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Andre Lotterer: I Hope the privateers LMP1 will be a small card in the fight against Toyota in the “Le Mans”

Andre Lotterer: I Hope the privateers LMP1 will be a small card in the fight against Toyota in the “Le Mans”

23:30, 4 January 2018

Three-time winner of the “24 hours of Le Mans” Andre Lotterer hopes that an overnight marathon LMP1 private teams will get the chance to battle with Toyota is the only factory team. For the second year in a row, the German rider remained out of work after leaving the manufacturer – first it was Audi, and now Porsche. The maximum that he managed to find a place in the Rebellion Racing. “I’m afraid a six-hour race will be a cakewalk for Toyota – quoted Lotterer edition AutoHedbo. I know, which have the advantage of prototypes LMP1 with all-wheel drive. The weight...

Sirotkin, Petrov, Orudzhev and Isaakyan tested BR1 in Portugal

Sirotkin, Petrov, Orudzhev and Isaakyan tested BR1 in Portugal

15:30, 31 December 2017

In preparation for the upcoming “supercasino” of the world championship on races on endurance FIA WEC 2018-2019 on the Portuguese track in Portimao completed a three-day test of the first Russian prototype class LMP1 endurance BR1. In tests participated the pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing’s Sergey Sirotkin and Vitaly Petrov, Egor Orudzhev and Matevos Isaakyan. “It was my first experience on the prototype class LMP1, – Orujev said in comments to the official website of SMP Racing. – Car is very fast. It is very different...

Sebastien Ogier: In the future I plan to be in Le Mans

Sebastien Ogier: In the future I plan to be in Le Mans

19:30, 29 December 2017

Sebastien Ogier said he plans to continue the chase and after a career in the WRC and want to try your hand at the legendary daily marathon “24 hours of Le Mans.” Recall that in the 2018 season, Ogier will represent M-Sport Ford. Ford will expand its original program for team M-Sport in WRC “I’m sure [after a career in the WRC] find another option, because for me it is still too early to sit at home in 33 years and do nothing. I quickly get bored , – said the five-time world rally champion. – I have no doubt that in the future I will compete in another...

Sam bird: I’m worried about the future of the LMP1 category

Sam bird: I’m worried about the future of the LMP1 category

0:50, 27 December 2017

British driver Sam bird said that he was not enthusiastic about the future prospects of the major categories of the world championship on races on endurance. After leaving the Porsche in 2018 from LMP1 factory teams will only have Toyota’s rivals, which will be private team SMP Racing, Rebellion, Manor and DragonSpeed. In Bahrain, the presentation of the Russian prototype BR1 “I am very concerned about the future of the LMP1 – recognized bird in an interview with Motorsport-Total. The category continues to exist, and I hope will never disappear, but the development of class...

Toyota LMP1 confirmed its participation in the “superstone” WEC

Toyota LMP1 confirmed its participation in the “superstone” WEC

17:40, 19 December 2017

The Toyota team announced the continuation of its program in the LMP1 category of the WEC: she confirmed their participation at least in the “superstone” WEC 2018/2019 years. The Japanese team said it will announce details of plans for “supersize”, including the pilots, in early 2018. The “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will continue to compete in the championship next season – said the President of TOYOTA Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda. – Very sorry that our main competitor [Porsche LMP1] has left the competition. Nevertheless, we believe that the WEC is still the...

Rebellion Racing has confirmed its return to LMP1 WEC

Rebellion Racing has confirmed its return to LMP1 WEC

23:00, 18 December 2017

The Rebellion Racing team, who celebrated the victory in the LMP2 category in 2017, will return to the LMP1 class in the “superstone” 2018/2019 years WEC. Of the six riders, representing Rebellion in 2017, the team will only have Bruno Senna and Mathias Besh. In addition, the Swiss team will join Andre Lotterer and Neal Jani, who have plenty of experience and victories in LMP1. This year Andre and Neil defended the colors of Porsche LMP1, who retired from the WEC. Also contract with the team signed Gustavo Meneses and Tom Laurent, representing in 2017 Signatech Alpine and...

Video: Official teaser of “superstone” WEC 2018/19

Video: Official teaser of “superstone” WEC 2018/19

23:00, 18 December 2017

“Supersize” 2018/2019 years will be the seventh in the history of the WEC. The world championship on races on endurance for the first time will switch to winter schedule. The campaign will begin on may 5, 2018 and will end on 16 June 2019 the legendary marathon “24 hours of Le Mans.” Interestingly, the daily race will be held twice in the competition this campaign: the first battle in the ring Sarta will take place on 16-17 June 2018. Just “supersize” 2018/19 will include eight stages. Official profile WEC on YouTube has posted a teaser of the upcoming...

The published amendments to rules and calendar “supersize” WEC

The published amendments to rules and calendar “supersize” WEC

23:00, 18 December 2017

The world Council of FIA in Motorsport, introduced a number of changes in the regulations on “supersize” of the world championship on races on endurance, which will start in may 2018 and will end in June 2019. In the main LMP1 class, where the expected arrival of a number of private producers, including the Russian company BR Engineering is allowed to use hybrid and non-hybrid technology. While a number of proposals for the equation of the characteristics. The changes affected the accrual of double points. For the victory in the “24 hours of Le Mans”, who in the...

Anthony Davidson and Jose Maria Lopez could leave Toyota

Anthony Davidson and Jose Maria Lopez could leave Toyota

23:00, 18 December 2017

The Toyota team Gazoo Racing in the FIA WEC revise the plan to pilots in the eve of the season 2018/2019 years. According to rumors, the two riders could lose their seats. Recently, tests of the prototype Toyota TS050 held Fernando Alonso, who is interested in that next year to run some races with the team, including daily marathon “24 hours of Le Mans.” According to Sportscar365, Jose Maria Lopez, who spent a rather disappointing debut season in the WEC, most likely, will leave the team. Also under the threat of a full schedule of the world champion 2014 Anthony Davidson, who...

Fernando Alonso may be a few WEC races

Fernando Alonso may be a few WEC races

23:00, 18 December 2017

Fernando Alonso said he would be happy to speak in several races of the FIA WEC in addition to Les-Manu, if he gets the chance. A little over a week ago two-time world champion F1 has participated in “novice tests” in Bahrain, testing the Toyota TS050 Hybrid. Most likely driving this car in 2018 he will participate in the race “24 hours Le-Mana”. Toyota will announce totaled pilots “Supersize 2018/2019” only in January, but several sources claim that Alonso may be not only in Le Mans and other WEC races. In an interview with the British online Crash.net...

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