Spa-Francorchamps (2016)

05 May - 07 May
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Sam Bird: 100 percent record continues at Spa

Sam Bird continued with his 100 percent victory record in his second race as Ferrari a factory driver at Spa, but only after his teammates suffered heartbreak.

Benoit Treluyer: "Audi gains momentum ahead of this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours"

The triple Le Mans winners were able to find solace in the #8 sister car winning the race.

Timo Bernhard: Another missed opportunity for the #1 Porsche

In his latest column, Porsche driver Timo Bernhard reflects on another weekend of unfulfilled promise for the #1 Porsche squad in the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

ByKolles Racing claims third place in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Drivers Simon Trummer (CH), Oliver Webb (GB) and James Rossiter (GB) took to the podium after completing a total of 151 race laps.

Spa provides extreme test of endurance for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing

The #67 Ford GT fought hard throughout the race and took a triumphant second place at the chequered flag.

Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps

Audi celebrates first WEC victory this season at Spa

106th LMP sports car victory of the brand with the four rings

Ferrari No. 71 wins the 6 Hours of Spa

In the GTE-Pro class, AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE of Sam Bird e Davide Rigon

SPA pain for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Engine problems for both TS050 Hybrids put them out of contention.

Rebellion shock factory teams again with WEC podium

The independent Rebellion LMP1 team scored its second consecutive overall podium finish in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and its drivers are now second in points.

Porsche’s survivors thank “donkey” car for big points lead

Porsche’s runner-up drivers in the Six Hours of Spa have revealed they labelled their car “a donkey” after it lost all its hybrid boost – but its staying power has handed them a big lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Audi victors thank their lucky stars after “crazy race”

Audi’s winning drivers in the Six Hours of Spa have admitted their good luck at scooping the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Belgium.

Engine issue curtails Strakka’s Spa Day

Retirement for Strakka at second round of FIA World Endurance Championship

Spa WEC: Audi survives mayhem to clinch unlikely victory

Audi trio Oliver Jarvis, Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval emerged from a chaotic WEC 6 Hours of Spa with an unlikely victory, as the German marque's LMP1 rivals Porsche and Toyota both hit trouble.

Tyre management key to Toyota’s Spa chances – Conway

Toyota driver Mike Conway says that tyre preservation will be the key to the Japanese manufacturer’s chances of taking on Porsche during the WEC 6 Hours of Spa.

Audi can fight second Porsche at Spa, says Jarvis

Audi driver Oliver Jarvis says the #1 Porsche will be difficult to beat in the WEC 6 Hours of Spa, but is confident of taking the fight to the #2 car.

Davidson: Toyota’s Le Mans aero won’t work anywhere else

Toyota’s Anthony Davidson has explained why the Japanese manufacturer didn’t deploy its Le Mans aerodynamic package at Spa’s WEC round, unlike LMP1 rivals Audi and Porsche.

Aston Martin Racing takes pole position for 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Pole position for #98 GTE Am of Paul Dalla Lana and Pedro Lamy

Ferrari 488 GTE monopolises the front row at Spa

In GTE-Pro class Davide Rigon and Sam Bird on pole with car no. 71, Gianmaria "Gimmi" Bruni and James Calado second fastest with the no. 51

Audi on second and third rows at Spa

The two R18 cars had to admit defeat to their competitors on the 7.004-kilometer circuit at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa

The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race.

Competitive qualifying for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Stéphane Sarrazin and Kamui Kobayashi took the #6 TS050 HYBRID to third on the grid.

Rebellion Racing locked out the fourth row of the starting grid for 6 Hours of Spa

Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori secured the second Pole position of the season in the LMP1 Privateers for the #13 Rebellion R-One AER.

Spa pole-sitter Bernhard shocked by Porsche’s big advantage

Reigning FIA WEC champion Timo Bernhard has aired his surprise at Porsche’s massive qualifying advantage over rivals Audi at Toyota for the 6 Hours of Spa.

Spa WEC: Porsche dominates to lock out front row

Porsche secured its first pole position of the 2016 World Endurance Championship season as Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard took the top spot in qualifying for the 6 Hours of Spa.

Spa WEC: Porsche reasserts its authority in final practice

Porsche retook control of the timesheets in the third and final practice session for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa, as Timo Bernhard set by far the quickest time of the weekend.

Porsche debuts Le Mans package in Spa

Porsche 919 Hybrid with new headlights

Jani aims to build points lead and take WEC form to Le Mans

World Endurance Championship points leader Neel Jani aims to keep up the momentum of the #2 Porsche’s inherited victory in the season opener at Silverstone, as he believes it can be the launchpad for a successful title campaign.

Spa WEC: Toyota tears up form book to lead FP2

Toyota topped a World Endurance Championship session for the first time in 2016 as the Japanese marque beat rivals Porsche and Audi to lead the way in second practice for the 6 Hours of Spa.

Rebellion Racing ready to tackle the 6 Hours of Spa

The team kicked off the 2016 FIA WEC racing season very well taking the top two positions in the LMP1 Privateer class.

Spa WEC: Porsche takes comfortable 1-2 in first practice

Porsche comfortably topped the opening practice session for the 6 Hours of Spa, the second round of the World Endurance Championship, with Brendon Hartley setting the pace in the #1 919 Hybrid.

Porsche excitement before the Le Mans dress rehearsal in the Ardennes mountains

The six-hour race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit counts as the dress rehearsal for the Le Mans 24 Hours (June 18/19).

Curtain up for Ford's final rehearsal for the Le Mans 24 Hours

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has its sights set on a clean and trouble-free race in the ‘WEC 6 Hours of Spa’, the final competitive outing before Le Mans.

Audi aims to continue major successes at Spa

Second race with new Audi R18 sports car and last competition of the FIA WEC before Le Mans