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The philosophical problems the WEC's new Hypercar class is already facing

OPINION: Most of the column inches after the World Endurance Championship's opener were centred around the relative pace of the Hypercar class and the LMP2s, but there's another question that needs addressing in order for the new division to have a successful future

Alpine wants WEC BoP changes to address fuel mileage concerns

Alpine is demanding changes to the Hypercar Balance of Performance after losing a shot at victory in Saturday's World Endurance Championship opener at Spa on fuel mileage.

How stumbling Toyota drew first blood in the WEC's new era

Amid concerns that the new Hypercar class would be upstaged on debut by the spec LMP2 machines at Spa, Toyota delivered the pole and victory that the vast majority of observers expected. But neither car had a clean run, which gave the grandfathered Alpine LMP1 an unexpected shot at glory

Corvette's Garcia 'gave it all' for Gavin in WEC send-off podium attempt

Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia says "he gave all he had" in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to score a podium for Oliver Gavin in his farewell race at the World Endurance Championship season opener.

Estre: Porsche GTE Spa WEC triumph was "extremely stressful"

Porsche driver Kevin Estre has described his World Endurance Championship class victory together with Neel Jani at Spa on Saturday as "extremely stressful" despite their domination in GTE Pro.

Toyota reveals braking problem cost WEC champion crew Spa win

Toyota has revealed that a braking problem cost reigning champions Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez near-certain victory in Saturday's World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Spa WEC: #8 Toyota sees off Alpine for victory, Porsche dominates GTE

Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley capitalised on an error from Toyota team-mate Kamui Kobayashi to win as the FIA World Endurance Championship's Hypercar era began at Spa.

Project 1 Porsche team withdraws from Spa after shunts

The Project 1 Porsche team has withdrawn from Spa's opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship after crashes for both its 911 RSR-19s.

Toyota won't always outpace LMP2s in race-trim, despite quali gap

The advantage the Hypercars enjoyed over LMP2s in qualifying for the Spa World Endurance Championship opener does not mean they will always be faster on race pace, according to Toyota.

Spa WEC: Kobayashi gives Toyota first Hypercar pole, fastest LMP2 third

Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi set pole for the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa with a time more than a second in front of the closest LMP2.

WEC won't slow down LMP2 cars if further speed tweaks needed

The World Endurance Championship will increase the pace of cars in the new Hypercar category rather than slowing the LMP2s if it needs to adjust the balance between the classes.

Spa WEC: Toyota Hypercars go fastest ahead of qualifying

Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar topped an official World Endurance Championship session for the first time in third practice ahead of qualifying for this weekend's Spa season opener.

WEC returns to Motorsport.tv with Spa 6 Hour opener

Motorsport.tv will once again broadcast the World Endurance Championship, bringing the world’s elite sportscars and drivers to your screens this weekend.

Jani feels he's "starting my career again" with WEC GTE Pro switch

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani feels like he is "starting my career again" as he begins his maiden GT campaign in the World Endurance Championship with Porsche.

Spa WEC: Alpine fastest from Toyota in second practice

Alpine's grandfathered LMP1 car topped a session at Spa for the first time this week after edging out Toyota to lead second practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship opener.

Podcast: Previewing a new era for the WEC

The new season of the World Endurance Championship is the topic of discussion in the latest Autosport Podcast, as a fresh chapter for sportscar racing begins at Spa this weekend.

WEC Spa: United Autosports LMP2 fastest in first practice

Filipe Albuquerque and the United Autosports LMP2 squad again outpaced the cars in the new Hypercar class in first free practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Toyota "surprised" by WEC call to leave LMP2 speed unchanged

Toyota has admitted surprise at the decision not to slow the LMP2 prototypes for this weekend's Spa World Endurance Championship opener after they outpaced the Hypercars in pre-event testing.

Oliver Gavin to retire from racing after WEC opener at Spa

Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Oliver Gavin will retire from the cockpit after this weekend's opening round of the 2021 World Endurance Championship at Spa.

WEC won't make changes to further slow LMP2 cars for Spa

Technical changes to slow the LMP2 cars for this weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship season opener have been ruled out by the series' rule makers.

Alpine LMP1 WEC car given over 100kg weight penalty at Spa

French manufacturer Alpine's LMP1 car will carry a weight penalty of more than 100kg in next month's opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa.