24 Hours of Le Mans (2021)
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Team WRT has been at the forefront of GT racing for years and made a successful move to prototypes for 2021, capped by an LMP2 win on its Le Mans debut. It could've been even better had the race been one lap shorter, when its cars ran 1-2, but the stranger-than-fiction reality has spurred the team to reach greater heights.
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.
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.
WRT's LMP2 driver Robin Frijns revealed his Le Mans winning effort nearly unravelled at the end due to various issues, before taking the class win in a dramatic turnaround.
Sebastien Buemi says the area of impact his #8 Toyota car took in the Le Mans 24 Hours start clash with the #708 Glickenhaus helped avoid critical damage as his squad recovered to finish runner-up.
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.
Kamui Kobayashi has delivered Toyota pole position for the 89th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, holding off teammate Brendon Hartley in Thursday night's Hyperpole shootout.