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RTN withdraws from Petit Le Mans
NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson retires from full-time racing
Da Costa: Jota Porsche LMDh seat would be "logical"
Fuji Full Access: Episode 1
BMW reveals 2023 IMSA drivers, final LMDh race livery

The Racing Team Nederland LMP2 team has announced its withdrawal from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Petit Le Mans season finale.

Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar sophomore Jimmie Johnson has announced he is to step down from full-time racing in 2023.

Antonio Felix da Costa says that joining Jota’s customer Porsche LMDh programme in the World Endurance Championship in 2023 would be “very logical”.

Fuji Full Access: Episode 1 Fuji
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The FIA World Endurance Championship behind the scenes show is back with the opening episode from the Fuji round.

BMW has announced that Connor De Phillippi, Philipp Eng, Augusto Farfus and Nick Yelloly will lead its factory programme in IMSA SportsCar Championship’s GTP class in 2023.

Racing Team Nederland out of Petit Le Mans amid money laundering case

The Racing Team Nederland LMP2 team has announced its withdrawal from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Petit Le Mans season finale.

NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson retires from full-time racing

Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar sophomore Jimmie Johnson has announced he is to step down from full-time racing in 2023.

Da Costa: Jota Porsche LMDh seat would be "logical"

Antonio Felix da Costa says that joining Jota’s customer Porsche LMDh programme in the World Endurance Championship in 2023 would be “very logical”.

Fuji Full Access: Episode 1 Fuji
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Fuji Full Access: Episode 1

The FIA World Endurance Championship behind the scenes show is back with the opening episode from the Fuji round.

BMW reveals 2023 IMSA drivers, final LMDh race livery

BMW has announced that Connor De Phillippi, Philipp Eng, Augusto Farfus and Nick Yelloly will lead its factory programme in IMSA SportsCar Championship’s GTP class in 2023.

Sims explains how Cadillac LMDh IMSA move has become a “dream come true”

Alexander Sims says competing in Action Express Racing’s new Cadillac LMDh in IMSA is the chance to return to “the most enjoyable form of racing that I’ve done.”

Porsche pleased with Daytona test progress for 963 LMDh car

Porsche believes it made a major development step with the new 963 LMDh and its off-the-shelf hybrid system during testing at Daytona earlier this month.

Spa 24 Hours moved forward after F1 Belgian GP scheduling clash

The Spa 24 Hours has been moved forward four weeks as a result of Formula 1's Belgian Grand Prix taking the endurance race's traditional slot on the last weekend of July.

Sims joins Cadillac for 2023 IMSA LMDh assault as drivers announced

Formula E race winner Alexander Sims has joined Cadillac for its assault on next year’s IMSA SportsCar Championship with its new V.LMDh hybrid prototype.

Risi Ferrari squad to enter IMSA's Petit Le Mans, Calado returns

Ferrari team Risi Competitzione will contest next weekend's final round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season at Road Atlanta, Petit Le Mans, with James Calado returning to the line-up.

Lamborghini developing new V8 turbo engine for 2024 LMDh car

Lamborghini is developing an all-new twin-turbo V8 for its LMDh prototype that will begin racing in the World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2024.

Ex-F1 race winner Barrichello targets more races after Ferrari comeback win

Ex-Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello is targeting more endurance racing with Ferrari in the future after taking victory in his first Italian GT Championship meeting at Vallelunga last weekend.

Vanthoor, Weerts secure GTWCE Sprint title for WRT Audi

Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor gave Team WRT and Audi a perfect parting gift by delivering a third successive GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup title on the final weekend of the year in Valencia.

Friday Favourite: The era-defining Porsche that brought Stuck his fondest memories
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Friday Favourite: The era-defining Porsche that brought Stuck his fondest memories

The instantly identifiable car of the Group C era, the Porsche 962 still figures in Hans-Joachim Stuck’s dreams. He explains what made the car his ideal muse in Autosport’s ongoing series

Wadoux handed Hypercar outing in Bahrain WEC rookie test

Lilou Wadoux will get her first laps at the wheel of a Le Mans Hypercar in November, having been selected by the World Endurance Championship for its Bahrain rookie test.

