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Jose Maria Lopez says Toyota cannot afford to "relax" ahead of Peugeot's entry into the 2022 World Endurance Championship and is predicting a "strong challenge" from the French manufacturer.
Nurburgring Long-distance Series title winner David Pittard has become an Aston Martin Racing factory driver for 2022.
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.
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.
Track testing of the new Peugeot 9X8 World Endurance Championship contender has started without a rear wing.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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-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.
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 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.
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-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.
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.
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
Alex Lynn will return to the World Endurance Championship next season, combining his IMSA Sportscar Championship programme for Chip Ganassi Racing with an LMP2 seat at the United Autosports team.
Sebastien Ogier driving for Toyota in a third car in the Le Mans 24 Hours could be an "option" for 2023, newly-appointed team principal Kamui Kobayashi has suggested.
Peugeot's new 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar contender could run on a race circuit before the end of December.
Zak Brown does not expect McLaren to make a call on a potential entry into either Formula E or the World Endurance Championship until the early months of 2022.
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.
Audi driver Nico Muller is set to contest the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship with an all-new LMP2 team, Vector Sport.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
American entrant Glickenhaus will make one full-season entry for next year's World Endurance Championship with the intent to contest all six races.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Alpine's Nicolas Lapierre topped the World Endurance Championship’s end-of-season rookie test in Bahrain, as World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Ogier completed his first outing in a Hypercar with Toyota.
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 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.
Glickenhaus will only be permitted to return to the World Endurance Championship next year if it commits to entering and racing one of its Le Mans Hypercars in every race.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.