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The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert
Toyota, Alpine get weight reduction for first Bahrain WEC race
WRC legend Ogier to test Toyota Hypercar in Bahrain
Lamborghini edging closer to WEC/IMSA prototype entry for 2024
FIA set to revise sportscar driver classification criteria for 2022
The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert Plus

It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment

The Hypercar Balance of Performance has undergone major revisions for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season in Bahrain. 

Seven-time World Rally Championship title winner Sebastien Ogier will test the Toyota Le Mans Hypercar in Bahrain next month.

Lamborghini is closing on its LMDh prototype entry into the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in time for the 2024 season.

The FIA has revealed that it is expecting to make revisions to its system of driver categorisation in time for next season.

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert Plus

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert

It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment

Toyota, Alpine get weight reduction for first Bahrain WEC race

The Hypercar Balance of Performance has undergone major revisions for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season in Bahrain. 

WRC legend Ogier to test Toyota Hypercar in Bahrain

Seven-time World Rally Championship title winner Sebastien Ogier will test the Toyota Le Mans Hypercar in Bahrain next month.

Lamborghini edging closer to WEC/IMSA prototype entry for 2024

Lamborghini is closing on its LMDh prototype entry into the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in time for the 2024 season.

FIA set to revise sportscar driver classification criteria for 2022

The FIA has revealed that it is expecting to make revisions to its system of driver categorisation in time for next season.

Former Renault F1 engine boss Taffin joins ORECA as technical director

Remi Taffin, who engineered Fernando Alonso to the Formula 1 world championship with Renault in 2005 and 2006, has joined French constructor ORECA as technical director.

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

Alpine could stay in WEC in 2022 as grandfathered LMP1 rules extended

Alpine will have the chance to race on in the World Endurance Championship with its ORECA LMP1 design next year.

Kubica rejoins High Class LMP2 team for Bahrain WEC rounds

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve driver Robert Kubica will return to the High Class Racing LMP2 team for the final two rounds of the 2021 World Endurance Championship in Bahrain.

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.

How to become a Pitstop Performance Coach - Qualifications, skills & more

Good pitstops are vital to a good performance, but how do you train for them? We spoke to Cassie McColl, a Pitstop Performance Coach, to find out.

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.

Lynn to join Ganassi Cadillac IMSA line-up, with view to '23 WEC deal

Alex Lynn will join the Ganassi Cadillac squad for next year's IMSA SportsCar Championship in a deal that is set to take him into the World Endurance Championship in 2023.

Ogier open to lower-level endurance programme to prepare for Le Mans bid

Seven-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier says he would consider competing in the lower ranks of endurance racing next year to prepare for a future Le Mans 24 Hours bid.

Le Mans LMP2 winner Milesi to get Toyota WEC test chance in Bahrain

Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Charles Milesi will get a try-out in a Toyota in the World Endurance Championship rookie test in Bahrain in November.

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.

Enzinger to step down as Porsche Motorsport boss

Fritz Enzinger, who oversaw Porsche's Le Mans 24 Hours hat-trick with the 919 Hybrid, is stepping down as boss of the German manufacturer's motorsport department.

Hanson stays at United Autosports for 2022 WEC season

Reigning World Endurance Championship LMP2 title-winner Phil Hanson will remain with the United Autosports squad for the 2022 WEC season, the team has announced.

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.

Have a go hero: A GT1 legend's Group C one-off

A whole host of future stars had one-off outings in Porsche 962s as Weissach's all-conquering Group C racer reached the end of its competitive life. While Michael Bartels would never emulate Jean Alesi and Damon Hill by racing in Formula 1, his forgettable Donington 1990 cameo provided a taster of what would become a highly successful sportscar career

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert Plus

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert

It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment

Formula 1
Oct 24, 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
How overlooked Mazda produced one of Le Mans' greatest shocks Plus

How overlooked Mazda produced one of Le Mans' greatest shocks

The screaming rotary-engined Mazda 787 is regarded as one of the most popular Le Mans 24 Hours-winning cars, but until its surprise success on this day 30 years ago it was never regarded as a likely victor. But that reckoned without a new technical partner, some canny political manoeuvring and a rival's bizarre self-inflicted weakness

WEC
Aug 22, 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
Why Glickenhaus should be taken seriously on its Le Mans bow Plus

Why Glickenhaus should be taken seriously on its Le Mans bow

Many were quick to dismiss Glickenhaus when the boutique American sportscar firm's entry into the top class of the Le Mans 24 Hours was announced. It's all-new LMH racer, powered by an engine built by a rally specialist, goes in as the underdog against Toyota but the mathematical odds suggest that it has more than just a faint hope of success

Le Mans
Aug 18, 2021
The Asian underdog taking on the mighty GT factories at Le Mans Plus

The Asian underdog taking on the mighty GT factories at Le Mans

The rising HubAuto team steps up to GTE Pro at Le Mans this year for an ambitious bid to take on the three works giants – and has every reason to be optimistic of achieving its goal in becoming the first privateer on the podium since 2016

Le Mans
Aug 18, 2021