Jose Maria Lopez
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Jose Maria Lopez

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Monza WEC: Alpine, Glickenhaus split Toyotas in FP2

Alpine and Glickenhaus split the Toyotas in second free practice for Sunday's Monza round of the 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.

Bahrain WEC: Toyota #7 wins race to claim title Bahrain II
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Bahrain WEC: Toyota #7 wins race to claim title

The #7 Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez won the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain, beating the sister #8 car by over a minute in the winner-takes-all decider.

Ten drivers Peugeot should consider for Le Mans '22

Peugeot has begun the process of working out who should drive its new Le Mans Hypercar when it joins the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022. But which drivers are likely to feature on the shortlist?

Conway “gutted” over #7 Toyota’s latest Le Mans agony

Toyota’s Mike Conway admits he’s “gutted” to miss out on Le Mans 24 Hours victory once again with his #7 teammates, who lost the lead of the race due to a turbo problem just after half distance that ultimately restricted it to a third-placed finish.

Winning Toyota drivers expected to be third at Spa

The drivers of the winning #7 Toyota in Saturday's Spa round of the FIA World Endurance Championship have admitted they went into the weekend expecting to be third due to their success handicap.

Spa WEC: Toyota takes one-two in rain-affected race

Toyota took advantage of torrential early rain to take a one-two finish in the Spa round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, as the #7 crew extended its points lead with a victory.

Bahrain WEC: Toyota dominates after rivals collide Bahrain
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Bahrain WEC: Toyota dominates after rivals collide

Toyota claimed a crushing victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship round in Bahrain after capitalising on early woes for its LMP1 rivals Rebellion and Ginetta.

Bahrain WEC: Toyota holds 1-2 after Rebellion woes Bahrain
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Bahrain WEC: Toyota holds 1-2 after Rebellion woes

Toyota holds a 1-2 at the halfway mark in the FIA World Endurance Championship's Bahrain round after a punishing four hours for the polesitting Rebellion.

Toyota not giving up on overcoming “brutal” handicap

Brendon Hartley says Toyota has not given up on scoring an unlikely FIA World Endurance Championship victory in Shanghai, despite admitting that the success ballast has proved to be “brutal” for the Japanese manufacturer so far.

Lopez questions Dragon FE driver decision

Toyota LMP1 driver Jose Maria Lopez has questioned the Dragon Formula E squad’s decision to drop him in favour of two drivers with no experience in the series.

Losing Toyota powerless to overcome handicap

The drivers of the second-placed Toyota in Sunday's Fuji round of the FIA World Endurance Championship say they were powerless to overcome their handicap against the winning sister entry.

Toyota drivers baffled by Rebellion's qualifying pace

Toyota drivers Brendon Hartley and Jose Maria Lopez have expressed surprise at Rebellion Racing's lack of pace in qualifying for this weekend's Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Silverstone WEC: Toyota survives rain scare to take 1-2

Toyota dominated a rain-hit opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone, as Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi took victory in the #7 car.

WEC Prologue: Lopez tops first session for Toyota

Jose Maria Lopez set the fastest time on the first morning of the FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Barcelona, heading a Toyota one-two ahead of Sebastien Buemi.

Lopez drops out of Audi's Spa 24 Hours line-up

Toyota LMP1 driver Jose Maria Lopez has dropped out of a planned appearance in the Spa 24 Hours with Audi.

Lopez to make Spa 24 Hours debut in an Audi

Toyota World Endurance Championship driver Jose Maria Lopez will make his Spa 24 Hours debut in a Audi later this month.

Buemi, Lopez, Bird outline FE/WEC clash positions

Jose Maria Lopez has clarified his Toyota LMP1 drive in the FIA World Endurance Championship takes priority over any Formula E seat, as drivers affected by the two series' clashes outlined their positions.

Toyota diagnoses wiring issue that cost #7 car Le Mans victory

Toyota drivers Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez lost victory in last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours because of an incorrectly wired system of tyre pressure sensors.

