Le Mans News

NASCAR Le Mans entry evoked fairness concerns by Toyota, Ford
Essilor look at Le Mans
Porsche unlikely to mount four-car LMDh assault on 2023 Le Mans
Williams F1 reserve Aitken set to make Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 debut
Ledogar joins Inception/Garage 59 Ferrari squad for Le Mans

Toyota and Ford executives have expressed concerns of fairness regarding Chevrolet’s Next Gen car entry in the 2023 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Promoted: How perfect vision in all conditions is key at the Le Mans 24 Hours
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For a driver engaged in an endurance race, having the best vision is essential to achieve the best performance. At every moment, in complex situations, there is a crucial need for visual accuracy and for managing the continuous changes of light that alternate in the passage from day to night.

Porsche appears unlikely to bring the North American arm of its Penske-run LMDh factory team to next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours to bolster its World Endurance Championship squad.

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken is set to make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut in June with the Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

Reigning Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro winner Come Ledogar will return to the French enduro this year in the Ferrari entered by the Britsh Inception and Garage 59 squads.

NASCAR Le Mans entry evoked fairness concerns by Toyota, Ford

Toyota and Ford executives have expressed concerns of fairness regarding Chevrolet’s Next Gen car entry in the 2023 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Promoted: How perfect vision in all conditions is key at the Le Mans 24 Hours
Video Inside

Promoted: How perfect vision in all conditions is key at the Le Mans 24 Hours

For a driver engaged in an endurance race, having the best vision is essential to achieve the best performance. At every moment, in complex situations, there is a crucial need for visual accuracy and for managing the continuous changes of light that alternate in the passage from day to night.

Porsche unlikely to mount four-car LMDh assault on 2023 Le Mans

Porsche appears unlikely to bring the North American arm of its Penske-run LMDh factory team to next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours to bolster its World Endurance Championship squad.

Williams F1 reserve Aitken set to make Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 debut

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken is set to make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut in June with the Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

Ledogar joins Inception/Garage 59 Ferrari squad for Le Mans

Reigning Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro winner Come Ledogar will return to the French enduro this year in the Ferrari entered by the Britsh Inception and Garage 59 squads.

Friday favourite: The ultimate Group C turbo car that missed its main objective
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Friday favourite: The ultimate Group C turbo car that missed its main objective

Across his career Karl Wendlinger competed in a comprehensive range of the great and the good cars, but his pick of the bunch is the iconic Sauber-Mercedes C11 that he only raced on four occasions and yielded just one win for him

Friday favourite: The underrated Briton who became a Stateside star

John Fitzpatrick's driving career spanned two decades, during which he raced with some of the world's top sportscar and touring car drivers. But the man he picks instead as his favourite team-mate, in the latest instalment of Autosport's Friday Favourite series, is remembered as much today for his punditry as his racing

NASCAR Next Gen “has to have hybrid” for Le Mans 24H entry, says ACO

NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car will have to race with hybrid engine technology for the first time at the Le Mans 24 Hours if Chevrolet lands the Garage 56 entry in 2023 as intended.

WEC, Le Mans GTE Pro class needs four cars, two manufacturers in 2023

GTE Pro will only continue at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the World Endurance Championship next year if it attracts a minimum of four cars from two manufacturers.

NASCAR, Hendrick plan 2023 Le Mans entry with modified Next Gen car

NASCAR plans to take its new Next Gen stock car, currently used in its Cup Series, to the Le Mans 24 Hours as a Garage 56 entry in 2023.

Porsche 917 ace Vic Elford dies aged 86

Vic Elford, who has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 86, was one of the finest sportscar racers never to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.  

The 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours entry list in full

Check out the full entry list for the 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours on 11-12 June, including all the confirmed drivers, teams and cars.

Full 62-car field for 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours after G-Drive withdrawal

A full 62-car entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours World Endurance Championship round in June has been released.

Glickenhaus planning to enter third Hypercar in Le Mans 24 Hours

Glickenhaus is working to put a third car on the grid for the Le Mans 24 Hours World Endurance Championship round in June.

