WEC
Dec 8

Sports Cars: 2014 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Revealed

The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro that will compete in the 2014 World Endurance Championship. (Photo: Audi)

The new R18 e-tron quattro that will compete in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. (Photo: )

Audi has taken the wraps off its new-for-2014 R18 e-tron quattro ahead of testing this week at Sebring International Raceway.

The car, which will retain the same naming as its previous FIA World Endurance Championship-winning model, turned its first laps in October and will now take to the 3.7-mile airfield circuit for a series of endurance tests.

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Nov 30

Sports Cars: Toyota Dominates WEC Six Hours of Bahrain, 8Star Wins GTE-Am Title

Toyota leads the WEC field into the first corner of the Six Hours of Bahrain. (Photo: John Dagys)

leads the field into the first corner of the Six Hours of . (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota broke through to claim victory in Saturday’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain, while American squad 8Star Motorsports took home the GTE-Am teams’ title.

The No. Toyota 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi scored their first win with the TS030 Hybrid and the second for the Japanese manufacturer this season following an attrition-filled race that saw retirements for three of the five LMP1 cars.

Buemi took the gasoline-powered hybrid to a 1 minute and 10-second victory over the No. 1 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer and co-drivers Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler in second, with the LMP2 class-winning No. 26 G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR Oreca 03 Nissan completing the overall podium in third.

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Nov 29

SportsCars: Future Unclear For COTA WEC/TUSC Event

SportsCars: Future Unclear For COTA WEC/TUSC Event

The future of the shared sports car weekend at Circuit of The Americas is unclear. (Photo: John Dagys)

The future of the shared sports car weekend at Circuit of The Americas is unclear, as the FIA World Endurance Championship has proposed changes to the event’s timetable before confirming its U.S. event for next year.

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Nov 29

SportsCars: Toyota Sweeps Front Row For WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

SportsCars: Toyota Sweeps Front Row For WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

will start Saturday’s Six Hours of from the pole after a sweep of the front row in qualifying for the eighth and final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season. (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota will start Saturday’s Six Hours of Bahrain from the pole after a sweep of the front row in qualifying for the eighth and final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

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