Le Mans News

Kovalainen's Le Mans hopes dashed
The career of Emmanuel Collard
Le Mans winner Jaussaud dies
Glickenhaus finalises LM24 line-ups
Le Mans 2021 full entry list
Kovalainen's Le Mans plans scuppered by SUPER GT clash
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Ex-Formula 1 racer Heikki Kovalainen says he's disappointed that the rescheduling of the Suzuka SUPER GT round has prevented him from making his Le Mans 24 Hours debut this year.

The understated Le Mans legend who has earned a testimonial Prime

OPINION: After 24 Le Mans 24 Hours participations, 50-year-old Emmanuel Collard will be absent from the grid this year, stuck at the mercy of his gold driver grading. But, while he's not motivated by breaking start records, the French veteran is determined to return to the field next year.

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Jean-Pierre Jaussaud has died aged 84 after a short illness.

Glickenhaus Racing has finalised its driver line-ups for its two-car Le Mans Hypercar entry in next month's Le Mans 24 Hours, with Gustavo Menezes missing out on a spot in the six-driver roster.

Check out the full entry list for the 89th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, including drivers confirmed so far.

What next for 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual?

Just over a year ago, the first-ever virtual edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans became the largest online racing event in motorsports’ history and registered a massive viewing audience. With this year’s real-world Le Mans delayed until August, what’s next for the virtual event?

Ilott secures Iron Lynx Le Mans 24 Hours drive

Ferrari Driver Academy member Callum Ilott will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut at this year’s edition of the twice around the clock sportscar racing classic next month. 

The lasting legacy of a fallen Indy car rookie Prime

The lasting legacy of a fallen Indy car rookie

Jeff Krosnoff was plucked out of obscurity to become a respected and highly popular professional in Japan, and then got his big break in CART Indy car for 1996. But a tragic accident at Toronto 25 years ago cut short a promising career and curtailed his regular teammate Mauro Martini's passion for racing.

The significance of the next step in WEC/IMSA convergence Prime

The significance of the next step in WEC/IMSA convergence

Following the latest convergence connection permitting Le Mans Hypercars from the FIA World Endurance Championship to compete against LMDh entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023, it could open up enticing options not only to manufacturers but also for the calendar and race formats

High Class signs Ricky Taylor for Le Mans LMP2 assault

High Class Racing has signed Ricky Taylor and Marco Sorensen to complete its driver line-up for its two-car assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours next month.

Thiim added to Aston Martin Le Mans 24 Hours line-up

Reigning FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro title winner Nicki Thiim will make a return to the series with Aston Martin Racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours in August. 

United Autosports completes Le Mans line-up with Boyd

United Autosports has announced that Wayne Boyd will join Paul di Resta and Alex Lynn in its third LMP2 entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Ferrari boss Elkann named starter of 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours

Ferrari boss John Elkann will wave off the field at the start of this year's Le Mans 24 Hours in August.

HubAuto Porsche squad reveals Le Mans 24 Hours line-up

The HubAuto Racing Porsche squad has revealed its driver line-up for next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Peugeot reveals first images of radical 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar

The first photographs of Peugeot's 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship challenger reveal innovative aerodynamics that do away with the need for a conventional rear wing. 

ARC Bratislava ditches Ligier chassis for Oreca for Le Mans

The ARC Bratislava LMP2 team has announced it will switch from Ligier to Oreca chassis for next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Kevin Magnussen completes first pre-Le Mans test alongside father

Ex-Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen has completed the first test in the car he will share with father Jan in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

How overlooked Mazda produced one of Le Mans' greatest shocks

The screaming rotary-engined Mazda 787 is regarded as one of the most popular Le Mans 24 Hours-winning cars, but until its surprise success on this day 30 years ago it was never regarded as a likely victor. But that reckoned without a new technical partner, some canny political manoeuvring and a rival's bizarre self-inflicted weakness.

Tickets for fans to attend Le Mans 24 Hours in 2021 now on sale

50,000 fans are set to be admitted to this year’s event in August.

How Aston Martin scored its greatest victory

The Aston Martin team was under pressure ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959. After a decade of trying and three second places, owner David Brown was determined to win one of sportscar racing’s greatest events.

Vanthoor and Bamber join WeatherTech in GTE Pro at Le Mans

Le Mans 24 Hours winners Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor will race for the Proton-run WeatherTech GTE Pro Porsche squad in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Penske IndyCar aces are options for Porsche drives in 2023
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Penske IndyCar aces are options for Porsche drives in 2023

Roger Penske says he hopes that his current IndyCar drivers will be part of the endurance race line-ups when Porsche Penske Motorsport's LMDh cars start competing in IMSA and WEC in 2023.

Manuel Maldonado joins United Autosports for Le Mans debut

Venezuelan Manuel Maldonado, cousin of Formula 1 race winner Pastor, will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut with the United Autosports LMP2 squad in August.

The epic finale to the Le Mans 'diesel wars' - 10 years on
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The epic finale to the Le Mans 'diesel wars' - 10 years on

The latest entry in our My Favourite Race series looks back at one of the closest finishes in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which also marked the final heavyweight encounter between Audi and Peugeot.

How an ingenious fix prevented Paul Newman from winning Le Mans Prime

How an ingenious fix prevented Paul Newman from winning Le Mans

It's one of the great what-if stories in Le Mans history. Paul Newman finished second in the 24 Hours in 1979, but it could easily have been a famous victory were it not for the resourcefulness of the late Manfred Kremer.