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FIA reveals details of "groundbreaking" electric GT category

The FIA has revealed technical details of what it has described as a "groundbreaking" electric GT category planned for the future. 

Monza GTWCE: Porsche crew defeats Mercedes in rain-affected race

Porsche claimed first blood in a topsy-turvy opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup as the Dinamic Motorsport squad reprised its 2019 victory at Monza. 

FFF Racing Lamborghini claims pole for GTWCE opener at Monza

Lamborghini claimed pole for the opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup at Monza with the FFF Racing crew of Mirko Bortolotti, Marco Mapelli and Andrea Caldarelli.

Lotus gearing up for return to international sportscar racing

Lotus is gearing up for a return to international sportscar racing with a new GT car based on a top-of-the-range model due for launch in the summer.

Williams F1 reserve Aitken making GT switch to broaden skillset

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken's 2021 GT World Challenge Europe campaign with the Emil Frey Lamborghini squad was motivated by a desire to broaden his skillset as a driver.

How an ingenious fix prevented a movie legend from winning Le Mans Plus

How an ingenious fix prevented a movie legend 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

Glickenhaus to skip first round of WEC at Spa

Glickenhaus Racing will skip the opening round of the 2021 World Endurance Championship at Spa in May with its new Le Mans Hypercar.

Bentley to contest Pikes Peak with extreme Continental GT3

Bentley will mount a factory assault on this year's Pikes Peak hillclimb with the most extreme version of its Continental GT3 racer ever built.

Ferrari and Porsche commit to WEC GTE future through to 2022

Ferrari and Porsche have committed to continue racing in the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship until the end of 2022.

Farfus to contest full WEC season in Prodrive-run Aston Martin

BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus will contest the World Endurance Championship in Paul Dalla Lana's Prodrive-run GTE Am class Aston Martin.

Hawkey loses Iron Lynx ELMS GTE seat over incorrect driver grading

Porsche Carrera Cup GB class champion Esmee Hawkey has been dropped from the Iron Lynx Ferrari team's all-female European Le Mans Series line-up over an incorrect driver grading.

Peugeot WEC racer di Resta "fell in love" with sportscar racing in 2018

New Peugeot World Endurance Championship driver Paul di Resta has revealed that he fell in love with sportscar racing during his early exploits in the discipline during 2018.

Lynn joins United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours

Former Aston Martin factory driver Alex Lynn will team up with Paul di Resta for the rescheduled Le Mans 24 Hours in August at the United Autosports squad.

LMP2 cars receive performance cut for 2021 WEC season

LMP2 machinery has been slowed for a second time to ensure a performance differential to the cars racing in the new Hypercar division of the World Endurance Championship this season.

Ricky Taylor to make ELMS debut with DragonSpeed

Two-time Daytona 24 Hours winner Ricky Taylor will be the first in a line of guest drivers to race for DragonSpeed in this year's European Le Mans Series.

GTWCE Sprint Cup event at Brands Hatch moved to August

The Brands Hatch round of the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup has been rescheduled for August.

How Dumfries’s Lotus F1 dream turned into a nightmare

When the late Johnny Dumfries, who has died aged 62, joined Lotus for the 1986 Formula 1 season, the pressure cranked up on the rookie sharing a garage with Ayrton Senna. In the 18 August 2011 issue of the magazine, Dumfries explained to Autosport how it all came about and why a promising campaign turned into a disappointment

Glickenhaus not certain to contest Spa WEC season opener

Glickenhaus Racing is refusing to commit to giving its new Le Mans Hypercar a race debut in the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa in May.

Manfred Kremer obituary: Le Mans-winning mastermind engineer dies

Manfred Kremer, who has died aged 81, was the engineering mastermind of the family Porsche team run together with brother Erwin that won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1979.

Middle Eastern IGTC event to replace cancelled Suzuka 10 Hours

The Suzuka 10 Hours round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge has been cancelled for the second season in a row as a result of the COVID pandemic.

