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...
Yesterday the pilot of the Porsche LMP1 mark Webber held its final race in his career: he finished third in the “6 hours of Bahrain”.
“I was the second and last pilot of the crew, who had finished the race, said the Australian in an interview with his official website. – In principle I’m happy with both cuts.
In the beginning of the race I fought with Toyota #5. I managed to pass it and tried to create a handicap. On the other hand, we didn’t have enough pace to compete with Audi.
The second segment was for me emotional because the last time I wore a racing...
Lucas Di Grassi, Oliver Jarvis and loïc Duval won a memorable victory for Audi, winning the final six-hour race of the world championship endurance race in Bahrain. The crew of car # 8 was ahead of team-mates benoît Tréluyer, Marcel fässler and andré Lotterer, thereby giving the German manufacturer a brace in the last race in the WEC.
On the podium, and leaving the Motorsport Australian mark Webber – the crew Porsche 1 saw the checkered flag third, and the new Champions were runners-up in the race for sixth place Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neil Jani.
Incredibly dramatic happened in...
Robert Kubica will test a technique WEC LMP1 team ByKolles beginners on the tests in Bahrain, which will be held on Sunday.
31-year-old pole from 2006 to 2010 were in F1. In February 2011, Robert was involved in a serious accident on the rally, having received multiple injuries. He was able to return to racing in 2013, winning the WRC2 standings in his debut season in the WRC.
In January 2016, he took part in the Rally Monte Carlo and then made the race series Renault Sport Trophy in Spa.
Robert Kubica: I’ll be back in the ring race in 2017
Besides, beginners tests in Bahrain in the...
The crew of G-Drive Racing No. 26 in part of Roman Rusinov, rené Rasta and Alex Brandl disqualified on the results of the qualifying session, six-hour race in Bahrain.
Recall that the total time of the two pilots brought them victory in qualifying with a minimal advantage in 0.018 seconds over the Champions Signatech Alpine.
However held after the session of the technical inspection has identified violations of the regulations, with the result that the crew will start the race tomorrow at the end of the peloton.
The race “6 hours of Bahrain” will start on Saturday at 16:00...
The factory Audi team broke the dominance of Porsche, which showed the best time in all sessions of the free races, qualification unexpectedly won the “6 hours of Bahrain,” his last stage of the world championship on races on endurance.
In the final minutes of the session, Lucas di Grassi demonstrated the fastest for the whole session, 1.38,828, who, along with his teammate Loic Duval 1.39,207 brought the group from Ingolstadt pole with a margin of 0,264 seconds from the nearest competitor – Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley over time, 1.39,and 1.39 339,604,...
The factory team Porsche maintained the lead in the final training session “6 hours of Bahrain”.
Timo Bernhard, who plays the prototype # 1 of the Porsche 919 Hybrid, showed the best time 1.40,318, thus ahead of almost half a second of the best representatives of Audi, led by Oliver Jarvis.
Third place went to the Toyota of Anthony Davidson drove the fastest lap with a score of 1.40,852 and lost to Jarvis less than one-tenth of a second.
Fourth place was taken by the second crew Audi, the best pilot that Andrea Lotterer set a time of 1.41,400.
Championship leader Marc Lieb, Neil...
The crews of the Porsche factory team took the first two lines at the end of the second training “6 hours of Bahrain,” the final stage of the season-2016.
Unlike the first session, the second free practice session took place under artificial lighting. The best time of 1.39,817 was established in the beginning of 90-minute workouts Neal Jani, who was the fastest this morning. Who became the second Brendon Hartley from the second Porsche crew lost to the Swiss almost half a second.
Sam Hartley, showing 1.40,272, 0,128 seconds ahead of the best representative of the Audi of Lucas di...
This Saturday at the Sakhir track in Bahrain a final stage in 2016 FIA WEC. Question about the title in the majority of tests still open. Finally, the question about the title decided only in offset of manufacturers in LMP1, as well as in personal and team offsets LMP2.
The race “6 hours of Bahrain” is held since 2012. For the third time in the history of world Cup racing endurance circuit in Sakhir will host the season finale, the first time was in 2013.
The race starts at 16:00 local time, and after about an hour on the track, dusk falls, and the most part-in will be held in...