This car went up in flames a few days after this photo was taken, but let’s not think about that. Let’s think about how hot it’ll look on your desktop instead.
Did you need to use the pit lane any time soon, at the start of the last hour of the 6 Hours of Silverstone? Too bad. The No. 4 ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01 prototype collided with the No. 97 Aston Martin and left an enormous mess all over the entrance to it.
Toyota wants so badly to be back in winning form this year after a 2016 saw them lose the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a last-minute connector failure. This is supposed to be Toyota’s year with a new, improved TS050, yet they’ve had the first major top LMP1-class Le Mans prototype crash of 2017 at the 6 Hours of…
The same model of brand-new Porsche 911 RSR race car that has run without major issues so far this year in the United States had a major engine failure at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, belching flames out of the engine cover that replaces its back window.
An open door must be really annoying at race speeds, as Andy Priaulx in the No. 67 Ford GT lost a position to the No. 91 Porsche during today’s 6 Hours of Silverstone after his Ford’s door kept popping open in the first hour of the race.
The Porsche 919 is the reigning overall winner of the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans, and here, finally, is the updated version for the 2017 season. Of note: it has the biggest eyes of any car I have ever seen.
The 2017-spec Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car was spied out in the open testing at the end of a GT car test day at Paul Ricard, reports Daily Sportscar. The car only took one or two laps according to those who saw it, but that was just enough to get a good look at one of the two contenders for the top LMP1 class in the…
There were some hopes that a privateer would pick up Audi’s R18 Le Mans prototype program where Audi left off, but that won’t be happening now. Team Penske owner Roger Penske asked Audi about running the R18 at Le Mans, but Audi won’t let be letting him or anyone else do it.
With only Toyota and Porsche left in the World Endurance Championship’s top hybrid LMP1 class, we’re all curious as to what their cars will look like this year. Will this year’s Toyota be stronger after last year’s heartbreaking loss at Le Mans? Either way, here’s a brief look at the 2017 Toyota TS050 rear end.
Hey, remember when McLaren showed up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1990s with some F1s and cleaned house? Good times. Now McLaren’s new head honcho Zak Brown says he’d like to take the marque back to the storied race. While nothing is in the works yet, this is exactly what we want to hear, isn’t it? I think it…
Ginetta, a British marque so semi-obscure that you may have forgotten that people still race Ginettas all the time, announced its plan to add teams in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 privateer class starting in 2018. That’s good, because there’s only one entry in LMP1 privateer this year. Sad!
A banquet honoring Audi’s incredible 18-year-long run in top-level endurance prototype racing showed off the stillborn 2017 Audi R18 today, reports Sportscar365. This little model is our first look at the car whose development was paused when Audi withdrew from the World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2016…
Do you miss seeing the Audi R18 race already? It’s been less than a month since Audi ran its final race in the World Endurance Championship, and I’m still sad, too. But I have great news for you! You—yes, you!—can personally fix this terrible lack of Audi problem with ludicrous amounts of cold, hard cash.
There are only a few things in this world a Porsche 919 can’t beat—like the Pope.
Porsche’s flagship 919 World Endurance Championship Le Mans prototype effort was left with three open seats to fill at the end of this season with the departure of Mark Webber, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb. Fortunately, they knew three prior 24 Hours of Le Mans winners who could fill those seats.
Rejoice, for something involving the FIA finally makes sense. The 24 Hours of Le Mans—the most famous sportscar race in the world and the crown jewel of the World Endurance Championship—will no longer share a weekend with Formula One’s trip to Baku, Azerbaijan.
Where, oh where, will six highly talented top-class Le Mans prototype drivers go now that Audi withdrew from LMP1? By the looks of things, at least one may land at Porsche. Not one, but three seats are now open for the taking over at the lone remaining Volkswagen Group LMP1 effort.
The loss of Audi from the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class affected far more than just the feels. After the conclusion of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest announced that the WEC has ditched a planned 2018 regulation revamp in the name of cutting costs.
All three cars on today’s 6 Hours of Bahrain podium were there to say their goodbyes. Audi Sport Team Joest, a team synonymous with top-class endurance racing for 18 years, pulled off a gut-wrenching 1-2 win in their final race in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Mark Webber, who retires after this race, won…