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Gary Watkins
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Gary Watkins

Gary Watkins has, for reasons best known to himself, devoted all his working life to covering sportscar racing. This season is his 33rd as a motorsport journalist, during which time he has reported on major long-distance events on four continents and approaching 80 24-hour races. He reckons a degree in political philosophy makes him well qualified for covering the sometimes Machiavellian world of international sportscars.

Gary, who also writes for Motor Sport, Autocourse, RACER and others, lives in Surbiton close to the former workshops of the Cooper Formula 1 team but spends more time on the road than at home for most of the year.

Latest articles by Gary Watkins

Alpine confident for 'good news' in Habsburg injury recovery

Alpine confident for 'good news' in Habsburg injury recovery

WEC
WEC
Imola
Alpine confident for 'good news' in Habsburg injury recovery
How rain and strategy spelled disaster for Ferrari in WEC Imola 6 Hours

How rain and strategy spelled disaster for Ferrari in WEC Imola 6 Hours

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WEC
Plus
WEC
Imola
How rain and strategy spelled disaster for Ferrari in WEC Imola 6 Hours
Toyota not “getting over excited” over WEC Imola triumph

Toyota not “getting over excited” over WEC Imola triumph

WEC
WEC
Imola
Toyota not “getting over excited” over WEC Imola triumph
Ferrari admits to two strategic errors after losing Imola WEC race

Ferrari admits to two strategic errors after losing Imola WEC race

WEC
WEC
Imola
Ferrari admits to two strategic errors after losing Imola WEC race
Porsche and Toyota believe Ferrari "out of reach" for WEC Imola race

Porsche and Toyota believe Ferrari "out of reach" for WEC Imola race

WEC
WEC
Imola
Porsche and Toyota believe Ferrari "out of reach" for WEC Imola race
Fuoco explains tyre preparation behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap

Fuoco explains tyre preparation behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap

WEC
WEC
Imola
Fuoco explains tyre preparation behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap
Peugeot 'scratching their heads' after poor Imola WEC qualifying in new look 9X8

Peugeot 'scratching their heads' after poor Imola WEC qualifying in new look 9X8

WEC
WEC
Imola
Peugeot 'scratching their heads' after poor Imola WEC qualifying in new look 9X8
WEC Imola: Ferrari 1-2-3 in dominant qualifying feat

WEC Imola: Ferrari 1-2-3 in dominant qualifying feat

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Ferrari 1-2-3 in dominant qualifying feat
Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche's WEC win with LMDh

Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche's WEC win with LMDh

WEC
WEC
Imola
Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche's WEC win with LMDh
Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC

Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC

WEC
WEC
Imola
Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC
New Time Attack competition for 1990s F1 cars launched by AGS successor

New Time Attack competition for 1990s F1 cars launched by AGS successor

Formula 1
Formula 1
New Time Attack competition for 1990s F1 cars launched by AGS successor
WEC Imola: Ye fastest to lead Ferrari 1-2 in practice

WEC Imola: Ye fastest to lead Ferrari 1-2 in practice

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Ye fastest to lead Ferrari 1-2 in practice
Peugeot surprised by severity of WEC Balance of Performance hit

Peugeot surprised by severity of WEC Balance of Performance hit

WEC
WEC
Imola
Peugeot surprised by severity of WEC Balance of Performance hit
Jota's first Le Mans car to return to competition

Jota's first Le Mans car to return to competition

National
National
Jota's first Le Mans car to return to competition
Why Porsche doesn't expect another WEC domination at Imola

Why Porsche doesn't expect another WEC domination at Imola

WEC
WEC
Imola
Why Porsche doesn't expect another WEC domination at Imola
Ferrari, Toyota receive biggest BoP breaks for WEC's Imola round

Ferrari, Toyota receive biggest BoP breaks for WEC's Imola round

WEC
WEC
Imola
Ferrari, Toyota receive biggest BoP breaks for WEC's Imola round
Gounon replaces Habsburg for Alpine Hypercar debut at Imola's WEC round

Gounon replaces Habsburg for Alpine Hypercar debut at Imola's WEC round

WEC
WEC
Imola
Gounon replaces Habsburg for Alpine Hypercar debut at Imola's WEC round
IMSA team boss Taylor to race ex-Scheckter Wolf F1 car at Monaco Historic

IMSA team boss Taylor to race ex-Scheckter Wolf F1 car at Monaco Historic

Historics
Historics
IMSA team boss Taylor to race ex-Scheckter Wolf F1 car at Monaco Historic
Cadillac confirms two-driver Hypercar line-up as Imola WEC entry list announced

Cadillac confirms two-driver Hypercar line-up as Imola WEC entry list announced

WEC
WEC
Cadillac confirms two-driver Hypercar line-up as Imola WEC entry list announced
WEC set to introduce minimum two car manufacturer Hypercar rule

