Basile Davoine

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Peugeot "starting from scratch" in WEC as Monza debut nears

Peugeot feels it is “starting from scratch” in the World Endurance Championship as it gears up for its highly-anticipated debut at Monza next month.

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”.

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.

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.

Loeb: Second place in Dakar Rally "nothing to be ashamed of"

Sebastien Loeb says there is "nothing to be ashamed of" in losing the 2022 Dakar Rally, having done everything in his power to topple Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah.

Dakar organiser issues warning alert after Jeddah car explosion

The organiser of the Dakar Rally has issued a warning statement on the opening day of the marathon following a road car explosion in Jeddah that injured a competitor.

Alpine won't let Alonso and Ocon F1 rivalry get out of hand

Alpine says it will not allow the rivalry between Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon to evolve into a destabilising force inside the Formula 1 team this year.

Grosjean recalls Bahrain F1 fire escape: "I saw death coming"

Romain Grosjean has recalled his escape from his fiery crash at the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, revealing he told himself to get out of the wreckage for his children

F1 French GP thrown into doubt as social distancing measures extended

The French Grand Prix has become the latest Formula 1 race to be thrown into doubt after the French government extended a ban on all mass-gatherings until mid-July

Haas F1's Grosjean brushes off criticism from social media trolls

Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has brushed off criticism he has faced from social media trolls, saying he would prefer to be disliked than have "no charisma at all"

Rebellion's exit won't have big impact on Peugeot's hypercar plans

Peugeot's boss of motorsport Jean-Marc Finot says that Rebellion's decision to pull the plug on its alliance with the French marque won't significantly affect its hypercar project

Grosjean: Speaking out immediately helped Haas avoid tough 2020

Romain Grosjean thinks that his decision to speak out immediately last year when an Haas update package didn't work was key for the team to avoid more trouble this season

Porsche Curves safety upgrade on Le Mans 24 Hours circuit completed

The latest safety upgrade at the Porsche Curves on the Le Mans 24 Hours circuit has already been completed

Porsche 'could not match' Toyota's Le Mans 24 Hours test pace

Porsche LMP1 team principal Andreas Seidl admits his team "could not match" the pace set by Toyota during Sunday's official Le Mans 24 Hours test day

McLaren: First F1 pre-season test performance nowhere near target

McLaren has admitted its performance in a difficult first week of Formula 1 pre-season testing was nowhere near the level it wanted