Racer of the Russian team G-Drive Racing Roman Rusinov in an exclusive interview Autopartsway summed up the season-2016 in the LMP2 category of the world championship on races on endurance, talked about future plans and shared his thoughts about the departure of Nico Rosberg Formula 1.
Roman, to you and your team, this season was rich, was a beautiful victory, retirements, in fact, you rolled to the end of the season, why did this happen?Roman Rusinov: the Season was very interesting and exciting. I’m glad we were able to survive in such a beautiful style, scoring three consecutive...
As reported AUTOSPORT.com the Porsche LMP1 for WEC next season will be tested this week on the test track the Weiss, while next week the first tests on the Spanish circuit of Aragon. For five days the team will check the reliability and speed of the new 919.
Andre Lotterer will perform as part of Porsche next season
Team principal of the Porsche LMP1 and Andreas Seidl said that, despite the fact that this is not the final specification of the car, it had almost 80 per cent new components.
The final specification will be presented during the tests in early February after the Christmas...
After the departure of Mark Webber from the sport, as well as decisions to transfer Porsche’s Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb in the other posts, it was signed by Andre Lotterer and winners of Le Mans 2015-the year Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber.
Care manufacturer Audi category LMP1 Lotterer was forced to look for a new team for next season.
“I’m happy to be in this team, – admitted in an interview with Lotterer AUTOSPORT.com. – I know I speak for the Porsche, especially in Le Mans is a special honor for a racer, so this is a great moment in my career.
The first thing I think...
Yesterday the world Council of FIA Motorsport (WMSC) decided not to change hybrid WEC LMP1 regulations until the end of 2019, according to AUTOSPORT.com.
Initially, the new rules assuming the use of an additional system of energy recovery were to be introduced in the season of 2018.
But in the WMSC, it was decided to approve the current schedule for the next three years. Thus, the leaders of the WEC, as well as the main producers of the LMP1 Porsche and Toyota want to reduce costs with the goal of bringing to class a third manufacturer after the championship left Audi.
At the same time in...
New world Champions in endurance Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb will speak for Porsche in LMP1 next season. Both will continue to operate in the structure of the German company.
Lieb will go to the client racing division of the Porsche, while a new job Dumas has not been determined.
“Our program in LMP1 is very useful experience Romain and Mark, especially during the formation of the team and in Le Mans, – said Vice-President of Porsche LMP1 Fritz, Enzinger. Together we went through UPS and downs, and I am very glad that they are being a real racer, has completed part of his career in...
Racer G-Drive Racing in the category LMP2 WEC Roman Rusinov after the publication of the provisional list with categories of drivers said that he could leave the championship because of the award of his gold status instead of silver.
Russian challenges the status change, as it believes that having your own business means that he doesn’t have to “compete” with professional riders who receive income only due to racing.
“I’m just – said Roman in an interview with Sportscar365 before stage in Bahrain. – I have a job outside of racing, and here I enjoy.
Russian team G-Drive Racing won in Bahrain a third consecutive win of the season. The year was not easy, new chassis, technical problems and simple bad luck, the crew at number 26, the pilots of the team not just the best of times.
Audi takes the double in the final race of the WEC in 2016, and the Porsche title in LMP2 victory for G-Drive Racing
“The biggest challenge in this race was to manage the tires and traffic – said by a racer Roman Rusinov. We started the latter in the LMP2 and GT cars. To get up was extremely difficult, and in the middle of the race we thought that all was...
After finishing the final stage of the world championship on races on endurance “6 hours of Bahrain,” the pilots of the Russian team SMP Racing summed up the results of the season in 2016.
“I spent this whole season behind the wheel of this car, – noted Mikhail Alyoshin. I managed to pass the race “24 hours of Le Mans” and the last three stages after the end of the season in IndyCar. But even in this short time we have made progress and moved closer to rivals.
You always want more, but overall I rate the season a positive. On the prototype we BR01 won the pole...
At the recent Bahrain tests for beginners WEC LMP2 title holder Gustavo Meneses showed the best time at the wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
Meneses did it in 1.43,626, beating almost three-tenths of the Frenchman Paul-Loup Shatan Audi R18 e-tron. The latter was able to pass only nine circles due to the failure of the drive shaft on the car under number 7, who finished in second place in yesterday’s final of the WEC.
Pipo Derani won IMSA races at Daytona and Sebring in the team Extreme Speed Motorsport this year, drove his best round for 1.44,292 for Toyota TS050 HYBRID.
Hybrid change in the LMP1 class of the WEC, scheduled for 2018, has been postponed until at least the end of 2019.
Under the new rules, teams could use additional energy recovery system and to introduce a new 10-megacolony hybrid subclass, along with the current maximum subclass 8 MJ.
This decision was made during today’s meeting of the technical Committee of the championship and representatives of the automobile club, the FIA and teams of Porsche and Toyota.
According to a statement from the FIA, the decision was motivated by a desire to cut costs, and this step complements the other...