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Fri 17 Dec 2010
Wed 15 Dec 2010
Tom Walkinshaw loses fight to cancerHeadline

Tom Walkinshaw loses fight to cancer

Former racing driver and team principal Tom Walkinshaw died today, December 12, at the age of 64, after fighting a battle with cancer. He was born at Mauldslie Farm, near Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland on November 17, 1946. Tom ...

Mon 13 Dec 2010
Audi unveils R18 prototype, plans DTM future carHeadline

Audi unveils R18 prototype, plans DTM future car

Audi AG showed off their new sportscar prototype contender, the Audi R18 TDI, at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt, Germany today. The new closed coupe will be the car they hope will allow them to score their tenth victory at the 24 Hours of Le ...

Fri 12 Nov 2010
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Team tactics hurt the sportHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Team tactics hurt the sport

Ingram's Flat Spot On Team Tactics Hurt The Sport by Jonathan Ingram Is motor racing a team sport? It's a question that was brought up in three major series over the past weekend -- and a situation still yet to be given a rest as the Formula...

Sun 31 Oct 2010
Tribute to a classic gentleman - Hugh HaydenHeadline

Tribute to a classic gentleman - Hugh Hayden

It is with sadness that we at Motorsport.com have to report the loss of a very fine gentleman who will be missed in the endurance racing paddock. Sebah Racing team principal, and founder of Sebah Automotive, Hugh Hayden died on Saturday, October...

Sun 20 Jun 2010
JJ Lehto injured in boating accidentHeadline

JJ Lehto injured in boating accident

Former Formula One driver, 2004 American Le Mans Series champion and two-time Le Mans 24 hour winner JJ Lehto was injured in a boating accident in southern Finland early Friday morning, in a crash that resulted in the death of another ...

Sat 19 Jun 2010
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Peugeot 'out-paced' at Le MansHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Peugeot 'out-paced' at Le Mans

Ingram's Flat Spot On Peugeot 'Out-Paced' At Le Mans by Jonathan Ingram How fast is too fast? How slow is too slow? Those are the questions that the Peugeot Sport and the Audi Sport teams pondered prior to this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans...

Wed 16 Jun 2010
Audi takes 9th Le Mans win with 1-2-3Headline

Audi takes 9th Le Mans win with 1-2-3

In the end, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP proved to be fast but fragile compared to the Audi R15 TDI "plus" that added another victory for the German manufacturer from Ingolstadt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. ...

Tue 15 Jun 2010
Felbermayr-Proton brings Porsche back to topHeadline

Felbermayr-Proton brings Porsche back to top

Speed, endurance and luck all played major roles in the always intense battle for the GT2 crown at this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although the name of Porsche often plays a role, this year the 911 GT3 RSR of Felbermayr-Proton...

Mon 14 Jun 2010
Audi pushes Peugeot over the edge at Le MansHeadline

Audi pushes Peugeot over the edge at Le Mans

By involuntarily giving Peugeot a shot for the second position, Audi has pushed the final Team Peugeot Total car over the edge. While driving on the limit to carry in the No. 8 Audi, Alexander Wurz asked too much of his car and blew his ...

Pressure mounts in closing hoursHeadline

Pressure mounts in closing hours

In a 24 Hours of Le Mans with clear weather and aggressive pacing, the 20th hour included numerous spins, breakdowns and new developments as the final hours approached. ...

Sun 13 Jun 2010
Halfway at Le Mans: Audi on the moveHeadline

Halfway at Le Mans: Audi on the move

With half of the 24 hours of Le Mans completed, Audi continues its climb to the top. While the Peugeots have been the faster cars all week long, the reliability of the Audis seem to be of a higher value. Night lights at Le Mans. Photo...

Reliability breaks Peugeot, Audi takes over the leadHeadline

Reliability breaks Peugeot, Audi takes over the lead

In a surprising turn of events, Audi has taken the overall lead in the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the No. 2 Peugeot had to retire at 7am (just past the end of the 16th hour). While Franck Montagny had a comfortable lead with the...

Risi streak ends at Le MansHeadline

Risi streak ends at Le Mans

As daylight faded into night, the best duel at the 24 Hours of Le Mans belonged to the red Risi Competizione Ferrari and the No. 64 yellow C6.R of Corvette Racing. Midway in the seventh hour, the two GT2 combatants familiar to fans of the American...

Sat 12 Jun 2010
Kristensen hits barriers, more woes for AudiHeadline

Kristensen hits barriers, more woes for Audi

Prior to the 78th edition of the Le Mans 24-hour, Tom Kristensen said drivers would have to "expect the unexpected." When the eight-time Le Mans winner encountered Andy Priaulx nursing a flat tire on his BMW M3 in the racing line at the high-speed...

No. 3 Peugeot retires, No. 1 holds hour four leadHeadline

No. 3 Peugeot retires, No. 1 holds hour four lead

In a very surprising development at Le Mans 24H, the No. 3 Peugeot has had to retire from the race already in the third hour. After 2.5 hours of racing, the car that started the race earlier today from pole position returned to the pit with a ...

Mansell team out after early crashHeadline

Mansell team out after early crash

Nigel Mansell brought out a safety car period after just 18 minutes of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driving at maximum pace and on the straight approaching the Indianapolis corner on his fifth lap, Mansell's Ginetta-Zytek 09S spun into the ...

Audi surprises with fastest time in the warm-upHeadline

Audi surprises with fastest time in the warm-up

Audi has broken the Peugeot domination by setting the fastest time in the fastest time in the pre-race warm-up. The German car manufacturer drove with all three cars banking the most laps of the entire field on a drying track to beat Peugeot with...

Le Mans Notebook: Is Audi playing a game?Headline

Le Mans Notebook: Is Audi playing a game?

Le Mans Notebook: Friday Is Audi playing hide and seek at Le Mans? Peugeot has overshadowed Audi in all practice sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans by being dominating in every session. This while Audi had built a completely new car over the...

Bourdais' fastest time gave Peugeot the poleHeadline

Bourdais' fastest time gave Peugeot the pole

Peugeot scored Le Mans pole, Audi reduces gap The expected heavy rain stayed out, but also with the competition having a shot on pole Peugeot was able to keep the four fastest lap times on the time sheets to score its sixth pole in Le Mans ...

Fri 11 Jun 2010
Le Mans Notebook: HPD reveals 2011 engineHeadline

Le Mans Notebook: HPD reveals 2011 engine

A mock-up of next year's Honda engine for the new LMP1 category -- a 2.6-liter V-6 twin turbo -- was on display in front of the pits of Highcroft Racing during the first two days of practice and qualifying at Le Mans. Not only is the mock-up an ...

ILMC will spread Le Mans magic around the worldHeadline

ILMC will spread Le Mans magic around the world

In a press conference at the Museum of the 24 Hours in Le Mans the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) announced their plans to bring the Le Mans magic to most continents around the world. By creating the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), a new ...

Highcroft moves to LMP2 provisional poleHeadline

Highcroft moves to LMP2 provisional pole

In the second qualifying session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Highcroft Racing team moved up to first in the LMP2 class. The Connecticut-based team is making its first appearance at the Sarthe circuit and yesterday's practice and first ...

Thu 10 Jun 2010
Rules guidelines issued for Le Mans 2011Headline

Rules guidelines issued for Le Mans 2011

Another step has been taken to clarify the long-awaited rules for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and its associated series in 2011. The focus was on regulations for hybrid entries, which will be brought into compliance with fuel-powered cars by limiting...

Peugeot domination remains in first qualifyingHeadline

Peugeot domination remains in first qualifying

Peugeot has proven to be unbeatable in the first qualifying for next weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. By being the only driver to break the 3:20 mark, Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 3 Peugeot to the provisional pole. Because of bad weather ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Panoz pushing pace againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Panoz pushing pace again

Ingram's Flat Spot On Panoz Pushing Pace Again by Jonathan Ingram Long before the Audi versus Peugeot contretemps became the backbone of endurance racing, it was suggested that Don Panoz saved the Le Mans 24-hour. Since the suggestion came...

Wed 09 Jun 2010
ORECA hoping to push the works teams at 24HHeadline

ORECA hoping to push the works teams at 24H

As the only Peugeot costumer team, Team ORECA Matmut is clearly an important underdog competing for the win in next weekend's Le Mans 24 Hour race. The team's primary entry will be exactly the same car as Peugeot's works team, and will be driven...

Peugeot dominates Le Mans opening practiceHeadline

Peugeot dominates Le Mans opening practice

In the opening practice for next weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans race Peugeot crushed it's competition by putting the four fastest lap times on the scoreboard. The fastest car of the French car manufacturer was at the end of the four hour practice...

Mon 07 Jun 2010
The 'Ring prepares Leh Keen for Le MansHeadline

The 'Ring prepares Leh Keen for Le Mans

In the world of Leh Keen, competing in this year's Le Mans 24-hour is another step in a fast-moving parade. After getting a victory at the Sebring 12-hour in the GT Challenge class aboard a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, Keen co-drove to a runner-up ...

Fri 26 Feb 2010
Peugeot aims high for the 908's swan songHeadline

Peugeot aims high for the 908's swan song

It's not as if the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP had lacked success in its racing career so far, but the French team is aiming higher yet for the 908's final season of Le Mans racing. 2009 Le Mans winning ...

Mon 22 Feb 2010
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Green Power to rule?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Green Power to rule?

Ingram's Flat Spot On Green Power To Rule? by Jonathan Ingram Three incongruous viewpoints about the future of motor racing recently caught my attention. First, F1's reigning designer supremo, Adrian Newey, dissed the idea of the KERS...

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