2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 1

One of the competitors in the Ferrari Challenge—one of three support races for this years 6 hours of COTA—heading towards turn 19 during one of the practice sessions Friday morning.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 2

Cars participating in the Formula 4 support race. A new series featuring cars with similarly spec’d, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines for an even playing field from a power standpoint.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 3

LMP2 cars cresting the hill at Turn 10 along with a Ferrari GTE PRO class.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 4

A Porsche LMP1 class car followed by the Gulf Shell Porsche GTE AM.

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One of Aston Martin Racing’s GTE Pro entries.

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A Ferrari GTE Pro contender.

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One of Porsche’s GTE Pro cars.

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A Porsche LMP1 class car passes a Porsche GTE Pro class car during one of the practice sessions.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 9

Friday’s pit walk, open to all ticket holders.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 10

Scene’s from Friday’s pit walk, open to all attendees.

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Scene’s from Friday’s pit walk, open to all attendees.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 12

Scene’s from Friday’s pit walk, open to all attendees.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 13

Scene’s from Friday’s pit walk, open to all attendees.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 14

Scene’s from Friday’s pit walk, open to all attendees.

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A view of the engine from one of the Ferrari Challenge competitors.

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A Ferrari Challenge competitor’s steering wheel prior to their first race.

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Fans mill about all of the entrants for the Ferrari Challenge.

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The Ferrari Challenge cars lined up prior to the start of they first race.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 19

Ferraris and food trucks.

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Actor Michael Fassbender preparing to race his car in the Ferrari Challenge.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 21

A view of large section of Circuit of the Americas from the top of the hill at Turn 1.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 22

The qualifying round.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 23

The qualifying round.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 24

Team Lotus prepping for the Formula V8 3.5L Championship—one of the support races—a race series that has nurtured current F1 stars like Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 25

Fans line up to take advantage of the driver autograph session to meet the Porsche LMP1 team.

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Scenes from the grid walk just prior to Suturday’s 6 hour race open to all attendees.

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Scenes from the grid walk just prior to Suturday’s 6 hour race open to all attendees.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 28

Scenes from the grid walk just prior to Suturday’s 6 hour race open to all attendees.

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Scenes from the grid walk just prior to Suturday’s 6 hour race open to all attendees.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 30

Scenes from the grid walk just prior to Suturday’s 6 hour race open to all attendees.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 31

Scenes from the grid walk just prior to Suturday’s 6 hour race open to all attendees.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 32

The drivers just about to start there engines for the safety car lap prior to a rolling start.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 33

The drivers just about to start there engines for the safety car lap prior to a rolling start.

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Fans watching the race from the COTA tower observation deck.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 35

Fans in the Turn 1 grandstands keeping cool under Texas flag umbrellas.

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Aston Martin Racing

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Signatech Alpine Malmut, Alpine A470

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G-Drive Racing

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Dempsey – Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 40

Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 41

Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 42

Jackie Chan Racing DC, Oreca 07 – Gibson

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 43

Race drivers fire suits hanging up to dry due to all of the heat.

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The drivers of the winning LMP2 class Signatech Alpine Matmut team.

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The winning Porsche LMP1 drivers.

2017 WEC Lone Star Le Mans 46

Porsche fans wave flags during the podium ceremonies.

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Drivers for Ferrari’s winning GTE Pro class team.

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Ferrari’s GTE Pro team serenading their winning drivers during the Italian national anthem.

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Scenes from the podium ceremonies following the race.

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Several of the competing cars of the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas at the end of the race.

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