spun off backwards into the tyre wall at Turn 15. Second in the class is now the N°72 Ferrari
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 17h00
    The N°98 Aston Martin has recovered the lead in LM GTE Am after passing the N°50 Corvette. Astons are running first and second in LM GTE Pro, too.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h58
    The organisers quote a crowd of 54,000 at Spa-Francorchamps. If my memory serves me correctly, that's 20% up on 2014!
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h43
    Audi 9 pits and is pushed into its garage to have the left-hand door replaced after the window broke about 20 minutes ago...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h31
    Sarrazin has passed Bonanomi (Audi9) to put the Toyota2 in fourth place.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h17
    There's a leader change in LMP2 as Gibson 38 passes the Ligier 26...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h16
    The reeason for the N°17 POrsche's delay was 'rear suspension'.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h07
    The Porsche 17 pits but is pushed into garage. Work continues a long time and all the front-running LMP1 cars go through. Order now is Porsche18, Audi 7, Audi 8, Audi 9, Toyota 2, Toyota 1... as Porsche 18 rejoins in 7th place , one lap behind!
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h04
    The race -leading Porsche 18 and Audi 8 (2nd) pit to put the Porsche 17 back in front, but a pit stop to make...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h03
    Audi 7 pits for second time from fourth place...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 16h03
    Also in pits for the second time are the Toyota 2 and Audi 9...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h58
    The N°8 Audi has just gone past the N°7 Audi to take 3rd place, just behind the N°17 POrsche.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h55
    The N°17 POrsche complies with penalty and pits for stop&go at end of Lap 42. It spends 42 seconds in pits in all. Jani goes ahead in the Porsche18, but Porsche 17 Holds second place, just ahead of Audi 7
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h51
    The N°17 race-leading Porsche has been handed a 15s stop&go penalty for its earlier overshoot at chicane which, says Race Control, put marshals into danger...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h44
    In LMP1, it's Porsche, Porsche, Audi, Audi, Toyota, Toyota. In LM GTE Pro, it's Aston Martin, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ferrari...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h42
    Tandy gets his entry into pit lane wrong for the N°19 Porsche's second pit stop. He is reported to stewards and hands over the car to Hulkenberg.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h30
    After 1 hour: 1, Porsche17 (28 laps). 2, Porsche18 (+11s). 3, Audi8 (+31s). 4, Audi7 (+32s). 5, Toyota1 (+37s). 6, Toyota2 (+54s). 7, Audi9 (+55s). Etc
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h15
    The leading Porsche 17 overshoots at the chicane, as Audi8, Porsche18 and Toyota1 pit...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h14
    The first LMP1s to pit are the Audi7, Audi9 and Toyota2.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h05
    The N°97 Aston Martin pits from 2nd in LM GTE Pro, handing its place to the N°51 Ferrari which is 4s behind class-leading Aston Martin 99
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 15h01
    Audi8 has passed Audi7 into third place after a spin for Fassler at chicane...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h55
    The N°17 Porsche is around 7s clear, but there's an interesting fight developing between Porsche18 and Audi7 for second place
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h50
    Porsche19 is back on the track but two laps are lost for repairs...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h47
    Both cars are able to continue. Porsche 19 pits with a lot of front end damage...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h45
    Inter-Porsche tangle! The LMP1 Porsche19 tries to pass GTE Porsche 91 on the inside at Fagnes. They collide and spin off into the tyre wall on the outside...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h44
    Inter-Porsche tangle between N°19 LMP1 and N°91 GTE as the prototype tries to pa
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h41
    There's a drive-through penalty for the LMP2-leading N°38 Gibson, as well as for the N°95 Aston Martin (jump starts)
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h38
    Toyota1 has passed the Toyota2 on Lap 4 also. After 4 laps: 1, Porsche 17 (Hartley). 2, Porsche 18 (Lieb). 3, Porsche 19 (Tandy). 4, Audi 7 (Fassler). 5, Audi 8 (Duval). 6, Toyota1 (Buemi). 7, Toyota2 (Wurz). 8, Audi9 (Bonanomi). Etc.
