24 Hours of Le Mans Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Rebellion Racing has confirmed its lineup for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Swiss team will run two upgraded Rebellion R-One AER LMP1 machines as they set to take aim for their fourth consecutive FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Privateer Teams. The squad of drivers assembled will be all a returning cast of characters, led by Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost, the duo will be joined by Dominik Kraihamer, Mathéo Tuscher, Alexandre Imperatori, and Mathias Beche. “WeRead More
After winning his second Indy 500 this year, speculation for racing legend Juan Pablo Montoya to take on the challenge of Le Mans has increased ten fold. Montoya, the only active driver to have wins at Indy and Monaco to his name could, with a win at La Sarthe, become only the second man in history to claim racing’s elusive Triple Crown. British super star Graham Hill is the only man to achieve the feat so far, when he completed the third leg by winning Le Mans in 1972 drivingRead More

Posted On August 27, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche extends LMP1 program

Porsche has decided to extend its commitment in the LMP1 category of the World Endurance Championship until the end of the 2018 season. The German manufacturer grabbed its 17th victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and originally planned to go until the end of 2016, but with success early in its 919 Hybrid program they will now add two more seasons to its current commitment. The next LMP1 rules cycle will take place at the beginning of 2017. “Motorsport is an important part of Porsche’s brand identity –Read More
Twice I have asked Juan Pablo Montoya if he had considered a Le Mans run and an attempt at the Triple Crown. First when he rejoined IndyCar with Penske and again at a reception held after his Indy 500 victory in May. Both times he brushed off the suggestion. Bemused that a driver wouldn’t want to take on the greatest challenge in racing and become only the second man in history after Graham Hill to achieve the feat of winning at Indy, Monaco and Le Mans, I even considered startingRead More

Posted On June 18, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Rebellion Racing surpass expectations at Le Mans

The 2015 edition of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours was like no other past Le Mans experience for the reigning Privateer LMP1 Winners in La Sarthe. After a decision deep into the off season to change their engine supplier, the Le Mans 24 Hours preparation turned into an intense race against the clock for the Rebellion Racing team. The Swiss team received the first modified chassis tub from Oreca on 30th April 2015, and the first race ready engine from AER on 18th May. On the 21st of MayRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Porsche Wins the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche has claimed its first overall victory at Le Mans since 1998. The #19 car, driven by Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy were out front for the majority of the race and almost the entire last nine hours over the sister #17 car driven by Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard and the #7 Audi driven by three time Le Mans winning trio Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer. Lotterer did manage to get one small victory for Audi as he was able to secure theRead More

Posted On June 13, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News

24 Hours of Le Mans: Six hour report

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans began with a Porsche 1-2-3 grid, but it was clear from the start that it would be a fight between the three LMP1 manufacturers that composed the top 8 grid positions. After the first hour, the order was the #17 Porsche, followed by the #18 Porsche, the #8, #7 and #9 Audi trio and then the #19 within ten seconds of each other. However at the end of the first hour, the first retirement took place. The #92 factory Porsche GT car blewRead More

Posted On June 12, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News

24 Hours of Le Mans class by class preview

After looking at qualifying for the 2015 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the LMP1 category has distinct lines drawn between the three veteran manufacturers with Porsche on top of Audi on top of Toyota. Porsche has secured the top three grid positions for the twice ‘round the clock classic and it’s time for predictions for the LMP1 class. Winner: Number 18 Porsche I think Audi might have finally met its match in this race and Dumas, Jani and Lieb will be looking to get to the winner’sRead More

Posted On June 11, 2015By Adam TateIn Spotlight On

Jaguar D-Type

Combining revolutionary monocoque construction and cutting edge aerodynamics led to a Le Mans threepeat in the mid 1950’s. 1954 – 1957 24 Hour of Le Mans Winner 1955, 1956, 1957 Designed by Malcolm Sayer Campaigned by Jaguar, Ecurie Ecosse, Cunningham The Jaguar D-Type was among the last great front engined prototypes to conquer Le Mans. Designed by expert aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer it replaced Jaguar’s venerable C-Type which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1951 and 1953. The D-Type was a clear step forward and a radical departureRead More
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is next weekend, coverage in the United States will be provided by Fox Sports TV. The coverage plan revealed  by the network this week has been panned by racing fans as confusing, limited in scope and disappointing. They are right, fortunately there are the options of the WEC live stream service and Radio Le Mans, but to see the 83rd running of the legendary race on television, your options are below. Fox Sports TV Times Fox Sports 2: Saturday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm FoxRead More