ACO re-opens Le Mans 24 Hours entry procedure

Entries for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and World Endurance Championship have been re-opened in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Toyota reveals updated GR010 Le Mans Hypercar for WEC 2022

Toyota has revealed the updated specification of its Le Mans Hypercar ahead of the defence of its World Endurance Championship drivers' and manufacturers' titles this year.

G-Drive withdraws from WEC, Le Mans over FIA’s Russia code of conduct

Russian entrant G-Drive Racing appears to have withdrawn from this year’s World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022 Plus

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022

Ahead of the much-anticipated arrival of its new 9X8 Hypercar, Peugeot revealed that it would not be entering this year's Le Mans 24 Hours with its incoming machinery. Although development restrictions for homologated cars are partially responsible, the French marque can draw on its own lessons from its history in sportscars

WRT announces third Le Mans entry led by Bortolotti, Vanthoor

WRT has announced that it will enter a third LMP2 car in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year for Mirko Bortolotti, Dries Vanthoor and Rolf Ineichen.

Peugeot delays WEC return until after Le Mans 24 Hours

Peugeot has announced it will delay its entry into the 2022 World Endurance Championship with its new Hypercar until after the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022 Plus

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022

Ahead of the much-anticipated arrival of its new 9X8 Hypercar, Peugeot revealed that it would not be entering this year's Le Mans 24 Hours with its incoming machinery. Although development restrictions for homologated cars are partially responsible, the French marque can draw on its own lessons from its history in sportscars

WEC
Feb 28, 2022
Celebrating the weird and wonderful monsters of sportscar racing Plus

Celebrating the weird and wonderful monsters of sportscar racing

Few disciplines of motorsport offer better possibilities to build a colossus of the track than sportscars. For Autosport's recent Monsters of Motorsport special issue, we picked out some of the finest (and not so fine) that have graced sportscar classics including Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring

Le Mans
Feb 4, 2022
The remarkable fixes Toyota used to avert another Le Mans disaster Plus

The remarkable fixes Toyota used to avert another Le Mans disaster

The 1-2 finish achieved by Toyota at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours was a result that will have surprised few, given its status as pre-event favourite. But the result was anything but straightforward, as worsening fuel pressure concerns required the team's drivers and engineers to pursue "creative fixes" on the fly. Here is the full story of how it reached the end without a lengthy pit visit

Le Mans
Nov 3, 2021
Inside the Le Mans finish too barmy for Hollywood Plus

Inside the Le Mans finish too barmy for Hollywood

Team WRT has been at the forefront of GT racing for years and made a successful move to prototypes for 2021, capped by an LMP2 win on its Le Mans debut. It could've been even better had the race been one lap shorter, when its cars ran 1-2, but the stranger-than-fiction reality has spurred the team to reach greater heights

Le Mans
Oct 16, 2021
The standout memories of Le Mans 2021 Plus

The standout memories of Le Mans 2021

OPINION: With four of the five Hypercar entries unproven in a 24-hour race, it would not have been unexpected for at least one of them to suffer serious reliability trouble. That they all managed to make it through the race relatively unscathed, says GARY WATKINS, was something of a surprise.

Le Mans
Aug 24, 2021
Why Toyota's Le Mans victory was not as simple as it looked Plus

Why Toyota's Le Mans victory was not as simple as it looked

Toyota scored its fourth Le Mans 24 Hours victory and a 1-2, with the #7 car of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez beating the #8. But although it looked straightforward from the outside, Toyota faced serious problem that had to be solved with some quick-thinking and ingenuity

Le Mans
Aug 24, 2021
10 things we've learned from the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours so far Plus

10 things we've learned from the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours so far

The new dawn for the World Endurance Championship has arrived at Le Mans, as Hypercars prepare to duel for victory in the world's oldest endurance race. Autosport picks out the 10 things we have learned in the build up to the race.

Le Mans
Aug 21, 2021
Le Mans 2021: The team by team guide Plus

Le Mans 2021: The team by team guide

After a two-month delay due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours is set to get underway with the start of the Hypercar era at the Circuit de la Sarthe

Le Mans
Aug 21, 2021