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2018’s Le Mans LMP2 Winners Disqualified Over Illegal Device Used To Speed Up Pit Stops

The 24 Hours of Le Mans might not have had the riveting action like we expected it to thanks to some lame new rules, but at least one battle for the win did get interesting after the race ended. Officials disqualified the winning team in Le Mans’ second-tier class, over an illegal device to speed […]

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The Late Night Le Mans Party Took The Seventh Retirement Of The Race Before Dawn Even Broke

We didn’t so much cruise through the night at the Circuit de la Sarthe so much as we stumbled through it, crashing toward daybreak in a smoldering blaze of not-quite-glory. We’ve had fires. We’ve had crashes. We’ve had some drivers capitalizing on the shenanigans. Welcome to Le Mans.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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We’re Halfway Through The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Our photographer Kurt Bradley is hard at work on the scene at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans—and while he’s busy snapping away, I’m here to share some of his fantastic photographic highlights from the first half of the race and keep y’all updated on what’s happening on track. It’ll be just like you’re […]

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There Are Two Minutes Between The Leading Toyotas At Le Mans, And Fernando Alonso Isn’t In Front

Bad news for the Fernando Alonso Hype Train: the car he’s sharing with Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima just served a 60-second time penalty, which means that the formerly-leading car came out in second place, two minutes behind the Toyota being driven by Mike Conway.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watching Le Mans In America Is Still An Impossible Annoyance Thanks To Geo-Blocks And Bad Streams

When the World Endurance Championship announced its partnership with US broadcaster Velocity, the future of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in America seemed a little more promising. No more channel hopping. No more inconvenient interruptions or push-backs from Fox, who didn’t quite seem to grasp the fact that Le Mans is …Read more… Continue […]

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Watch Le Mans Driver Jeroen Bleekemolen Cruise Through A Gravel Trap Like It’s Asphalt

Spinning into a gravel trap is generally bad news. You’re lucky if you can drive your car out afterward, but chances are you’re going to be beached there for a second. Unless, of course, your name is Jeroen Bleekemolen and you’re a whole handful of badass.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Your Guide To The 2018 24 Hours Of Le Mans

There are a few sporting events throughout the year that attract even the most casual of fans, just because they’re so big and so important. Like the Indy 500, Daytona 500 or Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one. If you’ve committed to watching cars for 24 hours straight this weekend, […]

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The Fernando Alonso Hype Is In Full Force After His Debut WEC Win At Spa

The first round of the World Endurance Championship’s 2018-2019 super season at Spa-Francorchamps wrapped up on Saturday afternoon with news that may not come as a shock: Toyota’s TS050 Hybrids finished a solid 1-2. Which of course means that McLaren F1 driver and WEC rookie Fernando Alonso won the race.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Driver Sustains ‘Suspected Fractures’ To Both Legs In Nasty Prototype Crash Weeks Before His Indy 500 Debut

At 21 years old and with a deal to race at the Indianapolis 500 later this month, Pietro Fittipaldi crashed into an outer barrier in the days before the first World Endurance Championship race of the year on Friday. The wreck shattered the front end of his prototype, and he has “suspected fractures” to both […]

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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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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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Madman Fernando Alonso Will Race The F1 And WEC Seasons At The Same Time

After apparently enjoying racing about 22 more hours than he’s used to at the Rolex 24, Formula One’s Fernando Alonso decided he’ll compete in all of the FIA World Endurance Championship races that don’t conflict with his F1 obligations this season. He, presumably, hates sleep.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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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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