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Le Mans 2018 – Wrecks, Pit Stops, Safety Car – Pick Winners. Toyota Finally Wins P1 After Years of Breakdowns with a Record 388 Laps.

Toyota Gazoo Racing claimed a 1-2 result, with Fernando Alonso winning at his debut at one of the world’s most famous endurance races. The Spaniard – who together with Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi – drove hard throughout the 24 hours in this second round of the FIA WEC Super Season. Continue reading

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Cadillac, Acura Win in Detroit on Belle Isle Streets

In the GTD class, Katherine Legge and Meyer Shank Racing successfully repeated their class win here from one year ago, but with Mario Farnbacher joining the lineup in the #86 Acura NSX GT3. Starting second, Legge unsuccessfully challenged the leading Lamborghini of Bryan Sellers throughout the first 40 minutes. Meanwhile, Justin Marks ran a close third in the #93 MSR Acura. Continue reading

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Aussie Will Power Wins the 102nd Indianapolis 500 for Penske

Penske has done far better than Chevrolet with 17 victories in the run for the Hoosier milk, which Power spilled all over himself, the parade Queen and others in the winner’s circle. Along side him his wife, Elizabeth Cannon Power, was lovingly hysterical and elated when she started breathing again and could speak – was as entertaining as the race. Continue reading

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70 Years Porsche Sports Cars at Retro Classics

The Porsche Museum is celebrating “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at this year’s Retro Classics exhibition on March 22–25, 2018, at the Messe Stuttgart trade fair center. Continue reading

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Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

Reuss once kicked the author’s butt at a closed track in New York State. It’s surprising when the president of an auto company appears at a race track to drive a car he worked on as an engineer. It’s embarrassing, though, when he’s as fast, well frankly faster, than any hot shoe out there. Continue reading

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Automotive Hall of Fame Honors Roy Lunn and GT40

Lunn was ideal to work for Ford. A former designer and engineer for AC, Jowett, and Aston Martin, he previously led a Le Mans campaign for Aston and his work had led him, eventually, to a position in Dearborn – via Ford of England where he designed the Anglia. In that Detroit suburb, notable for a racist Mayor, Lunn contributed to the mid-engine 1962 Ford Mustang I. Continue reading

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2017 Ferrari SF70H F1 at Autosport International

The SF70H joins the 2004 championship-winning F2004, 2017 LMGTE Pro World Endurance Championship-winning AF Corse 488 GTE, FXX-K Evo and the 488 Challenge cars on the stage, which will showcase the range of cars available through Corse Clienti, Ferrari’s very expensive and successful client racing program. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Returns to Formula 1 in 2018 via Sauber

The single-seat race cars will carry the colors and logo of Alfa Romeo with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team the team’s Title Sponsor, and will be equipped – no surprise – with 2018 Ferrari power units, not Ram diesels. Continue reading

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Audi e-tron FE04 to open Formula E Season in December

Favorites? “That’s hard to answer in Formula E – especially before this season, said defending champion and Audi driver Lucas di Grassi. “I have very strong expectations of Renault and Mahindra. At the same time, we should have Virgin, Andretti and Jaguar on our radar as well. Continue reading

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le coq sportif Sponsors 2018 Renault Sport Formula One Team

The drivers and the members of Renault Sport Formula One Team during the 2018 season will wear a variant of the sports brand. Continue reading

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WEC: TOYOTA WINS IN BAHRAIN

TOYOTA Gazoo Racing won for the fifth time in the 6 Hours of Bahrain, ending the nine-race 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a victory. It was bittersweet because Porsche had clinched both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ title … Continue reading

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Shanghaied! Porsche Takes Third Straight Endurance Driver’s Title

Toyota has yet to announce if it will return to LMP1 next year – right now they are the only factory entrant with, oh, potentially $100 million investment needed. Continue reading

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WEC: Toyota Bests Porsche with One Two Finish at Fuji

In the manufacturers’ world championship standings, Porsche continues to lead with 270 points, Toyota follows on 211.5 points after their one-two win in the shadow of – actually, in this case an invisible Mount Fuji Continue reading

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Goodbye to American Sports Car Racer Bruce Leven

Levin will be missed as much as the 962 Porsches he once ran. Continue reading

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IMSA Finale Today at Road Atlanta

With 39 cars and superstar lineups with aggressive drivers – some clearly illegally aggressive but unsanctioned thus far – from all paddocks of the sport, the Motul Petit Le Mans could be one of the most dramatic finales yet – or not depending on the racing. Continue reading

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