Tweet With Audi and Toyota introducing and fielding a total of four hybrid prototypes for the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 hours, the prospect of an historic victory for either manufacturer was always a very real possibility and so it proved at the chequered flag on Sunday. Starting from pole on Saturday, the
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Tweet Three of the fastest four cars at Le Mans were hybrids following the first practice and qualifying session yesterday. The Audi R18 e-tron Quattro cars took first and second place, with the #7 Toyota TS030 taking fourth behind the conventionally powered Audi R18 Ultra. The #8 Toyota came in a respectable sixth with a
Tweet Sunday’s Le Mans test day saw the 56 cars invited to participate in the 80th running of Les 24 Heures du Mans gain much needed track time and make their final preparations for the race that is now only two weeks away (June 16/17th). Although, the timing was not official, at the end of
Tweet On the eve of Sunday’s Le Mans test day, race organizers the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) announced that GreenGT’s electric/hydrogen powered H2 prototype will take to the track at the 2013 La Sarthe classic under the “Garage 56” entry specifically for experimental vehicles. Last June saw the ACO acknowledge GreenGT’s protototype as an
Tweet If you follow Formula One, you will know that the FIA designate areas (or zones) on a circuit where drivers can deploy the use of the adjustable rear wing on their cars, known as the Drag Reduction System (DRS) during the race. With this concept in mind, the FIA and Automobile Club de l’Ouest
Tweet Following a one-day shakedown and functionality test recently at the French Magny-Cours circuit with their TS030 hybrid prototype, Friday saw Toyota complete a full 3-day test programme in Spain at MotorLand Aragon. The main focus for the team in Spain was to conduct their second endurance run of the LMP1 car, their first endurance
Tweet Toyota and Audi resumed their on-track rivalry albeit on different tracks, different days and in different countries. Friday saw Toyota recommence testing of their TS030 Hybrid LMP1 following the April 4th crash which forced the team to build an all new chassis and miss valuable track time. Team drivers Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre