Ferrari 330 P4 n.21 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967

FERRARI 330 P4 n.21

FERRARI 330 P4 n.21

HISTORY

The Ferrari 330 P4 n.21 is a car that participated in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the scorching defeats suffered in 1966 by the Ford in the Sport Prototype Championship, the Maranello team replaced the Ferrari P3 with the new model P4. Designed by Piero Drogo, the car was much more powerful and underwent some changes during the season.

Ludovico Scarfiotti and Mike Parkes at the wheel of the Ferrari 330 P4 n.21 came second at the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The challenge between the Italian team and the Ford American, proved to be very beautiful. Despite the numerous withdrawals of the Detroit cars in the race, Ferrari had to settle for second place with a gap of 4 laps from the Ford MK IV n.1 of Gurney and Foyt. At the end of the season, Enzo Ferrari was content with the victory of the Sport Prototype Championship.

CHASSIS

Ferrari 330 P4
Aluminium and fibreglass panels
Length: 4185 mm
Width: 1810 mm
Height: 1000 mm
Brakes: Ventilated discs all round
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Ferrari Type 237 60° V12 3967 cc
Power: 331 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Ferrari five speed Manual.
Tank Capacity: 114 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1967 with drivers Mike Parkes, Ludovico Scarfiotti

Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

TOYOTA HYBRID TS040 n.8

TOYOTA HYBRID TS040 n.8

HISTORY

The Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2014. The Japanese manufacturer after two years of training, modified the model TS030, especially in the hybrid part, which differed from the previous system also expanding the front wheels.

Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas Lapierre and Anthony Davidson with the Toyota Hybrid TS040 n.8 arrived third at the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours after a great comeback. The Japanese team after the successes at the start of the season at Silverstone and Spa, was the favorite for the French classic, but Lapierre’s mistake at the beginning of the race that forced the mechanics to a long repair and the withdrawal of the twin car for an electrical problem while he was clearly in command, and the dreams of their first victory at Le Mans faded. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2, with Treluyer, Lotterer and Fassler won the race with their regularity. In the next race in America, Lapierre made a mistake that compromised the victory, which led to the team’s decision to move away from the driver. Buemi and Davidson also took part in the Fuji and Shangai races and WEC World Champion 2014 were graduated. While the Japanese team won the constructors’ title in the LMP1-H category.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS040
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota 3700 cc V8, aspirated Hybrid.
Power: > 500 kW
Hybrid: > 480 kW High powered lithium ion battery developed by Toyota.
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Transversal with seven speed sequential.
Differential: rear drive locking.
Tank Capacity: 68,5 litre
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Third in the 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 with drivers Sebastien Buemi, Nicolas Lapierre, Anthony Davidson
Race winner: 6 hours of Silverstone 2014, 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2014, 6 hours of Fuji 2014, 6 hours of Shangai 2014.
Winner the World Endurance Champion 2014 drivers Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson

Ferrari 458 Italia n.51 winner class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

FERRARI 458 Italia n.51

FERRARI 458 Italia n.51

HISTORY

The Ferrari 458 Italia n.51 is the winning car of the GTE PRO class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. After the victory of the world title GTE PRO of 2013, the AF Corse team tried to repeat itself and trying to win back Le Mans as in 2012.

Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella won with the Ferrari 458 Italia n.51 in the GTE PRO class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014, for the trio was the second success after the one in 2012.
In the race the Italian car exploits to the maximum the reduced fuel consumption, delaying the pit stops. At the end of the race the Ferrari detached the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R n.73 driven by Magnussen, Garcia, Taylor.
At the end of the season Bruni and Vilander also won the GTE PRO riders title thanks to the victories: 6 hours of Spa, 6 hours of the Fuji and 6 hours of Bahrain.

CHASSIS

Ferrari 458 Italia
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4518 mm
Width: 2036 mm
Height: 1160 mm
Brakes: Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ferrari 4498 cc V8 90° rear longitudinally mounted
Power: 347 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: Hewland six speed semi automatic gearbox
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner class GTE PRO at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 with drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella.
Race winner: 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps 2014 with drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander, 6 hours of Fuji 2014 with Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander, 6 hours of Bahrain 2014 with Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander.

Ford GT n.68 winner class GTE PRO 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016

FORD GT n.68

FORD GT n.68

HISTORY

The Ford GT n.68 is the winning car of the GTE PRO class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016. The car presented in Geneva in 2015 was launched for the fiftieth anniversary of the first victory at Le Mans in 1966 with the Ford GT40 n.2 with Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, and had a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.

