Jamie Klein

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Kubica didn't expect such an "easy" first LMP2 victory in ELMS opener

Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has hailed the preparation done by his WRT team after scoring his first LMP2 victory in Sunday's European Le Mans Series opener at Barcelona.

Alesi named as Nakajima's Suzuka Super Formula replacement

Giuliano Alesi has been named as Kazuki Nakajima's replacement at TOM'S for next weekend's second round of the Super Formula season at Suzuka.

Porsche reveals full line-ups for Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche has revealed its full driver line-ups for its two-car GTE Pro assault in the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Le Mans announces 2021 schedule, return of test day

The organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours have released an outline of the schedule for the delayed 2021 edition, while confirming the return of the traditional test day.

The trait that has helped Tsunoda shine in F1 so far

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda’s relaxed attitude towards making mistakes is his “big strength” according to former Formula 2 rival Nobuharu Matsushita.

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Fuji Super Formula: Nojiri wins tense season opener

Tomoki Nojiri converted pole position into victory in a tense first race of the new Super Formula season at Fuji Speedway.

Fuji Super Formula: Nojiri on pole with Yamamoto out in Q1

Mugen Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri scored the first pole position of the 2021 Super Formula season at Fuji Speedway, as defending champion Naoki Yamamoto was sensationally knocked out in Q1.

Alesi grateful for "special" TOM'S Super Formula chance

Giuliano Alesi says he's relishing the chance to race for TOM'S in Super Formula this season as a replacement for Kazuki Nakajima, but admits he "doesn't know what to expect" from his debut.

Lotterer: Le Mans return a ‘long-term’ ambition, FE the priority

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer says he only sees a return to the endurance classic as a ‘long-term’ goal despite Porsche's planned LMDh assault from 2023.

How Japan's first full-time F1 racer accelerated Tsunoda's rise

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda’s meteoric rise up the ranks is well-documented, but less well known is the contribution of Japan’s first full-time grand prix racer to that progress.

Di Resta returns to United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours

United Autosports has announced that Paul di Resta will return to the team to be part of its three-car assault on this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan Plus

The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan

Having had the door to F1 slammed in his face and come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, the collapse of a Peugeot LMP1 shot meant Japan was Bertrand Baguette's last chance of a career. But it's one which he has grasped with both hands

Lotterer: Porsche's second-year LMP1 success tough to repeat in FE

Andre Lotterer says the limited scope of development in Formula E will make it harder for Porsche to replicate the success of its sophomore campaign in the World Endurance Championship

Vergne: Peugeot WEC opportunity repays "investment" of LMP2

Jean-Eric Vergne says the "investment" of several years racing in LMP2 has paid off after being selected as one of Peugeot's drivers for the 2022 World Endurance Championship

Menezes: 2020 Le Mans qualifying lap key to Peugeot WEC deal

Gustavo Menezes believes that his Le Mans 24 Hours qualifying effort last year was key to him being chosen for Peugeot's 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship driver line-up

Alex Lynn drops out of Aston Martin factory roster

Alex Lynn will not be a part of Aston Martin's factory roster following the British manufacturer's exit from the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship

Jani explains oversteer problems with Porsche chassis in sole FE season

Neel Jani has explained the oversteer problems with his original chassis that blighted his single season in Formula E with Porsche

Kobayashi, Nakajima finally test Toyota Hypercar

Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima finally got their first experience of Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar during a test at Aragon this week

Why GTE's future is a conundrum with no easy answers Plus

Why GTE's future is a conundrum with no easy answers

The convergence between the World Endurance Championship and IMSA over LMDh regulations offers a bright future for sportscar racing, but the imminent demise of IMSA's GT Le Mans class creates wider issues to which no catch-all solution exists

WTR's Daytona 24 win "important" to show it can succeed without GM

Wayne Taylor Racing says winning the Daytona 24 Hours was important to show it could succeed without long-time partner GM, admitting he was "getting bored" of his previous alliance

Daytona 24 Hours: WTR Acura ahead of Ganassi after 18 hours

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura led the Daytona 24 Hours with six hours to go, with Alexander Rossi ahead of Kevin Magnussen's Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac after 18 hours

Daytona 24 Hours: Ganassi leads from Meyer Shank after hour 15

The Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac led the Daytona 24 Hours with nine hours remaining, taking advantage of a caution period to take the lead away from the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura

Daytona 24 Hours: Albuquerque holds lead for WTR at half distance

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura held a narrow advantage at the halfway point of the Daytona 24 Hours, with Filipe Albuquerque fractionally clear of Mike Rockenfeller's Action Express Racing Cadillac

Ex-F1 racer Merhi in frame for F2 return for 2021

Ex-Marussia Formula 1 and Mercedes DTM racer Roberto Merhi is in the frame to return to Formula 2 this season after a two-year absence

Alesi lands dual Toyota programme in Japan, leaves Ferrari Academy

Giuliano Alesi, the son of ex-Formula 1 racer Jean, will contest the Super Formula Lights series this year with the Toyota-affiliated TOM'S squad

Jarvis hopeful of Mazda LMDh IMSA commitment

Oliver Jarvis says he wants reassurances that Mazda still plans to be a part of the IMSA SportsCar Championship when the LMDh rules take effect in 2023

Van der Zande: "Steep learning curve" for Ganassi on IMSA return

Renger van der Zande admits that Chip Ganassi Racing faces a "steep learning curve" on its return to the IMSA SportsCar Championship at this month's season-opening Daytona 24 Hours

Duval "feels like a rookie" ahead of first full-time IMSA campaign

Former Audi LMP1 and DTM driver Loic Duval says he "feels like a rookie" ahead of his first full-time campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac team

Gamer-turned-racer Mardenborough loses Nissan SUPER GT drive

British sportscar racer Jann Mardenborough has lost his SUPER GT drive with Kondo Racing and been left without a seat in Nissan's GT500 roster for 2021

Toyota "behind target" after snowed-off WEC hypercar test

Toyota has admitted it is "behind target" with test mileage for its new Le Mans Hypercar after a planned test this week was called off due to snow

FE champion da Costa stays with Jota in WEC LMP2 alongside Davidson

Anthony Davidson and reigning Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa will stay with the Jota Sport LMP2 team for the 2021 World Endurance Championship season

Toyota drivers wary "politics" will determine Alpine battle in 2021 WEC

Kazuki Nakajima says he is worried "politics" will determine how Toyota's battle with new top-class World Endurance Championship rival manufacturer Alpine will play out in 2021

Stoffel Vandoorne joins LMP2 squad Jota Sport to contest 2021 WEC

Mercedes Formula E racer Stoffel Vandoorne will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship this year as he spearheads Jota Sport's assault on the LMP2 category

Toyota welcomes Dakar speed limit to prevent Mini "running away"

Toyota has welcomed the imposition of a speed limit for this year's Dakar Rally, believing it should prevent rival squad X-raid Mini from "running away" on the event's faster stages

Auer: BMW could have overturned Audi DTM deficit in 2021

Lucas Auer believes BMW could have overturned the deficit to Audi in 2021 had the DTM retained Class One regulations for another year

Honda's Kyalami defeat "hard to take" after dominating dry running

Honda's defeat in last weekend's Kyalami 9 Hour was "hard to take" after it commanded the first eight hours of the Intercontinental GT Challenge season finale, says Bertrand Baguette

IMSA introduces qualifying race before Daytona 24 Hours

The starting order for next month's Daytona 24 Hours, the first round of the 2021 IMSA SportsCar Championship, will be determined by a 100-minute qualifying race

Jan Magnussen to contest 2021 WEC season in LMP2 with High Class

Jan Magnussen will contest the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season in the LMP2 class, as part of an all-Danish line-up at High Class Racing

BMW could scale back IMSA GTLM programme to four endurance races

BMW could scale back its involvement in the IMSA SportsCar Championship next year to just the four long distance races as questions continue over the future of the GTLM class

Red Bull junior Vips abandons planned return to Super Formula

Plans for Red Bull junior Juri Vips to return to Super Formula this year have seemingly been abandoned, with Ukyo Sasahara keeping his seat for the rest of the season

WRC's Ypres Rally called off amid COVID-19 restrictions

The World Rally Championship's inaugural visit to Belgium for the Ypres Rally is off due to restrictions in the wake of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country