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h37
    Audi8 has gone 5th ahead of Toyota2 on Lap 4
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h36
    The N°26 Ligier has now gone to second in LMP2. Overall, the Porsches are pulling clear in LMP1
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h35
    The N°38 Gibson has taken the lead from the N°43 Morgan Evo
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h33
    The N°7 Audi is third after the first lap...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h33
    Porsche 17 finds a way back into third...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h30
    Clean start for nearly everone. Exceptions are the Toyota1 and the N°26 Ligier (LMP2) which has fallen to third in class. It's Porsche 17, 18 and 19...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h27
    First formation lap completed without drama
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h21
    Start drivers (LMP1): Hartley/Porsche 17, Tandy/Porsche19, Lieb/Porsche18, Fassler/Audi7, Duval/Audi8, Buemi/Toyota1, Wurz/Toyota2, Bonanomi/Audi9
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h20
    The N°47 Oreca05-Nissan which came second in LMP2 qualifying will start from pit lane because of a technical infringement...
  • Sat. 02.05.2015 / 14h17
    Welcome to Spa-Francorchamps for coverage of the 2015 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Five minutes to go until the start of the two formation laps. It's a bright day in the Belgian Ardennes but not as sunny as this morning...
  • Mon. 20.04.2015 / 17h57
    Last week, Audi covered 6,500km in the course of an endurance test at Le Castellet, France, with the car in its Le Mans spec. All nine drivers were on duty.
  • Mon. 20.04.2015 / 13h43
    The 2015/2016 Asian Le Mans Series calendar will feature four races: Fuji (2 hours, October 10), Shanghai (1 hour 20 minutes, October 31), Burriam (3 hours, January 10) and Sepang (3 hours, January 24). Invitations will be extended to three teams to take part in the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.
  • Fri. 17.04.2015 / 18h22
    Spa (WEC): 34 cars are expected to show for Belgium's 6 Hours of Spa on May2.
  • Tue. 14.04.2015 / 12h37
    Owing to a date clash with the TUSCC round at Laguna Seca, California, Porsche Team Manthey will run revised driver line-ups for Belgium's 6 Hours of Spa. Fred Makowiecki and Richard Lietz will share the N°92 Porsche 911 RSR, while Sven Muller and Kevin Estre will be in the N°91 car.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 19h39
    Audi Sport Team Joest bounced back from a difficult 2014 season to win the 6 Hours of Silverstone thanks to a sure-footed performance by Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer in the N°7 car. Porsche (2nd) and Toyota (3rd) made it three different makes on the podium after an exciting finish. G-Drive Racing (Ligier), AF Corse (Ferrari/Michelin) and Aston Martin Racing/Michelin collected the spoils in LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 13h06
    Toyota 1 has inherited 3rd after Audi 8's failed attempt to pass the Porsche 18 into second spot.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 13h03
    A fast sector time for Tréluyer, so Audi 7 is okay... The N°47 Oreca has leapt into the lead in LMP2
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 13h01
    Porsche 18 team manager's presence is requested at Race Control 'immediately'
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 13h00
    With one hour completed the order is: 1) Porsche 17 (32 laps). 2) Porsche 18 (+15s). 3) Toyota 1 (+28s). 4) Audi 7 (+35s). 5) Audi 8 (+37s). 6) Toyota 2 (+1m2s). Etc.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h55
    The N°4 LMP1-L prototype of ByKolles Racing is back on the track after repairs.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h51
    After the pit stops, Wurz (6th, Toyota 2) loses contact with the two Audis.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h49
    Tréluyer establishes new fastest race lap: 1m40.836s (Lap 26)
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h48
    After the pit stops, the N°Audi recovers fourth place. No change in LMP2.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h46
    All the other LMP1 cars pit during full course yellows. Marc Lieb replaces Romain Dumas in sceond-placed Porsche 18, but Webber stays in Porsche 17. Fresh tyres for all..