Lopez Toyota future hopes boosted by de Vries F1 interest

Jose Maria Lopez’s chances of staying at Toyota in the 2023 World Endurance Championship appear to have been boosted by Nyck de Vries moving closer to a Formula 1 seat.

Muller joins Peugeot's Le Mans Hypercar programme

Nico Muller will take the vacant seat at the Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar squad for the 2023 World Endurance Championship season.

Glickenhaus absent from Bahrain WEC entry list

Glickenhaus is missing from the entry list for this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain, marking its second absence of the 2022 season.

Jota rues lack of FCY that scuppered strategy in WEC Fuji 6 Hours

The Jota LMP2 team lamented a rare lack of full-course yellows or safety car periods in last weekend’s Fuji World Endurance Championship round following its defeat by class rivals WRT.

Alpine's Lapierre disappointed by Toyota deficit, not result at Fuji

Alpine driver Nicolas Lapierre says he is disappointed to finish so far behind Toyota in last weekend’s Fuji World Endurance Championship event, even if the team hit its pre-event target.

Porsche’s hopeful Le Mans future meets its illustrious past Plus

Porsche’s hopeful Le Mans future meets its illustrious past

Rising sportscar star Adam Smalley had to pinch himself when offered the chance to drive the car that won the world’s most famous enduro in 1987

Historics
Sep 6, 2022
How Porsche's Le Mans legend changed the game Plus

How Porsche's Le Mans legend changed the game

The 956 set the bar at the dawn of Group C 40 years ago, and that mark only rose higher through the 1980s, both in the world championship and in the US. It and its successor, the longer-wheelbase 962, were voted as Autosport's greatest sportscar in 2020 - here's why

WEC
Aug 25, 2022
Why BMW shouldn't be overlooked on its return to prototypes Plus

Why BMW shouldn't be overlooked on its return to prototypes

OPINION: While the focus has been on the exciting prospect of Ferrari vs Porsche at the Le Mans 24 Hours next year, BMW’s factory return to endurance racing should not be ignored. It won't be at the French classic next year as it focuses efforts on the IMSA SportsCar Championship, but could be a dark horse in 2024 when it returns to La Sarthe with the crack WRT squad

Le Mans
Aug 21, 2022
The problem sausage kerbs continue to cause Plus

The problem sausage kerbs continue to cause

Track limits are the problem that motorsport doesn't seem to be able to rid itself of. But the use of so-called 'sausage kerbs' as a deterrent has in several instances only served to worsen the problem, and a growing number of voices want to see action taken

Formula 1
Jul 18, 2022
The history lessons Peugeot should have learned on its return Plus

The history lessons Peugeot should have learned on its return

The Peugeot 9X8 will make its World Endurance Championship debut at Monza this weekend. The French manufacturer has gone radical and will be hoping it doesn’t need to overhaul its contender, as it did with its first Le Mans challenger…

WEC
Jul 8, 2022
Why Peugeot's sportscar return will capture the imagination Plus

Why Peugeot's sportscar return will capture the imagination

OPINION: Peugeot will make its World Endurance Championship debut at Monza this weekend with the 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar that has ignored design conventions by eschewing a rear wing. Its distinctive look will help sportscar racing appeal to fresh audiences as a new golden era is ushered in

WEC
Jul 7, 2022
How Formula E's double-duty drivers influenced their Le Mans teams' fortunes Plus

How Formula E's double-duty drivers influenced their Le Mans teams' fortunes

Eight Formula E drivers made the 7,000-mile sprint from the streets of Jakarta to the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe and every one had a story to share at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. Despite a range of triumphs and disappointments, each driver doubling up on the day job played a key role in their teams' fortunes

Le Mans
Jun 14, 2022
Le Mans 2022: The team by team guide Plus

Le Mans 2022: The team by team guide

The 90th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours is here. Here's Autosport's run down of the full field and who to look out for in each class

Le Mans
Jun 11, 2022