WEC News

Fuoco added to Ferrari 2022 WEC GTE Pro line-up, Cassidy in GTE Am
Sorensen to make WEC GTE return with TF Sport
Ex-Porsche boss Zurlinden joins key LMDh supplier Multimatic
Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar track tests begin without rear wing
Lopez: Kobayashi team principal appointment won't change Toyota dynamic in WEC

Ferrari has added Antonio Fuoco to its GTE Pro driver line-up for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season, as Nick Cassidy joins the GTE Am set-up.

Two-time World Endurance Championship class title winner Marco Sorensen will make a full-time return to the series in 2022 with the TF Sport Aston Martin team.

Former Porsche factory motorsport chief Pascal Zurlinden has joined Multimatic, taking on the role of director of performance engineering in the company's Special Vehicle Operations division.

Jose Maria Lopez says Kamui Kobayashi's appointment as the team principal of Toyota's World Endurance Championship programme is "a positive thing", but doesn't believe it will change their team dynamic.

Fuoco added to Ferrari 2022 WEC GTE Pro line-up, Cassidy in GTE Am

Ferrari has added Antonio Fuoco to its GTE Pro driver line-up for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season, as Nick Cassidy joins the GTE Am set-up.

Sorensen to make WEC GTE return with TF Sport

Two-time World Endurance Championship class title winner Marco Sorensen will make a full-time return to the series in 2022 with the TF Sport Aston Martin team.

Ex-Porsche boss Zurlinden joins key LMDh supplier Multimatic

Former Porsche factory motorsport chief Pascal Zurlinden has joined Multimatic, taking on the role of director of performance engineering in the company's Special Vehicle Operations division.

Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar track tests begin without rear wing

Track testing of the new Peugeot 9X8 World Endurance Championship contender has started without a rear wing.

Lopez: Kobayashi team principal appointment won't change Toyota dynamic in WEC

Jose Maria Lopez says Kamui Kobayashi's appointment as the team principal of Toyota's World Endurance Championship programme is "a positive thing", but doesn't believe it will change their team dynamic.

New Porsche LMDh prototype makes test debut

The new Porsche LMDh prototype that will join the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023 has hit the track for the first time.

WEC confident Sebring opener will go ahead in March despite COVID concerns

The World Endurance Championship has no concerns that the opening round of this year's series at Sebring in March will have to be postponed or cancelled.

Peugeot must race at Sebring or Spa WEC rounds for Le Mans 24 Hours entry

Peugeot will have to contest at least one prior round of the World Endurance Championship if it wants to enter the blue riband Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

WEC rejects ByKolles Le Mans Hypercar entry for 2022

The World Endurance Championship has revealed it turned down an entry from the ByKolles team with a new Le Mans Hypercar for this year's series.

Cameron targets wins for Penske LMP2 entry in 2022 WEC campaign

Team Penske’s LMP2 campaign in the World Endurance Championship is more than just preparation for running Porsche LMDh cars in 2023, according to driver Dane Cameron.

Penske LMP2 entry headlines record 39-car grid in 2022 WEC

US racing powerhouse Team Penske will compete full time in the World Endurance Championship's LMP2 class this season as part of a record 39-car entry for the series.

Kubica, Deletraz join Prema LMP2 team for 2022 WEC

Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica and Louis Deletraz have been named as part of Prema's LMP2 line-up for its first season in the World Endurance Championship.

Ex-F1 driver Gutierrez joins Inter Europol for 2022 WEC campaign

Ex-Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez will move into sportscar racing in 2022 with an attack on the World Endurance Championship with the Polish Inter Europol squad.

WRT reveals first drivers for expanded 2022 WEC LMP2 programme

Reigning World Endurance Championship LMP2 title-winning team WRT has revealed the first drivers for its expanded two-car assault on the series in 2022.

Ex-F1 driver Bourdais set to contest full WEC campaign for first time

Ex-Formula 1 driver Sebastien Bourdais is set to contest a full season in the World Endurance Championship for the first time after joining the new Vector Sport team for 2022.

LMP2 title-challenger Gelael switches to WRT for 2022 WEC

World Endurance Championship LMP2 runners-up Stoffel Vandoorne, Tom Blomqvist and Sean Gelael are set to switch from Jota to the title-winning WRT squad for the new season.

Alpine resigned to another "compromise" season in WEC

Alpine has admitted it faces another season of "compromise" in the World Endurance Championship with its grandfathered LMP1 car, as it braces itself for increased competition in 2022.

Duval aware Peugeot won't match Toyota from the outset

Loic Duval accepts the challenge Peugeot faces on its return to FIA World Endurance Championship competition in 2022, admitting it won’t be able to match Toyota’s speed from the outset.

Ex-F1 driver Nasr heads Porsche's LMDh charge for 2023

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr and American Dane Cameron have been announced as the first drivers for Porsche's new LMDh contender due to begin racing in 2023.

Jani re-signs for Porsche, won't be part of its WEC GTE Pro team

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani has renewed his contract with Porsche but will not be part of its GTE Pro class World Endurance Championship squad in 2022.

Why an F1-snubbed British world champion has no regrets in retirement Plus

Why an F1-snubbed British world champion has no regrets in retirement

He may not have won the Le Mans 24 Hours - falling agonisingly short in 2016 - and didn't get the opportunities in Formula 1 his talents merited. But after calling time on his professional career last month, Anthony Davidson says his pride in his performances with Peugeot and Toyota in LMP1 mean more than the results he achieved

WEC
Dec 17, 2021
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