Filters:

Championship Driver Team Event Location Prime Article type Date
9,259 articles
Championship
Loading...
Driver
Loading...
Team
Loading...
Event
Loading...
Location
Loading...
Prime
All
Prime
Article type
Loading...
Date

WEC - Sportscar News

Grid
List

Nasr says AXR's fuel-saving strategy was "too extreme"

Felipe Nasr says his Action Express Racing Cadillac team's fuel-saving strategy was "a little too extreme" after losing out to the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura in Sunday's Mid-Ohio IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race.

IMSA Mid-Ohio: WTR Acura wins fuel-save nail-biter Mid-Ohio
Video Inside

IMSA Mid-Ohio: WTR Acura wins fuel-save nail-biter

Ricky Taylor in the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura held off Felipe Nasr’s Action Express Racing Cadillac as the pair eked out their fuel in a thrilling conclusion to Mid-Ohio’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round.

WRT scores second successive ELMS win at the Red Bull Ring Red Bull Ring
Video Inside

WRT scores second successive ELMS win at the Red Bull Ring

Team WRT took a hard-fought win at the Red Bull Ring in the second round of the European Le Mans Series.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Tincknell takes shock pole for Mazda

Mazda’s Harry Tincknell set pole position for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio, ahead of the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura of Filipe Albuquerque.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Cameron tops second practice in MSR Acura

The Meyer Shank Racing Acura of Dane Cameron set a last-gasp fastest time in the second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship free practice at Mid-Ohio, ahead of Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani.

Glickenhaus names drivers for Portimao WEC debut

Ryan Briscoe, Romain Dumas and Richard Westbrook will pilot the Glickenhaus 007 LMH on the American boutique manufacturer’s debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship at Portimao.

Porsche wants GTE car to race on beyond 2022

Porsche is targeting a future for the GTE division in the FIA World Endurance Championship beyond the current two-year commitment to the class by the series organisers. 

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Derani leads first practice in AXR Cadillac Mid-Ohio
Video Inside

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Derani leads first practice in AXR Cadillac

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani left it late to top the opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship free practice at Mid-Ohio, ahead of the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura of Ricky Taylor.

Risi announces Le Mans line-up, will race at Monza

Risi Competizione has announced its full driver full line-up for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, while also confirming an entry into the preceding round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Monza.

Mardenborough on Super GT: “I will be back for sure”

Jann Mardenborough has declared that he “will be back for sure” in SUPER GT in the future following his surprise dismissal by Nissan at the end of last year.

Fittipaldi parts ways with G-Drive ELMS squad
Video Inside

Fittipaldi parts ways with G-Drive ELMS squad

Pietro Fittipaldi will not take part in the remainder of the European Le Mans Series season after parting ways with G-Drive Racing.

Super GT postpones Suzuka race amid COVID-19 surge

SUPER GT has announced that the third round of the season at Suzuka has been postponed owing to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Western part of Japan.

Nissan: Suzuka a 'must-win' race after Fuji engine blow-up

Nissan concedes that this month's third round of the SUPER GT season at Suzuka is a 'must-win' event following a rare engine failure for the manufacturer's flagship NISMO car last week at Fuji Speedway.

Glickenhaus to enter one car for Portimao WEC race Algarve
Video Inside

Glickenhaus to enter one car for Portimao WEC race

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will only enter a single Le Mans Hypercar for its FIA World Endurance Championship debut next month at Portimao, marque founder Jim Glickenhaus has clarified.

Honda concerned by ballasted Toyotas' Fuji speed Fuji
Video Inside

Honda concerned by ballasted Toyotas' Fuji speed

Honda admits that the speed demonstrated by Toyota's heavier GR Supras in last week's Fuji 500km is a reminder that it still has work to do to get its NSX-GT on level terms.

The philosophical problems the WEC's new Hypercar class is already facing

Most of the column inches after the World Endurance Championship's opener were centred around the relative pace of the Hypercar class and the LMP2s, but there's another question that needs addressing in order for the new division to have a successful future

Askew joins Andretti Autosport’s LMP3 team for Mid-Ohio

Andretti Autosport has announced it will be moving its LMP3 entry from the IMSA Prototype Challenge to the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and with Oliver Askew joining Jarett Andretti at Mid-Ohio.

Super GT drivers unhappy with FCY teething issues

Several top SUPER GT drivers have voiced their unhappiness with teething issues surrounding the introduction of the full-course yellow (FCY) system in this week's Fuji 500km race.

Super GT planning to extend race distances in 2022

GTA chairman Masaaki Bandoh has revealed plans to increase the distances of SUPER GT races in 2022 in order to encourage better fuel efficiency.

