Former Red Bull Formula 1 driver Mark Webber took the World Endurance Championship title with Porsche yesterday, in what was a tense 6 hours of Bahrain. The trio of drivers only just managed to clinch the title, after an early problem with the throttle linkage put them down 4 laps from the leaders. That meant
Alex Wurz has announced his retirement from motorsport today, after 20 years of professional competition. The Austrian will be taking part in next weekend Bahrain 6 hours with Toyota as his final race weekend, having led a career that saw him drive for Benetton, McLaren, Williams, and has put him deeply involved as an ambassador
GP2 and GP3 will be supporting the 6hrs of Bahrain in November, in order to make up for the German round of the championship, which was lost when Formula 1 confirmed it would not be attending the Nurburgring this year. Both championships will be racing on November 19th – 21st, with Practice set to take place
After being shunned by the top Formula 1 teams for being too tall, Nico Hulkenberg finally showed the global motorsport stage what he is made of by taking the most illustrious win of them all on Sunday. The Le Mans 24 hours. What makes it even more impressive is that this was his first ever
A video that more or less sums up how WEC is shaping at the minute. Here we have yet another lead battle between Porsche and Audi, albeit in similar circumstances to Silverstone where the #17 Porsche had enough electrical energy in its 8MJ reserve to take the #8 Audi going down the Kemmel Straight at blistering pace.
The World Endurance Championship will no longer have grid girls at the start of race meetings from 2015 onwards. In a move that breaks a 65-year tradition in motor racing, WEC chief executive Gerard Neveu told Reuters: “From Silverstone next week, you will see that for any race we will do – no grid girls
Max Chilton and Alex Buncombe will race in Nissan’s GT-R LM NISMO in this years World Endurance Championship. The former Marussia F1 driver who is currently eying IndyCar in America alongside his WEC endeavours, said “My aim has always been to race at the highest level and the technology that has gone into the Nissan GT-R
Ahead of their first scheduled test this weekend in Abu Dhabi, Porsche have unveiled their 2015 919 Hybrid which is set to take on Le Mans and this years World Endurance Championship. The images which show Marc Lieb taking the car out for a shakedown at their Weissach test track on the run up to
Nico Hulkenberg will be racing in Le Mans alongside his F1 duties next year, as he becomes the first driver since Sebastien Bourdais in 2009 to take part in both events. The team he will be doing it for is Porsche, who announced that they will be fielding three cars at two events in WEC
In this weeks episode of the Pitstop Podcast, we discuss the technology being used in WEC after last weekends Le Mans 24 hour race, and whether F1’s restrictiveness is driving away some of the best aerodynamicists and potential works teams.