In season 2017 ex-Audi LMP1, Oliver Jarvis will be in the team of the legendary Hollywood actor Jackie Chan in the LMP2 class.
In Jackie Chan DC Racing 33-year-old Jarvis will share ORECA-Gibson 07 with Ho-pin Thun and former world champion in karting Tom Laurent.
Jarvis, speaking for the Audi for nine years until the departure of the producer from the WEC at the end of last year, said in an interview AUTOSPORT.com: “It’s a perfect combination: I will speak with the manufacturer and will continue to pilot the prototype WEC.
I love the WEC, and had made many friends. I also love...
Toyota Motorsport Director Pascal Vasselon said that the decision of the factory team in the LMP1 to put the third car in the “24 hours of Le Mans”, as well as on the previous day marathon stage in the Spa, carries a financial risk.
“In the case of multiple incidents, we can be in a difficult financial situation and at some point will be faced with the need of economy”, – quotes the AUTOSPORT Vasselon.
This Vasselon noted that the budget of a factory team LMP1 remained at the level of previous years and a third car at Le Mans will be exhibited through savings in...
In 2018 minder Mecachrome will be the official supplier of the British private constructor Ginetta LMP1 class in the WEC.
Back in January, when Ginetta announced its plans to create a technology LMP1, it became known about negotiations with Mecachrome.
Yet on the technical characteristics of the power plant, nothing is known, except that now the motor is being tested on a chassis dynamometer.
Soon Ginetta intends to begin work, using the tools of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). To attract new customers designer this month is expected to unveil its new program. Current clients the...
New Porsche car and Toyota is already close to the time of passage of a circle to its predecessors, despite the efforts of the FIA to reduce the speed of LMP1 prototypes in 2017, according to AUTOSPORT.
In anticipation of the new season in the WEC, there were restrictions in aerodynamics aimed at reducing downforce by 30%, however, as stated by the head of the factory Porsche team Andreas Seidl after the tests in Aragon this week, circle time is not affected so much.
“We spent two test days and I can say that was not so far from last year’s lap time,” said Seidl in an...
Lucas di Grassi said in an interview AUTOSPORT.com that, despite the departure of the Audi WEC LMP1, he still intends to perform in the iconic race “24 hours of Le Mans.”
“I’m only interested in two categories: LMP1 and GTE Pro, so I most likely will be in one of them,” said di Grassi.
The Brazilian two options: either the third crew Toyota in LMP1 or GTE Porsche, since their composition is not fully staffed.
Yet the Japanese team has confirmed only stéphane Sarrazin, however, as found in AUTOSPORT.com the team intends to put behind the wheel of the PE...
At the beginning of this week’s G-Drive Racing, playing in the series, WEC and ELMS, spent the pre-season tests at the circuit named Paul Ricard at French Le Castellet. In races together with the lead pilot of team Novel by Rusinova participated and his new partner Pierre Tire. The name of the third rider of the crew of the Russian team in the WEC is still not named. He Rusyns have emphasized that to the vacant seat claimed by several pilots, some of whom are ex-pilots of Formula 1.
Autopartsway learned from the Novel, there is a possibility of performances for G-Drive Racing this year...
The pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin took part in the next phase of work on the prototype of BR1 in the Italian office of the Russian company BR Engineering. Together with specialists as well as staff of the design Bureau Dallara, Michael worked on the control systems of machines.
“We had a very productive day at work on a new prototype, – said Mikhail Aleshin. – Together with designers and other experts, we worked on machine controls and layout of some of the devices, their most rational location on the panel.
Of course, this is a small but important part of the...
Today Ferrari has officially announced the replacement Gianmaria Bruni, rolling in a Porsche, with Alessandro pier Guidi.
Gianmaria Bruni will miss the season-2017 in the WEC due to the rupture of the contract with Ferrari
In the report, the Italian team said that the contract with Bruni ruptured prematurely by mutual consent, and is fully racer is released from his duties at Ferrari by the end of June this year.
It is not known when the former Minardi racer can begin to advocate for a Porsche.
Pier Guidi for the first time sit behind the wheel of a Ferrari factory team AF Corse GTE Pro. The...
Racer factory team Ferrari AF Corse in the WEC in class GRE Pro Gianmaria Bruni will be forced to miss the entire upcoming season of world Cup racing endurance due to the termination of the contract with Ferrari and signing the agreement with Porsche.
Bruni argued for AF Corse at the start of the championship in 2012, winning in 2013 and 2014 the titles in his class.
However, the rider has long sought ways to negotiate with Ferrari to terminate her long-term cooperation, to begin work in returning in the GTE Pro class with their Porsche 911 RSR car.
After several weeks of controversy...
In 2014 Audi has unveiled a video greeting to sister brand Porsche, which is then returned to the main category of the world championship on races on endurance LMP1.
The prototype Audi R18 e-tron quattro had made the skid marks is an inscription “Welcome back” in front of the Porsche factory in Stuttgart.
Now that Audi has gone from the WEC, Porsche posted a video response with the words “Come back” at the end. Was very touching…
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