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h46
    Green flags again at Silverstone.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h44
    Toyota 1 takes advantage of full course yellows to pit for tyres. Also in pit stops are Porsche 91 and Porsche 88, as well as all the LMP2 cars.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h42
    The N°92 goes fourth in LM GTE Pro after passing the Aston 99 which falls to last place in class. The N°36 Alpine (LM P2) crashes at Copse Corner, prompting a 'Full Course Yellow' period.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h33
    Order change in LM P1 as Audi 8 (Di Grassi) takes fourth from Audi 7 (Tréluyer).
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h31
    LM P2 order: 1) Ligier 26. 2) Ligier 28. 3) Oreca 47. Etc. LM GTE Pro order: 1) Aston Martin 95. 2) Aston Martin 97. 3) Porsche 91. Etc. LM GTE Am order: 1) Porsche 88. 2) Chevrolet 50. 3) Ferrari 83. Etc.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h30
    After the first half-hour: 1) Porsche 17 (18 laps). 2) Porsche 18 (+2.6s). 3), Toyota 1 (+8.4s). 4) Audi 7 (+9.7s). 5) Audi 8 (+10.2s). 6) Toyota 2 (+15.0s). Etc.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h27
    Di Grassi has recovered fifth overall in Audi 8. Wurz is now sixth in Toyota 2. In LM GTE Pro, the Porsche 91 has split the Aston Martins by going third in class.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h21
    Webber's lead in Porsche 17 is up to 4s after Lap 11 over Porsche 18 (Dumas). The chasers are four seconds further back (Toyota 1, Audi 7, Toyota 2, Audi 8). The ByKolles prototype is having its floor changed
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h16
    Ligier 28 has passed Oreca 47 into second place in LMP2. The Alpine 36 is fourth.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h15
    The Ligier 26 has moved into the LMP2 lead, while the 88 Porsche has taken the lead in LM GTE Am
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h13
    Tréluyer's fastest race lap establishes new record at 1m41.747s. Di Grassi has fallen back to sixth, but the N°4 ByKolles car has been off the track and is in its pits with underbody damage
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h13
    The two Porsches have pulled more than six seconds clear (17, then 18). Next come Toyota 1, Audi 7, Toyota 2 and Audi 8.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h10
    Tréluyer posts fastest race lap as he moves into fifth place. The top four covered by three seconds!
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h09
    There was an order change in LM GTE Pro at the start. The Aston Martin 97 went second in class ahead of the similar N°99 car
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h08
    The Toyota 2 (Wurz) is under pressure from Audi 7 (Tréluyer) in battle for 5th.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 12h01
    The race has started with a clean start for everyone, except for the N°42 Strakka which went straight on at the end of the first straight. Porsche are still first and second, but Audi 7 has fallen to 10th...
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 11h59
    They are off for the second formation lap. Drivers are Webber/Porsche 17, Dumas/Porsche 18, Di Grassi/Audi 8, Buemi/Toyota 1, Tréluyer/Audi 7, Wurz/Toyota 2, etc.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 11h56
    The cars have left the grid for the formation lap.
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 11h53
    The grid is being cleared of team staff...
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 11h50
    There is a strong wind blowing at Silverstone. The grid girls for the earlier Formula 3 race had big problems holding the car number boards - which are quite small - before the start!
  • Sun. 12.04.2015 / 11h40
    Welcome to sunny England for the 6 Hours of Silverstone, opening round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship. The 29 cars are all lined up on the straight along the pit wall, Le Mans style, with the team members standing in a line alongside, as God save the Queen is sung.
  • Thu. 09.04.2015 / 07h57
    There will only be 29 cars for Round 1 of the 2015 FIA WEC. Sard-Morand has withdrawn its two LM P2 Morgan Evos for legal and administrative reasons.