Baguette admits Real Honda "got lucky" twice at Fuji Fuji
Video Inside

Baguette admits Real Honda "got lucky" twice at Fuji

Bertrand Baguette admits he and Real Racing Honda teammate Koudai Tsukakoshi got “lucky” twice on their way to victory in SUPER GT’s Fuji 500km round having spent much of the race struggling for pace.

Hirakawa needed "two or three more laps" for Fuji win Fuji
Video Inside

Hirakawa needed "two or three more laps" for Fuji win

TOM'S Toyota SUPER GT driver Ryo Hirakawa thinks he and Sena Sakaguchi could have won Tuesday's Fuji 500km race had it been "two or three laps longer".

Fukuzumi explains penalty that cost ARTA Fuji 500km win

Nirei Fukuzumi has explained the "unlucky" penalty that cost he and the ARTA Honda SUPER GT team a likely victory in Tuesday's Fuji 500km race.

Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport
Video Inside

Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport

Robert Wickens says he’s still targeting a return to a top-rank racing series, and feels his injuries are costing him years at his prime.

Wickens back in racecar, drives BHA Hyundai at Mid-Ohio
Video Inside

Wickens back in racecar, drives BHA Hyundai at Mid-Ohio

Robert Wickens, who is fighting back from a spinal injury following his IndyCar crash at Pocono in 2018, returned to a racecar for the first time today, testing a Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster TCR car at Mid-Ohio.

Porsche, Penske unite to run new LMDh prototype in WEC, IMSA
Video Inside

Porsche, Penske unite to run new LMDh prototype in WEC, IMSA

Penske will mastermind Porsche's factory return to top-line sportscar racing with a new LMDh prototype in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023.

WRT proved it can be competitive on WEC debut

WRT says it proved it can be competitive on its FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Spa, even though technical gremlins left the Belgian squad last in the LMP2 classification.

Alpine wants WEC BoP changes to ease fuel mileage concerns

Alpine is demanding changes to the Hypercar Balance of Performance after losing a shot at victory in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa on fuel mileage.

How stumbling Toyota drew first blood in the WEC's new era

Amid concerns that the new Hypercar class would be upstaged on debut by the spec LMP2 machines at Spa, Toyota delivered the pole and victory that the vast majority of observers expected. But neither car had a clean run, which gave the grandfathered Alpine LMP1 an unexpected shot at glory.

Fuji Super GT: Real Honda holds on to win after late drama Fuji
Video Inside

Fuji Super GT: Real Honda holds on to win after late drama

Real Racing Honda duo Koudai Tsukakoshi and Bertrand Baguette held on to take an unlikely SUPER GT victory in a dramatic Fuji 500km Golden Week race on Tuesday.

What to expect from Super GT's longest race in two years

SUPER GT will be holding its first 'long-distance' race since the 2019 season on Tuesday, as the Fuji 500km Golden Week classic makes its return after a year's absence.

Fuji Super GT: Bandoh Toyota claims first pole since 2016 Fuji
Video Inside

Fuji Super GT: Bandoh Toyota claims first pole since 2016

Toyota SUPER GT team Racing Project Bandoh scored its first pole position since 2016 during qualifying for this week’s Fuji 500km Golden Week race. 

Makino “feeling good” after “struggling” on test return

Reigning SUPER GT champion Tadasuke Makino admits he “really struggled” in a private test at Suzuka last month but is “feeling good” ahead of his return to race action at Fuji Speedway.

Di Resta to make WEC return with United at Portimao

Paul di Resta will make his return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with the United Autosports LMP2 team in next month's Portimao round, replacing Filipe Albuquerque.

Corvette's Garcia 'gave it all' for Gavin send-off podium

Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia says he 'pushed the whole race' in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa to score a podium finish in Oliver Gavin's farewell race.

Estre: Porsche Spa WEC triumph was "extremely stressful"

Porsche driver Kevin Estre has described his World Endurance Championship class victory together with Neel Jani at Spa on Saturday as "extremely stressful" despite their domination in GTE Pro.

Albuquerque hails "dream week" for United at Spa WEC

United Autosports LMP2 driver Filipe Albuquerque has praised his team for a "dream week" at Spa after dominating the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Toyota explains Kobayashi's race-deciding Spa off

Toyota has revealed that a braking problem cost reigning champions Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez near-certain victory in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Spa WEC: Toyota grinds out win on Hypercar debut

The #8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley won the first race of the FIA World Endurance Championship's Hypercar era, defeating Alpine after a gruelling back and forth battle in the 6 Hours of Spa.

Deletraz to fill in for van der Zande at Inter Europol

Louis Deletraz will deputise for an absent Renger van der Zande at the Inter Europol Competition LMP2 squad for two FIA World Endurance Championship rounds this season, including next month's Portimao race.