Cassidy set to miss final Super GT events for Virgin Formula E preparations

Envision Virgin Racing driver Nick Cassidy looks set to miss the final two rounds of the Japanese Super GT season as preparations for his rookie Formula E campaign take priority

Toyota drivers against dropping WEC success handicaps for Bahrain

Toyota's World Endurance Championship drivers say it would be unfair if the system of success handicaps was scrapped for next month's Bahrain season finale, despite the lack of privateer LMP1s

Derani has "lost respect" for Taylor after Petit Le Mans clash

Action Express Racing driver Pipo Derani says he's "lost respect" for Acura Team Penske rival Ricky Taylor following the collision that cost both cars a possible Petit Le Mans victory

French Moto2: Lowes wins at Le Mans after Dixon crashes from lead

Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes scored his first Moto2 win since 2016 at Le Mans, aided by fellow Briton Jake Dixon crashing out of the lead

Westbook returns to Aston Martin WEC squad for Bahrain

Richard Westbrook has been called up for a second outing with the works Aston Martin squad for the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain next month

Davidson unsure on WEC future with LMP2 rule tweak

Anthony Davidson admits he is unsure of his future in the FIA World Endurance Championship, amid an expected LMP2 rule change that would outlaw JOTA Sport's current line-up

Mortara returns to Audi fold with WRT for Spa 24 Hours

Edoardo Mortara will return to race an Audi in next month's Spa 24 Hours, the first time in four years that the former DTM racer will have represented the marque

Frijns forced to withdraw from Nurburgring 24 with 'flu-like infection'

Audi driver Robin Frijns has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours due to what the German manufacturer has called a 'flu-like infection'

Kobayashi to make Spa 24 Hours return in HubAuto Corsa Ferrari

Toyota World Endurance Championship racer Kamui Kobayashi will return to the Spa 24 Hours next month driving a Ferrari 488 GT3 for the HubAuto Corsa team

BMW wants larger GTLM field to commit to IMSA for 2021

BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt says discussions are ongoing with organisers of the IMSA SportsCar Championship about making its GT Le Mans class more "attractive" following Porsche's exit

Toyota "surprised in two directions" by Rebellion's Le Mans pace

Toyota says it was "surprised in two directions" by the pace of LMP1 rival Rebellion in the Le Mans 24 Hours, as the Swiss outfit faded after a strong start

Porsche withdraws works IMSA Mid-Ohio entries after COVID-19 positives

Porsche has withdrawn its pair of works GT Le Mans cars from this weekend's IMSA SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio

Da Costa: Seatbelt issue may have cost JOTA Le Mans LMP2 victory

JOTA LMP2 driver Antonio Felix da Costa has revealed his seatbelts came unfastened during the Le Mans 24 Hours, which he feels may have cost the team victory

Rebellion calls time early on WEC involvement, will miss Bahrain finale

The Rebellion Racing LMP1 team has confirmed that the Le Mans 24 Hours was its final World Endurance Championship outing, and will not take part in the Bahrain season finale

Porsche withdraws Manthey Racing, drivers from Nurburgring 24 on COVID-19 fears

Porsche has withdrawn the Manthey Racing squad and a number of its works drivers from this weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours over COVID-19 fears

Hanson feared United Autosports had "thrown away" Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 win

Phil Hanson says he feared United Autosports had "thrown away" its Le Mans 24 Hours victory in LMP2 as the race neared its dramatic conclusion with a late safety car

Senna: Rebellion Le Mans 24 Hours runner-up spot "amazing achievement"

Bruno Senna has described Rebellion Racing's second-place finish in the Le Mans 24 Hours as an "amazing achievement", hailing a relatively trouble-free run for the LMP1 privateer team

Buemi feared "everything was lost" after early Le Mans 24 Hours problems

Toyota driver Sebastien Buemi admits he feared "everything was lost" for the #8 crew after the car's early troubles, before taking its third consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours victory

Le Mans 24 Hours: #8 Toyota remains in control ahead of Rebellion pair

Toyota remains in control of the 88th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours with four hours remaining, with the #8 crew boasting a five-lap advantage at the head of the field