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Silverstone (2016)

United Kingdom Silverstone
15 Apr - 17 Apr
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Benoit Treluyer: “Fired up!”

Benoit Treluyer: "What’s more, we’ve worried people at Porsche. They knew we would be competitive at some point during the season, but perhaps they didn’t expect it to happen so soon!"

Audi blames “bouncing” for WEC exclusion, will not appeal

Audi has withdrawn its appeal after its winning car was excluded from the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.

Timo Bernhard: From delight to despair for the #1 Porsche crew

In the first of a new series of columns for Motorsport.com, Porsche WEC star Timo Bernhard reflects on a tough opening weekend of the new season for the #1 crew at Silverstone.

Inside WEC: The full story of Silverstone opener – video

The first round of the 2016 FIA WEC at Silverstone had it all: Changeable weather, a shock qualifying result, a huge crash and controversy even after the chequered flag. Watch it all here, featuring exclusive interviews.

Sam Bird: That special first win with Ferrari

In his first column for Motorsport.com, Ferrari's new boy Sam Bird recounts his experience of winning on his debut with the Italian marque in the World Endurance Championship.

Porsche's Jani frustrated by "race-deciding" Silverstone traffic

Porsche's Neel Jani said that traffic woes contributed significantly to the #2 car not taking the chequered flag first in the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Nissan kicks off FIA WEC and ELMS campaigns at Silverstone

Nissan powered 55 per cent of the entire combined FIA WEC and ELMS

Audi to appeal Silverstone exclusion

Audi Sport Team Joest has elected to appeal the decision to exclude the #7 Audi R18 from the opening World Endurance Championship race of the season at Silverstone.

Audi excluded from Silverstone WEC win for worn skidblock

Audi has lost victory in the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship following post-race scrutineering at Silverstone, handing the win to Porsche.

Audi wins first WEC round at Silverstone

Victory and lead of the standings for Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer

Ferrari 1-2 at Silverstone with the new 488 GTE

The new No. 71 crew Rigon-Bird hits the target at its début in GTE-Pro class

Positive start to the FIA World Endurance Championship season for Ford

The #67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx, Marino Franchitti and Harry Tincknell took fourth place in the GTE Pro class.

Silverstone WEC: Audi beats Porsche to win thrilling season opener

Audi claimed victory over Porsche in a frenetic first round of the FIA WEC season at Silverstone, the #7 car of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler taking the top step of the podium.

Hartley insists he took "normal" line in backmarker crash

Porsche driver Brendon Hartley said his attempt to lap the GTE-Am entry that led to his massive crash out of the lead of the 6 Hours of Silverstone was "normal" for the corner in question.

Porsche needs to “have everything together” to beat Audi

Porsche will need a faultless run in the FIA WEC season opener at Silverstone to overcome main LMP1 class rival Audi, reckons Brendon Hartley.

Lucas di Grassi: Audi has made "huge step" with new R18

Audi star Lucas di Grassi tells Motorsport.com how Audi is taking the fight to Porsche this year with an all-new car that locked out the front row of this year's FIA WEC opener at Silverstone.

Aston Martin Racing qualifies for 6 Hours of Silverstone

Unseasonable weather sees ambient and track temperature plummet

Control issues blamed for Toyota’s qualifying woes

Toyota has revealed that control issues with its complex new TS050 Hybrid meant it couldn’t fulfil its potential in qualifying for the opening round of the FIA WEC at Silverstone.

Silverstone: Second row on the grid for the two Porsche 919 Hybrids

On a drying track, with very low ambient and track temperatures, the second row went to Porsche.

Pole position for Audi in Silverstone !

Both Audi R18 sports cars on front row at season opener.

Mark Webber - "We'll keep our foot to the opposition's throat"

Porsche's reigning FIA LMP1 World Champion Mark Webber tells Motorsport.com about his plans to retain his WEC title, and go one step further in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.