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miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2020

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus health situation and current restrictions in France and around the world, the organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, together with the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), have decided to postpone the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, originally scheduled for 13/14th June 2020. 

The new date will be 19/20th September 2020. 
The postponement of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will result in revisions to the FIA WEC, European Le Mans Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup and Ligier European Series calendars. This information will be confirmed in due course, together with the full timetable for the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020. 
During this complicated time, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest wishes to express, even more than usual, all its support for and recognition of healthcare personnel everywhere. 
Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO“Postponing the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020, originally scheduled for 13/14th June, is the appropriate solution in face of the exceptional health circumstances that we are all going through today. It goes without saying that we will make every effort to ensure the safety and quality of our events. 
“First of all, I want to ask everyone to take no risk for themselves, their families and others. Today it is a question of stopping the spread of this virus. I would also like to spare warm thoughts for all the medical personnel working to protect our health. 
“We are more than ever working as one team together with our competitors, partners, fans, media, medical services, organisation teams and marshals.”
Gérard Neveu, CEO of FIA WEC and ELMS“It is the right decision to delay in light of the current situation. We are now working on revising our WEC, ELMS, Michelin Le Mans Cup and Ligier European Series calendars for the remainder of this season, and for the WEC’s Season 9 which was due to start in September 2020. We will come back to you in the coming days with more news for both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.”

Les 24 Heures du Mans reportées aux 19 et 20 septembre 2020

Conséquence de l'évolution sanitaire liée au coronavirus et des restrictions actuelles en France et dans le monde, l'Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organisateur des 24 Heures du Mans, en concertation avec le Championnat du Monde d'Endurance FIA WEC et la Fédération Internationale Automobile (FIA), a décidé de reporter la 88e édition des 24 Heures du Mans, prévue initialement les 13 et 14 juin 2020.
La date retenue : les 19 et 20 septembre 2020.
Le report des 24 Heures du Mans entraîne une actualisation des calendriers du FIA WEC, qui sera communiquée prochainement, ainsi que la mise à jour des calendriers de l'European Le Mans Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup et Ligier European Series. Ces informations seront officialisées ultérieurement tout comme le déroulé précis de la 88e édition des 24 Heures du Mans 2020. 
Durant cette période délicate, l'Automobile Club de l'Ouest tient à exprimer, plus que de coutume encore, tout son soutien et sa reconnaissance au personnel de santé. 
Pierre Fillon, Président de l'Automobile Club de l'Ouest « Reporter les 24 Heures du Mans 2020, initialement prévues les 13 et 14 juin, s'avère aujourd'hui la solution la plus adaptée aux circonstances sanitaires exceptionnelles que nous traversons tous actuellement. Nous mettrons tout en œuvre pour assurer sécurité et qualité de nos événements. 
Avant toute chose, je tiens à demander à chacun de ne prendre aucun risque pour soi, les siens et les autres. Il s'agit aujourd'hui de stopper la propagation de ce virus. Je souhaite aussi avoir une pensée chaleureuse pour tous les personnels médicaux mobilisés pour la santé de tous. 
Concurrents, partenaires, fans, médias, service médicaux, équipes d'organisation, commissaires, nous faisons équipe ensemble, plus que jamais. » 
Gérard Neveu, Directeur général du FIA WEC, LMEM : « Dans ce contexte, le report des 24 Heures du Mans 2020 est la bonne décision. Nous travaillons désormais sur une adaptation en conséquence, de nos calendriers WEC, ELMS, Michelin Le Mans Cup et Ligier European Series pour les éditions en cours ainsi que pour la future saison 9 2020-2021 du FIA WEC qui devait débuter en septembre prochain. Nous vous communiquerons très prochainement toutes ces informations. »

The 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed to 19/20th September 2020

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sábado, 18 de mayo de 2019

In four weeks the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018-2019 Super Season will be underway (15h00 local time, Saturday 15 June) and, 24 hours later, at the culmination of this unique 14-month season, the newest World Endurance Champions will be known.
No fewer than 62 cars will be on track for this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans,  with HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco being present to officially start the proceedings.
The FIA World Endurance LMP1 Championship and GT Manufacturers’ FIA World Championship were sealed at the previous round at Spa-Francorchamps, but there are still plenty of titles to be decided including the World Drivers' titles and that of the highly-competitive LMP2 category.
Tickets for the 24 Hours of Le Mans can still be purchased HERE. 
Don't miss a minute and follow all the action, interviews, live timing, onboards and more on the official 24 Hours of Le Mans/FIA WEC App. 