  • Tue. 07.04.2015 / 19h00
    Greaves Motorsport has confirmed that its Gibson-Nissan LM P2 prototype will be shared by Switzerland's Gary Hirsch (28, 2013 LMPC champion), Briton Jon Lancaster (26, two GP2 Series wins) and Sweden's Bjorn Wirdheim (35, 2003 F3000 champion) in this year's ELMS and at Le Mans.
  • Tue. 07.04.2015 / 16h46
    GT3 cars have been re-authorised to race at the Nürburgring's Nordschleife but their top speed will be capped at 200kph through certain portions of the German circuit, including Flugplatze which was the scene of an accident at the first round of the 2015 VLN.
  • Tue. 31.03.2015 / 10h24
    In addition to his factory FIA WEC programme with Nissan Motorsport, Britain's Harry Tincknell will contest the 2015 ELMS for Jota Sport.
  • Mon. 30.03.2015 / 10h08
    Following a tragic accident at Round 1 of the 2015 VLN, GT3 and GT4 cars have been banned from the Nordschleife until further notice. Jann Mardenborough's Nissan GT-R went airborne through Flugplatze and landed in a spectator area, killing one person and injuring several others.
  • Wed. 25.03.2015 / 10h33
    Rebellion Racing has released the names of its drivers for the 2015 FIA WEC. The N°12 R-One will be shared by the same trio as 2014, namely Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche. The N°13 car will see Dominik Kraihamer joined by new recruits Alex Imperatori and Daniel Abt.
  • Wed. 25.03.2015 / 10h03
    ELMS (Prologue, Le Castellet, France), Day 2: The morning's session was topped by the new Oreca05-Nissan (TDS Racing, Tristan Gommendy). Fastest in the afternoon was Algarve Pro Racing's Ligier JS P2 (Andrea Roda). The best overall time of the 2015 ELMS Prologue was the work of Murphy Prototypes' Nathanaël Berthon (1m48.155s, Oreca03-Nissan).
  • Tue. 24.03.2015 / 10h46
    Nicolas Lapierre is to make his WEC comeback as team-mate to Matt Howson and Richard Bradley in KCMG's ORECA05-Nissan prototype at the 6 Hours of Spa and at Le Mans. The Frenchman will also attend this weekend's pre-season Prologue at Le Castellet, France.
  • Tue. 24.03.2015 / 09h47
    ELMS (2015 Prologue, Le Castellet, Frace): There were three ELMS test sessions at Le Castellet yesterday (Monday). The fastest times were posted by Nathanael Berthon (Oreca03/Nissan Murphy Prototypes), Jon Lancaster (Gibson/Nissan Greaves Motorsport) and Harry Tincknell (Gibson/Nissan Jota Sport).
  • Sat. 21.03.2015 / 13h28
    12 Hours of Sebring (qualifying): Frenchmen Olivier Pla (Ligier JS P2) and Frédéric Makowiecki (Porsche 911 RSR/Michelin) claimed the Prototype and GTLM poles respectively at Sebring. Pla (Krohn Racing, 1m51.152s) finished clear of the N°1 HPD-ARX03b (Extreme Speed Motorsport). In GTLM, Makowiecki (1m58.587s) was faster than Patrcik Pilet who made it an all-Porsche front row.
  • Wed. 18.03.2015 / 13h09
    Mike Rockenfeller, who won Le Mans in 2010 and who has raced for Audi in the DTM since his accident in La Sarthe in 2011, has been named Audi's reserve driver for the make's endurance racing programme, instead of Marc Gené.
  • Thu. 12.03.2015 / 16h56
    Denmark's Kristian Poulsen, last year's LM GTE Am champion with Aston Martin Racing, has signed to race for Larbre Compétition in this year's FIA WEC. He will share the N°50 Corvette C7.R with Italians Paolo Ruberti and Gianluca Roda.
