Heiko Stritzke

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ByKolles "surprised" by Vanwall Hypercar reliability in latest test

The ByKolles team has admitted the reliability of its new Vanwall Le Mans Hypercar has been a "surprise" so far as it completed a second on-track test with the car last week at the Lausitzring.

Glickenhaus warns IMSA not to block customer entries for 2023

Glickenhaus has advised the IMSA SportsCar Championship against blocking a potential entry in 2023, having received strong interest from potential customer teams in taking its Le Mans Hypercar to America.

Rossi “humble” but ‘not starting from zero’ in GTWCE says WRT boss

WRT team boss Vincent Vosse says MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is entering his first season in GT World Challenge Europe with a “very humble” mindset, but “doesn’t start from zero.”

Ferrari gets BoP boost ahead of Bahrain WEC finale

Ferrari has received a Balance of Performance boost ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain, partly reversing a change made for last weekend’s race in the Gulf nation.

Spa 24 Hours: Aitken, Rigon taken to hospital after Raidillon pileup

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken and Ferrari factory driver Davide Rigon have been transferred to hospital after a major accident in the opening hour of the Spa 24 Hours.

BMW showed M6 still fast on Nurburgring farewell - van der Linde

BMW showed its ageing M6 GT3 could be competitive in the car’s final front-line Nurburgring 24 Hours outing, says Rowe Racing’s Sheldon van der Linde.

Nurburgring 24: Yelloly hands Rowe rain-soaked pole

BMW driver Nick Yelloly secured pole position in the Nurburgring 24 Hours for defending event winner Rowe Racing in a qualifying session affected by a large thunderstorm.

GT3 could be "doomed" if adopted by WEC - Ratel

The GT3 category could be "doomed" if it is adopted by the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Endurance Championship, the architect of the class Stephane Ratel has warned. 

Glickenhaus only entering one LMH for FIA WEC debut at Portimao

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will only enter a single Le Mans Hypercar for its FIA World Endurance Championship debut next month at Portimao, marque founder Jim Glickenhaus has clarified.

Has the safety car had its day in motorsport?

Neutralising races behind a safety car in the event of an incident has been an accepted part of motorsport for decades, but HEIKO STRITZKE argues it's disruptive influence means other solutions that are now available should be utilised instead

Porsche: Audi's LMDh ambitions won't affect our own plans

Porsche insists Audi's ambitions of launching an LMDh project will have no impact on its own bid to return to topflight sportscar racing with the same set of regulations

Sims, Yelloly, Catsburg win Nurburgring 24 to end BMW's 10-year wait

BMW scored its first victory in the Nurburgring 24 Hours since 2010 as ROWE Racing's #99 entry driven by Nick Catsburg, Nick Yelloly and Alexander Sims prevailed in wet/dry conditions

Nurburgring 24 Hours restarts after over nine hours of rain delays

After a red flag interruption of nine and a half hours due to rain, the Nurburgring 24 Hours has restarted on Sunday morning

Engel secures Nurburgring 24 pole for Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG driver Maro Engel took pole position for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in dominant fashion under difficult mixed conditions on Friday evening

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'

GT News: Nurburgring 24 Hours still set to go ahead in September

The Nurburgring 24 Hours remains scheduled to take place in September despite a ban on major events being held in Germany until October

Hyundai WRC driver Neuville seeks 24 hour event after TCR debut

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville wants to contest a 24-hour event in a GT3 car, after making a winning circuit racing debut in TCR Germany last weekend

Bernd Schneider turned down DTM guest drive offer

Bernd Schneider, the DTM's most successful driver, has revealed that he turned down a guest drive opportunity in the series last year

DTM/Super GT could be equalised by BoP at November Fuji tie-up

The joint race between the DTM and Super GT at Fuji in November could use Balance of Performance to equalise the cars

Porsche smashes Bellof's Nordschleife lap record with uprated 919

Porsche has unofficially smashed the late Stefan Bellof's outright lap record for the Nurburgring-Nordschleife with its 919 Hybrid Evo

Hockenheim surprised F2 and GP3 aren't on 2018 German GP bill

Hockenheim circuit chiefs are surprised Formula 1's German Grand Prix venue has not been included on the Formula 2 and GP3 calendars for 2018