Le Mans Esports Series format revealed for Super Final

The format for the Super Final of the Le Mans Esports Series (LMES) has now been revealed. The teams and drivers, which were recently announced, will compete in nine races on the Xbox One exclusive Forza Motorsport 7. There will be 36 top gamers from across the world, who will be competing on 12 different simulators. 
The teams will have a virtual budget of €150m to build a fantasy garage, and competitors will race on both the historical and modern varieties of the Le Mans track as well as getting to experience WEC races at Silverstone, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps.
The first and final race will use a traditional Le Mans start, meaning drivers must run to their rig and take the wheel to start. The Le Mans start will play a crucial role in the ninth race, which will decide the LMES champions, as points accumulated over the first eight races set the grid and the intervals between teams. 
The first ever LMES champions will take their share of a $100,000 prize pool and also celebrate their victory on the real-life 24 Hours of Le Mans podium. For more information on LMES.
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Tickets go on sale for 6 Hours of São Paulo

With just under a year until the WEC returns to Brazil, tickets have now gone on sale for the highly-anticipated 6 Hours of São Paulo via the event’s official website. 
The 6 Hours of São Paulo forms the fifth round of the 2019-2020 WEC season and will be staged at Autódromo José Carlos Pace, also known as Interlagos, on 1 February 2020. 
Indeed, Brazil is no stranger to endurance racing with the country already having hosted three WEC events at Interlagos between 2012 and 2014. Local hero and successful LMP1 driver Bruno Senna has also been named as the event’s official ambassador. 
Fans can purchase three types of tickets for the grand festival of speed that will run from 30 January – 1 February, 2020. In addition to the track action, the three-day event will have a host of other entertainment. Tickets are now on sale at a discounted rate via the event’s official website:
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In 4 weeks the Super Finale to the Super Season will be underway: the 24 Hours of Le Mans!

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jueves, 21 de febrero de 2019

29 cars for collective test on 9-10 March

The provisional entry list for the WEC collective test session on 9-10 March - just 16 days away - has been revealed. Of the 34 cars due to take the start of the 1000 Miles of Sebring, 29 will be using the two-day test to learn the track and how to respect the bumps!  The first WEC practice session will take place on Wednesday 13 March, just 20 days from now. 

Only at Sebring! A dive into the history books...

As Sebring is one of the oldest race tracks in the USA, there are many myths and legends. Here are some of our favourites from over the years. Who from the WEC might be the next driver(s) or team(s) to create their own myth or legend, and be talked about in years to come?
Photo shows a Le Mans style start at the 1968 Sebring 12 Hours.

The FIA WEC Panel of Stewards: What happens behind closed doors

“It’s with the Stewards.” “They have been called to the Stewards.” “It’s the decision of the Stewards.” 
These phrases can often be heard at international motorsport meetings, but what exactly do they mean and what actually happens behind the closed doors of the Panel of Stewards at all rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans? 
In order to find out more about the work of these FIA Officials and the extent to which they go to ensure parity, a fair hearing and justice for all, we spoke to the permanent Chairman of the Panel of Stewards for the WEC, Jean-Francois Veroux.  To read the interview click on the links below.

20 days to go to 1000 Miles of Sebring action!

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lunes, 11 de febrero de 2019

Following the recently announced driver changes at Rebellion Racing and SMP Racing, the latest provisional entry list for the 1000 Miles of Sebring shows that the field is now nearly complete. 
Just three ‘TBA’ places are yet to be filled on the provisional entry list: the third drivers for Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK in LMGTE Pro and the final place in the No.77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR alongside Julien Andlauer and Matt Campbell in GTE Am. 
The Dempsey-Proton team has confirmed that the father-son Roda duo, Gianluca and Giorgio, will once again make it an all-Italian line up in the No.88 Porsche with Porsche factory driver Matteo Cairoli leading the way. 
Withdrawn from the race is the No.4 ByKolles Racing Team’s ENSO CLM P1/01 Nismo so the final number of cars to start the 1000 Miles of Sebring at 4:00 pm on Friday 15 March will therefore be 34. 