  • Tue. 10.03.2015 / 11h44
    The FIA WEC has signed a contract with Capricorn, which manages the Nürburgring, for the organisation of the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring. The race will take place round the grand prix circuit on August 30, 2015.
  • Tue. 10.03.2015 / 09h23
    OAK Racing has revealed the driver line-up for its N°35 Ligier JS P2 (LM P2 prototype) at Le Mans: Chris Cumming, Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor.
  • Mon. 02.03.2015 / 08h59
    Audi and Nissan both have a long test at Sebring, Florida, this week ahead of the official WEC Prologue at Le Castellet, France, in three weeks' time.
  • Wed. 25.02.2015 / 14h06
    Factory Porsche driver Nick Tandy will contest six of the 2015 FIA WEC's eight races with KCMG. He will share the team's new Oreca05 with Matthew Howson and Richard Bradley. At Spa and Le Mans, he will share the third Porsche 919 Hybrid prototype with Nico Hulkenberg and Earl Bamber.
  • Wed. 25.02.2015 / 10h40
    Gérard Ducarouge has died of a long illness. The Frenchman took three straight wins at Le Mans (1972, 1973 and 1974) and helped Matra Sports to two Manufacturers' world titles. The talented engineer then worked in F1 at Ligier, Alfa-Romeo and Lotus where he played a part in the coming to fame of Ayrton Senna...
  • Thu. 12.02.2015 / 10h47
    Nissan has added Jan Mardenborough, Lucas Ordonez and Michael Krumm to its driver line-up for its 2015 LM P1 programme.
  • Fri. 06.02.2015 / 09h17
    The ACO and the FIA have revealed the names of the teams that have been invited to contest this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as the entry lists for the 2015 FIA WEC (35 cars) and ELMS (34 cars).
  • Wed. 04.02.2015 / 08h39
    Rebellion R-One has changed engine supplier and its prototype will now be powered by an AER bi-turbo V6. As a result, the Swiss team will miss the WEC Prologue test at Le Castellet and the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
  • Wed. 24.12.2014 / 16h42
    Everyone at wishes you a very Happy Christmas!
  • Tue. 16.12.2014 / 16h11
    The ACO and FIA will hold a joint pre-season press conference on February 5 to announce the entry lists for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours, FIA WEC and ELMS.
  • Tue. 16.12.2014 / 10h25
    The recently-retired Tom Kristensen won last weekend's ROC Nations Cup in Barbados with Petter Solberg (Team Nordic). David Coulthard was declared Champion of Champions
  • Mon. 15.12.2014 / 19h07
    The 2015 version of the Porsche 919 Hybrid has lapped for the first time at Porsche's private facility in Weissach, with Marc Lieb at the wheel.
  • Sun. 14.12.2014 / 11h07
    AF Corse wrapped up its 2014 campaign with victory on the 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi. The Ferrari 458 GT3 of Rigon/Rugolo/Wyatt finished ahead of the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS of Schneider/Al Qubaisi/Bleekemolen and the new McLaren 650S GT3 (Estre/Bell/Parente).
  • Fri. 12.12.2014 / 11h46
    Former cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy will take part in the 2015 ELMS. The Briton will drive a Ginetta-Nissan LMP3 prototype in Nissan-Nismo colours.
  • Tue. 09.12.2014 / 16h42
    Nico Hülkenberg, Nick Tandy, Fred Makowiecki and Michael Christensen have been driving the Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin at Motorland Aragon, Spain...
  • Thu. 04.12.2014 / 16h45
    After Greaves Motorsport's announcement that it will run a Ginetta-Juno in the 2015 WEC, Las Motorsport has decided to build an LM P3 prototype to contest the ELMS and Asian Le Mans Series. Las Motorsport pools the ressources of Adess, Sora Racing and Sébastien Loeb Racing
  • Wed. 03.12.2014 / 18h37
    Britain's Greaves Motorsport, which won the LM P2 class at Le Mans and in the European Le Mans Series in 2011, will run a Ginetta-Juno LM P3 prototype in 2015. Bradley Smith has been named as one of the drivers.
