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2013 FIA World Endurance Championship

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Bram Hengeveld, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

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    Discuss here all the news about this top class endurance racing series running for the second year since the inaugural season last year.
    [​IMG]Intro

    The FIA World Endurance Championship is an auto racing world championship organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and sanctioned by the FIA. The series usurps the ACO’s former Intercontinental Le Mans Cup which began in 2010, and is the first endurance series of world championship status since the demise of the World Sportscar Championship at the end of 1992.

    The series feature multiple classes of cars competing in endurance races, with sports prototypes competing in the Le Mans Prototype categories, and production-based grand tourers competing in the GT Endurance categories. World champion titles will be awarded to the top scoring manufacturers and drivers over the season,while other cups and trophies will be awarded for drivers and private teams.

    The iconic annual 24 Hours of Le Mans will still be the event of the year for many endurance enthusiasts and is of course featured on the FIA WEC calendar together with other top events.

    FIA WEC Trailer



    Calendar

    6 hours of Silverstone
    Country: Great Britain
    Date: 14/04/2013

    WEC 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps
    Country: Belgium
    Date: 04/05/2013

    24 Heures du Mans
    Country: France
    Date: 22/06/2013

    6 Hours of Sao Paulo
    Country: Brazil
    Date: 31/08/2013

    6 Hours of Austin
    Country: United States
    Date: 22/09/2013

    6 Hours of Fuji
    Country: Japan
    Date: 20/10/2013

    6 Hours of Shanghai
    Country: China
    Date: 10/11/2013

    6 Hours of Bahrain
    Country : Bahrain
    Date : 30/11/2013
     
  2. Stuart Pocock

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    Bring on Le Mans ;) might be there.. if not I'll be buying a years supply of red bull :)
     
  3. Tiens Van Zyl

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    Making me jealous again :p
     
  4. Shane Butler

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    I know its 6 months in the future, but I cannot wait for Le Mans! :)
     
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  5. Bram Hengeveld

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    I can't wait for the 12 hours of Sebring, oh wait where did that race go?
     
  6. Kevin Cordice

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    Can't get enough of the FIA WEC Trailer :thumbsup: even if its a old one
     
  7. Bram Hengeveld

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    Nick Heidfeld signed a new contract with Rebellion Racing that will keep him on board for all the races of the FIA WEC this season.
     
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  8. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    I'm actually listening to the Radio Le Mans podcasts at work these days. I'm on 3rd hour of 2011 Le Mans right now:) Looking forward to this years race!
     
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  12. mapu13

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    Have you seen the 2013 911 GT3 R? That's a beautiful car.

    But this one? Porsche should be ashamed of the design.:thumbsdown:
     
  13. Ryan Mark Smith

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    This was probably designed by a company full of drunken imbreds. :cautious:
     
  14. Calum McLure

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    Silverstone is being shown on Motors TV UK this Sunday :D didn't think they broadcast this in the UK :)
     
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  15. Shane Butler

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    Sigh.. I don't have Motors TV :(
     
  16. Calum McLure

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  17. mapu13

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    no mention of GTE #76... meh
     
  18. Ryan Mark Smith

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    Right then, I'm up and awake. Getting ready to go to Silverstone at 8am. :D