WEC News

Lamborghini reveals LMDh 2024 plans
Can Porsche LMDh become legend?
Penske makes a step forward in LMP2
Reid: F1 must avoid Le Mans clash
How Toyota turned the tables at Spa

Lamborghini will join the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2024 with a new LMDh prototype. 

Porsche is well advanced in its return to the top level of sportscar racing in the new LMDh category. Its as-yet-unnamed car has been piling up the miles before its scheduled debut next year, with victories at Le Mans and Daytona the stated target.

Team Penske is confident it made a step forward with its FIA World Endurance Championship programme at last weekend’s Spa 6 Hours round. 

New FIA deputy president Robert Reid believes a Formula 1 grand prix should not clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours in its traditional mid-June calendar slot.

After a chastening opening to the season at Sebring that ended in an enormous accident, Toyota's #7 crew got their World Endurance Championship underway with victory at a treacherously slippery Spa to make up for its sister car's Sebring defeat to Alpine, as Glickenhaus's promising qualifying turned to disaster in the race

Penske in talks to bring WEC to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske has revealed a desire to bring the World Endurance Championship to the legendary track.

Calado "nearly crashed three times" before Spa GTE Pro win

Ferrari driver James Calado has revealed he almost crashed three times in the final stages of Saturday’s Spa 6 Hours as he strived to hang onto the GTE Pro lead.

Lopez: Spa WEC race conditions “like a horror movie”

Jose Maria Lopez described watching his Toyota teammates on track in Saturday’s incident-packed Spa round of the FIA World Endurance Championship as “like a horror movie”.

Spa WEC: #7 Toyota victorious in dramatic mixed weather race

The #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed victory in a stop-start FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa, beating Alpine in mixed conditions.

Spa WEC: Pla secures maiden pole for Glickenhaus

Olivier Pla claimed a first FIA World Endurance Championship pole position for Glickenhaus at Spa on Friday.

Spa WEC: Toyota leads the way with 1-2 in final practice

Toyota topped final free practice for this weekend’s round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa when its two cars undertook their usual qualification simulations. 

The second-generation Priaulx swapping the US for the world stage

The World Endurance Championship rookie with a well-known surname explains his looks back at the valuable experience garnered in one-make Porsche racing in the USA and explains how he's getting to grips with driving a GTE-spec racer

Spa WEC: Penske LMP2 leads Glickenhaus in second practice

Factory Porsche driver Felipe Nasr topped the times in second practice for this weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship round aboard Team Penske's LMP2 car.

Spa WEC: WRT LMP2 squad sets the pace in first practice

Reigning FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 title winners WRT topped the times in first free practice for round two of this year’s series at Spa on Saturday.

Porsche to supply up to four customer LMDh prototypes in 2023
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Porsche to supply up to four customer LMDh prototypes in 2023

Porsche will make four LMDh prototypes available to customer teams to race against its Penske factory cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.

Porsche: Four-car LMDh attack for Le Mans 2023 unlikely
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Porsche: Four-car LMDh attack for Le Mans 2023 unlikely

Porsche appears unlikely to bring the North American arm of its Penske-run LMDh factory team to next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours to bolster its FIA World Endurance Championship squad.

Watch both SUPER GT and WEC on Motorsport.tv this week

Motorsport.tv subscribers will be treated to a feast of sportscar racing action this week, with both SUPER GT and the FIA World Endurance Championship resuming battle.

Alpine hit with BoP power reduction for Spa WEC

The Sebring 1000 Miles-winning Alpine has been given a power reduction under the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Balance of Performance for round two at Spa next month.

Ferrari 296 GT3 WEC car spied lapping Fiorano test track on video

The 296 GT3 uses a non-hybrid version of the GTB's twin-turbocharged 3-litre V6 because the electrical assistance won't be allowed under the GTE regulations.

Ferrari’s all-new 296 GT3 breaks cover in Fiorano shakedown test

Ferrari’s next-generation GT3 car, the 296, made its track debut at Fiorano on Tuesday, kicking off a development programme ahead of its racing debut in 2023.

ByKolles completes "very good" first test with Vanwall Hypercar

The new Vanwall Le Mans Hypercar developed by the German-based ByKolles squad completed a successful first test on a race circuit last week.

How Toyota's WEC dominance was curbed at stormy Sebring

Toyota’s stranglehold on the FIA World Endurance Championship ended at the 2022 opener at Sebring, but all accusing eyes were on the Balance of Performance system as the key to the shake-up. Here's how it unfolded, to see Alpine celebrating under a stormy sky having blown away the defending champions...

Why Penske remains ambitious for its WEC learning year Prime

Why Penske remains ambitious for its WEC learning year

Team Penske is gearing up for its role in running Porsche’s LMDh programme from 2023 by entering this year's World Endurance Championship with an LMP2 car. Although the team is considering 2022 as a season to learn, it is no less serious about winning than ever - which should make the already fiercely competitive class even more so

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022 Prime

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022

Ahead of the much-anticipated arrival of its new 9X8 Hypercar, Peugeot revealed that it would not be entering this year's Le Mans 24 Hours with its incoming machinery. Although development restrictions for homologated cars are partially responsible, the French marque can draw on its own lessons from its history in sportscars

Why the GTP name undermines convergence between IMSA and WEC Prime

Why the GTP name undermines convergence between IMSA and WEC

OPINION: The adoption by IMSA of the GTP name for its forthcoming LMDh versus Le Mans Hypercar era in 2023 appeals to fans of nostalgia - but it undermines the commonality achieved by bringing its rulebook into line with the WEC. GTP or Hypercar, both sides should settle on a single name