Super Season Finale: First look at 24 Hours of Le Mans entry list 

The ACO has today revealed a first look at the entry list for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (15-16 June) which features 34 full-season WEC competitors. 
The final round of the 2018-2019 Super Season will be unique for many reasons, not least because it will be the first time that an FIA WEC season – itself unique in being 14-months long – has ended at the world’s greatest endurance race. It is the second time that the 24 Hours of Le Mans has featured in the Super Season, and today the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) revealed a first look at the entry list which includes 34 full season WEC entrants. 
Among these will be the teams and drivers to be crowned as FIA World Endurance Champions. In addition to the 34 WEC entries are 8 further competitors who received an ‘invitation’ as a result of their success either at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018, in the 2018 European Le Mans Series or 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. A further four automatic invitations will be issued to the winners of the 2018-19 Asian Le Mans Series, the final round of which is on 24th February. 

Meeting the bumps!

Ahead of the official WEC collective test on 9/10 March, some teams carried out private testing at Sebring Raceway in preparation for the 1000 Miles of Sebring. Among other things, they got ready to meet the bumps! 

Updates to entry list for 1000 Miles of Sebring

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jueves, 28 de junio de 2018

Hot on the heels of the world’s greatest endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with all its many stars and amazing cars, tickets have now gone on sale for the 2019 TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The great deals available now give fans a better chance to come and see these same stars on Belgium iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps!
Round 7 of the FIA WEC Super Season, which takes place on Saturday 4 May, will once again serve as the dress rehearsal for Le Mans – the 2019 edition being the finale of the 2018-2019 season and championships will be at critical point. 
Will Fernando Alonso be on the point of winning his first World Endurance Championship title with Toyota Gazoo Racing? Will Jenson Button have taken his first victory for SMP Racing? Will local star Maxime Martin and Aston Martin Racing be challenging for the World GT Championship? 
Once again, as at all WEC races, there’s more to see, more to follow, more entertainment and more excitement. Open access to the paddocks, autograph sessions with the drivers and a full range of family entertainment available off track as well as nose-to-tail action and the sound of incredible cars echoing through the Ardennes forests, there is no excuse not to buy your ticket now. 
Tickets for the 2-4 May weekend are available as an Early Bird offer for the great value-for-money price of €41. On the gate prices will be €49 per person, with children under 12 entering free. To purchase tickets for this popular event for not only Belgian fans but for endurance enthusiasts from France, Germany, Netherlands and the UK, go to: 

Ticketing opens for Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2019!

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miércoles, 20 de junio de 2018

The weeks between the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 6 Hours of Silverstone (19th August) will surely fly by and a first look at the entry list for the third round of the WEC Super Season is released today.
Among the 36-car entries will be 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button who will be making his second appearance for SMP Racing in LMP1 – his first race on British soil since 2016. Alongside him in the prototype classes will be a formidable line up of motorsport names including another F1 Champion and winner at Le Mans last weekend, Fernando Alonso, plus 2014 World Endurance Champion and well-known F1 TV analyst Anthony Davidson. 
In the fiercely contested GTE classes, reigning World Endurance GT Champion James Calado will be up against Ford’s 3-time World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx, Aston Martin Racing Le Mans winner and GT legend Darren Turner and many more. 
Did you know there are more drivers carrying the British flag than any other nationality on the grid? Did you also know that all the entertainments in the WEC Fan Zone are free, and that the paddocks are open to fans with pit walks and autograph sessions? 
With the European Le Mans Series and FIA Formula 3 championships racing the same weekend as the WEC, there is a festival of racing, fun and action on track and off it for the whole family. Find out more and get your tickets from as little as £10 HERE


