World Endurance Championship

2012 WEC and Le Mans entry lists revealed

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  • #130871

    Renner
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    FIA and ACO released the WEC and Le Mans Entry Lists

    #191825

    deanmachine
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    Hmm, the Audi is registered as a Hybrid, have they confirmed themselves as running an R18 hybrid or have the FIA spilt the beans?

    #191826

    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    @deanmachine Audi are running two R18 hybrids in the WEC and at Le Mans. At Le Mans they will also run two non-hybrid R18s.

    Just nine LMP1s for the WEC after Peugeot pull out then, and one of those is the Toyota which won’t be at the first round.

    And Marino Franchitti is down to drive the Delta Wing – going to be great to see that on the track!

    #191827

    Renner
    Member

    Why has Audi got the 1, when Peugeot won the ILMC?

    #191828

    Joel Holland
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    Toyota will only have one car in the WEC. Or have I missed something? Thought the second car was Le Mans only. Be interesting to see who they put in that second entry – Buemi’s been mentioned a bit (they already have a Japanese driver whose name I can’t recall ff the top of my head).

    #191829

    deanmachine
    Participant

    @renner I think it’s because the winner of Le Mans gets the number 1, even in other Le Mans series.

    Like I think whoever won Le Mans was number 1 at Sebring and Petit Le Mans even if they didn’t win the ALMS the year before.

    #191830

    Alianora La Canta
    Participant

    Renner, I suspect the lack of Peugeot is why Audi has the 1 (having them carry “0” in what is supposedly a new championship would be distinctly odd).

    #191831

    Victor_RO
    Participant

    @deanmachine: Peugeot were supposed to carry #1 as 2011 ILMC champion constructors, but since they’re not there, it seems the ACO gave the #1 now to the second-placed manufacturer (which was Audi).

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