Jamie Klein

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ByKolles LMH a “better piece of engineering” than LMP1 car

ByKolles’ new Vanwall Le Mans Hypercar has been described as a “much better piece of engineering” than its LMP1 predecessor by team stalwart Tom Dillmann.

Bruni not expecting Porsche LMDh seat, could look elsewhere

Gianmaria Bruni accepts he's unlikely to be part of Porsche's 2023 LMDh programme and is willing to look elsewhere to contest the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category.

Ogier drops out of Richard Mille WEC squad, Chatin steps in

The Richard Mille Racing LMP2 team has named Paul-Loup Chatin as Sebastien Ogier's replacement for the second half of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Westbrook certain Glickenhaus can fight for 2023 Le Mans win

Glickenhaus will remain a formidable competitor against an onslaught of new manufacturers in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, reckons Richard Westbrook.

Kobayashi: Le Mans organisers didn’t want Alpine LMP1 to win

Toyota’s Kamui Kobayashi believes Le Mans 24 Hours organisers gave Alpine a last-minute Balance of Performance change because it did not want a grandfathered LMP1 car winning the race.

Super Formula Sugo: Fenestraz strategy pays off for first win

Kondo Racing driver Sacha Fenestraz claimed his first Super Formula race win in unusual circumstances at Sugo in a race that turned on strategy.

Alpine poised for LMP2 return for 2023 WEC season

Alpine has dropped the firmest hint yet that it will return to the LMP2 class for the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship season before it races an all-new LMDh contender.

Toyota says Le Mans distance record now “impossible” to beat

Toyota says that it has given up on trying to beat the distance record at the Le Mans 24 Hours because the use of slow zones has made such a feat “impossible”.

Riley Ferrari lacked "oomph" to fight works GTE Pro cars at Le Mans

Riley Motorsports' privateer Ferrari lacked the "oomph" needed to seriously threaten the six works cars competing in the GTE Pro class in the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend, admits team owner Bill Riley.

Ogier may miss remainder of WEC season after Le Mans debut

Sebastien Ogier has revealed he doesn’t plan to contest the remaining rounds of the World Endurance Championship season following his Le Mans 24 Hours debut.

Keating: "Special" Le Mans GTE Am win offers 2019 DQ redemption

Ben Keating says his GTE Am class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend feels like redemption for the 2019 victory he lost due to a post-race disqualification.

Porsche's Bruni admits luck determined last Le Mans GTE Pro fight

Porsche's Gianmaria Bruni admits luck played its part in deciding the outcome of the Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro battle as misfortune befell Corvette, Ferrari and the #92 Porsche.

Sims: Corvette losing last Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro win "difficult to swallow"

Corvette Racing’s Alexander Sims admits that losing the last-ever victory in the GTE Pro class at Le Mans 24 Hours following an incident with an LMP2 car is “difficult to swallow”.

Toyota praises Glickenhaus's Le Mans effort as "remarkable"

Toyota feels Glickenhaus did a “remarkable” job in only its second appearance at the Le Mans 24 Hours and was able to match its pace at times during the race.

Toyota's Hirakawa 'didn't sleep for a week' amid Le Mans pressure

Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship rookie Ryo Hirakawa admits he didn't sleep properly for a week in the lead-up to his Le Mans 24 Hours victory with Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley.

Misfiring engine hurt Glickenhaus' chances at Le Mans

Olivier Pla has revealed that the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH was severely hindered by a misfiring engine in the Le Mans 24 Hours, limiting the squad’s ability to keep up with the leading Toyotas.

Le Mans 24 Hours: #8 Toyota secures victory as Porsche wins GTE Pro

Toyota secured its fifth consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the #8 crew of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa came out on top.

Le Mans 24 Hours: #8 Toyota closes in on win, GTE Pro victory fight heats up

Toyota's #8 entry maintained a healthy lead heading into the final four hours of the Le Mans 24 Hours, while the battle for GTE Pro honours between Ferrari and Porsche heated up.

Corvette's Le Mans 24 Hours victory hopes destroyed in crash

Corvette Racing's hopes of scoring the final GTE Pro class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours were destroyed as Alexander Sims was side-swiped by an errant LMP2 car with just over six hours to go.

Rast Le Mans start clash: "They all jumped the start"

Rene Rast has offered his version of the Turn 1 clash at the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours, saying his LMP2 class rivals jumped the start while he obeyed the rules.