Lopez "cried all the way back to the pits" after puncture

Toyota LMP1 driver Jose Maria Lopez says the puncture that cost him and his teammates in the #7 car a probable Le Mans 24 Hours victory made him "cry all the way back to the pits”.

Toyota explains why it didn't change all #7 car's tyres

Toyota LMP1 technical director Pascal Vasselon has explained why the team opted not to change all four of the tyres on its #7 car when it sustained a late puncture in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Le Mans 24h: Toyotas swap places as night falls

Toyota continued to command the Le Mans 24 Hours at one-third distance, but an off for Jose Maria Lopez at the start of the eighth hour gifted the lead to the #8 crew.

Formula E urged to try "radical" attack mode changes

Jaguar's Mitch Evans believes ABB FIA Formula E should go "radical" in how it chooses to deploy attack mode in races. 

Sebring WEC: Lopez keeps #7 Toyota ahead in FP3

Toyota driver Jose Maria Lopez set the fastest time of the weekend so far in final practice for the Sebring 1000 Miles FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Sebring WEC: Toyota remains ahead in night practice

Toyota again locked out the top two spots in the times during Wednesday evening's second practice session for this week's Sebring 1000 Miles FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Santiago E-Prix: Lopez tops practice for Dragon

Dragon Racing driver Jose Maria Lopez set the fastest time across the two free practice sessions for ABB FIA Formula E’s second visit to Santiago.

Marrakesh E-Prix: BMW implosion hands d'Ambrosio victory

Jerome d’Ambrosio won the Marrakesh E-Prix, the second round of the 2018-19 ABB Formula E Championship, after the dominant BMWs of Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims collided and threw away victory.

Ad Diriyah E-Prix: Da Costa takes first Gen2 pole for BMW

BMW Andretti’s Antonio Felix da Costa topped a delayed, revamped and disrupted ABB FIA Formula E qualifying session for the Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

How Geox aims to emulate F1 success in Formula E

Dragon Racing’s new title sponsor Geox has joined Formula E in a bid to replicate the title-winning association it had with Red Bull in Formula 1.

Shanghai WEC: Toyota takes 1-2 in stop-start race

Toyota recorded a fourth victory of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason in a stop-start wet Shanghai race.

Shanghai WEC: Toyota stays on top in second practice

Toyota remained in control of the timesheets in second practice for this weekend's Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Kobayashi explains winning #7 Toyota tyre calls

Kamui Kobayashi has explained the tyre calls that led to he and his teammates in the #7 Toyota taking their first FIA World Endurance Championship of the season at Fuji.

Fuji WEC: Kobayashi, Conway, Lopez get first 2018 win

Toyota secured another dominant FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Fuji, with Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez taking their first win of the 2018/19 superseason.

Fuji WEC: Kobayashi, Lopez lead all-Toyota front row

A track limits violation meant Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi were pipped to pole by Toyota teammates Jose Maria Lopez at this weekend's Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship event.

Lopez: New Dragon FE deal all but confirmed

Jose Maria Lopez says it is “just a matter of time” before his deal to continue racing with the Dragon Formula E team is confirmed for the 2018/19 championship.

Silverstone WEC: Toyota locks out front row in qualifying

The #7 Toyota claimed its first FIA World Endurance Championship pole position of the season for this weekend's Silverstone round.

Silverstone WEC: Toyota extends gap to privateers in FP2

Toyota extended its gap at the front of the field in second free practice for this weekend's Silverstone FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Le Mans 24h: Alonso's Toyota leads with four hours left

The lead Toyota of Fernando Alonso has extended his lead to over a minute in the Le Mans 24 Hours with four hours of the race remaining, as Paul di Resta suffered a big crash.

Le Mans 24h: Toyotas a lap clear after four hours

Toyota kept a tight grip on the Le Mans 24 Hours at the four-hour mark, with Fernando Alonso’s #8 TS050 Hybrid enjoying a spell in the lead of the race.

