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How Alpine's stunted Portimao charge helped Toyota to keep clear

Despite going stride for stride for pace at Portimao, Alpine’s grandfathered LMP1 couldn’t convert pole position into a sustained victory fight against Toyota. And due to rules and car limitations that are set in stone, the French manufacturer will be searching for solutions in its own battle of endurance

Da Costa revels in "amazing" home win after JOTA battle

JOTA LMP2 driver Antonio Felix da Costa says his first international home win at the WEC 8 Hours of Portimao "feels amazing" after passing teammate Tom Blomqvist for the lead.

Toyota explains why it let cars race at Portimao WEC round

The Toyota World Endurance Championship squad has revealed a change to its internal rules of engagement to allow its cars to race to the chequered flag.

Portimao WEC: #8 Toyota takes victory after team orders call Algarve
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Portimao WEC: #8 Toyota takes victory after team orders call

Toyota celebrated its 100th world championship endurance race with victory at the World Endurance Championship Portimao 8 Hours for the #8 entry of Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley.

Portimao WEC: Toyota leads the way from Alpine at half-distance

Toyota's pair of Le Mans Hypercars held the advantage over the Alpine LMP1 as the Portimao 8 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round reached the halfway mark.

"Blocked" Alpine has to live with fuel mileage disadvantage to WEC Hypercars

Alpine has conceded that it will have to live with its inability to match the fuel mileage of the new Le Mans Hypercars through the 2021 World Endurance Championship season.

Portimao WEC: Alpine beats Toyota to maiden pole position Algarve
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Portimao WEC: Alpine beats Toyota to maiden pole position

Alpine edged out Toyota to claim pole position for this weekend's Portimao 8 Hours round of the World Endurance Championship in a closely-fought qualifying session.

Portimao WEC: Di Resta completes LMP2 clean sweep of practice

Paul di Resta and United Autosport completed a clean sweep for LMP2 machinery across free practice for Sunday's Portimao World Endurance Championship round, as the Glickenhaus made a dramatic improvement.

Toyota hits the ton — charting 100 world championship sportscar starts

The Japanese manufacturer is celebrating its 100th world championship prototype start in this weekend's Portimao 8 Hours round of the World Endurance Championship. Here are the major milestones on the road to three figures since the earliest low-key days of its entry into the Group C arena nearly 40 years ago

Portimao WEC: LMP2s lock out top three in FP2, di Resta quickest

LMP2 cars locked out the top three places in Saturday morning’s second practice session for this weekend’s Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round, as United Autosports' Paul di Resta set the overall pace. 

Portimao WEC: Da Costa's Jota LMP2 fastest in FP1 ahead of Alpine

Jota LMP2 driver Antonio Felix da Costa jumped to the top of the times in the dying minutes of first practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship round at Portimao.

Toyota won't contest "not avoidable" BoP blow for Portimao WEC

Toyota has no complaints with the double performance hit its Le Mans Hypercars have received for this weekend's Portimao round of the World Endurance Championship.

Scherer to miss Portimao WEC after positive COVID test

United Autosports LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer has been forced to sit out this weekend's Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round after testing positive for COVID-19.

Glickenhaus hypercar "100 percent ready" for Portimao WEC debut

The new Glickenhaus Le Mans Hypercar is "100 percent ready for Portimao", according to British driver Richard Westbrook. 

Toyota gets BoP performance hit for WEC Portimao

Toyota's new GR010 HYBRID has been slowed by a double performance hit for next weekend's Spa round of the World Endurance Championship.

Duval set to miss Portimao WEC round due to IMSA clash

Loic Duval is set to miss next month's second round of the World Endurance Championship at Portimao owing to a clash with his IMSA SportsCar Championship commitments.

Glickenhaus names drivers for Portimao WEC debut

Ryan Briscoe, Romain Dumas and Richard Westbrook will pilot the Glickenhaus 007 LMH on the American boutique manufacturer’s debut in the World Endurance Championship at Portimao next month.