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Porsche has withdrawn its appeal against the decision of the stewards to reject its protest of the GTE Pro-winning Ferrari in Saturday's Bahrain 8 Hours World Endurance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

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

Winning Toyota 'copy/pasted' set-up of sister car in Bahrain

Sebastien Buemi says the #8 Toyota crew ‘copy/pasted’ the set-up of the sister GR010 Hybrid Hypercar on its way to winning the FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain.

Porsche to take WEC case to International Court of Appeal

Porsche has appealed 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. 

Porsche's protest against GTE Pro title-winning Ferrari rejected

The FIA World Endurance Championship has rejected Porsche’s protest against the #51 Ferrari of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi that clinched the GTE Pro title with victory in Bahrain 8 Hours.

Porsche files protest against Ferrari after Bahrain GTE clash

Porsche has protested the GTE Pro winning Ferrari after its late clash with the German manufacturer's lead entry in the Bahrain World Endurance Championship finale.

Christensen: "If world is fair" Porsche will get WEC GTE Pro title

Michael Christensen says “if the world is fair” the 2021 GTE Pro title will go to Porsche after the controversial manner in which the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season ended in Bahrain.

WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: #7 Toyota wins title, clash ruins GTE Pro battle Bahrain II
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WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: #7 Toyota wins title, clash ruins GTE Pro battle

Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez and Mike Conway clinched the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship title in Bahrain, as Ferrari won the GTE Pro title in a controversial finish.

WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: Toyota's #8 team leads at halfway point

Toyota's #8 car holds a comfortable advantage at the Bahrain 8 Hours' halfway point, with Ferrari leading Porsche in a two-way scrap amid the World Endurance Championship’s GTE Pro ranks.

Toyota reveals qualifying focus for Bahrain 8 Hours

Toyota has revealed its cars undertook multiple qualifying simulations in free practice for the Bahrain 8 Hours because of the importance of the point for pole in the title fight.

WEC stewards reject BoP protest from AF Corse Ferrari in Bahrain

Ferrari's protest against the GTE Pro Balance of Performance changes made ahead of each of the two Bahrain rounds of the World Endurance Championship have been thrown out.

WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: Kobayashi puts #7 Toyota on pole for title decider Bahrain II
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WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: Kobayashi puts #7 Toyota on pole for title decider

Pole position for Kamui Kobayashi moved the #7 Toyota a step closer to 2021 World Endurance Championship title at Bahrain this weekend.

Ferrari lodges protest against Bahrain WEC BoP changes

Ferrari has lodged a protest against two separate Balance of Performance changes involving its factory GTE Pro entries ahead of the World Endurance Championship title decider in Bahrain.

Alpine confident WEC fuel mileage woes are solved to challenge Toyota

Alpine is confident that it has solved its fuel consumption issues and will be able to challenge Toyota in the final World Endurance Championship race of the season in Bahrain.

WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: #8 Toyota completes practice sweep

Brendon Hartley in Toyota #8 got the better of team-mate Kamui Kobayashi as the manufacturer undertook qualification simulations in final free practice for this weekend's Bahrain World Endurance Championship finale.

Porsche "not happy" with Ferrari BoP change ahead of WEC finale

Porsche has questioned the Balance of Performance change in favour of GTE Pro rival Ferrari ahead of this weekend's final round of the World Endurance Championship in Bahrain. 

Albuquerque: Double points at Le Mans has skewed LMP2 WEC fight

United Autosports driver Filipe Albuquerque believes awarding double points to the Le Mans 24 Hours has skewed this year's LMP2 title battle in the World Endurance Championship.

WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: #8 Toyota stays on top in second practice

Brendon Hartley ensured the #8 Toyota remained quickest in second practice for the FIA World Endurance Championship title decider in Bahrain.

WEC Bahrain 8 Hours: Hartley puts #8 Toyota on top in opening practice

Brendon Hartley went quickest for Toyota in first practice for this weekend's eight-hour World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain.

Buemi: Toyota #8 crew "will take risks" in season finale

Sebastien Buemi has promised an aggressive approach from the #8 Toyota car crew at this weekend's Bahrain World Endurance Championship finale in an against-the-odds bid for the title.

Title favourite WRT has "surprised everyone" in first WEC season

Belgian squad WRT has “surprised everyone” by challenging for the LMP2 title in its maiden season in the FIA World Endurance Championship, according to Ferdinand Habsburg.

Ferrari gets BoP boost ahead of Bahrain WEC finale

Ferrari has received a Balance of Performance boost ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain, partly reversing a change made for last weekend’s race in the Gulf nation.

Nakajima set for Toyota off-track role after stepping down from WEC seat

Kazuki Nakajima looks set for an off-track role with Toyota next season after the end of his driving career with the Japanese manufacturer's World Endurance Championship squad.

Nakajima to step down from Toyota WEC seat after 2021

Kazuki Nakajima will leave Toyota's World Endurance Championship squad after this weekend's 2021 series finale in Bahrain.

Porsche to give new LMDh car first run this year

Porsche's new LMDh prototype developed for the 2023 season looks certain to run for the first time this year as planned.

Retiring Davidson has come to terms with not winning Le Mans

Anthony Davidson has revealed that he has come to terms with his failure to win the Le Mans 24 Hours ahead of his final professional race start this weekend.

WRT transformed car after "shocking" pace in Bahrain practice

The WRT drivers have hailed the team’s impressive turnaround in performance following their victory in the first Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship race, having had "shocking" pace in practice.

Chadwick, Powell join Richard Mille LMP2 for Bahrain rookie test

Newly-crowned W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will sample an LMP2 car for the first time at next month’s World Endurance Championship rookie test in Bahrain.