Toyota could still be beaten by privateers, fears Lopez

Toyota driver Jose Maria Lopez fears the LMP1 privateers still have a chance to beat the Japanese manufacturer in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year.

Lopez came "very close" to 2018 WTCR deal

Three-time World Touring Car champion Jose Maria Lopez says he came "very close" to making a return to touring cars this year, only to back out of a WTCR deal at the last minute.

Da Costa penalised for Rome pitlane crash

Antonio Felix da Costa has been handed a 10-place grid penalty as a result of his pitlane collision with Jose Maria Lopez during qualifying for Formula E’s first Rome race.

Lopez set for Formula E return in place of Jani

Jose Maria Lopez is poised to return to Formula E by replacing Neel Jani at Dragon Racing in Marrakesh.

Toyota to retain all six LMP1 drivers for 2018/19

Toyota is set to keep all six of its current LMP1 drivers under contract for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason.

Lopez: New York absence cost me Formula E drive

Jose Maria Lopez believes having to miss Formula E’s New York double-header last season cost him his drive in the series.

Fuji WEC: Porsche quickest in wet-weather Friday practice

Porsche ended up fastest after a pair of wet free practice sessions for this weekend's Fuji round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Mexico WEC: Porsche locks out front row, Ferrari on top in GT

Porsche blocked out the front row for the first time over a year in qualifying for this weekend's Mexico City round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Motorsport.com's Top 10 Formula E drivers of 2016/17 - Part 1

Motorsport.com's Formula E correspondent Sam Smith reveals his top 10 performers of a memorable third season in the all-electric series' - starting with places 10 through 6.

Montreal ePrix: Di Grassi crowned as Vergne takes first win

Abt Audi’s Lucas di Grassi was crowned the 2016/17 Formula E champion with seventh place in the Montreal season finale, which was won by Jean-Eric Vergne.

Nurburgring WEC: Toyota beats Porsche to pole

Toyota took pole position for the Nurburgring round of the World Endurance Championship with Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi.

Nurburgring WEC: Lopez sets pace for Toyota in FP3

Toyota took the top spots in final free practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship round at the Nurburgring.

Bird skips Nurburgring WEC to race in New York

Sam Bird will skip the Nurburgring round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in order to contest Formula E's New York double-header next month.

Toyota admits third Le Mans entry was a “waste”

Toyota general manager Hisatake Murata has suggested the Japanese marque’s third Le Mans 24 Hours entry may have been a “waste”.

Buemi, Lopez "uncomfortable" missing Formula E races

Toyota LMP1 drivers Jose Maria Lopez and Sebastien Buemi have admitted their clashing commitments between the World Endurance Championship and Formula E have left them feeling "uncomfortable" this season.

Berlin ePrix: Lopez leads Rosenqvist in Sunday practice

Jose Maria Lopez set the fastest time of Formula E’s Berlin weekend so far to top practice for Sunday’s race.

Lopez: Toyota had "more to lose" with me in #7 car

Jose Maria Lopez understands Toyota’s decision to move him to its third car for the Le Mans 24 Hours because “the team has much more to lose” than he does.

Paris ePrix: Buemi denies Vergne pole by 0.006s

Sebastien Buemi produced a best lap of 1m02.319s in a thrilling Super Pole session to take pole for the Paris ePrix.

Paris ePrix: Di Grassi tops FP2 with last-gasp lap

Last year’s Paris ePrix winner Lucas di Grassi topped second practice for Formula E’s return to the French capital.

Paris ePrix: Buemi tops FP1 by 0.7s

Formula E points leader Sebastien Buemi was fastest in the first session for this afternoon's Paris ePrix at the Les Invalides street circuit.

Toyota moves Lopez to third car for Le Mans

Three-time World Touring Car Champion Jose Maria Lopez has been moved to Toyota's third car for the Le Mans 24 Hours next month.