Le Mans News

Nino Vaccarella dies aged 88
Van der Linde eyeing LMP2 outings
Why Le Mans proves vision is key
LM24 class winner Gordon Spice dies
Glickenhaus unhappy with LM24 BoP
Le Mans winner and Targa Florio hero Nino Vaccarella dies aged 88
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Nino Vaccarella, a hero of the Targa Florio road race in his native Sicily, has died at the age of 88.

GT3 racing star Kelvin van der Linde says he is looking for more opportunities in the LMP2 class ahead of Audi’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2023 with an LMDh prototype.

Why Le Mans proves good vision is vital to racing success
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It may seem obvious that racing drivers need good vision to compete at their very best, but in the Le Mans 24 Hours, this most vital of motorsport senses gets tested to the very limit.

Gordon Spice, a pacesetter in touring cars and world champion in sportscars, has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.

The boss of the Glickenhaus marque has questioned the effectiveness of the Balance of Performance for the Hypercar class in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Watch: This Week with Will Buxton, Le Mans Special Edition

Check out the Le Mans Special Edition of This Week with Will Buxton, as the popular Formula 1 presenter makes his first visit to the world’s most famous sportscar race.

Lopez reveals detail on Toyota's "serious" Le Mans fuel issue

Toyota's Jose Maria Lopez has explained in detail how the #7 car he shared with Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi managed to win last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours despite "serious" fuel problems across the final hours.

Alonso: Le Mans "too fast, narrow" for current F1 cars
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Alonso: Le Mans "too fast, narrow" for current F1 cars

Fernando Alonso says Le Mans circuit layout is "way too fast, and way too narrow" for Formula 1, but admits it "could be fun" to race grand prix machinery there.

Veloqx team plots Le Mans comeback with 'Fangio' Hypercar
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Veloqx team plots Le Mans comeback with 'Fangio' Hypercar

Team Veloqx is gearing up for a racing return after nearly 20 years away with a Le Mans Hypercar bearing the Fangio name and powered by a radical biofuel engine.

Archive: Why Cadillac's previous Le Mans bid was doomed

After announcing its LMDh programme, Cadillac will return to Le Mans in 2023 after two decades away. Back then, the American manufacturer hoped to take Le Mans by storm with its Northstar LMP car - but, as Gary Watkins wrote in Motorsport's sister title Autosport in 2003, it was doomed from day one.

Blomqvist on late LMP2 drama: "I'd have rather lost by more"

JOTA driver Tom Blomqvist says he would have been happier to lose by more than the seven tenths by which the team missed out on LMP2 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Risi already a match for Le Mans' top LMP2 teams, says Jarvis

Risi Competizione proved itself to be on a par with established top LMP2 squads like United Autosports and JOTA in its Le Mans 24 Hours debut in the class, believes Oliver Jarvis.

AXR “would welcome” chance to race new Cadillac at Le Mans
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AXR “would welcome” chance to race new Cadillac at Le Mans

Action Express Racing’s team director Gary Nelson said he’d welcome the chance to race the Cadillac LMDh prototype at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Why Toyota's Le Mans victory was not as simple as it looked

Toyota scored its fourth Le Mans 24 Hours victory and a 1-2, with the #7 car of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez beating the #8. But although it looked straightforward from the outside, Toyota faced serious problem that had to be solved with some quick-thinking and ingenuity.

Maldonado "devastated" to cause intra-United Le Mans clash

Manuel Maldonado admits he is "devastated" at causing the crash that eliminated two of United Autosports' LMP2 entries from winning contention in last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Ford v Ferrari revisited – separating Le Mans '66 fact from movie fiction
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Ford v Ferrari revisited – separating Le Mans '66 fact from movie fiction

The story of Ken Miles, Carroll Shelby and Ford’s GT40 beating Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 was showcased to the world via the Ford v Ferrari movie, starring Christian Bale as Miles and Matt Damon as Shelby. But what was the real story of how it happened, and what happened next?

Alpine has "no reason to be disappointed" with Le Mans podium

Alpine WEC principal Philippe Sinault said his Hypercar team has "no reason to be disappointed" after finishing last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours in third behind both Toyotas.

Porsche "expected to be closer" in Le Mans GTE Pro fight

Porsche’s head of factory motorsport Pascal Zurlinden said he “expected to be closer” on pace to GTE Pro rivals Ferrari and Corvette in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

TF Aston puncture 'turning point' in Le Mans GTE Am race

TF Sport boss Tom Ferrier has explained the “turning point” in the GTE Am race at the Le Mans 24 Hours which handed the initiative to the class-winning #83 Ferrari.

GTE Pro Le Mans winner Calado explains pre-race Corvette contact

Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro class winner James Calado said he was “driving blind” due to a fogged-up windscreen when he hit Tommy Milner’s Corvette before the race start.

Magnussen: "Hard to comprehend" extent of Le Mans bad luck

Jan Magnussen admits it was "hard to comprehend" the extent of the misfortune suffered by the LMP2 car he shared with his son Kevin in last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Fixing fuel issue would have ended Toyota's Le Mans victory hopes

The fuel issue that hit both Toyotas in last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours could have been a "showstopper", according to the Japanese team's technical boss. 

What we've learned from the Le Mans 24 Hours so far

The new dawn for the FIA World Endurance Championship has arrived at Le Mans, as Hypercars prepare to duel for victory in the world's oldest endurance race. Motorsport.com picks out the 10 things we have learned in the build up to the race.

Le Mans 2021: The team-by-team guide

After a two-month delay due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours is set to get underway with the start of the Hypercar era at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

The ex-F1 drivers making a name for themselves in LMP2 at Le Mans

Kevin Magnussen will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut this weekend alongside father Jan in LMP2. But the Danes won't be the only ex-F1 drivers to appear in the hotly contested category this year.