Gary Watkins
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Gary Watkins

London, UK

Gary Watkins has, for reasons best known to himself, devoted all his working life to covering sportscar racing. This season is his 32nd as a motorsport journalist, during which time he has reported on major long-distance events on four continents and approaching 75 24-hour races. He reckons a degree in political philosophy makes him well qualified for covering the sometimes Machiavellian world of international sportscars.

Gary, who also writes for Autoweek, Motor Sport, Autocourse, RACER and others, lives in Surbiton but spends more time on the road than at home for most of the year.

Latest articles by Gary Watkins

Ranking the top 10 Hypercar drivers in the 2023 WEC

Ranking the top 10 Hypercar drivers in the 2023 WEC

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WEC

Ranking the top 10 Hypercar drivers in the 2023 WEC Ranking the top 10 Hypercar drivers in the 2023 WEC

The rushed McLaren F1 car that elevated a reluctant Senna's legacy

The rushed McLaren F1 car that elevated a reluctant Senna's legacy

Prime Formula 1
Prime
Formula 1

The rushed McLaren F1 car that elevated a reluctant Senna's legacy The rushed McLaren F1 car that elevated a reluctant Senna's legacy

O’Ward and Rosenqvist join United Autosports for 2024 Daytona 24 Hours

O’Ward and Rosenqvist join United Autosports for 2024 Daytona 24 Hours

IMSA
IMSA

O’Ward and Rosenqvist join United Autosports for 2024 Daytona 24 Hours O’Ward and Rosenqvist join United Autosports for 2024 Daytona 24 Hours

Inside Maserati’s long-awaited MC12 successor

Inside Maserati’s long-awaited MC12 successor

GT
GT

Inside Maserati’s long-awaited MC12 successor Inside Maserati’s long-awaited MC12 successor

WEC's tyre warmer ban may be lifted at Le Mans again in 2024

WEC's tyre warmer ban may be lifted at Le Mans again in 2024

Le Mans
Le Mans

WEC's tyre warmer ban may be lifted at Le Mans again in 2024 WEC's tyre warmer ban may be lifted at Le Mans again in 2024

WEC firms up plans to expand grid to 40 cars by 2025

WEC firms up plans to expand grid to 40 cars by 2025

WEC
WEC

WEC firms up plans to expand grid to 40 cars by 2025 WEC firms up plans to expand grid to 40 cars by 2025

Isotta Fraschini partners with Duqueine for 2024 WEC after Vector split

Isotta Fraschini partners with Duqueine for 2024 WEC after Vector split

WEC
WEC

Isotta Fraschini partners with Duqueine for 2024 WEC after Vector split Isotta Fraschini partners with Duqueine for 2024 WEC after Vector split

"Hard decision" for WEC to turn down Vanwall's 2024 entry

"Hard decision" for WEC to turn down Vanwall's 2024 entry

WEC
WEC

"Hard decision" for WEC to turn down Vanwall's 2024 entry "Hard decision" for WEC to turn down Vanwall's 2024 entry

Valentino Rossi joins WEC LMGT3 ranks with BMW in 2024

Valentino Rossi joins WEC LMGT3 ranks with BMW in 2024

WEC
WEC

Valentino Rossi joins WEC LMGT3 ranks with BMW in 2024 Valentino Rossi joins WEC LMGT3 ranks with BMW in 2024

Third Ferrari LMH receives approval as WEC issues 37-car entry list for 2024

Third Ferrari LMH receives approval as WEC issues 37-car entry list for 2024

WEC
WEC

Third Ferrari LMH receives approval as WEC issues 37-car entry list for 2024 Third Ferrari LMH receives approval as WEC issues 37-car entry list for 2024

Why Ferrari's Le Mans glory proved an outlier as Toyota dominated the WEC

Why Ferrari's Le Mans glory proved an outlier as Toyota dominated the WEC

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WEC

Why Ferrari's Le Mans glory proved an outlier as Toyota dominated the WEC Why Ferrari's Le Mans glory proved an outlier as Toyota dominated the WEC

BMW squad Walkenhorst switches to Aston Martin for 2024 GTWCE

BMW squad Walkenhorst switches to Aston Martin for 2024 GTWCE

GT
GT

BMW squad Walkenhorst switches to Aston Martin for 2024 GTWCE BMW squad Walkenhorst switches to Aston Martin for 2024 GTWCE

Alpine: "Underestimated" Schumacher joining WEC team too good to pass up

Alpine: "Underestimated" Schumacher joining WEC team too good to pass up

WEC
WEC

Alpine: "Underestimated" Schumacher joining WEC team too good to pass up Alpine: "Underestimated" Schumacher joining WEC team too good to pass up

