Le Mans News

Inside the Le Mans finish too barmy for Hollywood
When a future Le Mans winner with "no regrets" became an F1 driver for a day
Rast to make DTM comeback in 2022, lead Audi LMDh programme in 2023
Alpine to run two-car LMDh Hypercar entry in WEC from 2024
Le Mans winner and Targa Florio hero Nino Vaccarella dies aged 88

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

Marcel Fassler is best known for winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on three occasions, as well as a plethora of other successes in sportscars. But before all that, he was given the chance to be a Formula 1 driver "even if it was only for one day".

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast will return to the championship next year following Audi's departure from Formula E, and will lead the marque's Le Mans 24 Hours comeback in 2023.

French manufacturer Alpine will enter two LMDh cars in the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category from 2024 that will “benefit from all the expertise” of its F1 project.

Le Mans winner and Targa Florio hero Nino Vaccarella dies aged 88
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Nino Vaccarella, a hero of the Targa Florio road race in his native Sicily, has died at the age of 88.

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

When a future Le Mans winner with "no regrets" became an F1 driver for a day

Marcel Fassler is best known for winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on three occasions, as well as a plethora of other successes in sportscars. But before all that, he was given the chance to be a Formula 1 driver "even if it was only for one day".

Rast to make DTM comeback in 2022, lead Audi LMDh programme in 2023

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast will return to the championship next year following Audi's departure from Formula E, and will lead the marque's Le Mans 24 Hours comeback in 2023.

Alpine to run two-car LMDh Hypercar entry in WEC from 2024

French manufacturer Alpine will enter two LMDh cars in the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar category from 2024 that will “benefit from all the expertise” of its F1 project.

Le Mans winner and Targa Florio hero Nino Vaccarella dies aged 88
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Le Mans winner and Targa Florio hero Nino Vaccarella dies aged 88

Nino Vaccarella, a hero of the Targa Florio road race in his native Sicily, has died at the age of 88.

Why Le Mans proves good vision is vital to racing success
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Why Le Mans proves good vision is vital to racing success

It may seem obvious that racing drivers need good vision to compete at their very best, but in the Le Mans 24 Hours, this most vital of motorsport senses gets tested to the very limit.

Touring car ace and Le Mans class winner Gordon Spice dies

Gordon Spice, a pacesetter in touring cars and world champion in sportscars, has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.

Glickenhaus: Toyota's Le Mans winning margin shows BoP flaws

The boss of the Glickenhaus marque has questioned the effectiveness of the Balance of Performance for the Hypercar class in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Watch: This Week with Will Buxton, Le Mans Special Edition

Check out the Le Mans Special Edition of This Week with Will Buxton, as the popular Formula 1 presenter makes his first visit to the world’s most famous sportscar race.

Who’s the most successful manufacturer at Le Mans? Porsche, Toyota & more

The Le Mans 24 Hours is the world's toughest endurance race and an attractive proposition to manufacturers seeking to showcase their speed and reliability. But who has the most wins?

Alonso: Racing F1 cars at Le Mans "could be fun" with track changes

Fernando Alonso says that it “could be fun” to race a Formula 1 car on the Le Mans circuit after completing a demo run at the track last weekend.

Veloqx to make Le Mans return with biofuel Hypercar

Team Veloqx is gearing up for a racing return after nearly 20 years way with a Le Mans Hypercar bearing the Fangio name and powered by a radical biofuel engine.

Blomqvist 'would have been happier to lose by more' in late Le Mans LMP2 drama

JOTA driver Tom Blomqvist says he would have been happier to lose by more than the seven tenths by which the team missed out on LMP2 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Jarvis: Risi already a match for Le Mans' top LMP2 teams

Risi Competizione proved itself to be on a par with established top LMP2 squads like United Autosports and JOTA in its Le Mans 24 Hours debut in the class, believes Oliver Jarvis.

Archive: Why Cadillac's previous Le Mans bid was doomed from the start

After announcing its LMDh programme to challenge for both IMSA and World Endurance Championship honours, Cadillac will return to Le Mans in 2023 after two decades away. Back then, the American manufacturer hoped to take Le Mans by storm with its Northstar LMP car - but, as GARY WATKINS wrote in the 16 January 2003 issue of Autosport magazine, it was doomed from day one

Action Express Racing “would welcome” chance to race new Cadillac at Le Mans

Action Express Racing’s team director Gary Nelson has said he’d welcome the chance to race the Cadillac LMDh prototype at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Autosport Podcast: Le Mans 24 Hours review

Toyota conquered the Le Mans 24 Hours for the fourth consecutive year but once again the French sportscar classic served up another fascinating race.

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.

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

Maldonado "devastated" to cause intra-United Le Mans clash

Manuel Maldonado admits he is "devastated" at causing the crash that eliminated two of United Autosports' LMP2 entries from winning contention in last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours.

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
The ex-F1 drivers making a name for themselves in Le Mans' underrated class Plus

The ex-F1 drivers making a name for themselves in Le Mans' underrated class

Kevin Magnussen will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut this weekend alongside father Jan in LMP2. But the Danes won't be the only ex-F1 drivers to appear in the hotly contested category this year.

Le Mans
Aug 20, 2021
Can Toyota's #7 crew break its Le Mans curse? Plus

Can Toyota's #7 crew break its Le Mans curse?

One Toyota, normally with the number 7 on the side, always seems to attract the bad luck in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez are hoping for a change in fortune this time around, but face significantly more unknowns than in recent years

Le Mans
Aug 19, 2021
How to prepare an amateur for Le Mans sensory overload Plus

How to prepare an amateur for Le Mans sensory overload

The 23-car GTE Am field promises to be one of the most open in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, with the added jeopardy of managing the enthusiasm of amateur drivers to boot, as Absolute Racing Porsche driver Marco Seefried explains

Le Mans
Aug 19, 2021