lemans News and Analysis
Long-time Audi DTM outfit Phoenix Racing has outlined its intentions to transition fully to sportscar racing next year, with a potential Le Mans 24 Hours assault on the radar.
Oliver Gavin says that Corvette Racing's withdrawal from this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is a disappointment since he feels that the event makes the team even stronger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
FIA WEC manufacturer Toyota says it’s “disappointing” that it won’t be able to explore the absolute limits of its advanced TS050 LMP1 hybrid, even though it welcomes the new era of hypercar regulations.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation raised €21,500 towards COVID-19 vaccine research efforts.
Last weekend’s ground-breaking inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual generated 63 million impressions across all platforms, including over 14 million views for the race broadcast with a further 8.6 million views online.
Ground-breaking event delivers more than 22.8 million views across linear TV and online digital channels, with over 48.9 million social impressions during race week.
On June 19 2016 Toyota was at the heart of the most dramatic finish in Le Mans history when its leading car broke down with one lap to go. Three key players from Toyota's LMP1 programme explain how the team bounced back from that heartbreaking loss, which was one of several near misses.
Of the 29 editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours he's attended, Gary Watkins selects his favourite - a scarcely-believable fairytale win for one of the race's most legendary teams that almost didn't happen at all.
A new, condensed four-day timetable has been announced for the rescheduled Le Mans 24 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round in September.
Losing a win in the famed Le Mans 24 Hours can haunt drivers for years. In 1990, Eliseo Salazar actually did find himself in the winning entry, only to be replaced right before he was due to get in the car.
OPINION: The eagerly-awaited 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual was not without its problems and controversies, but firmly achieved its primary objective of entertaining action-starved fans and increasing anticipation for the real thing in September.
Haas F1 reserve driver Louis Deletraz credited his teammate Nikodem Wisniewski‘s ‘extreme’ fuel-saving as crucial to Rebellion Williams Esports’ victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.
The #1 Rebellion Williams Esports entry survived a late challenge from the sole ByKolles car to win the inaugural 24 Hours of the Le Mans Virtual.
Most of the great sportscar drivers have tasted success in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but such is the nature and challenge of the event that there are some notable absentees from the winners list. So who were the best losers?
In 2010, a 39-year distance record was finally beaten at the Le Mans 24 Hours as Audi claimed its ninth win at the event. It achieved both with a car that's largely forgotten, the 'ugly duckling' R15-plus TDI.
Rebellion Williams Racing continued to preserve its 1-2 lead in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual’s 16th hour, with Raffaele Marciello remaining on top of the order.
Rebellion Williams Esports held a one-two at the halfway stage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, as Team Redline’s entry became the first retirement of the race.
Team Redline’s Max Verstappen crashed out of the lead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual as a result of suspected technical issues just under 10 hours into the race.
Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he is keen to try the “mythical” real-world Le Mans 24 Hours after his early experience racing in this weekend’s virtual equivalent.