Toyota: Hypercars won't always outpace LMP2s in race trim

The advantage the Hypercars enjoyed over LMP2s in qualifying for the Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener does not mean they will always be faster on race pace, according to Toyota.

Project 1 team withdraws from WEC Spa after crashes

German GTE Am outfit Team Project 1 has withdrawn from Spa's opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship after crashes for both its Porsches.

Le Mans 24h date won't change again, even without fans

The Le Mans 24 Hours will go ahead on its new date at the end of August even if it is run behind closed doors for a second year in succession.

Spa WEC: Kobayashi gifts Toyota first Hypercar pole

Kamui Kobayashi has gifted Toyota pole on the debut of the brand's new GR010 Hybrid Hypercar, setting the fastest time in qualifying for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa.

WEC won't slow down LMP2 cars if further tweaks needed

The FIA World Endurance Championship will increase the pace of cars in the new Hypercar category rather than slowing the LMP2s if it needs to adjust the balance between the classes.

WEC returns to Motorsport.tv with Spa 6 Hours opener

Motorsport.tv will once again broadcast the World Endurance Championship, bringing the world’s elite sportscars and drivers to your screens this weekend.

Spa WEC: Toyota Hypercars go fastest ahead of qualifying

Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar topped an official FIA World Endurance Championship session for the first time in third practice ahead of qualifying for this weekend's Spa season opener.

Jani "starting my career again" with WEC GTE switch

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani feels like he is "starting my career again" as he begins his maiden GT campaign in the World Endurance Championship with Porsche.

Spa WEC: Alpine edges Toyota in second practice

Alpine's grandfathered LMP1 car topped a session at Spa for the first time this week after edging out Toyota to lead second practice for this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener.

Dunlop aiming to attract third GT500 team in Super GT

Dunlop wants to expand its presence further in SUPER GT’s top GT500 class by adding a third car to its roster, according to the tyre manufacturer’s motorsport chief Yoshinao Yasuda.

Spa WEC: United Autosports LMP2 fastest in first practice

Filipe Albuquerque and the United Autosports LMP2 squad again outpaced the cars in the new Hypercar class in first free practice for this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Toyota "surprised" by WEC call to leave LMP2 speed unchanged

Toyota has admitted surprise at the decision not to slow the LMP2 prototypes for this weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener after they outpaced the Hypercars in pre-event testing.

WEC 2021 team-by-team season preview

This weekend the FIA World Endurance Championship starts a new chapter in Spa with the introduction of the Hypercar class, but the championship is sticking to its four-class structure to provide thrilling racing on different fronts. Check out our team-by-team guide for the 2021 WEC season.

Corvette star Gavin to retire from racing after Spa WEC
Video Inside

Corvette star Gavin to retire from racing after Spa WEC

Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Oliver Gavin will retire from the cockpit after this weekend's opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa. 

Audi to offer LMDh to customer WEC and IMSA teams in '23

Customer squads will be able to run Audi's LMDh prototype when the marque returns to the top flight of endurance racing in 2023, with testing planned to begin next year.

What to expect from sportscar racing's bold new Hypercar era Prime

What to expect from sportscar racing's bold new Hypercar era

A slim field of three cars will be entered in the Hypercar class for the first round of the World Endurance Championship's post-LMP1 age. But there are plenty of reasons for optimism with the new wave of manufacturer entries and competing class philosophies just around the corner

Further LMP2 pace reduction ruled out ahead of Spa

Technical changes to slow the LMP2 cars for this weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship season opener have been ruled out by the series' rule makers. 

Fittipaldi to run Gateway IndyCar race, not Le Mans Gateway
Video Inside

Fittipaldi to run Gateway IndyCar race, not Le Mans

Pietro Fittipaldi will enter all four oval races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, and will thus be forced to skip the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Slowing LMP2s further fraught with issues, say WEC drivers Prologue
Video Inside

Slowing LMP2s further fraught with issues, say WEC drivers

Filipe Albuquerque and Anthony Davidson believe slowing LMP2 cars further to create a gap to the Hypercar class could complicate matters in the first season of FIA World Endurance Championship’s new era.

Bill Whittington obituary: 1979 Le Mans 24 Hours winner dies aged 71

Bill Whittington, who has died aged 71 in a plane crash, won the Le Mans 24 Hours and made five Indianapolis 500 starts during a racing career overshadowed by controversy.

Toyota wants LMP2s slowed further after Prologue test Prologue
Video Inside

Toyota wants LMP2s slowed further after Prologue test

Toyota has called for the LMP2 cars to be slowed after its new Le Mans Hypercar was outpaced during the FIA World Endurance Championship's official Prologue pre-season test at Spa.