The World Endurance Championship has a strange two-year-long season next year as it transitions to a winter schedule that ends with Le Mans. Now they’ve confirmed the final date on that calendar: the 6 Hours of Silverstone will return on August 29, 2018.
The No. 67 Ford GT was one of a couple cars had issues keeping its doors shut on the bumps and curbs of Britain’s Silverstone Circuit early on at Sunday’s 6 Hours of Silverstone. Fortunately, it didn’t seem to affect driver Harry Tincknell at all when it popped back open in the final five minutes of the race.
Did you need to use the pit lane any time soon, at the start of the last hour of the 6 Hours of Silverstone? Too bad. The No. 4 ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01 prototype collided with the No. 97 Aston Martin and left an enormous mess all over the entrance to it.
Toyota wants so badly to be back in winning form this year after a 2016 saw them lose the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a last-minute connector failure. This is supposed to be Toyota’s year with a new, improved TS050, yet they’ve had the first major top LMP1-class Le Mans prototype crash of 2017 at the 6 Hours of…
The same model of brand-new Porsche 911 RSR race car that has run without major issues so far this year in the United States had a major engine failure at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, belching flames out of the engine cover that replaces its back window.
An open door must be really annoying at race speeds, as Andy Priaulx in the No. 67 Ford GT lost a position to the No. 91 Porsche during today’s 6 Hours of Silverstone after his Ford’s door kept popping open in the first hour of the race.
The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is a huge deal for World Endurance Championship fans, as teams often compete with third cars and Le Mans-specific kit for the first time. Porsche may not have a third car, but their Le Mans package works: they locked out the front row for this weekend’s race.
A single out-of-compliance part has excluded the overall winner from the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Silverstone results, reports Sportscar365. The No. 7 Audi R18 had worn its front skid block down to less than the required 20mm minimum thickness.
Brendon Hartley, a Porsche 919 racer with unusually good hair, received a formal reprimand for the big crash that took his No. 1 car out of the lead during the 6 Hours of Silverstone—and took the unsuspecting No. 86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 out with him.
Modern endurance races have gotten a bit of a reputation as “really long sprint races” due to the reliability of the cars and the skill of the drivers. Just kidding! Only one of each manufacturer LMP1-class prototype remained in contention for the win in the last hour of the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
Audi’s new R18 emerged as the fastest of the World Endurance Championship LMP1s, qualifying first and second for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Both Porsche 919s ran almost a second behind the Audis, and they were visibly irked that they weren’t as fast in the moist conditions. Turbo problems on the Toyota TS050s held…
Practice for the World Endurance Championship season opener, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, was halted for an unusual reason in April: snow! Of course, every image coming out of the snow delay is wonderful in a particularly surreal way. Behold: Britain’s winter wonderland.
Let this insane three-way battle between the #8 Audi, #17 Porsche and #7 Audi LMP1-class World Endurance Championship prototypes illustrate all the fun nuances of hybrid race cars. Running out of the added electric power must hit you like a brick when you’re in the middle of a battle like this.
RWS Motorsport is out at Silverstone Circuit this weekend for the European Le Mans Series and World Endurance Championship and came back from yesterday with a huge gallery of awesome photos. Behold: the great variety of cars that go endurance racing.
With the increased competition in the World Endurance Championship's LMP1 class, everyone's wondering who's really the fastest this year. Porsche looked great at the Prologue, but Audi was fast during practice for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. It's Porsche, though, who'll take up the entire front row of the grid.
Nissan is skipping the first couple races of the World Endurance Championship season to continue development of the GT-R LM Nismo and focus on dominating Le Mans. From the looks of things, they've scrapped the twin-turbo V6 hybrid engine for something a bit simpler and more human.
Don't expect to see scantily clad women standing next to the cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. According to Reuters, the FIA World Endurance Championship is dropping pretty ladies for pretty ladies' sake from the grid. It's about time.