Alpine rues "incredibly frustrating" Le Mans gremlins

Alpine has explained the "incredibly frustrating" technical gremlins that have all but ended its Le Mans 24 Hours victory challenge with its Hypercar entry eight laps down after eight hours.

United's Owen fumes after Turn 1 Le Mans contact with Rast

United Autosports LMP2 driver Will Owen has expressed his frustration with Rene Rast's 'aggressive' driving that led to their mutually-damaging contact at the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota nose-to-tail as Alpine, Glickenhaus delayed

Toyota led after four-hours of the Le Mans 24 Hours with both of its cars running in close formation, as its Hypercar class rivals Alpine and Glickenhaus hit trouble.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota #7 leads opening hour over #8 after dramatic start

Toyota led the opening hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours as the LMP2 class got off to a dramatic start, with a three-way collision at the first corner shaking up the order.

Glickenhaus confident of matching Toyota pace in Le Mans 24 Hours

Glickenhaus is confident it can match rivals Toyota and Alpine on race pace during during this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours after trailing them in qualifying. 

WEC explains motivation behind 'GT3 Premium' to replace GTE

FIA World Endurance Championship organisers have explained the motivation behind the introduction of 'GT3 Premium' cars with bespoke bodywork instead of regular GT3 machinery in the series in 2024.

Le Mans 24 Hours: #7 Toyota tops warm-up; Glickenhaus hits trouble

The #7 Toyota was fastest in the Le Mans 24 Hours warm-up as Glickenhaus Racing and Corvette Racing were among those to hit trouble in an incident-packed session.

GTE Pro drivers prepare to bid farewell to "special" WEC class

The World Endurance Championship's departing GTE Pro class brought "the level very high" and earned plaudits from drivers who have been actively racing in the category for several years.

Ferrari receives power boost in latest Le Mans BoP adjustment

Ferrari has been given back a small amount of the power it lost in another tweak to the GTE Pro Balance of Performance for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Bird confident privateer Riley Ferrari can target Le Mans GTE Pro win

Sam Bird believes that the privateer Riley Motorsports squad can aim for GTE Pro victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours against the might of the factory teams.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota in control to lead final practice

Toyota dominated the timesheets in final practice ahead of this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, going almost two seconds clear of the rest of the Hypercar field.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Hartley beats Kobayashi to pole in Toyota 1-2

Brendon Hartley secured a sixth consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours pole position for Toyota in a dramatic Hyperpole qualifying session, leading a one-two for the marque ahead of Kamui Kobayashi.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota quickest in crash-strewn third practice

Toyota locked out the top two spots in an incident-packed third practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hours on Thursday afternoon.

Alpine gets further power increase in revised Le Mans BoP

Alpine's grandfathered LMP1 car has been handed a power increase in a revised Balance of Performance for the Le Mans 24 Hours issued ahead of Hyperpole qualifying on Thursday.

Tandy: Ferrari is Le Mans GTE Pro favourite despite Corvette pace

Nick Tandy feels Ferrari is the favourite for GTE Pro victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, despite his Corvette Racing team's strong form in the run-up to Hyperpole qualifying.

Hypercar pace will decide future of LMP2 class in WEC - Jarvis

The future of the LMP2 class in the World Endurance Championship hinges on how fast the new breed of Le Mans Hypercars and LMDh cars can go, reckons Oliver Jarvis.

Muller willing to look outside Audi to go for outright Le Mans wins

Nico Muller says he is aiming to be in a position to target outright victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the coming years and is willing to look outside of Audi to achieve that goal.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Glickenhaus quickest in night-time second practice

Glickenhaus Racing led the way in second practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours as Romain Dumas outpaced the two Toyotas on Wednesday night.

Kubica, Deletraz targeting Le Mans “revenge” with Prema

Prema LMP2 pair Robert Kubica and Louis Deletraz are eyeing “revenge” for their heartbreaking last-lap defeat in the Le Mans 24 Hours last year.

Ferrari hit by power reduction in latest Le Mans BoP tweak

Ferrari has suffered a power reduction in a revised GTE Pro Balance of Performance for the Le Mans 24 Hours, issued by event organiser Automobile Club de l'Ouest on Wednesday.