Kubica set to drive Ferrari hypercar in WEC 2024 after joining AF Corse

Kubica set to drive Ferrari hypercar in WEC 2024 after joining AF Corse

WEC
WEC

Kubica set to drive Ferrari hypercar in WEC 2024 after joining AF Corse Kubica set to drive Ferrari hypercar in WEC 2024 after joining AF Corse

Porsche pauses build of additional customer 963 LMDhs until mid-2024

Porsche pauses build of additional customer 963 LMDhs until mid-2024

WEC
WEC

Porsche pauses build of additional customer 963 LMDhs until mid-2024 Porsche pauses build of additional customer 963 LMDhs until mid-2024

Vanwall to change engine suppliers for WEC Hypercar in 2024

Vanwall to change engine suppliers for WEC Hypercar in 2024

WEC
WEC

Vanwall to change engine suppliers for WEC Hypercar in 2024 Vanwall to change engine suppliers for WEC Hypercar in 2024

Le Mans 24h hydrogen class set for delay, 2027 "more realistic"

Le Mans 24h hydrogen class set for delay, 2027 "more realistic"

Le Mans
Le Mans

Le Mans 24h hydrogen class set for delay, 2027 "more realistic" Le Mans 24h hydrogen class set for delay, 2027 "more realistic"

FIA, WEC voice support for 'simpler' Hypercar BoP system

FIA, WEC voice support for 'simpler' Hypercar BoP system

WEC
WEC

FIA, WEC voice support for 'simpler' Hypercar BoP system FIA, WEC voice support for 'simpler' Hypercar BoP system

WEC delays plans to expand full-season grid to 40 cars

WEC delays plans to expand full-season grid to 40 cars

WEC
WEC

WEC delays plans to expand full-season grid to 40 cars WEC delays plans to expand full-season grid to 40 cars

10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 8 Hours of Bahrain

10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 8 Hours of Bahrain

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 8 Hours of Bahrain 10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 8 Hours of Bahrain

Jota not disappointed by Bahrain WEC podium near-miss

Jota not disappointed by Bahrain WEC podium near-miss

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Jota not disappointed by Bahrain WEC podium near-miss Jota not disappointed by Bahrain WEC podium near-miss

The "intense" issues Toyota navigated for WEC title glory in Bahrain

The "intense" issues Toyota navigated for WEC title glory in Bahrain

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Prime
WEC
Bahrain

The "intense" issues Toyota navigated for WEC title glory in Bahrain The "intense" issues Toyota navigated for WEC title glory in Bahrain

Winning #8 Toyota threatened by "critical" clutch issue in Bahrain WEC finale

Winning #8 Toyota threatened by "critical" clutch issue in Bahrain WEC finale

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Winning #8 Toyota threatened by "critical" clutch issue in Bahrain WEC finale Winning #8 Toyota threatened by "critical" clutch issue in Bahrain WEC finale

Kubica poised to try Jota's Porsche 963 in Bahrain WEC rookie test

Kubica poised to try Jota's Porsche 963 in Bahrain WEC rookie test

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Kubica poised to try Jota's Porsche 963 in Bahrain WEC rookie test Kubica poised to try Jota's Porsche 963 in Bahrain WEC rookie test

Hartley: Toyota put extra emphasis on qualifying for Bahrain WEC showdown

Hartley: Toyota put extra emphasis on qualifying for Bahrain WEC showdown

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Hartley: Toyota put extra emphasis on qualifying for Bahrain WEC showdown Hartley: Toyota put extra emphasis on qualifying for Bahrain WEC showdown

WEC Bahrain: Hartley beats Toyota team-mate Kobayashi to pole

WEC Bahrain: Hartley beats Toyota team-mate Kobayashi to pole

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

WEC Bahrain: Hartley beats Toyota team-mate Kobayashi to pole WEC Bahrain: Hartley beats Toyota team-mate Kobayashi to pole

Calado: Ferrari "scratching its head" over Bahrain WEC pace

Calado: Ferrari "scratching its head" over Bahrain WEC pace

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Calado: Ferrari "scratching its head" over Bahrain WEC pace Calado: Ferrari "scratching its head" over Bahrain WEC pace

Peugeot plans "big evolution" of Le Mans Hypercar for 2024 WEC

Peugeot plans "big evolution" of Le Mans Hypercar for 2024 WEC

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Peugeot plans "big evolution" of Le Mans Hypercar for 2024 WEC Peugeot plans "big evolution" of Le Mans Hypercar for 2024 WEC

WEC Bahrain: #7 Toyota tops wind-delayed, rain-hit first practice

WEC Bahrain: #7 Toyota tops wind-delayed, rain-hit first practice

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

WEC Bahrain: #7 Toyota tops wind-delayed, rain-hit first practice WEC Bahrain: #7 Toyota tops wind-delayed, rain-hit first practice

Da Costa stands down from WEC to focus on Porsche Formula E campaign

Da Costa stands down from WEC to focus on Porsche Formula E campaign

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Da Costa stands down from WEC to focus on Porsche Formula E campaign Da Costa stands down from WEC to focus on Porsche Formula E campaign

