Porsche aims to expand title collection at desert finale

November 13, 2015

Stuttgart – With the six-hour race on the Bahrain International Circuit on 21 November, the 2015 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) draws to a close. The Porsche teams travel to the desert kingdom with excellent championship chances: At the season finale, they could still score a total of four titles. After Porsche already clinched its first World Championship … Keep reading from Motorsport.com – WEC – Stories http://ift.tt/1kudNhk…

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Entry List for End Of Season Rookie Test Unveiled

November 13, 2015

On Sunday 22 November at the Bahrain International Circuit 11 cars and at least 28 drivers will take part in the end of season test the day after the season finale in the Middle East. The focus of the day will be on the three drivers selected by the WEC to test an LMP1 hybrid – British driver… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/1LdOeWy Advertisement

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WEC releases complete rookie test entry list

November 13, 2015

Mexican sportscar star Memo Rojas, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, headlines the new additions. Rojas will drive for SMP-backed Russian squad AF Racing, joined by Julian Leal, the third-most experienced driver in GP2 history. The other LMP2 spots will go to Formula 3.5 frontrunner Tio Ellinas and former Red Bull junior Lewis Williamson, the duo making up the Strakka … Keep reading from Motorsport.com – WEC –…

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6 Hours of Bahrain – Facts and Figures

November 11, 2015

For the second time since 2012 the Kingdom of Bahrain will host the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season finale. Situated in the desert, the impressive Bahrain International Circuit provides the challenge of a sandy and sometimes slippery track surface as well as racing into the night… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/1Y5jjFi Advertisement

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Alex Lynn to test Toyota LMP1 in Bahrain

November 11, 2015

Lynn joins fellow British racer Sam Bird in testing for the Japanese squad on 22 November, the day after Lynn takes part in the GP2 race that is on the same bill as the FIA WEC finale. Toyota was initially planning on just testing Bird, but the deal to test Lynn was concluded the week after the Shanghai FIA WEC event earlier this month. Mike Conway will act as a benchmark for Bird…

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Alex Wurz announces retirement

November 10, 2015

One of the most respected and successful figures in the paddock, Alex Wurz, has today announced his retirement from the driving seat. His last race will be the final round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Bahrain on Saturday 21 November.The Toyota Racing driver, 41,… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/1Qgle8v Advertisement

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Winners Announced for 2015 Fans Photo Competition

November 10, 2015

The judging has taken place and the winners have been chosen from the hundreds of entries received for the Spirit of Le Mans Photo Competition. For the second year running the fans of the FIA World Endurance Championship have been enjoying unrivalled access to the cars and drivers and the images… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/1Qglg0a Advertisement

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Magnussen completes Porsche LMP1 test

November 10, 2015

The 23-year-old, who was let go by McLaren last month, is testing a Porsche 919 Hybrid at the Spanish Grand Prix venue along with Oliver Turvey and Mitch Evans. "It was really good. It is the first race car I drive for about six or seven months and it’s an amazing car with amazing power," Magnussen said. "It is easy to feel that this probably is the most advanced race…

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