Neil Jani and Nick Tandy brought the Porsche pole position in the race “6 hours of Austin”, ahead of the 0.2 seconds teammates Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber.
After the first series of laps in the fastest time of 1.44,656 have been on account of Jani. His fellow crew Tandy showed almost identical results 1.44,659, however, lost this time due to violations of the boundaries of the track in the 19th turn. Your second round the Briton drove slower, showing 1.44,827, but it was enough to average racers Porsche #1 was the best.
Bernhard from the second Porsche crew lost only a few...
The factory Toyota team announced changes in the composition of the pilots for the upcoming marathon “6 hours of Austin”, which will take place at the end of this week.
Along with Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima to fly a prototype of the Toyota TS050 HYBRID number 8 is Stephane Sarrazin. The Frenchman will replace Anthony Davidson, who will miss the stage in the United States for personal reasons, according to AUTOSPORT.
For Sarrazin, this will be the third performance in the season 2017 after Spa and Le Mans, where the Japanese manufacturer has exhibited three cars.
Last weekend on the circuit behalf of the brothers Rodriguez in Mexico city took place the fifth stage of the world championship on races on endurance.
In qualifying, held in changeable weather conditions, the pilots of G-Drive Racing won the fourth starting position. During the six-hour race the crew of Roman Rusinov, Pierre Tire and Alex Lynn led a hard and nice fight with rivals. In the end, despite having one pit stop more than the competition, the prototype G-Drive Racing to cross the finish line at the same position, with which started the fight for fourth place in the LMP2...
Racers Porsche of Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber and Timo Bernhard won a landslide victory in a six-hour marathon on the circuit behalf of the brothers Rodriguez in Mexico city, extended his lead in the championship. The success of the German team completed the crew of nick Tandy, Andre lotterer and Neal Jani, who finished in second place and lost to the partners in just seven seconds.
Porsche was out of competition throughout the race. The only problem was speeding in the pitlane’m offended by, after which the crew #1 had to make up for lost time.
“Amazing race for our team, –...
As stated by the head of the team WEC Porsche LMP1 and Andreas Seidl, the team will continue to employ team orders if it will help him to win the title.
Porsche justified the command tactics in the race “6 hours of Nurburgring”
In July, the end of the race at the Nurburgring, the team swapped two of its crew to increase their lead by one in the championship.
“Everything is very clear, including riders that prioritize the interests of the team, said Seidl. – It’s a team sport, where the main position in the championship, so we will continue to apply team orders.
On the basis of qualifications WEC in Mexico city two Porsche LMP1 crew had booked a first row of the starting field.
Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard won the pole position for the No. 2 Porsche, ahead of teammates nick Tandy and Andre Lotterer on 0,148 seconds.
“Our machine works perfectly throughout the weekend – quoted AUTOSPORT.com Hartley. – In fact, we didn’t even change the settings of the machine in Mexico city. The team did a great job.”
The crew of the No. 7 Toyota in the lineup of Jose-Maria Lopez and Mike Conway lost to the No. 2 Porsche of Tandy and...
The organizers of the world championship on races on endurance presented a radical calendar for next season, which will be divided into two parts.
The so-called “supersize” kicks off may 4-5, 2018 the Spa will be completed and a daily marathon “24 hours of Le Mans” on June 15-16 2019. Thus, in the calendar 2018/2019 will be two races at Le Mans and Spa, and would include a 12-hour marathon at Sebring.
This change is part of the reform plan, which was approved by the FIA and the ACO promoters after the statement of resignation Porsche from the championship.
The next two stages of the WEC will take place on the other side of the Atlantic, and open the overseas tour of Mexico.
Russian team G-Drive Racing, ranked after the four stages of the world Cup fifth place in the overall standings of the LMP2 class, will act in the usual composition. Having missed the previous round in Germany, the crew of the Russian Novel Rusinowo and the Frenchman Pierre Tire returns to Briton Alex Lynn.
Marathon race in Mexico have a long history. 1000-kilometer competition on this route were held with the 70-ies. In 1989 the Mexican stage was first included in the...
Executive Director of McLaren Zach brown said that the team from Woking may return to the world championship on races on endurance, but only in the case of the revision of the rules of the LMP1 category in terms of expenses.
“I think WEC has the opportunity to press the reset button, – quotes Zach AUTOSPORT.com. – I’d like to see the championship back in the days of performances of the Porsche 956 or 962, when the factory and private teams can compete with each other, knowing that those others have the chance to win.
But under the current rules is impossible. On the other...