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Motorsport, WEC

WEC and Le Mans entry lists revealed

5 Apr , 2015  

It’s that time of year again where we at carwitter begin to salivate over another year of top sportscar action as the ACO have announced full grids for the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 hours. This year the rundown is even more exciting than ever with a bumper grid of 14 top level […]

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Motorsport, Motorsport News, WEC

2015 Porsche 919 makes track debut

18 Jan , 2015  

Porsche have become the first team to unveil their new-for-2015 World Endurance Championship challenger as they released the first images of the 919. The team that took third place in the 2014 manufacturers championship have chosen to give the 919 a complete overhaul – but keep the original as a template – resulting in this […]

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Motorsport, WEC

WEC 2014 Season Review – Toyota get it right

31 Dec , 2014  

The third year of a sportscar programme is really when you should be winning – and that is exactly what Toyota did in 2014. Although the first year of their WEC campaign in 2012 could be seen as an extended test,  when the TS030 was thrown into action early as Toyota stepped in at the […]

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Motorsport, WEC

WEC 2014 – Sao Paulo – Porsche claim first win

10 Dec , 2014  

Neel Jani, Marc Leib and Romain Dumas handed Porsche their first World Endurance Championship win since their return as Mark Webber spent the night in hospital following a monster shunt. Webber, running sixth toward the end of the race, lost control of the #20 919 and slammed into the outside start-finish straight wall, effectively splitting […]

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Motorsport, WEC

WEC 2014 – Bahrain – Davidson and Buemi clinch title

19 Nov , 2014  

Toyota clinched their fifth victory out of seven World Endurance Championship rounds as Anthony Davidson and Sebastian Buemi were crowned champions despite finishing a lowly 11th. The race was won by the #7 car of Alex Wurz, Stephane Sarrizan and stand-in Mike Conway, but it was the #8, delayed by an alternator problem earlier in […]

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Motorsport, WEC

WEC 2014 – Shanghai – Toyota command WEC standings

8 Nov , 2014  

Toyota moved closer to securing their first World Endurance Championship crown after cruising to victory in a relatively low-key Shanghai six hours. The #8 TS040 of Anthony Davidson and Sebastian Buemi cruised to their fourth win out of five rounds over a minute clear of the sister Toyota and a lap ahead of the forlorn […]

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Motorsport, WEC

WEC 2014 – Fuji – Toyota dominate for a win

18 Oct , 2014  

Sebastian Buemi and Anthony Davidson took their third victory out of five World Endurance Championship rounds after a dominant performance at Fuji. The Toyota pairing, without usual partner Nicolas Lapierre, led all but a handful of laps during the six-hour race in Japan to strengthen their title aspirations. In a turnaround from last year’s deluge […]

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WEC 2014 – COTA – Rain stops play

28 Sep , 2014  

The World Endurance Championship returned after a 3 month hiatus to the Circuit of the Americas, Texas. It brought with it a few new faces, most notably the LMP2 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX 03b Honda of Scott Shard, Ryan Dalziel and team manager Ed Brown making their debut ahead of a planned second outing […]

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Motorsport, WEC

Strakka’s Dome s103 to make Sao Paulo debut

20 Aug , 2014  

Strakka have announced their Dome S103 LMP2 car will now make its long awaited debut at the closing round of the World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The brand-new coupe had been plagued with problems since it’s inception and was forced to pull out of the first two rounds of the championship and the Le Mans […]

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Motorsport, WEC

Conway to make Toyota debut at Austin

1 Aug , 2014  

Mike Conway will make his first appearance for Toyota in the World Endurance Championship round at Austin. The Brit signed for the Japanese squad at the start of the season as a reserve driver after impressing in 2012 for G-Drive’s LMP2 programme. The IndyCar race winner will replace regular racer Kazuki Nakajima in the #7 […]

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Motorsport News, WEC

Ram Racing leaves WEC, closes its doors

14 Jul , 2014  

World Endurance Championship squad Ram Racing is to withdraw from the competition and close down. The team had endured a difficult start to 2014, withdrawing from the second round in order to make the start at Le Mans. But despite hopes they would return for the round in Austin the team has now taken the […]

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Le Mans 2014 – Audi triumph as last men standing

18 Jun , 2014  

The Audi trio of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler wrote themselves into Le Mans history by clinching a third victory in the great race in four years after a thrilling 24 hours. Each manufacturer lead at some point during an attrition filled race where both Porsches and one each from Audi and Toyota […]