  • Sun. 30.11.2014 / 22h44
    Mark Webber was conscious and alert after his accident according to official information. Toyota (Manufacturers), Ferrari (GT Manufacturers) and SMP Racing (LM P2 Teams) all secured 2014 WEC titles with Michelin.
  • Sun. 30.11.2014 / 21h43
    Mark Webber suffered a big crash in the N°20 Porsche 27 minutes from the end of the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo. The Australian left the scene of the accident in an ambulance. The N°90 Ferrari (Cressoni) was also involved in the incident.
  • Sun. 30.11.2014 / 17h04
    1 Hour : Olivier Pla crashed his Ligier, Full Course Yellow. Porsche N°20 leads the Toyota N°8 and Porsche N°14
  • Sun. 30.11.2014 / 16h02
    Green! Timo Bernhard (Porsche N°20) holds the leader. Seb Buemi (2nd, Toyota N°8) overtook Marc Lieb (Porsche N°14). The Audi N°2 is in trouble (electronic reset)
  • Sun. 30.11.2014 / 15h44
    15 minutes to the start of the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo. 40°C on track, but storms threatening. Bernhard, Lieb, Buemi, Tréluyer, Wurz, Di Grassi to start the race
  • Sun. 30.11.2014 / 14h33
    Welcome to Sao Paulo for the final round of the 2014 FIA WEC championship. It's warm and sunny here at Interlagos. Lots of fans for the autograph signing session, Emerson Fittipaldi is a mega star!
  • Tue. 25.11.2014 / 09h48
    Porsche has announced that it will enter three LM P1 prototypes for next year's Le Mans 24 Hours. The driver line-up for the third car has yet to be revealed.
  • Wed. 19.11.2014 / 12h17
    Following in the footsteps of two other former Le Mans winners, Henri Pescarolo and Jacky Ickx, the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas has decided to take part in the Dakar. The Frenchman will contest January's event in a buggy.
  • Wed. 19.11.2014 / 12h16
    Following its participation in this year's 6 Hours of Shanghai , the American team Extreme Speed Motorsports will enter two HPD-ARX-04b prototypes (LM P2) in next year's FIA World Endurance Championship.
  • Wed. 19.11.2014 / 10h37
    The first Brazilian F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is to make his racing comeback in a Ferrari LM GTE at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo.
  • Tue. 18.11.2014 / 15h10
    WEC (6 Hours of Sao Paulo): 26 cars are expected to race at the last round of the 2014 FIA WEC at Interlagos, Brazil.
  • Mon. 10.11.2014 / 21h23
    Porsche Team has renewed its contacts with drivers Jani, Dumas, Lieb, Hartley, Webber and Bernhard for its 2015 LM P1 programme. There is no news about running a third car...
  • Thu. 06.11.2014 / 14h31
    WEC (Bahrain): 27 cars are expected to contest the 6 Hours of Bahrain, penultimate round of the 2014 FIA WEC. Mike Conway returns in the N°7 Toyota. Nathanel Berthon and Simon Trummer to join Pierre Kaffer in the Lotus CLM P1/01. Abdulaziz Al-Faisal will team up with Rees and MacDowall in the N°99 Aston Martin. Return of the N°61 and N°81 AF Corse Ferraris in LM GTE Am.
  • Mon. 03.11.2014 / 15h45
    6 Hours of Shanghai: Rebellion Racing's R-One/Michelin prototypes came first and second in LM P1-L after a relatively incident-free race in China. The only problem was when Nicolas Prost's drinks bottle smashed and damaged the radio. With nothing to drink, and without information from his team, the Frenchman managed to complete a double stint!
