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Antonio Felix da Costa wins chaotic Buenos Aires ePrix

Antonio Felix da Costa clinched victory in an action-packed Buenos Aires ePrix ahead of e.dams-Renault’s Nicolas Prost and China Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr.            The Amlin Aguri driver kept clear of trouble and slowly made his way into the lead as his rivals fell by the wayside. Both polesitter Sebastien Buemi and championship leader Lucas di Grassi retired with...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Formula E: Results from the Buenos Aires ePrix

Antonio Felix Da Costa has became the fourth different winner in as many races in the inaugural FIA Formula E series after a chaotic Buenos Aires ePrix. At times, it looked like the former race winners (Lucas di Grassi, Sam Bird and Sebastien Buemi) would all have their shots at pulling off a double, but all came to nil. Sebastien Buemi qualified his e.dams-Renault on pole position...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Formula E preview: Di Grassi leads charge as series heads to Argentina

Lucas di Grassi remains the championship leader as the FIA Formula E series heads to Argentina for Saturday's Buenos Aires ePrix. The Brazilian Audi Sport Abt driver is the only driver to have finished on the podium for every Formula E race to date, and will aim to keep that streak alive on the 12-turn 1.5-mile street circuit located in the Puerto Madero district, just east of Buenos...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 sports car racing stories of 2014

As the year draws to a close, SportsCar365.com takes a look back at the top sports car racing stories of 2014. 10. Mission 2014: Porsche Returns (and wins) -- Porsche returned to top-level factory prototype racing and impressed in its first season with the Porsche 919 Hybrid, scoring four poles, six podium finishes and a maiden win in the FIA WEC season-ending Six Hours of Sao Paulo...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Buemi wins in Punta del Este

Sebastien Buemi clinched e.dams-Renault’s first win of the season in the 2014 Formula E Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix with Nelson Piquet Jr. and championship leader Lucas di Grassi completing the podium places.  The Swiss driver fended off Jean-Eric Vergne in the final stages of the race as the Andretti driver pulled over to the side of the track on the penultimate lap.  Buemi...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarrazin quickest in Punta del Este testing

Venturi driver Stephane Sarrazin posted the quickest time of in-season testing at Punta del Este, narrowly edging out yesterday’s race winner Sebastien Buemi.  The Frenchman set his best lap of the day in the final minutes clocking a 1:14.649s, over a tenth clear of Buemi.   Sarrazin said: “It’s been a good day after a disappointing race yesterday. We had the speed but I...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula E: Results from the Punta del Este ePrix

Sebastien Buemi has became the third winner in as many races in the inaugural FIA Formula E series. The Punta del Este ePrix saw four Safety Car periods throughout the race, the last of which set up for a two-lap shootout at the end. Pole-sitter Jean-Eric Vergne - making his Formula E debut - lost the dash down into Turn 1 to China Racing's Nelson Piquet Jr., who started second on...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Last-minute driver change announced as Formula E arrives in Uruguay

Matthew Brabham will team with Jean-Eric Vergne for Andretti in Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix, which will be shown LIVE on FOX Sports 2 at 1 p.m. ET. The announcement comes as Franck Montagny, who currently sits third in the FIA Formula E points after two races, will be sitting out the race due to health reasons. Brabham finished 13th in his Formula E debut last month at Putrajaya...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vergne, Garcia to make Formula E debuts this weekend

Round 3 of the inaugural FIA Formula E series will take place in Punta del Este this Saturday, with two new names entering the field. Last week, the announcement was made that three-time class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Antonio Garcia, will be filling in for Ho-Pin Tung at China Racing, as Tung is competing in an endurance race in Abu Dhabi. F1 star Jean-Eric Vergne, meanwhile...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Porsche sweeps front row for FIA WEC Six Hours of Sao Paulo

Porsche secured its first front row sweep in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the German manufacturer scoring its third consecutive overall pole and fourth of the season Saturday at Interlagos. Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard took the No. 20 Porsche 919 Hybrid to a best four-lap average of 1:17.676 in the heated 25-minute session, which saw F1 ace Webber get back in the car...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Bird seals victory in Putrajaya ePrix

Sam Bird cruised to victory in the 2014 FIA Formula E Ycapital Management Putrajaya ePrix ahead of championship-leader Lucas di Grassi and Sebastien Buemi. The Virgin Racing driver crossed the line to pick up the full 25 points and clinch his maiden ePrix win.  Bird dedicated his win to former GP2 team-mate Jules Bianchi, who was severely injured in the Japanese Grand Prix: “I...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula E: Sam Bird builds big lead, wins Putrajaya ePrix

Virgin Racing's Sam Bird won the Formula E's Putrajaya ePrix on Saturday, giving him consecutive podium finishes to start the season. Lucas di Grassi, the winner at the opener in Beijing, finished second and retained the points lead because of it. Bird, who is close friends with Jules Bianchi, the Formula 1 driver seriously injured in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix in October...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Toyota wins Six Hours of Bahrain; Davidson, Buemi crowned FIA WEC champions

