WEC News

Kobayashi to have fully operational role as Toyota WEC squad team principal
Nakajima retires, replaced by Hirakawa in Toyota WEC lineup
Racing Team Nederland makes switch to IMSA SportsCar Championship
G-Drive set for full-time WEC return and Daytona 24 Hours entry in 2022
Ferrari appoints ORECA to build next-gen GT3 car

Kamui Kobayashi will have a fully operational role in his new position as team principal of the Toyota World Endurance Championship squad.

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Kazuki Nakajima has retired from the cockpit and will be replaced in Toyota's World Endurance Championship line-up by Ryo Hirakawa.

The Racing Team Nederland prototype squad will switch to the IMSA SportsCar Championship next season after taking title honours in this year's World Endurance Championship.

Former World Endurance Championship title winner G-Drive Racing will make a full-time return to the series in 2022 after an absence of three seasons.

Ferrari is teaming up with French motorsport organisation ORECA for its forthcoming next-generation GT3 contender scheduled to start racing in 2023.

Kobayashi to have fully operational role as Toyota WEC squad team principal

Kamui Kobayashi will have a fully operational role in his new position as team principal of the Toyota World Endurance Championship squad.

Nakajima retires, replaced by Hirakawa in Toyota WEC lineup

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Kazuki Nakajima has retired from the cockpit and will be replaced in Toyota's World Endurance Championship line-up by Ryo Hirakawa.

Racing Team Nederland makes switch to IMSA SportsCar Championship

The Racing Team Nederland prototype squad will switch to the IMSA SportsCar Championship next season after taking title honours in this year's World Endurance Championship.

G-Drive set for full-time WEC return and Daytona 24 Hours entry in 2022

Former World Endurance Championship title winner G-Drive Racing will make a full-time return to the series in 2022 after an absence of three seasons.

Ferrari appoints ORECA to build next-gen GT3 car

Ferrari is teaming up with French motorsport organisation ORECA for its forthcoming next-generation GT3 contender scheduled to start racing in 2023.

Audi's Muller lands WEC LMP2 seat with new Vector Sport team

Audi driver Nico Muller is set to contest the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship with an all-new LMP2 team, Vector Sport.

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021 Plus

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez scored a second successive World Endurance Championship title in the #7 Toyota, as its new Le Mans Hypercar went unbeaten. Autosport recaps how each of the four classes in the 2021 season were won and picks out the best LMH and GTE drivers

Richard Mille not ruling out running male driver in 2022 WEC

Richard Mille could move away from an all-female driver line-up when it returns to the FIA World Endurance Championship for a second season in 2022.

Rosenqvist and O'Ward to join Zak Brown for Gulf 12 Hours

McLaren IndyCar drivers Felix Rosenqvist and Pato O'Ward will share a car with team boss Zak Brown in next January's Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi.

WEC GTE Am champion Rovera added to Ferrari factory roster

Ferrari has added Alessio Rovera, who helped AF Corse win this year's FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Am title, to its roster of factory drivers.

Jani explores other LMDh options while Porsche deal unsigned

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani has revealed he has yet to conclude a new contract with Porsche and is talking to other manufacturers about the new LMDh category. 

Glickenhaus commits to full-season WEC 2022 entry with one car

American entrant Glickenhaus will make one full-season entry for next year's World Endurance Championship with the intent to contest all six races. 

Corvette Racing to contest full WEC in 2022 alongside IMSA GTD Pro

The Chevrolet Corvette factory team will contest a full season in the World Endurance Championship for the first time next year alongside a continued programme in the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Porsche withdraws Bahrain WEC appeal over controversial clash

Porsche has withdrawn its appeal against the decision of the stewards to reject its protest of the GTE Pro-winning Ferrari in Saturday's Bahrain 8 Hours World Endurance Championship round.

Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
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Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen

Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver in the history of Le Mans 24 hours with nine outright victories. Since retiring from racing, he's been President of the FIA Drivers Commission. From that platform, he's running for the role of FIA Deputy President for Sport in December's election, alongside the current holder of that role, Graham Stoker, who's bidding to become President.

The unanswered questions that define WEC 2021's controversial ending

OPINION: The deeply unsatisfying ending to a brilliant World Endurance Championship GTE Pro battle in Bahrain had Ferrari provisionally heading back from the desert as the victor. But Porsche plans to appeal the outcome, which rests on a number of confusing elements that have yet to be satisfactorily explained

Blomqvist rues lack of "clean races" for Jota after WEC title loss

Tom Blomqvist feels the #28 Jota crew never had a “clean race” in the 2021 World Endurance Championship season after losing the LMP2 title to WRT in Bahrain.

How the WEC's heavyweight duel reached its controversial flashpoint

The Ferrari versus Porsche fight for the World Endurance Championship's GTE Pro title had been a finely-poised affair, right up until Alessandro Pier Guidi's punt on Michael Christensen in the closing stages of the Bahrain 8 Hours handed Ferrari a provisional title, pending Porsche's appeal. Here's how the controversy played out

WRT 'widened the eyes' of its rivals with LMP2 title success

Ferdinand Habsburg says WRT ‘widened the eyes’ of its rivals by winning the LMP2 title in its first year of competition in the World Endurance Championship.

Ogier: LMP2 best bet for 2022 endurance switch

Seven-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier says the LMP2 class would be his preferred option for an endurance racing switch in 2022 after completing his maiden test in Toyota's Hypercar.

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021 Plus

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez scored a second successive World Endurance Championship title in the #7 Toyota, as its new Le Mans Hypercar went unbeaten. Autosport recaps how each of the four classes in the 2021 season were won and picks out the best LMH and GTE drivers

WEC
Nov 28, 2021
The unanswered questions that define WEC 2021's controversial ending Plus

The unanswered questions that define WEC 2021's controversial ending

OPINION: The deeply unsatisfying ending to a brilliant World Endurance Championship GTE Pro battle in Bahrain had Ferrari provisionally heading back from the desert as the victor. But Porsche plans to appeal the outcome, which rests on a number of confusing elements that have yet to be satisfactorily explained

WEC
Nov 9, 2021
How the WEC's heavyweight duel reached its controversial flashpoint Plus

How the WEC's heavyweight duel reached its controversial flashpoint

The Ferrari versus Porsche fight for the World Endurance Championship's GTE Pro title had been a finely-poised affair, right up until Alessandro Pier Guidi's punt on Michael Christensen in the closing stages of the Bahrain 8 Hours handed Ferrari a provisional title, pending Porsche's appeal. Here's how the controversy played out

WEC
Nov 8, 2021
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
How the #7 Toyota squad moved closer to clinching WEC's 2021 title Plus

How the #7 Toyota squad moved closer to clinching WEC's 2021 title

In the penultimate round of the 2021 World Endurance Championship, a better run of tyre wear for Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi brought the Toyota trio its third win from five events, as the #7 squad put one hand on the title. Here's how the first of the WEC's two Bahrain enduros played out

WEC
Nov 1, 2021
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