WEC set to introduce minimum two car manufacturer Hypercar rule

WEC
WEC
WEC set to introduce minimum two car manufacturer Hypercar rule
Peugeot "surprised" by upgraded 9X8 WEC hypercar performance

Peugeot "surprised" by upgraded 9X8 WEC hypercar performance

WEC
WEC
Peugeot 9X8 unveil
Peugeot "surprised" by upgraded 9X8 WEC hypercar performance
Why Peugeot had no choice but to revamp its radical Le Mans Hypercar

Why Peugeot had no choice but to revamp its radical Le Mans Hypercar

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WEC
Plus
WEC
Peugeot 9X8 unveil
Why Peugeot had no choice but to revamp its radical Le Mans Hypercar
Peugeot reveals revised 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar with rear wing

Peugeot reveals revised 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar with rear wing

WEC
WEC
Peugeot reveals revised 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar with rear wing
Drugovich joins Vector Sport for European Le Mans campaign

Drugovich joins Vector Sport for European Le Mans campaign

European Le Mans
European Le Mans
4 Hours of Barcelona
Drugovich joins Vector Sport for European Le Mans campaign
Penske rules out chance of Indianapolis hosting WEC in 2025

Penske rules out chance of Indianapolis hosting WEC in 2025

WEC
WEC
Losail
Penske rules out chance of Indianapolis hosting WEC in 2025
Lamborghini motorsport boss Sanna departs

Lamborghini motorsport boss Sanna departs

WEC
WEC
Losail
Lamborghini motorsport boss Sanna departs
Cadillac and Ganassi to split after 2024 WEC and IMSA seasons

Cadillac and Ganassi to split after 2024 WEC and IMSA seasons

WEC
WEC
Cadillac and Ganassi to split after 2024 WEC and IMSA seasons
Newgarden not set to race Penske Porsche at Le Mans

Newgarden not set to race Penske Porsche at Le Mans

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Newgarden not set to race Penske Porsche at Le Mans
Cadillac has no plans for customer Hypercars in WEC or IMSA

Cadillac has no plans for customer Hypercars in WEC or IMSA

WEC
WEC
Losail
Cadillac has no plans for customer Hypercars in WEC or IMSA
WEC grid airfreighted back from Qatar to Europe to avoid Imola delay

WEC grid airfreighted back from Qatar to Europe to avoid Imola delay

WEC
WEC
Losail
WEC grid airfreighted back from Qatar to Europe to avoid Imola delay
Ferrari’s Pier Guidi returns to GTWCE for Endurance Cup in 2024

Ferrari’s Pier Guidi returns to GTWCE for Endurance Cup in 2024

GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
Ferrari’s Pier Guidi returns to GTWCE for Endurance Cup in 2024
Obituary: World title-winning team founder Hugh Chamberlain dies aged 82

Obituary: World title-winning team founder Hugh Chamberlain dies aged 82

General
General
Obituary: World title-winning team founder Hugh Chamberlain dies aged 82
Peugeot set to field two drivers in at least one Spa 6 Hours entry

Peugeot set to field two drivers in at least one Spa 6 Hours entry

WEC
WEC
Peugeot set to field two drivers in at least one Spa 6 Hours entry
Alpine reveals secret to points finish on WEC LMDh debut in Qatar

Alpine reveals secret to points finish on WEC LMDh debut in Qatar

WEC
WEC
Losail
Alpine reveals secret to points finish on WEC LMDh debut in Qatar
How Porsche made the perfect start in WEC despite late drama in Qatar

How Porsche made the perfect start in WEC despite late drama in Qatar

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WEC
Plus
WEC
Losail
How Porsche made the perfect start in WEC despite late drama in Qatar
Late pitstop made Estre fear last-gasp Porsche WEC Qatar defeat

Late pitstop made Estre fear last-gasp Porsche WEC Qatar defeat

WEC
WEC
Losail
Late pitstop made Estre fear last-gasp Porsche WEC Qatar defeat
"Too early" to know if LMDh car can win in WEC after first pole - Penske

"Too early" to know if LMDh car can win in WEC after first pole - Penske

WEC
WEC
Losail
"Too early" to know if LMDh car can win in WEC after first pole - Penske
The Hypercar graining challenge that could decide the WEC’s Qatar opener

The Hypercar graining challenge that could decide the WEC’s Qatar opener

WEC
WEC
Losail
The Hypercar graining challenge that could decide the WEC’s Qatar opener
The Hypercar manufacturers vying for glory in the 2024 World Endurance Championship

The Hypercar manufacturers vying for glory in the 2024 World Endurance Championship

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WEC
Plus
WEC
Losail
The Hypercar manufacturers vying for glory in the 2024 World Endurance Championship
WEC Qatar: Campbell Porsche beats Toyota's de Vries to pole, Corvette tops LMGT3

