24 Hours of Le Mans Winner 2017
Porsche #2 Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard
Clinches its 19th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures. A historic win!
BMW at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1) - Ten key dates
on 23rd January 2018 at 10:01 am
BMW's participation in the LMGTE Pro class will be one of the big draws of the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) 2018/2019 Super Season. For the first installment in this series, here is a look back at some highlights of the marque's involvement in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, namely the overall win in 1999. […]
24 Hours of Le Mans - The Ginetta LMP1 hits the track for the first time (video)
on 22nd January 2018 at 7:11 pm
After its unveiling at Autosport International in Birmingham just a few days ago, Ginetta started doing laps with its all-new LMP1 prototype. The car's debut in competition will take place at the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the first round of the 2018/2019 Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), at the beginning of May before participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16th and 17th. […]
Tom Coronel: "I would like to return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans one day."
on 21st January 2018 at 2:01 pm
Eccentric Dutch driver Tom Coronel has just finished his fifth Dakar in 35th place. Next he will return to the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in which he has been competing without interruption since 2005. He has also participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 10 times, half with Spyker in the GT2 class (from 1999 to 2010). […]
The BMW M8 GTE remains in development for the FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans (video)
on 21st January 2018 at 8:01 am
BMW Motorsport is gearing up to compete in the 2018/2019 Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in the LMGTE Pro class with two M8 GTEs. In the meantime, the Bavarian marque is pursuing the development of the car via testing sessions. […]
Pit marshals (4) - Strategy and sophistication under tight scrutiny
on 20th January 2018 at 11:24 am
Hawk-eyed pit marshals have been surveying every move in team garages since the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923. Since then, race strategies have evolved and cars have become increasingly sophisticated, particularly since the inception of the World Endurance Championship in 2012, and although the pit marshals’ legendary diligence has never waned, their task is now more exacting than ever. […]
Alain Tannier (marshal) - "An unforgettable experience at the 24 Hours and in the WEC."
on 20th January 2018 at 11:21 am
You may not know his name, but Alain Tannier is a major player in the paddock. A volunteer marshal with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest for nearly 40 years, the Le Mans native is retiring today from the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) as pits manager. This die-hard fan of motorsport will remain very much involved by continuing to use his experience to benefit ACO events as well as freelance projects. […]
Giedo Van Der Garde aiming for WEC and Le Mans in the Dallara for Racing Team Nederland
on 19th January 2018 at 12:51 pm
Frits Van Eerd, Racing Team Nederland driver and team owner, announced his intention to compete in the 2018-2019 Super Season of the World Endurance Championship a few weeks ago. He will be fielding the Dallara P217, a car that featured in the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017. […]
Asian LMS - Malaysia to host the last round of the 2017-2018 season
on 18th January 2018 at 11:35 am
The 4 Hours of Sepang, the last round of the current Asian Le Mans Series, will be decisive. Only three weeks to wait now before the last invitations for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans are allocated. So far, the series has not produced a clear leader and everything hangs on Sepang! […]
Pit marshals (3) - Through the 1970s and 1980s
on 18th January 2018 at 10:01 am
Hawk-eyed pit marshals have been surveying every move in team garages since the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923. Their working conditions have changed considerably since then, and especially since the 1970s, but the marshals’ legendary diligence has never waned. […]
Paul-Loup Chatin headed to the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans with IDEC Sport Racing in LMP2
on 17th January 2018 at 5:00 pm
The IDEC Sport team will once again compete in the upcoming European Le Mans Series season in its entirety, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans if its request for an invitation is approved by the Selection Committee. For its 2018 campaign, Paul Lafargue, son of the owner of IDEC, will be joined by Paul-Loup Chatin who claimed the third step on the LMP2 class podium at the 24 Hours in 2014 with Signatech Alpine. […]
The new face of the ELMS
on 17th January 2018 at 2:25 pm
Ahead of the start of the 2018 season, the European Le Mans Series has unveiled its new identity with a brand-new logo that evokes the values of the series: European, Le Mans, Motorsport and Endurance. […]
What Toni Vilander (Ferrari) likes best about the 24 Hours of Le Mans
on 17th January 2018 at 2:01 pm
Here's another installment in our series about driver preferences at that 24 Hours of Le Mans, and now it's Toni Vilander's turn! The Finnish driver has participated in the legendary race nine times, all representing Ferrari, winning the LMGTE Pro class in 2012 and 2014. His last appearance was just last year with the Risi Competizione team, the result at the wheel of the #82 Ferrari 488 GTE shared with Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer was a retirement. […]
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