How 'Brilliant' Bob Wollek lived up to his nickname Plus

How 'Brilliant' Bob Wollek lived up to his nickname

Sportscar racing lost one of it's greatest talents 20 years ago today when Bob Wollek was knocked from his bicycle prior to the Sebring 12 Hours. The enigmatic Frenchman never won the Le Mans 24 Hours, but many still remember today why 'Brilliant Bob' became a legend

F2 title winners ART to partner GPX in 2021 GTWCE

The French ART Grand Prix team will return to sportscar racing with Spa 24 Hours-winning entrant GPX Racing in this year's GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup

Details revealed of GTWCE's point-scoring Esports contest

Teams racing in this year's GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup will score additional championship points in a parallel Esports competition.

Keith Greene obituary: F1 racer turned team manager dies aged 83

Keith Greene, who has died aged 83, contested a handful of grands prix as a driver, but enjoyed his biggest successes as a team manager over a 45-year motorsport career.

Corvette joins 62-car Le Mans 24 Hours entry list

Corvette Racing's return to the Le Mans 24 Hours has been confirmed with the publication of a capacity 62-car entry for this year's rescheduled race in August.

Aitken to race in GT World Challenge Europe with Lamborghini

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken will race in the GT World Challenge Europe in 2021 with Lamborghini.

Jordan 191 set to feature in new Masters F1 demos

A Jordan-Cosworth 191 is set to be among the Formula 1 cars at Donington Park next month for the first of a new series of demos from Masters Historic Racing.

Spa opens revised WEC calendar, Algarve round moved to June

The 2021 World Endurance Championship will begin at Spa in May after the postponement of next month's scheduled series opener at the Algarve circuit was pushed back to June.

Le Mans 24 Hours pushed back to August in bid to allow fans

The Le Mans 24 Hours has been pushed back to August from its traditional mid-June slot in the hope that spectators will be able to attend the race.

Glickenhaus satisfied by first Le Mans Hypercar test

The new Glickenhaus Le Mans Hypercar completed more than 100 laps on its maiden test over two days at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy this week

Corvette to contest 2021 WEC opener at Algarve, Glickenhaus absent

Chevrolet will contest the opening round of the 2021 World Endurance Championship at the Algarve circuit in April with its Corvette C8.R, while Glickenhaus is set to skip the event

Habsburg sticks with WRT team for WEC LMP2 graduation

Former DTM racer Ferdinand Habsburg will remain with the Belgian WRT squad for its maiden World Endurance Championship campaign in LMP2 this season

Ferrari F1 test driver Ilott to race in GT World Challenge Europe in 2021

New Ferrari Formula 1 test driver Callum Ilott will race for the Italian manufacturer in this year's GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup with the Iron Lynx squad

Why Ferrari is ending its 50-year top-flight sportscar exile Plus

Why Ferrari is ending its 50-year top-flight sportscar exile

Making a return to top-flight sportscar racing after 50 years away, Ferrari will enter the Le Mans Hypercar ranks in 2023. The Italian marque denies the link with Formula 1's new cost cap that frees up resources, but it's certainly no coincidence...

Ferrari to contest Le Mans outright with 2023 Hypercar programme

Ferrari will make a return to the pinnacle of sportscar racing in World Endurance Championship with a new Le Mans Hypercar in 2023

Gordon Murray names T.50 supercar in Niki Lauda's honour

Formula 1 design legend Gordon Murray has named the new trackday version of his forthcoming T.50 supercar in honour of three-time world champion Niki Lauda

From the archive: Confessions of the race instructors

What really happens behind closed doors at racing schools when instructors have too much time on their hands? In Autosport's 2007 Christmas special, GARY WATKINS revealed a few of the more unlikely high-jinks tales

ASP reveals GT World Challenge line-up for 2021

New Mercedes drivers Daniel Juncadella and Jules Gounon will join Raffaelo Marciello for the French Auto Sport Promotion team's defence of its GT World Challenge Europe crown in 2021

Lotus unveils design study for active-aero 2030 endurance car

British sportscar maker Lotus has unveiled a design study for an electric endurance racer of the year 2030 that incorporates active aerodynamics inspired by a jet fighter

Le Mans-winning Champion outfit returns to racing at Pikes Peak

The Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Champion team will return to motorsport after an absence of 12 seasons at this year's Pikes Peak hillclimb with course record holder Romain Dumas