  • Tue. 28.10.2014 / 14h31
    Stéphane Sarrazin won the weekend's Criterium des Cévennes (French championship) in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin. He will take part in November's Tour de Corse (ERC) in an RRC version of the car.
  • Tue. 21.10.2014 / 16h19
    WEC (6 Hours of Shanghai): a field of 29 cars is expected for the Chinese round (October 31-November 2). Nicolas Lapierre should be back behind the wheel of the N°8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid.
  • Sun. 19.10.2014 / 11h58
    ELMS (4 Hours of Estoril, qualifying): another pole win for Zytek-Nissan Jota Sport (Tincknell), ahead of Thiriet by TDS Racing'sLigier JS P2. On the second row for the 1:30pm start (local time) will be the Alpine A450b and the Oreca03-Nissan of Murphy Prototypes.
  • Sat. 11.10.2014 / 17h33
    3 Hours of Shanghai (Asian Le Mans Series): third straight Asian LMS victory for OAK Racing's Morgan-Judd/Michelin David Cheng/Ho Pin Tung) this season, ahead of the Eurasia Motorsport Oreca03-Nissan. The GTC win went to Clearwater Racing (Ferrari).
  • Thu. 09.10.2014 / 10h20
    Asian Le Mans Series (ALMS): there will eight cars at Shanghai for round three of the 2014 Asian Le Mans Series. They include two LM P2 prototypes (OAK Racing, Eurasia), two CN prototypes (Vaelon, Craft Bamboo) and four GTs (Team AAI, Clearwater). The race will start at 3pm local time on Saturday, October 11.
  • Tue. 07.10.2014 / 09h28
    After securing the 2014 Tudor United SportCar Championship Teams' and Drivers' titles in the GTLM class, SRT Motorsports has withdrawn from racing. Chrysler Group LLC wishes to focus its energy on its road cars.
  • Mon. 06.10.2014 / 10h17
    WEC: Nicolas Lapierre will not take part in next weekend's 6 Hours of Fuji for personal reasons. He will not be replaced in the N°8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid which will be shared by Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi.
  • Sat. 04.10.2014 / 09h57
    Petit Le Mans - qualifying: Christian Fittipaldi (Corvette DP Action Express Racing) will start from pole position alongside Wayne Taylor Corvette DP. The fastest GTLM driver in qualifying was Nick Tandy (N°911 Porsche 911 RSR/Michelin).
  • Mon. 22.09.2014 / 10h07
    In addition to its one-two finish at Austin (WEC), Audi's successful weekend also saw it reap the Team title (with Belgian Audi Club WRT) and Drivers' crown (with Laurens Vanthoor) in the Blancpain Endurance Series after winning at the Nürburgring.
  • Mon. 22.09.2014 / 10h05
    Nissan's GTR-LM Nismo LM P1-H prototype is expected to lap for the first time at a venue in the USA at the beginning of November. Its official presentation in Florida on December 8 will be followed by a test session at Sebring open to the public.
  • Mon. 22.09.2014 / 10h04
    Krohn Racing announced at the weekend that it is going to trade its Ferrari 458 Italia for a Ligier JS P2 LM P2 prototype in 2015. The USA team's Ferrari N°57 (Krohn/Jonsson/Collins) came sixth in LM GTE Am at Austin.
  • Fri. 19.09.2014 / 19h07
    Austin (WEC): The 6 Hours of the COTA’s third and final free practice session took place this morning (10:20am local time) in overcast but dry conditions. The fastest time was posted by the N°1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro (Di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen, 1m49.480s), ahead of the N°2 Audi and the N°14 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Dumas/Lieb/Jani). In LM P2, G-Drive Racing’s Oreca03-Nissan was the fastest car over the three sessions, while the two factory Aston Martins (N°97 and N°99) resumed control in the LM GTE Pro class. The British team also dominated all three sessions in LM GTE Am.
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