Nov 29

SportsCars: Porsche To Continue Factory WEC GTE-Pro Program

SportsCars: Porsche To Continue Factory WEC GTE-Pro Program

announced Friday that it has renewed its factory GTE-Pro program for next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche announced Friday that it has renewed its factory GTE-Pro program for next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.

The German manufacturer, which scored a 1-2 finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, will continue under the Porsche AG Team Manthey banner in a separate program from its new works LMP1 squad that will also take on the in 2014.

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Nov 28

F1: Brawn Quits Mercedes, Hands Reins To Wolff And Lowe

Ross Brawn has called it quits at Mercedes. (Getty Images)

has called it quits at . (Getty Images)

Ross Brawn is to leave the Mercedes team on Dec. 31, handing the reins to Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe.

The team said that the following “an extended period of open discussion between the team’s key stakeholder Ross has chosen to hand over the team leadership to Executive Director (Business) Toto Wolff and Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe.”

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Nov 28

F1: Pujolar To Toro Rosso As Smedley Heads To Williams

Xevi Pujolar, former Chief Race Engineer, Williams F1.

Xevi Pujolar, former Chief Race Engineer, F1.

Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar is to leave the team to join – leaving the door open for ’s Rob Smedley to take over his job at Grove.

The 40-year-old Pujolar previously worked with Helmut Marko at the Red Bull-backed RSM F3000 team in 2000.

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