Alfa F1 tester Robert Kubica joins WRT for LMP2 programme in ELMS

Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica will contest the full European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 prototype ranks with the Belgian WRT squad this year

Dumbreck steps down from Falken Nurburgring 24 roster after 14 years

DTM race winner Peter Dumbreck is standing down from the Falken Motorsports team's Nurburgring 24 Hours line-up after 14 consecutive appearances in the German enduro

Three DTM teams set to run Mercedes GT3 machinery in 2021

Mercedes is set to be represented by a minimum of three teams on its return to the DTM following the championship's switch to GT3 rules for the 2021 season

Magnussen rules out Haas Formula 1 substitute call up

New Peugeot World Endurance Championship signing Kevin Magnussen has ruled out returning to Formula 1 with Haas if asked to substitute for one of its new drivers in 2021

Toyota "back on track" with test plan for Hypercar ahead of 2021 WEC season

Toyota is "back on track" to achieve the target test mileage with its new Le Mans Hypercar ahead of the start of the 2021 World Endurance Championship

Duval has 'unfinished business' in WEC with Peugeot return

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Loic Duval has revealed he will have "unfinished business" when he returns to the wheel of a Peugeot prototype in the 2022 World Endurance Championship

Magnussen, di Resta, Vergne headline Peugeot driver line-up for WEC

Ex-Formula 1 drivers Kevin Magnussen, Paul di Resta and Jean-Eric Vergne will race Peugeot's new Le Mans Hypercar in the World Endurance Championship in 2022

GreenGT to supply Hydrogen class powertrains at 2024 Le Mans 24

The Swiss-based GreenGT organisation will produce the electric powertrains for the new class of hydrogen-powered prototypes set for introduction at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2024

Mazda rear wing issue cost it victory shot at Daytona 24 Hours

Mazda lost a shot at victory in last weekend's Daytona 24 Hours with a rear wing issue that robbed its solo entry of downforce in the closing stages

Cameron predicts "wild" Daytona 24H with LMP3 addition to grid

IMSA SportsCar Championship title winner Dane Cameron is predicting this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours series opener will be a "wild one"

Chip Ganassi Racing targets Le Mans 24 Hours return in LMDh era

Chip Ganassi Racing has ambitions to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours and bid for outright victory when the new LMDh category comes on stream

Le Mans winner Dumas named as part of seven-man Glickenhaus WEC line-up

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas will race for the new Glickenhaus Le Mans Hypercar squad in the World Endurance Championship this season

Le Mans winner Guy Smith makes Sebring return with United Autosports

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith will return to the Sebring 12 Hours for the first time since 2013 with the United Autosports squad in March

Nine things to look out for at the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours Plus

Nine things to look out for at the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours

After a 100-minute sprint race to whet the appetite, the 2021 IMSA SportsCar Championship gets underway properly this weekend. With plenty of significant changes during the winter, here are the key points you need to keep an eye on

Mazda "in strong place" for maiden Daytona 24 Hours win - Tincknell

Mazda driver Harry Tincknell believes that the Japanese marque is "in a strong place" in its bid for a first win in the Daytona 24 Hours this weekend

Kubica rules out DTM return, will target full-time LMP2 move

Formula 1 test and reserve driver Robert Kubica has ruled out remaining in the DTM and is instead targeting a full-time move into the LMP2 prototype class

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights Plus

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights

Oliver Gavin has stepped down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up after a stellar career with the team spanning nearly 20 years. He looks back on a stint that encompassed, among other successes, five Le Mans 24 Hours victories

LMP3 prototype race to feature in expanded 2021 Motorsport Games

An endurance race for LMP3 prototypes will form part of the expanded second edition of the Olympic-style Motorsport Games at Paul Ricard in October

Lapierre rejoins Signatech for Alpine Hypercar class programme

Former Toyota factory driver Nicolas Lapierre will return to the top class of the World Endurance Championship with Alpine in 2021

Acura to join new IMSA LMDh prototype category from 2023

Acura will join the new LMDh prototype category in the IMSA SportsCar Championship in North America from 2023