Despite the extreme weather conditions, which last weekend hosted the Japanese round of the world endurance race “6 hours of Fuji”, the crew of the Russian team G-Drive Racing managed to get to the finish line and earn points.
Due to heavy rain and fog marathon in Fuji twice interrupted red flags, five times on the track appeared car security, and even once introduced the mode yellow flags with the speed limit. In the end the full distance of the participants to overcome and failed – due to fog-in was completed after four and a half hours.
In such circumstances the main task...
The crew of the Toyota LMP1 #8 Kazuki Nakajima/Sebastien Buemi/Anthony Davidson won the home stage of the WEC season 2017 at the circuit of Fuji.
Trio on TS050 HYBRID was in the lead until the appearance on the track the red flags because of the thick fog, which reduce visibility for pilots.
At the time of the stop was already passed 75% of the distance that was allowed to accrue full points for the race. Initially, the organizers wanted to spend the last 10 minutes of the race, but then it was decided not to release the car to the track.
At the end of a shortened race, the victory was...
Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber won the Porsche LMP1 pole position at the end of qualifying stage of the WEC at the circuit of Fuji.
In the rain qualification in Japan the crews Porsche #1 and #2 exchanged fast laps, one after another on top of the table.
In the end, Hartley and Bamber showed the combined time 1.35,160, ahead of only 0,071 seconds nick Tandy and Andre lotterer.
Toyota #8 under the baton of Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi lost to the owners of pole position less than 0.2 seconds, but Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi was slower than the Porsche by more than one...
Next Sunday on the Japanese Fuji will host the seventh stage of the world championship on races on endurance 2017, where the crew of No. 26, together with the Novel by Rusinova and Pierre Tire will perform Briton James Rossiter.
James Rossiter will replace Alex Lynn in the composition of the G-Drive Racing at the world Cup in Fuji
He will replace his compatriot Alex Lynn, who is leaving the team G-Drive Racing.
34-year-old Rossiter favoured in endurance racing since 2008. Prior to that, he participated in the youth formula series and worked as a test pilot for three teams in F1. The last...
Toyota in the coming weeks will determine further participation in the world championship on races on endurance.
Japanese company was determined to stay in the WEC for 2018, but its effect can provide care Porsche and the intention of the organizers to equalize the speed of the prototype owners and is the only remaining factory team LMP1.
According to AUTOSPORT sources on the basis of Toyota Motorsport in Cologne, the group is still going to continue to participate.
“The decision will be made during October, but not during the stage at Fuji,” – said in an official statement,...
It seems that in 2018 in the main class of the championship on races on endurance will be only one manufacturer.
Several German publications and sources Sportscar365 reported that on Wednesday at a meeting of the Board of Directors determined the fate of the program of Porsche in LMP1, on which the group spends more than $ 200 million at the end of season 2017, the German company will leave the WEC.
An official statement is expected to be made within the next 24 hours.
“We should not expect that they will announce the continued participation, said Andre Lotterer, who joined in the...
A new prototype BR1 Russian company BR Engineering LMP1 category of the WEC passed the first tests.
AUTOSPORT.com published spy photos of a prototype, which a private team SMP Racing in two copies put in the “superstone” WEC 2018/2019 years.
BR Engineering will begin deliveries of a new BR1 customers in 2018. Moreover, the customers can choose their own engine for this prototype.
Sources say that the prototype, which is designed in conjunction with Dallara Engineering BR, ran a full test day.
Most likely, the final specification of the car will be approved in January 2018,...
British driver James Rossiter will replace his compatriot Alex Lynn in the composition of the G-Drive Racing, acting in the LMP2 category at the stage of the WEC at Fuji, said AUTOSPORT.com.
The race “6 hours of Fuji” will be held on October 15, but because of commitments in Formula E Lynn can’t help the Russian team in Japan.
Thus, the next phase of the WEC prototype ORECA-Gibson 07, a Novel by Rusinova and Pierre Tire share James Rossiter, who plays in 2017 on a permanent basis in the Japanese series Super GT.
Recall that Lynn will become the main pilot DS Virgin...
Russian team G-Drive Racing, playing in the world championship on races on endurance in the LMP2 class, scored points at the stage in Austin last weekend, despite the technical problems.
In the first part of the marathon crew of Roman Rusinov, Pierre Tire and Alex Lynn started the fifth, beautifully and successfully fought for a place in the top three. But to keep up the pace was prevented by technical problems due to a failure in the engine of a Gibson prototype began to lose speed, losing the competition for seven or eight seconds from the circle.
However, the pilots of the Russian team...
In the Porsche LMP1 once again resorted to team orders that allowed the crew of the No. 2 Timo Bernhard/Brendon Hartley/Earl Bamber to celebrate the victory on stage WEC in Austin.
For the most part, six-hour race at COTA was leading the crew Porsche 1 Neal Jani/Nick Tandy/Andre Lotterer. However, at the finish line-in Tandy missed the Bamber ahead of him, losing to teammate 0.2 seconds.
This allowed the crew 2 to celebrate the fourth consecutive victory and take over first place in the overall standings of the season 2017, increase the gap between No. 8 Toyota.
Third place went to just...