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2017 FIA World Endurance Championship of Shanghai - a wonderful racing in Shanghai

  • Author:Rebecca Yu
  • Source:http://www.021wec.com/
  • Release on:2017-10-27

FIA World Endurance Championship co-organised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) . After five power-up seasons and intense fights on the track, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has established itself as one of the world's most animated and respected motor racing competitions. 2017 is the sixth season of the FIA World Endurance Championship , the season began at the Silverstone Circuit in April and will end at the Bahrain International Circuit in November, and include the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The World championship titles will be awarded to the leading prototype drivers and manufacturers, while for the first time in the World Endurance Championship the leading grand touring drivers and manufacturers will also be awarded a world championship.

2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Schedule


2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Race Results



FIA World Endurance Championship Teams 

1.LMP1 : Red
LMP1 represent the highest level of the participating vehicles, the team composed of professional drivers. LMP1 divided into diesel group, gasoline group and hybrid group. Closed cockpit and open cockpit sports prototype allowed ; The gasoline naturally aspirated engine with 3.4L and below, The turbocharged engine with 2.0L and below , diesel turbo engine with 3.7L and below required in this group ; Gasoline engine fuel tank maximum volume limit is 75L, diesel engine is 60L, if it is hybrid cars, gasoline and diesel groups required to reduce 2L (gasoline: 73L , diesel: 58L). The maximum diameter of the tires are 28.5" and the maximum width of tires are 16".



2.LMP2: Blue

It is also the sport prototype car group, the difference is that the car must use production car engine, the driver can be professional driver also can be amateur drivers. The naturally aspirated engine with 5.0L and below 8-cylinder,  3.2L and below 6-cylinder engine are required , but diesel engines are forbided . The engine fuel tank maximum volume limit is 75L, the maximum diameter of tires are 28",the maximum width of tires are 14".



3.LMGTE-PRO : Green

The team are composed of professional drivers, the racing cars which used modified from the production car which can be bought in the market . Such as Ferrari F458, Porsche 997, Kelvirt C6 and so on . The petrol naturally aspirated engine with 5.5L and below, the petrol turbo engine with 4.0L and below required . Carbon fiber brakes are forbided . The engine fuel tank maximum volume limit is 90L, the maximum diameter of tires are 28",the maximum width of tires are 14".



4. LMGTE-AM : Orange

The racing rules same with LMGTE-PRO , the differece is each car only one professional driver allowed to involve , the age of the racing car must be mid-year with more than 12 months .



2017 WEC World Endurance Championship Shanghai station will be held on November 5, 2017 at the Shanghai International Circuit in China. There will be more than 70 drivers participate in Shanghai's 6-hour endurance race, Chinese driver Cheng Congfu will represent Rebellion team to take part in the conpetition , which teams will be the winner ? Let's wait and see.


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