BMW Team Studie’s Sunako Jukuchou and Takayuki Kinoshita completed their perfect weekend at Fuji by overturning a 15s pitstop success penalty en route to victory number two.
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Ferrari customer teams stood second and third on the Le Mans podium, following a gripping race for GTE Am honours.
Thirteen cars make up the GTE Am class, six Porsches, five Ferraris and two Aston Martins, we take a closer look at the cars and their drivers in our first of four 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans previews.
In the official FIA World Endurance Championship 24 Hours of Le Mans test day, Fernando Alonso and Toyota Gazoo Racing set a benchmark that no other team could beat.
Not the start that Ferrari was hoping for in the 2018-2019 WEC Super Season.
Fernando Alonso and his team mates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima led from lights to flag to claim victory at the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
It took them four years, but in 2017 the Aston Martin Racing trio of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda claimed victory in the LM GTE Am class.
Porsche LMP1 Team could not put together the win they wanted in their final race, with Toyota Gazoo Racing securing their fifth win of the season. Race winners of LMP2 and GTE Am took class championship victories whilst Ferrari did the triple in GTE Pro.
For the final qualifying session of the 2017 World Endurance Championship, Porsche LMP1 Team end their four year campaign with a pole position as they stole it from Toyota’s grasp in the last moments of the session.
Next year’s entry list for the first winter season of the World Endurance Championship is starting to take shape, with Clearwater Racing confirming they will submit for entry in the 2018/19 season.
Ahead of qualifying, Porsche LMP1 team took their first one-two of the weekend. Jackie Chan DC Racing also came through on the pace, dominating the top of LMP2. Ferrari had the edge in the GTE classes, with AF Corse and Clearwater Racing taking the lead in their respective classes.
Toyota Gazoo Racing, Vaillante Rebellion and Aston Martin Racing locked out the top two spots of their respective classes in the second practice session whilst Ferrari had a one-two in Am.
With Porsche claiming both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Endurance Championships, and Ferrari taking home the GT Manufacturer’s title, the 6 Hours of Shanghai presented a race that was not to be missed.
Toyota Gazoo Racing have taken their second victory in a row this morning as the 6 Hours of Shanghai came to an end, but there was nothing they could do to stop Porsche claiming their third consecutive Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championships.
Toyota continue to dominate in Shanghai as Porsche hit mechanical issues and LMP2 lap records fall.