Les stars du sport automobile anglais vous attendent aux 6 Heures de Silverstone

Les quelques semaines séparant les 24 Heures du Mans (16-17 juin) et les 6 Heures de Silverstone (19 août) vont sans doute passer très vite... Et voici déjà un premier aperçu de la liste des engagés de cette troisième manche de la Super Saison du WEC. 
Parmi les pilotes des 36 voitures engagées figurera le Champion du Monde de Formule 1 2009 Jenson Button, qui fera sa deuxième apparition en LMP1 chez SMP Racing - pour sa première course à domicile depuis 2016. Les catégories prototypes présenteront également à ses côtés une exceptionnelle liste de noms reconnus, dont celui de Fernando Alonso, lui aussi Champion du Monde en Formule 1 et vainqueur des 24 Heures du Mans 2018, ainsi que le Champion du Monde d'Endurance 2014 Anthony Davidson, également analyste bien connu sur la chaîne Sky Sports. 
Dans les catégories LMGTE, toujours très disputées, le Champion du Monde d'Endurance FIA GT en titre James Calado (Ferrari) sera notamment opposé à Andy Priaulx (Ford), trois fois titré en Championnat du Monde FIA des Voitures de Tourisme, ou encore à Darren Turner (Aston Martin), autre grande figure du GT et vainqueur de catégorie aux 24 Heures du Mans. 
Saviez-vous que les pilotes arborant l'Union Jack sont les plus nombreux parmi les nations représentées au sein du plateau WEC ? Savez-vous aussi que toutes les animations de la Fan Zone WEC sont gratuites et que les paddocks sont ouverts aux passionnés, avec visite des stands et séance de dédicace? 
Ce sera en outre un véritable festival de sport automobile, avec également à l'affiche l'European Le Mans Series (ELMS) et le championnat FIA de Formule 3, qui seront en piste au côté du WEC au fil de ce week-end... Animation(s) garantie(s), en piste comme en dehors pour toute la famille. Cliquez ICI pour en savoir plus et acheter vos billets - à partir de la très modique somme de £10. 

Come and see the stars of British motorsport at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

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domingo, 10 de junio de 2018

This time next week the first of two visits to Le Mans in the WEC Super Season will get underway. Don't miss a minute of the action via the 24 Hours of Le Mans/FIA WEC App.  The race begins at 15h00 on Saturday 16 June.

Michael Fassbender to be guest of honour

The 24 Hours of Le Mans attracts stars from all over the world and the guest of honour this year is none other than Hollywood star Michael Fassbender. 
The actor, who has played roles in Alien, Inglorious Basterds and X Men and whose portrayal of Steve Jobs earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, loves racing and is a regular competitor in the Ferrari Challenge North America. 
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is therefore delighted to say that he has accepted an invitation to be guest of honour at the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans, second round of the FIA WEC Super Season. 

2020 Regulations to be revealed on 15th June!

Although just days before the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (16-17 June), the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile are looking to and preparing for the future of endurance racing. 
The outlines for the 2020-2024 regulations will be revealed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Press Conference at 10h30 on Friday 15th June. A number of different areas will be addressed, details of which will be published on the FIA WEC website. 

Porsche and Ford – the ‘super’ teams!

Two of the six automotive giants entered in the LMGTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year will have no fewer than four cars each in the world’s greatest endurance race on 16/17th June. 
While they will not score points for the FIA WEC, the American entries for both Porsche and Ford – together with Corvette Racing and an additional Ferrari entry – bring the class to an incredible 17 entries. 
These factory-run GTE cars, together with 100% professional driver line ups, guarantee a quite incredible battle ahead for fans at the track and on screens around the world to enjoy. But how to tell these four-car teams apart? 

24 Hours of Le Mans: One week to go!

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jueves, 17 de mayo de 2018

Le Mans entry list revealed in full

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, starts in just 30 days and race organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has announced today the list of competitors.
It comprises the names of the 60 entries selected to take part in the French endurance classic. They are divided into four classes: 10 cars in LMP1, including 2 Hybrids, 20 in LMP2, 17 in LMGTE Pro and 13 in LMGTE Am : entry list 
Given the glittering line-up, this year’s race (16-17 June) promises to be more exciting than ever. Major manufacturers Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Porsche and Toyota will all be on the grid.

This diverse selection of talented drivers, amateur or professional, rookies or seasoned competitors, forms the fabric of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A week before the official scrutineering sessions on 10/11 June, the majority of the drivers will have the opportunity to test their form on the iconic Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans at the Test Day on 3 June: entry list Test Day 

La liste des engagés pour les 24 Heures du Mans dévoilée !