WEC Qatar: Campbell Porsche beats Toyota's de Vries to pole, Corvette tops LMGT3

WEC
WEC
Losail
WEC Qatar: Campbell Porsche beats Toyota's de Vries to pole, Corvette tops LMGT3
Qatar's 'chassis-slicing' kerbs changed ahead of WEC round

Qatar's 'chassis-slicing' kerbs changed ahead of WEC round

WEC
WEC
Losail
Qatar's 'chassis-slicing' kerbs changed ahead of WEC round
Porsche says one-team approach "an advantage" to WEC and IMSA efforts

Porsche says one-team approach "an advantage" to WEC and IMSA efforts

WEC
WEC
Losail
Porsche says one-team approach "an advantage" to WEC and IMSA efforts
New WEC BoP created "to let the manufacturers race"

New WEC BoP created "to let the manufacturers race"

WEC
WEC
Losail
New WEC BoP created "to let the manufacturers race"
The fresh threats and new rivals to Toyota's WEC domination

The fresh threats and new rivals to Toyota's WEC domination

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WEC
Plus
WEC
Losail
The fresh threats and new rivals to Toyota's WEC domination
WEC Qatar: Campbell puts Porsche top in opening practice

WEC Qatar: Campbell puts Porsche top in opening practice

WEC
WEC
Losail
WEC Qatar: Campbell puts Porsche top in opening practice
Ferrari starts 2024 WEC campaign with no performance upgrades to its Hypercar

Ferrari starts 2024 WEC campaign with no performance upgrades to its Hypercar

WEC
WEC
Losail
Ferrari starts 2024 WEC campaign with no performance upgrades to its Hypercar
Heavy Toyota car "struggling a lot" with tyre woes in WEC Prologue

Heavy Toyota car "struggling a lot" with tyre woes in WEC Prologue

WEC
WEC
Heavy Toyota car "struggling a lot" with tyre woes in WEC Prologue
WEC Qatar Prologue: Penske Porsche heads final pre-season test session

WEC Qatar Prologue: Penske Porsche heads final pre-season test session

WEC
WEC
Losail Prologue
WEC Qatar Prologue: Penske Porsche heads final pre-season test session
Porsche delays plans to introduce revised 963 LMDh engine

Porsche delays plans to introduce revised 963 LMDh engine

WEC
WEC
Losail Prologue
Porsche delays plans to introduce revised 963 LMDh engine
WEC Qatar Prologue: Jota Porsche remains quickest in second session

WEC Qatar Prologue: Jota Porsche remains quickest in second session

WEC
WEC
Losail
WEC Qatar Prologue: Jota Porsche remains quickest in second session
WEC Qatar Prologue: Jota fastest in delayed first session

WEC Qatar Prologue: Jota fastest in delayed first session

WEC
WEC
Losail Prologue
WEC Qatar Prologue: Jota fastest in delayed first session
Vasselon appointed to new role as Toyota prepares for hydrogen Le Mans entry

Vasselon appointed to new role as Toyota prepares for hydrogen Le Mans entry

WEC
WEC
Vasselon appointed to new role as Toyota prepares for hydrogen Le Mans entry
Why Rossi's serious approach to car racing in 2024 may create a dilemma

Why Rossi's serious approach to car racing in 2024 may create a dilemma

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WEC
Plus
WEC
Losail
Why Rossi's serious approach to car racing in 2024 may create a dilemma
Toyota gets double BoP hit for 2024 WEC opener in Qatar

Toyota gets double BoP hit for 2024 WEC opener in Qatar

WEC
WEC
Losail
Toyota gets double BoP hit for 2024 WEC opener in Qatar
Palou to make Le Mans debut as third driver of Cadillac's WEC entry

Palou to make Le Mans debut as third driver of Cadillac's WEC entry

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Palou to make Le Mans debut as third driver of Cadillac's WEC entry
Le Mans 24 Hours entry list published, 23 Hypercars for 2024

Le Mans 24 Hours entry list published, 23 Hypercars for 2024

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours entry list published, 23 Hypercars for 2024
Ferrari unveils revised Hypercar livery for 2024 WEC campaign

Ferrari unveils revised Hypercar livery for 2024 WEC campaign

WEC
WEC
Ferrari unveils revised Hypercar livery for 2024 WEC campaign
Friday favourite: How Laguna Seca charmed an IMSA rookie

Friday favourite: How Laguna Seca charmed an IMSA rookie

IMSA
IMSA
Friday favourite: How Laguna Seca charmed an IMSA rookie
Brabham to return to full-time racing in GT Cup at the wheel of a Brabham

Brabham to return to full-time racing in GT Cup at the wheel of a Brabham

National
National
Brabham to return to full-time racing in GT Cup at the wheel of a Brabham
Proton Porsche team completes 963 lineup as WEC Qatar entry list released

Proton Porsche team completes 963 lineup as WEC Qatar entry list released

WEC
WEC
Losail
Proton Porsche team completes 963 lineup as WEC Qatar entry list released

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