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  1. Here Are All Of The 2018 LMP1 CompetitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 14 | Jalopnik

    With the FIA WEC super season nearing its kickoff this May, many LMP1 manufacturers and privateer teams have announced their intention to participate. With the loss of Audi at the end of 2016 and Porsche at the end of 2017, I figured LMP1 all but dead, but things seem to have rebounded a bit with a bigger field than we've seen for a few years, actually.


  2. SPM rules out Montoya, Patrick for Indy 500 third carRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 |

    Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' co-owner Sam Schmidt says it will not run Danica Patrick or Juan Pablo Montoya at the 2018 Indianapolis 500, but confirms it still plans to run an extra entry. SPM had signed a deal with Tristan Gommendy and ex-Formula 1 team owner Didier Calmels, but that deal collapsed at the end of 2017.


  3. Patrick thought finding Daytona, Indy rides would take less timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 7 |

    Danica Patrick admits it is taking longer than she expected to find her career swansong drives at the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. Patrick announced her retirement from full-time racing at NASCAR's Homestead finale in November and then outlined plans for her final two races in 2018.


  4. Lopez replaces Jani at Dragon RacingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 5 |

    Jose Maria Lopez will return to Formula E with Dragon Racing in place of Neel Jani for the rest of the 2017/18 season. Jani's split with the Dragon team after one terrible weekend in Hong Kong was announced earlier this week, leaving the American outfit in need of a new driver for the Marrakesh round next weekend.


  5. Jani leaves Dragon after single Formula E race weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 3 |

    Formula E rookie Neel Jani has split from the Dragon Racing team after just one race weekend in the series. The former Porsche LMP1 star took advantage of his employer's exit from the World Endurance Championship to join the independent Dragon team for the 2017/18 FE campaign.


  6. Former champion Duval joins TDS for WEC returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 |

    Former World Endurance Champion Loic Duval will return to the category for the 2018-19 'superseason', having signed with LMP2 outfit TDS Racing. Duval, 35, won the WEC title - and the series flagship race, the Le Mans 24 Hours - in 2013 as part of Audi's LMP1 factory team.


  7. Top Stories of 2017, #6: Porsche says goodbye to LMP1Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 26 |

    We continue our countdown of the biggest motorsport stories in 2017 with the shock news of Porsche ceasing its ultra-successful LMP1 programme. When Audi announced its exit from the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2016, it sent a shockwave through endurance racing, effectively signalling the end of the 'golden era' that had began with the return of Porsche's return to the top flight two years before.


  8. Gunther gets Formula E test chance with DragonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 23 |

    Gunther finished third in European F3 this season, winning five races for the Prema team, and dovetailed that campaign with a role as Mercedes' reserve driver in the DTM. He also performed 'taxi' duties for the manufacturer this year after testing at Jerez at the end of 2016, and returned to the young driver test at the Lausitzring after the 2017 season as well.


  9. Opinion: Was Porsche quitting LMP1 really a blessing in disguise?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 |

    A strong field of LMP1 cars is in prospect for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season, and proposed future rules for the top flight have made manufacturers excited again. Where did it all go right? Four months ago, when Porsche announced the end of its highly successful LMP1 project, it seemed like the class was living on borrowed time.


  10. Rebellion confirms LMP1 move for 2018/19 WEC seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | Today.Az

    Rebellion Racing has confirmed it will return to the LMP1 class for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship super season, according to This week, Porsche LMP1 refugees Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani will form part of the Swiss squad's driver line-up on its return to the top flight after one season in LMP2.


  11. Lotterer, Jani set for Rebellion LMP1 WEC drivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2017 |

    Porsche drivers Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani are set for an immediate return to LMP1 in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the privateer Rebellion squad next year. The two Le Mans 24 Hours winners, who have been left without LMP1 drives by Porsche's withdrawal from the category, are understood to have agreed to join Rebellion for its switch back to LMP1 for the 2018/19 WEC superseason.


  12. Bruni replaces Makowiecki in Porsche Gte Wec squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 |

    Gianmaria Bruni will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2018/19 season with the Porsche GT team, the German marque has announced. Bruni will race a 911 RSR full-time in the WEC's GTE Pro class, after beginning his Porsche career in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last year in the wake of his defection from The two-time WEC class champion will line up alongside Richard Lietz in place of Frederic Makowiecki.


  13. Proposed Schmidt Peterson / Calmels partnership endsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 |

    Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Calmels Sport will not be partnering to run Tristan Gommendy at next year's Indianapolis 500. The surprising tie-up was announced mid-September and 38-year-old Tristan Gommendy, a one-year Champ Car driver, who took pole at Mont-Tremblant in 2007, expressed an eagerness to make his oval debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


  14. Felix Rosenqvist handed Formula E win in Hong Kong after Daniel Abt disqualifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | AutoWeek

    For Audi Sport Abt Shaeffler driver Daniel Abt , celebrating his birthday with his first ever win in the FIA Formula E Championship Sunday in Hong Kong seemed too good to be true. As it turned out for the 25-year-old German driver, that was precisely the case.


  15. Hong Kong ePrix: Rosenqvist beats Evans to Race 2 poleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 |

    Mahindra's Felix Rosenqvist claimed pole position for the second of the two Hong Kong Formula E races after topping an usual qualifying session on Sunday morning. Rosenqvist set purples times in sectors 1 and 2 and managed to avoid the barriers when he oversteered in the final part of the lap to set a time of 1m02.836s.


  16. Sam Bird overcomes penalty to win opening Formula E round in Hong KongRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | AutoWeek

    Sam Bird scored a surprise victory in the opening round of the 2017-2018 FIA Formula E Championship in Hong Kong Saturday despite picking up a penalty for not stopping in his allocated space during the midrace car swap. Bird entered the pit lane hoping to keep the advantage he'd built over Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne , but he slid to a spot outside the marks in front of his garage.


  17. Hong Kong ePrix: Evans leads practice as Buemi hits the wallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2017 |

    Jaguar's Mitch Evans set the pace in practice for the opening round of the 2017/18 Formula E season in Hong Kong. After finishing its debut FE season last of the 10 teams in the championship, Jaguar predicted a significant step forward for the coming campaign.


  18. Faraday Future Is Out Of Formula E: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | Jalopnik

    Cash-strapped automotive startup Faraday Future has ended its partnership with the Dragon Racing Formula E team, according to Autosport . Dragon Racing had already dropped Faraday Future from its name on the 2017-18 season entry list, but now it's reported that Faraday Future won't be involved with them at all.


  19. Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber settle for second in final WEC hit-out for PorscheRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2017 | Manawatu Standard

    Kiwis Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, along with German Timo Bernhard, finished second in their final WEC LMP1 race for Porsche in Bahrain. It was not the fairytale finish Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber had hoped for, but second place was not a bad way to wrap up their World Endurance Championship winning season.


  20. Bahrain WEC: Toyota wins finale, Ferrari gets GTE titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2017 |

    Toyota scored victory in the final FIA World Endurance Championship race of the season in Bahrain, as Ferrari sealed the GTE drivers' crown with a 1-2 finish in class. Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took their fifth win of the year and their third in succession on virtue of having the only incident-free race of the four LMP1 hybrids.