Articles tagged Vincent Beaumesnil

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Delta Wing to race at Le Mans

Delta Wing to race at Le Mans The radical Delta Wing conceived as the nextgeneration Indycar will race at Le Mans next year. A two-seater version of the car, overlooked for a new Dallara when IndyCar chose its 2012 one-make chassis, has been awarded the so-called 'garage 56' slot reserved for an innovative and environmentally-friendly project. The Delta Wing was chosen because it is designed to...

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Damien Smith Editor

next year, what happens in 2014 is the hot topic in motor sport circles right now. Major new regulations are due the season after next that will change the shape of Grand Prix and sports car racing. But in both worlds there remain question marks over exactly what this new landscape will look like. In Formula 1, the FIA is pressing ahead with its plan to introduce 1.61itre V6 turbos, though Berme...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Senna swaps F1 for GT seat Aston Martin has pulled off a coup by signing Bruno Senna for its 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship campaign. The nephew of three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton will drive one of the Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing team's Vantage GTE contenders in a full WEC programme, including the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. The 29-year-old, who parted company with the...

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Diesel cuts 'not enough' for Le Mans

Petrol-powered prototypes look unlikely to be able to race on equal terms with the turbodiesel Audis and Peugeots in next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, despite another attempt to create a level playing field. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest revealed further cuts to the power of the diesels at the same time as a power increase for petrol LMP1s in August. New ACO sporting manager Vincent Beaumesnil...

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LMP diesels to be throttled back for Le Mans

The Peugeot and Audi turbodiesel EMP1 prototypes will be pegged back for the Le Mans 24 Hours and the new FIA World Endurance Championship next season. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, which together with the FIA writes the rules for Le Mans and the WEC, has revealed new rules that it claims are designed to cut the power of the diesels by approximately seven per cent. The move is intended to bring...

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The gas is always greener on the other side...

The LMP1 prototype class will in future be open to a range of alternative fuels in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The new-for-2014 rules are based on energy consumption, but allow only petrol- or diesel-powered cars. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the FIA, which set the rules for Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship, have stated that they will open up the category to other fuel sources. ACO...

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