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Glickenhaus finalises LM24 line-ups
Ferrari interested in IMSA entry
Toyota has Le Mans reliability fears
WRT regrets lost Monza win chance
How glitches left Toyota 'worried'

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.

Ferrari hopes to race hypercar in IMSA following WEC convergence
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Ferrari has expressed hopes that its new FIA World Endurance Championship contender will race in North America after the opening up of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship to Le Mans Hypercars.

Toyota admits to reliability concerns ahead of Le Mans Monza
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Toyota has admitted to concerns over the reliability of its new FIA World Endurance Championship contender ahead of next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

WRT admits it has “some regrets” about failing to convert pole position into a maiden FIA World Endurance Championship victory in only its third attempt at Monza.

The FIA World Endurance Championship's long-awaited return to Monza posed the sternest test yet for Toyota's new hypercar. Although the Japanese marque's GR010 Hybrid remains unbeaten, the victory for Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi was far from plain sailing.

Kobayashi recalls stoppage that cost Toyota Monza WEC lead Monza
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Kobayashi recalls stoppage that cost Toyota Monza WEC lead

Kamui Kobayashi says his Toyota completely shut down while leading Sunday's FIA World Endurance Championship race at Monza and he had to perform a full reset to salvage a victory that appeared to have been lost.

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. 

Porsche's Estre "can't remember such a close" GTE Pro fight

Kevin Estre says he “can’t remember such a close fight” in the GTE Pro class category as the one that ensued between Porsche and Ferrari on the FIA World Endurance Championship’s first visit to Monza.

Monza WEC: Toyota survives major scare to beat Alpine Monza
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Monza WEC: Toyota survives major scare to beat Alpine

Toyota survived a major scare to claim a third FIA World Endurance Championship victory of the 2021 season at Monza ahead of Signatech Alpine, as United Autosports finished on the overall podium.

"Impressive" Glickenhaus can "keep Toyota honest" in Monza Monza
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"Impressive" Glickenhaus can "keep Toyota honest" in Monza

Glickenhaus believes it can "keep Toyota honest" in Sunday's Monza 6 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round after failing to deliver its full potential in qualifying. 

Monza WEC: Toyota locks out front row ahead of Alpine Monza
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Monza WEC: Toyota locks out front row ahead of Alpine

Toyota driver Jose Maria Lopez bounced back from a mistake on his first hot lap in qualifying to claim pole for Sunday's FIA World Endurance Championship round at Monza.

Monza WEC: Lopez secures Toyota clean sweep in practice Monza
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Monza WEC: Lopez secures Toyota clean sweep in practice

Toyota blocked out the top two positions in final free practice for Sunday's Monza round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Monza WEC: Alpine, Glickenhaus split Toyotas in FP2

Alpine and Glickenhaus split the Toyotas in second free practice for Sunday's Monza round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Peugeot confident of racing 9X8 Hypercar without rear wing

Peugeot is confident that its new 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar will race without a rear wing when its makes its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship next year.

Monza WEC: Toyota fastest in opening practice

Toyota's pair of Le Mans Hypercars locked out the top two positions in opening practice for this weekend's Monza FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Toyota confirms Ogier WEC outing discussions

Toyota has confirmed discussions are underway for seven-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier to test its FIA World Endurance Championship Hypercar ahead of a possible outing in the series next year.

Van der Garde to miss Monza WEC after positive COVID test

Former Formula 1 driver Giedo van der Garde will miss this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship race at Monza after testing positive for COVID-19.

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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

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. 

De Vries returns to Racing Team Nederland for Monza WEC Monza
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De Vries returns to Racing Team Nederland for Monza WEC

Nyck de Vries will rejoin the Racing Team Nederland LMP2 squad for this weekend's Monza FIA World Endurance Championship round.

WEC's Le Mans Hypercars allowed to compete in IMSA from 2023

Le Mans Hypercars from the FIA World Endurance Championship will be able to compete against LMDh machinery in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023.

Introduction of next-generation LMP2 car delayed until 2024

The introduction of the next generation of LMP2 prototype has been delayed by one year until the beginning of 2024.

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.

How Alpine's stunted Portimao charge kept Toyota clear

Despite going stride for stride for pace at Portimao, Alpine’s grandfathered LMP1 couldn’t convert pole position into a sustained victory fight against Toyota. And due to rules and car limitations that are set in stone, the French manufacturer will be searching for solutions in its own battle of endurance.

Charting 100 world championship sportscar starts for Toyota Prime

Charting 100 world championship sportscar starts for Toyota

This weekend's Portimao 8 Hours round of the FIA World Endurance Championship marks the 100th world champion prototype start for Toyota. Here are the major milestones on the road to three figures since the earliest low-key days of its entry into the Group C arena nearly 40 years ago.