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Spirit of Le Mans - FIA World Endurance Championship

'Spirit of Le Mans FIA World Endurance Championship
For nearly a century, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans has been endurance racing's main event, a festival experience unlike any other in motorsport. The Spirit of Le Mans took place at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas from September 14 through September 16, with the main 6 Hours of COTA endurance race taking place on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Thursday
Practices
Qualifying

Friday
Practices
Qualifying
Pit Walk
World Series Formula V8 3.5 Race
Ferrari Challenge Race
F4 USA Championship Race

Saturday
Grid Walk
Autograph Session
World Series Formula V8 3.5 Race
Ferrari Challenge Race
F4 USA Championship Race
FIA World Endurance Championship Race
Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is a world-class destination for performance, education and business. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and is home to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Lone Star Le Mans, Pirelli World Challenge, and more.

COTA’s master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element is a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings include Austin360 Amphitheater, an expansive outdoor live music space, an iconic 251 foot tower with observation deck, an events and conference center, a banquet hall, and a state-of-the-art medical facility.

FIA World Endurance Championship
After five seasons of incredible competition and growth, the FIA World Endurance Championship has matured into one of the world’s most entertaining and respected motor sport series. Top level multi-manufacturer participation, some of the very best drivers in the world, intense competition from start to finish, plus entertainment for all the family: these are some of the WEC’s trademarks which have been established and seen around the world.

2017 promises to deliver another spectacular season of racing, with 28 top-class international entries across the four categories of competition (LMP1, LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am) racing plus a stable calendar which features nine races held across Europe, Latin and North America, Asia and the Middle East.

The WEC includes manufacturer teams from current World Champions Porsche (in both LMP1 and LMGTE Pro), Toyota, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Ford, with BMW already committed to join the GTE ranks in 2018.

World Series Formula V8 3.5
Joining WEC on track in 2017 is World Series Formula V8 3.5, a top-level open wheel discipline featuring the sweet sound of bone-rattling V8s. This thrilling series has acted as a career stepping stone for countless Formula 1 stars including world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. With a powerful engine and the size of a Formula 1 chassis, these incredible cars will reach extraordinary speeds through corners as they attempt to conquer COTA's twenty turns. But perhaps best of all... they are LOUD.

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
A single-model championship series develop by Ferrari for clients who have a passion for racing, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli has thrilled drivers and fans alike since its announcement in 1992. There have already been over 500 races, with over 1000 drivers taking part in up to three series organized on three continents, North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

The Prancing Horse in question is the new 488 Challenge derived from the 488 GTB and the sixth model used in the Ferrari Challenge. It follows in the procession of powerhouse predecessors, the 348, 355, 360, F430 Challenge, 458 Challenge and 458 EVO Challenge cars, with each one becoming more technologically advanced. With 670 c.v., or about 660 h.p., the 488 Challenge is built in the same assembly line as the other V8 road cars at the factory in Maranello, Italy.

Formula 4
Launched in 2014, FIA Formula 4 was created to offer young drivers around the world the opportunity to take the first step from karting into the world of open-wheel racing. The F4 series is the fastest way for an aspiring driver to gain experience to an international racing platform. With driving training, unmatched affordability, and strong manufacturer support, the F4 US Championship gives talented young drivers a chance to hone their skills and launch into the higher levels of motorsports.

With 33 cars participating in the 2017 season opener, the growth in the F4 US Championship growth is exceeding the expectations of its partners and participants. F4 teams and drivers are aligned with the FIA and its series partners, Honda, Honda Performance Development, Pirelli and Onroak Automotive.

FIA World Endurance Championship Race Results
Pos Drivers Num
1 BERNHARD T. BAMBER E. HARTLEY B. 2
2 JANI N. LOTTERER A. TANDY N. 1
3 BUEMI S. SARRAZIN S. NAKAJIMA K. 8
4 CONWAY M. KOBAYASHI K. LOPEZ J. 7
5 LAPIERRE N. MENEZES G. NEGRÃO A. 36
6 BECHE M. HEINEMEIER HANSSON D. PIQUET JR N. 13
7 CANAL J. PROST N. SENNA B. 31
8 TUNG H. JARVIS O. LAURENT T. 38
9 CHENG D. BRUNDLE A. GOMMENDY T. 37
10 RAO M. HANLEY B. VERGNE J. 24
11 PERRODO F. VAXIVIERE M. COLLARD E. 28
12 RUSINOV R. THIRIET P. LYNN A. 26
13 CALADO J. PIER GUIDI A. 51
14 CHRISTENSEN M. ESTRE K. 92
15 RIGON D. BIRD S. 71
16 THIIM N. SØRENSEN M. 95
17 TURNER D. ADAM J. SERRA D. 97
18 LIETZ R. MAKOWIECKI F. 91
19 PRIAULX A. TINCKNELL H. 67
20 MÜCKE S. PLA O. 66
21 DALLA LANA P. LAMY P. LAUDA M. 98
22 MOK W. SAWA K. GRIFFIN M. 61
23 FLOHR T. CASTELLACCI F. MOLINA M. 54
24 RIED C. CAIROLI M. DIENST M. 77
25 WAINWRIGHT M. BARKER B. FOSTER N. 86
26 GONZALEZ R. TRUMMER S. PETROV V. 25

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Photos by Ralph Arvesen
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