No. 17 Porsche 919 Limps Home To World Endurance Championship Title; Fans Can Finally Breathe

Only two words can accurately sum up today’s World Endurance Championship season ender: Holy. Crap. If you expected Porsche’s No. 17 car to have an easy drive home into a championship win, surprise! I don’t think anyone could have called the ending of the 6 Hours of Bahrain until the very end.
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Porsche Wins 2015 World Endurance Manufacturers' Championship In Crazy Wet Race

The 6 Hours of Shanghai provided an exciting challenge for the Porsche World Endurance Championship team, with the Porsche and Audi cars bunched together up front until conditions started to dry, and the Porsche 919s just ran away with it. Another 1-2 finish for Porsche sealed the championship for them.
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Montoya Goes For The First ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ Since 1972

The Triple Crown of Motorsport consists of the three most prestigious races in the world: the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Juan Pablo Montoya won Monaco in 2003 and the Indianapolis 500 twice, but still needs Le Mans. Looks like Porsche may step in and help with that.
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Formula One Double-Booked Le Mans Weekend With New Race In Garbage Dictatorship

Was the 2016 Formula One calendar specifically set up to spite the World Endurance Championship, or do the different FIA championships totally neglect to talk to each other? Either way, it’ll be hard to see many F1 crossover drives next year in WEC, as six of its nine races conflict with F1 dates. Ugh. Why?
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Team Punts Competitor Out Of The Way To Take World Endurance Championship Lead

Before today’s 6 Hours of Fuji, KCMG sat in the lead of the LMP2 class of the World Endurance Championship, ahead of G-Drive’s number 26 car. KCMG was on target for a podium finish at Fuji, but a punt from G-Drive’s number 28 car prevented KCMG from finishing, giving number 26 the championship lead.
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Synchronized Spinning Is My New Favorite Wet Weather Motorsport

If you missed the very start of the 6 Hours of Fuji, you didn’t miss much. It was so wet that they left the cars to circulate behind the safety car for about forty minutes. If you missed any part afterwards, you’re missing pure, unadulterated wet weather insanity. Marvel, for example, at this graceful twin pirouette.
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What Does It Look Like To Go To Plaid Around Fuji Speedway?

Tonight, thanks to the Bathurst 1000, the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Fuji and shortly afterwards, the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, you can watch racing all night long. What’s it like to run in the fastest car from qualifying at Fuji, you ask? Ride along with the #17 Porsche 919 and find out. »10/10/15 10:24pm10/10/15 10:24pm

Nissan's Radical GT-R LM Nismo Will Return To Racing Next Year

There’s an old saying: “If at first you don’t succeed, quit and give up entirely.” The folks at Nismo do not believe in this philosophy! Despite struggling at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the bonkers front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next year — but not any sooner. »10/01/15 12:58pm10/01/15 12:58pm

Jenson Button To Announce Retirement From Formula One At Suzuka: Report

Driver Jenson Button is expected to announce an end to his sixteen-season career in Formula One sometime before this weekend’s race at Suzuka, reports The Telegraph. Button had been in negotiations with McLaren, but will likely bow out instead of spend another season in the uncompetitive car.
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Trouble Strikes Lead Porsche In Last Hour Of Race; Gives Win To Other Porsche

Tragedy struck Porsche’s number 18 919 in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. Number 18 was leading both the top LMP1 class as well as overall when an electrical issue was detected with about 40 minutes to go. Fortunately for Porsche, this only gave the win to their… »9/20/15 3:28am9/20/15 3:28am

Come Hang Out With Us At Jalopnik's Lone Star Le Mans Party In Austin TONIGHT!

One overwhelmingly awesome weekend of sportscars is coming to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, and we’ll be there. So, by popular demand, we’ve decided to have a get-together this Friday after the track goes cold at 8 p.m. at Posse East, right north of the University of Texas campus. »9/18/15 6:38pm9/18/15 6:38pm

CoTA WEC, IMSA and F1 Singapore Spotter Guides update

Lots of Spotter Guide news this weekend, so I’ll keep it short and summaries the updates!

The Official IMSA Spotter Guide for Circuit of The Americas is available here featuring all the latest driver, team and livery updates. The IMSA race takes place on Saturday (12.35 EST)

You can download the IMSA guide HERE

The… »9/18/15 4:05pm9/18/15 4:05pm