Dans 30 jours sera donné le départ des 24 Heures du Mans 2018, la deuxième manche de la Super Saison du WEC. L’Automobile Club de l’Ouest, organisateur de l’épreuve, a choisi de dévoiler aujourd’hui la liste officielle des engagés.
Celle-ci comporte les noms des 60 équipes retenues pour participer à l’épreuve reine de l’endurance. Ces équipages se répartissent ainsi : 10 LMP1, dont 2 Hybrid, 20 LMP2, 17 LMGTE Pro et 13 LMGTE Am. Liste des invités à se présenter aux vérifications administratives et techniques 
Cette édition 2018 (16-17 juin) s’annonce plus que prometteuse par la qualité et la diversité de son plateau. Ainsi, les plus grands constructeurs automobiles seront présents sur la grille de départ, comme Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Porsche et Toyota.

Cette formidable combinaison de talents, d’amateurs, de débutants comme de plus expérimentés, témoigne de l’identité des 24 Heures du Mans. Avant les vérifications techniques et administratives, les équipes et les pilotes auront l’opportunité de s’entraîner sur le circuit mythique des 24 Heures, lors de la Journée Test du 3 juin : voir la liste des engagés à la journée Test.

Rafael Nadal to kick off the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans 

World-renowned tennis champion Rafael Nadal is to be official race starter for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday 16 June 2018. The fantastic sportsman is a fitting ambassador for the iconic race. Make sure you’re watching at 15h00 on 16 June!

Rafael Nadal donnera le coup d’envoi des 24 Heures du Mans 2018  

La star du tennis mondial donnera le départ des 24 heures du Mans, le 16 juin 2018 à 15 heures. Ce fantastique sportif endossera le rôle de Starter de cette course de légende. Un moment d’exception à vivre.

Jenson Button "smiling from ear to ear" after first LMP1 test 

Jenson Button has turned his first LMP1 laps with SMP Racing ahead of his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut next month. 
The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion drove the No.11 BR Engineering BR1 AER at the former home of the French Grand Prix, Magny-Cours, in France. 
The British driver is set to make his first appearance at Le Mans, the second round of the FIA WEC Super Season which takes place on 16/17th June, alongside Vitaly Petrov and Mikhail Aleshin.

Jenson Button "tout sourire" après son premier test en LMP1 

Jenson Button a couvert ses premiers tours au volant d'un prototype LMP1 avec SMP Racing, en vue de disputer le mois prochain ses premières 24 Heures du Mans. 
Le Champion du Monde de Formule 1 2009 a piloté la BR Engineering BR1-AER n°11 à Magny-Cours, sur l'ancien circuit du Grand Prix de France. 
La première apparition du Britannique aux côtés de Vitaly Petrov et Mikhail Aleshin est prévue au Mans, la deuxième manche de la Super Saison du Championnat du Monde d'Endurance FIA (WEC) qui se déroulera les 16 et 17 juin.

Jacky Ickx to be Grand Marshall of 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018

With five weeks to go until the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018, the identity of the Grand Marshall for the greatest sportscar race in the world has been revealed. It will be one of the all-time greats – Jacky Ickx.
On 16/17th June, the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will bring together a superb line up of competitors. Chosen to lead away this magnificent file of men and machines, the legendary Jacky Ickx, 6-time winner at Le Mans (1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981 and 1982), knows the Sarthois event better than most. 

Jacky Ickx : Grand Marshall des 24 Heures du Mans 2018 

A 30 jours des 24 Heures du Mans 2018, Le Grand Marshall de la 86e édition de la plus grande course d’endurance du monde est désormais connu : il s’agit de l’un des exceptionnels, Jacky Ickx.
Les 16 et 17 juin prochains, la 86e édition des 24 Heures du Mans rassemblera un somptueux plateau de concurrents. Pour guider cette magnifique lignée de machines et de pilotes, le Grand Marshall désigné cette année par l’Automobile Club de l’Ouest connaît à la perfection l’épreuve sarthoise: il s’agit de Jacky Ickx, légende du Mans, fort de six succès aux 24 Heures (1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981 et 1982).

24 Hours of Le Mans entry list revealed

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