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Toyota’s First Hybrid Le Mans Prototype Was The Coolest Sounding Race Car Of The Modern Era

This year Toyota capped off what looks like the end of the modern LMP1 era, from Audi vs everybody to Audi vs Peugeot to Audi vs Porsche to Porsche vs Toyota to Toyota vs itself. Among all of these vehicles, let’s remember the one that most sounded like a pod racer: the Toyota TS030. Read […]

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Second Place Toyota Slows Suddenly In Last Two Hours Of Le Mans But It Just Missed A Fuel Stop

With a little over an hour and a half to go, the No. 7 Toyota TS050 slowed abruptly from second place. Sure, 13 laps separated it from the next car given that the Toyotas are that much quicker than the privateer LMP1 teams, but you have to finish the race to be classified—as Toyota knows […]

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Porsche Drove Its Retired Le Mans Winning 919 Prototype Through Manhattan To Make Us All Sad Again

It’s been almost a year since Porsche announced it was ending its 919 Hybrid LMP1 endurance racing program and focusing its efforts on Formula E, closing off an era of racing that saw 17 victories, and three Le Mans wins in a row. Now the car is on a farewell tour around the world, rolling […]

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Porsche Has Built The Most Badass LMP1 Car, And They’re Taking It On A World Tour

WEC specification LMP1 Hybrids have been an incredible advancement in motorsport technology over the last decade or so, and Porsche’s 919 has proven so dominant at the formula that they’ve come home with six world championship trophies and three Le Mans victories. It’s been an incredible achievement for Porsche, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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TVR Is Back In Endurance Racing With A Mean Le Mans Prototype 

British automaker TVR has a long history at Le Mans, but hasn’t actually been in motorsport for more than 10 years. That streak of inaction will end this season, since TVR announced that it’s back to race Le Mans once again—and not just Le Mans. Its car will race the entire World Endurance Championship season. […]

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Here’s The Updated TS050 Prototype Toyota Has Two Shots To Win Le Mans With

Toyota is the last car manufacturer standing in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class, where they’ll get not one, but two shots to win Le Mans. WEC is calling 2018-2019 their “superseason” as they transition to a calendar that ends at Le Mans. Here’s the TS050 Hybrid they hope to do that with, unveiled today…Read […]

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Toyota Will Keep Racing Its Le Mans Prototype Next Season

Porsche may have dropped out of the World Endurance Championship, but Toyota is here to stay as the lone LMP1 class manufacturer left. Toyota announced that they will stay for the series’ odd transitional 2018-2019 season at the annual WEC awards ceremony that followed the 6 Hours of Bahrain. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Denies Porsche One Last Win In Bahrain Despite Toyota Driver Breaking A Toe

You know who I don’t want to meet in a fight? A Le Mans prototype driver. Between the 6 Hours of Bahrain’s overall winner Anthony Davidson driving with a broken toe and LMP2 class winner Bruno Senna driving with no power steering for most of the last hour, those guys are all tougher than I […]

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Porsche On Porsche Carnage Takes Porsche 919 Out Of Leading Its Last Race

Porsche’s attempt to end their Le Mans prototype program with a win like their sister-marque Audi did last year isn’t going so hot. The No. 1 Porsche 919 LMP1 collided with the No. 86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 in LM GTE Am, taking it out of the overall lead and handing it right away to […]

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Let Us All Rejoice As Fernando Alonso Will Test Toyota’s Le Mans Prototype Tomorrow

Fernando Alonso’s quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport (Monaco, Indy and Le Mans) continues, and we couldn’t love it more. Alonso confirmed to the World Endurance Championship today that he was going to test out the Toyota Ts050 LMP1 tomorrow, like he might be gunning for a Le Mans seat or something.Read more… […]

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The Porsche 919 is going out with a bang in its final race, with the No. 1 Porsche claiming the 20th

The Porsche 919 is going out with a bang in its final race, with the No. 1 Porsche claiming the 20th pole position for the car. The 919's final race ever and the season finale of the World Endurance Championship starts at 8:oo a.m. ET today, ending the WEC as we know it before big […]

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Fernando Alonso Visits Toyota’s 24 Hours Of Le Mans Team To Talk Seats: Report

Two-time Formula One world champ and one-time (and hopefully more-times) Indianapolis 500 participant Fernando Alonso really wants to keep going with his quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport. One report suggests that he may try his hand at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota’s LMP1 team. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Toyota: We Expect To Dominate In This Class Where We Are The Only Ones Racing

Toyota, for now, will be the lone manufacturer left in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s top racing class next season. The company said it wants to stay in the class, “only with the goal of winning.” The only thing you can do is win if there is no one else competing, Toyota.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The End Of Porsche’s Le Mans Prototype Team Is More Complicated Than You’d Ever Imagine

Porsche announced its departure from the top class of the World Endurance Championship back in July, but it is still nailing down the details of what comes next. It’s a massive game of musical chairs with around 300 staff members and six drivers who are sad to see the 919 program end, but very anxious […]

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