Toyota claimed its fifth victory of the season, while Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi clinched the 2014 FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship following an action-packed Six Hours of Bahrain. Alex Wurz brought the No. 7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid to the win Saturday evening, edging out the pair of Porsche 919 Hybrids, which had its strongest race to date with its first double...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Porsche takes pole for FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain

Porsche claimed its second consecutive pole and third of the FIA WEC season following a dominant qualifying run by Romain Dumas and Neel Jani on Friday at Bahrain International Circuit. The No. 14 Porsche 919 Hybrid completed a best four-lap average of 1:43.145 in the 25-minute prototype qualifying session, outpacing the championship-leading No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid by 0.265 seconds...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Toyota's Davidson, Buemi close in on title

Following a storybook season that’s seen four victories out of six races, Toyota’s Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi head into this weekend’s FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain on the verge of clinching the Drivers’ World Championship. With a 42-point lead over Audi’s Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler, the Toyota pairing, which are coming off back-to-back...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Championship-leading Toyota dominates Six Hours of Shanghai

  Toyota continued to set the mark in the FIA World Endurance Championship, as the Japanese manufacturer claimed another convincing victory in Sunday’s Six Hours of Shanghai. Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi celebrated their fourth victory of the season, taking the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid to a 1 minute and 12-second victory over the sister No. 7 entry of Alex Wurz, Kazuki...
Via Fox Sports
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Porsche scores Shanghai pole in ultra-close qualifying session

  Porsche will start Sunday's FIA WEC Six Hours of Shanghai from the pole following a ultra-close qualifying session that ended in a dead heat up front. Neel Jani and Romain Dumas combined for a four-lap average of 1:48.300, the identical aggregate time that Toyota's Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi recorded in the 25-minute session. The pole went to the No. 14 Porsche 919 Hybrid...
Via Fox Sports
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Toyota dominates FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji in front of home crowd

Toyota claimed a dominant victory in Sunday's FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji, taking a 1-2 result for the pair of factory prototypes on home soil. Anthony Davidson took the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid to a 25.627-second victory over the sister entry of Stephane Sarrazin, in a race that saw the Japanese manufacturer led virtually from the start to finish. Pole-sitter Sebastien Buemi took...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Toyota, Rebellion, G-Drive Ligier and Aston Martin all score poles in Japan

The #8 Toyota TS 040 Hybrid, driven by Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi, sealed a last-minute pole with Buemi setting a final lap time that ensured he just beat the #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid. The Swiss ace’s final lap ensured an average time of 1m26.886s, which was 0.043s better than the Porsche. Mark Webber looked to have confirmed pole for Porsche but, when the Australian pitted...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Toyota surges to pole on home soil for FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji

A last gasp effort by Sebastien Buemi was rewarded with pole for Toyota on home soil for Sunday's FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji. The action-packed prototype qualifying session saw the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid atop the time charts early, thanks to co-driver Anthony Davidson but a red flag with seven minutes to go halted Buemi's chance of a quick lap. Instead, the No. 20 Porsche 919 Hybrid...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Audi scores 1-2 finish in FIA WEC Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas

Battling adverse weather and strong challenges from both Porsche and Toyota, Audi Sport Team Joest claimed a 1-2 sweep in Saturday's Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Marcel Fassler took the No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro to back-to-back victories in LMP1-H, cruising to a 53-second margin over its sister No. 1 entry of...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Toyota claims FIA WEC pole at COTA

Toyota's Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi teamed to claim pole for Saturday's Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas, following a start-stop and mixed condition qualifying session for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid jumped to the top of the time charts, thanks to Buemi's 1:49.156 lap time recorded just seconds from the end...
Via Fox Sports
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Toyota Takes Pole As Americans Struggle

AUSTIN, Texas — In a different form of qualifying in which two drivers must post times and their average time determines their starting position, Toyota Racing’s TS040 Hybrid once again proved to be in a class of its own as Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi paired up to put the Japanese manufacturer’s lead entry on pole for Saturday afternoon’s Six Hours of the Circuit...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who to follow: Twitter cheat sheet to Formula E

Twitter has become one of the best ways to keep up-to-date with breaking news and race updates. Fortunately for FIA Formula E fans, many teams, drivers and broadcasters of the sport can be found on the site. Here are the handles you need to follow before the opening round at Beijing for full in-depth coverage of the inaugural FIA Formula E season: Sport: @FIA -€“ sanctioning body...
Via Fox Sports
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula E: Buemi tops final test as China Racing confirms driver lineup

Former F1 driver Sebastien Buemi has established himself as a threat early on in the FIA Formula E series after putting his name at or near the top of the Donington Park scoring pylons after all five Formula E tests this summer. The Swiss e.dams-Renault driver lapped the circuit in 1:31.792 during the series' final day of testing on Tuesday, his teammate Nicolas Prost just three...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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