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WEC Changes Race Date So It Doesn’t Clash With F1 Star Fernando Alonso’s Schedule

The FIA World Endurance Championship officially changed its 2018 schedule, moving the 6 Hours of Fuji back a week. The changes conveniently came after Formula One star Fernando Alonso announced he’d race the entire WEC season that didn’t conflict with his F1 schedule, and Fuji conflicted with his F1 schedule.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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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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No, Fernando Alonso Isn’t Officially Doing Le Mans For Toyota — Yet

There’s a very convincing looking fake Twitter account claiming that everybody’s favorite series-hopping Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is confirmed to drive for Toyota at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But don’t get your hopes up just yet—it’s an extremely well done gag. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The 2017 World Endurance Championship Season Was A Dramatic Shitshow

The 9-round FIA World Championship provided a full 72 hours of racing across four continents. I watched every minute of the racing this season, and it was usually quite exciting and over-the-top drama-filled. The 24 hours of Le Mans, in particular, this year provided an impressive battle of who can fail the most…Read more… Continue […]

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Toyota’s Gazoo Racing Is Doing A Le Mans-Inspired Supercar Concept For The Street

So we didn’t get a new Toyota Supra at any of the auto shows in 2017, and it doesn’t appear to be coming to the Detroit show next month either. At this point I’m all but convinced it exists only internally so Toyota employees can rip burnouts as a stress-relief exercise. But! Something interesting and […]

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The New Aston Martin Vantage Is Already Here To Go Racing

Aston Martin doesn’t waste time, it turns out. The same day the new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops, we also get its racing version, the Vantage GTE. It’s headed to the World Endurance Championship next year, and it keeps that loud and ridiculous neon green-yellow paint. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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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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World Endurance Championship Finale Interrupted By Precious Little Kitty Cat

Who’s a bad little fluffums? Bad kitty! Look what you’ve done, Snufferlumpapaws. Look at this big mess you made! You briefly yellow-flagged the season finale of the world’s highest rung of endurance sports car racing. Bad, kitty, bad! Bad! Bad! Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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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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Auto Racing Has A Big Sponsor-Driven Broadcast Problem

This will be Fox’s last year broadcasting the World Endurance Championship for now, as even the series is tired of having Le Mans coverage unexpectedly swapped for golf highlights. While the WEC has given fans the live stream we want for years, the biggest problem is that auto racing’s sponsors haven’t caught up with…Read more… […]

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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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Aston Martin Rolls Into Winners’ Line-Up On Fire At The 6 Hours Of Shanghai

Famed Lotus fourder Colin Chapman had a cruel reputation for saying that a race car only has to survive through the checkered flag, but he’s not wrong there. Fellow British marque Aston Martin proved that spectacularly at today’s 6 Hours of Shanghai by rolling into the winners’ line-up on fire. 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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