Muller, Hand and Bourdais won in the GTE PRO class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 with the Ford GT n.68, the American car was brought in the race by the Chip Ganassi Racing team along with three other cars and got the third place class with the n.69 of Briscoe, Westbrook and Dixon, in second place came the Ferrari 488 GTE n.82 with Fisichella, Vilander and Malucelli.

CHASSIS

Ford GT
Carbon fibre monocoque
Length: 4780 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Ford EcoBoost 3500 cc V6 60°
Power: 482 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission six speed sequential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner class GTE PRO 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 with drivers Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bourdais

Porsche 919 hybrid n.1 24 hours of Le Mans 2016

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.1

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.1

HISTORY

The Porsche 919 hybrid n.1 with the lead Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brandon Hartley in 2016 was to defend the 2015 World Championship Endurance victory, and to seek the victory escaped the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 and won by the twin car.

The 2016 Porsche 919 hybrid is the third evolution of the initial design of 2014 is part of the LMP1-H prototype category, has two engines: a thermal fueled petrol, flanked by an electric powered by a lithium ion battery. The Porsche 919 hybrid uses two energy recovery systems, from exhaust gases and braking.
The thermal engine, a 90 cc V4 of 2000 cc, supercharged by a turbocharger, is capable of delivering a power of 370 kW. While the hybrid system brought to the Porsche 8 MJ transmitted a power of 290 kw to the front.
The chassis of the Porsche 919 hybrid is a monocoque made of carbon fiber.

Despite being the favorite for the Le Mans 24-hour victory, the Porsche 919 hybrid n.1 had a problem during the race and forced the car to a long stop. The recovery attempt failed, and I crossed the finish line in thirteenth position to 38 laps from the sister car, the Porsche n.2, winner of a race that saw yet another defeat of the Toyota, which lost the race due to a technical problem three minutes from the end while he was largely in the lead.

CHASSIS

Porsche 919
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb aluminium core.
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes:Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system, light-alloy mono bloc brake callipers, internally vented carbon fibre rear and front brake discs, brake force distribution settings can be set progressively by the driver
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Porsche 2000 V4 90° Turbo Hybrid
Power: greater of 370 kW (greater of 500 hp)
Hybrid: Lithium-ion battery
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission housing: Hybrid construction in CFRP with titanium inserts and cast aluminium housing
Tank Capacity: 62,5 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Thirteenth at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 with drivers Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
Race winner: 6 hour of Nurburgring 2016, 6 hour of Mexico 2016, 6 hour of America 2016, 6 hour of Shangai 2016

Toyota hybrid TS050 n.6 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.6

TOYOTA HYBRID TS050 n.6

HISTORY

The Toyota TS050 hybrid is the third LMP1 car produced by the Japanese company since its return to the endurance category. The car completely revolutionized by the previous TS040, is equipped with a twin-turbo 2.4-liter V4 engine combined with an 8mj hybrid system. The hybrid system generates its power by recovering energy from the braking system at the front and rear by means of an ion lithium battery.

The car won the second place in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2016 with the number 6 of Sarrazin, Kobayashi and Conway, touching once again the victory of the race with the number 5, which stopped three minutes from the end of twenty-four hours complaining of a loss of power of the hybrid system. In the World Endurance Championship he obtains the best result with the 6-hour victory of the Fuji with the number 6 piloted by Sarrazin, Kobayashi and Conway.

CHASSIS

Toyota TS050
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs ventilated
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Toyota 2400 cc V6 direct injection twin-turbo Hybrid
Power: > 368 kW (> 500 hp)
Hybrid: > 368 kW (> 500 hp) High-powered lithium-ion battery developed by Toyota
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Tank Capacity: 62,5 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 with drivers Stephane Sarrazin, Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway
Race winner: of 6 hours of Fuji 2016

Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2016 3° 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.8

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.8

HISTORY

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the prototype with which the German manufacturer participated in the 2016 Endurance World Championship. Of the R18 this is the sixth version, after the defeat of the 24 hours of Le Mans and the WEC in 2015, the Audi revolutionizes the car in a clear way, both aerodynamically with cutting-edge solutions, but above all with the hybrid engine switching to lithium-ion batteries and climbing in the 6 megajoules class from the previous 4.

Despite the efforts undertaken, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro proved to be a little too fragile. At the 24 hours of Le Mans obtained the third place with the No. 8 led by the trio Di Grassi, Duval and Jarvis. During the season they won two championship races: the 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the 6 hours of Bahrain.