Porsche braced for "hard" Le Mans due to lack of BoP changes

Porsche drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Frederic Makowiecki fear the German marque could be on for another tough Le Mans 24 Hours based on the Balance of Performance in the GTE Pro class.

Porsche has "score to settle" in last Le Mans GTE Pro outing

Porsche says it has a "score to settle" on what it has confirmed will be its final outing in the GTE Pro class of the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend.

Ogier feels he's "not a contender" for Le Mans LMP2 win

Rallying legend Sebastien Ogier admits his Richard Mille Racing team is realistically "not a contender for victory" in the LMP2 class on his Le Mans 24 Hours debut.

Alpine's Lapierre hopeful of closer Le Mans battle with Toyota

Alpine driver Nicolas Lapierre is hopeful the French marque can provide a sterner challenge for Toyota in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours than it was able to offer in 2021.

Yamaha rules out Toprak Razgatlioglu MotoGP move for 2023

Yamaha has ruled out a move to MotoGP for World Superbike star Toprak Razgatlioglu in 2023 following the marque's split with satellite partner RNF Racing for next year.

Super Formula Autopolis: Nojiri scores third pole in a row

Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri scored his third successive pole position for this weekend's fourth round of the season at Autopolis, further stretching his points lead.

Toyota WRC boss Latvala to drive hydrogen-powered entry in Fuji 24 Hours

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala will contest next month's Fuji 24 Hours as part of the crew tasked with driving the Japanese marque's hydrogen-powered Corolla.

Matsushita: Winning in F2 was harder than in Super Formula

Nobuharu Matsushita feels it was harder to win races in Formula 2 than in Super Formula after securing his first victory in the Japanese category.

Spa WEC: Penske LMP2 leads Glickenhaus in second practice

Factory Porsche driver Felipe Nasr topped the times in second practice for this weekend's Spa World Endurance Championship round aboard Team Penske's LMP2 car.

Ex-F1 driver Roberto Merhi set for surprise Audi Super GT call-up

Ex- Formula 1 racer Roberto Merhi will be making his Super GT debut next week at Fuji Speedway following a surprise late call-up to join the Team LeMans Audi squad.

Nissan keen to try out Formula E drivers in Super GT machinery

Nissan has expressed an interest in trying out members of its Formula E stable in Super GT machinery as it looks to recruit more drivers from abroad in future seasons.

Super Formula Suzuka: Nojiri stretches points lead with pole

Reigning champion Tomoki Nojiri extended his Super Formula championship lead by grabbing pole for this weekend's Suzuka round.

Super Formula Fuji: Nojiri denies Hirakawa double win

Reigning Super Formula champion Tomoki Nojiri opened his victory account for the 2022 season with a lights-to-flag win in Sunday's second race at Fuji Speedway.

Super Formula Fuji: Hirakawa overcomes Nojiri to end win drought

Ryo Hirakawa ended a Super Formula victory drought dating back to the 2020 season opener after beating Tomoki Nojiri to win a thrilling curtain-raiser at Fuji Speedway.

Eight storylines to follow in Super Formula this season

Super Formula’s 2022 season kicks off this weekend with a hotly-anticipated double-header at Fuji Speedway. With no dropped scores and several fancied contenders, the series looks difficult to predict. Here are the major plotlines to follow during the new campaign

Super Formula next-gen development cars hit the track at Fuji

Super Formula kicked off its next-generation development test programme this week at Fuji Speedway, trialling environmentally-friendly tyres and carbon-neutral fuel.

The 2021 disappointment fuelling a Super Formula title hopeful Plus

The 2021 disappointment fuelling a Super Formula title hopeful

Having won the Super GT title for the TOM'S Toyota squad last year, Sho Tsuboi endured a miserable Super Formula campaign alongside it - managing just six points all year. But after going back to basics with the Inging team over the off-season, Tsuboi looks revitalised in his pursuit of Japan's top single-seater crown

Honda drivers concerned by Toyota top speed gains in Super Formula

Some of Honda's Super Formula drivers have expressed concerns about Toyota's domination of the leaderboard during last week's final pre-season test at Fuji Speedway.

Kobayashi admits he's playing catch-up after missed Super Formula races

KCMG Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi admits he is still feeling the after-effects of missing so many races in Super Formula in the last two seasons.

Alpine in "another category" to Toyota at Sebring, says Kobayashi

Toyota team principal Kamui Kobayashi says Alpine was in “another category” in last weekend’s opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season at Sebring.