CHASSIS

Audi R18
Composite fiber construction of carbon fibers with aluminum honeycomb core and Zylon side panels, tested acc. to the strict FIA
crash and safety standards, front and rear CFRP crashers
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes:Hydraulic dual circuit braking system, monoblock light-alloy brake calipers, ventilated carbon fiber brake discs front and rear
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 4000 cc V6 120° Turbo Diesel hybrid
Power: > 378 kW (> 514 hp)
Hybrid: Lithium-ion battery 300 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR), e-tron quattro four-wheel drive in hybrid mode.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated six speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Limited slip differential rear
Tank Capacity: 49,9 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Third at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 with drivers Lucas Di Grassi, Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis
Race winner: 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, 6 hours of Bahrain

Porsche 919 hybrid n.2 Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.2

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.2

HISTORY

The Porsche 919 Hybrid n.2 with Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb took part in the 2016 World Championship Endurance.
The 2016 Porsche 919 hybrid is the third evolution of the initial design of 2014 is part of the LMP1-H prototype category, has two engines: a thermal fueled petrol, flanked by an electric powered by a lithium ion battery. The Porsche 919 hybrid uses two energy recovery systems, from exhaust gases and braking.

The thermal engine, a 90 cc V4 of 2000 cc, supercharged by a turbocharger, is capable of delivering a power of 370 kW. While the hybrid system brought to the Porsche 8 MJ transmitted a power of 290 kw to the front.
The chassis of the Porsche 919 hybrid is a monocoque made of carbon fiber.

In the daring 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 won the Porsche 919 hybrid n.2, thanks to yet another debacle of the Toyota TS050, which has 1 lap from the end with a lead of a lap on the Porsche, is forced to retire due to a loss of power. During the season the trio Dumas, Jani and Lieb also won the 6 hours of Silverstone at the beginning of the season.

CHASSIS

Porsche 919
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb aluminium core.
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Brakes:Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, light-alloy mono bloc brake callipers, internally vented carbon fibre rear and front brake discs, brake force distribution settings can be set progressively by the driver
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Porsche 2000 cc V4 90° Turbo Hybrid
Power: > 370 kW (> 500 hp)
Hybrid: Lithium-ion battery
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission housing: Hybrid construction in CFRP with titanium inserts and cast aluminium housing
Tank Capacity: 62,5 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner of 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 with drivers Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Mark Lieb
Race winner: 6 hours of Silverstone

Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.2

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.2

HISTORY

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2 is the prototype with which Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer participated in the 2014 World Endurance Championship.

The main changes compared to the Audi R18 2013 are, a revised engine with an electric turbocharger, updates to the hybrid flywheel system with the addition of a waste heat recovery system. The system captured the thermal energy from the exhaust by adding power to the turbocharger or flywheel storage system. The aerodynamics has been heavily revised according to the new rules, abandoning the diffuser aspirated by the 2013 model forbidden by the regulation.

Despite being inferior in performance to the Toyota TS040, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014. The victory came taking advantage of the usual problems of the Japanese manufacturer in the French race. During the season of the championship, Fassler, Lotterer and Treluyer also won the 6 hours of Circuit of the Americas.

CHASSIS

Audi R18
Carbon fibre and Aluminum monocoque, CFC rear crash structure
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Carbon disc Brembo
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 4000 cc V6 120° Turbo Diesel hybrid
Power: > 560 kW
Hybrid: System e-tron Hybrid Technology
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive word hybrid statemi on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 54 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner of 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 with drivers Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler
Race winner: 6 hours of Circuit of the Americas

Porsche 919 hybrid n.14 eleventh at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.14

PORSCHE 919 hybrid n.14

HISTORY

The Porsche 919 hybrid n.14 is the prototype with driving Marc Lieb, Neel Jani and Romain Dumas for the 2014 World Endurance Championship. The Porsche after sixteen years ago its return to the endurance world with an innovative car. Their hybrid system, unlike the Audi R18 and the Toyota TS040, was based on a lithium-ion battery pack.

At the 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 Lieb, Jani and Dumas with the Porsche 919 hybrid n.14 came only eleven, after a race full of technical problems due to the youth of the car. During the season the competitiveness of the 919 gradually increased, up to the 6 hours of San Paolo where it obtained its first victory, taking advantage of the safety car entered in the last laps that stopped the recovery of Toyota.

CHASSIS

Porsche 919 hybrid
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb aluminium core.
Lenght: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Porsche 2000 cc V4 90° Turbo Hybrid
Power: > 370 kW (> 500 hp)
Hybrid: Lithium-ion battery
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive via KERS on the front
Transnission: Sequential, hydraulically activated seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock Transmission housing: Hybrid construction in CFRP with titanium inserts and cast aluminium housing
Tank Capacity: 68,5 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Eleventh at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 with drivers Marc Lieb, Neel Jani, Romain Dumas
Race winner: 6 Hours of Sao Paulo