Porsche and Cadillac LMDh get weight breaks for Bahrain WEC finale

Porsche and Cadillac LMDh get weight breaks for Bahrain WEC finale

WEC
WEC
Bahrain

Porsche and Cadillac LMDh get weight breaks for Bahrain WEC finale Porsche and Cadillac LMDh get weight breaks for Bahrain WEC finale

Macau GT World Cup entry list features all five former winners

Macau GT World Cup entry list features all five former winners

General
General

Macau GT World Cup entry list features all five former winners Macau GT World Cup entry list features all five former winners

Mercedes accepts slim chances of joining LMGT3 class in 2024 WEC

Mercedes accepts slim chances of joining LMGT3 class in 2024 WEC

WEC
WEC

Mercedes accepts slim chances of joining LMGT3 class in 2024 WEC Mercedes accepts slim chances of joining LMGT3 class in 2024 WEC

Mercedes enters four factory drivers for FIA GT World Cup return in Macau

Mercedes enters four factory drivers for FIA GT World Cup return in Macau

GT
GT

Mercedes enters four factory drivers for FIA GT World Cup return in Macau Mercedes enters four factory drivers for FIA GT World Cup return in Macau

Gibson wins FIA tender for LMP2 engine supply for new rules cycle from 2026

Gibson wins FIA tender for LMP2 engine supply for new rules cycle from 2026

IMSA
IMSA
Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta

Gibson wins FIA tender for LMP2 engine supply for new rules cycle from 2026 Gibson wins FIA tender for LMP2 engine supply for new rules cycle from 2026

WEC to adopt Hyperpole qualifying format at all rounds from 2024

WEC to adopt Hyperpole qualifying format at all rounds from 2024

WEC
WEC

WEC to adopt Hyperpole qualifying format at all rounds from 2024 WEC to adopt Hyperpole qualifying format at all rounds from 2024

Why departing Le Mans 'garagiste' Glickenhaus deserves to be celebrated

Why departing Le Mans 'garagiste' Glickenhaus deserves to be celebrated

WEC
WEC

Why departing Le Mans 'garagiste' Glickenhaus deserves to be celebrated Why departing Le Mans 'garagiste' Glickenhaus deserves to be celebrated

WEC manufacturers reject proposals for Hypercar BoP revamp

WEC manufacturers reject proposals for Hypercar BoP revamp

WEC
WEC

WEC manufacturers reject proposals for Hypercar BoP revamp WEC manufacturers reject proposals for Hypercar BoP revamp

Glickenhaus will not return to WEC in 2024 with Le Mans Hypercar

Glickenhaus will not return to WEC in 2024 with Le Mans Hypercar

WEC
WEC

Glickenhaus will not return to WEC in 2024 with Le Mans Hypercar Glickenhaus will not return to WEC in 2024 with Le Mans Hypercar

Grosjean gets first run in Lamborghini LMDh as testing resumes after crash

Grosjean gets first run in Lamborghini LMDh as testing resumes after crash

WEC
WEC

Grosjean gets first run in Lamborghini LMDh as testing resumes after crash Grosjean gets first run in Lamborghini LMDh as testing resumes after crash

New Aston Martin GT3 car breaks cover

New Aston Martin GT3 car breaks cover

WEC
WEC

New Aston Martin GT3 car breaks cover New Aston Martin GT3 car breaks cover

Why the stars have aligned to bring Aston Martin back to the top class at Le Mans

Why the stars have aligned to bring Aston Martin back to the top class at Le Mans

Prime Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans

Why the stars have aligned to bring Aston Martin back to the top class at Le Mans Why the stars have aligned to bring Aston Martin back to the top class at Le Mans

McLaren bids to return to Le Mans 24 Hours with United Autosports

McLaren bids to return to Le Mans 24 Hours with United Autosports

WEC
WEC

McLaren bids to return to Le Mans 24 Hours with United Autosports McLaren bids to return to Le Mans 24 Hours with United Autosports

Aston Martin rules out Alonso, Stroll involvement in Valkyrie Hypercar assault

Aston Martin rules out Alonso, Stroll involvement in Valkyrie Hypercar assault

WEC
WEC
Aston Martin Valkyrie unveil

Aston Martin rules out Alonso, Stroll involvement in Valkyrie Hypercar assault Aston Martin rules out Alonso, Stroll involvement in Valkyrie Hypercar assault

Aston Martin GT commitment unchanged by Valkyrie LMH announcement

Aston Martin GT commitment unchanged by Valkyrie LMH announcement

WEC
WEC
Aston Martin Valkyrie unveil

Aston Martin GT commitment unchanged by Valkyrie LMH announcement Aston Martin GT commitment unchanged by Valkyrie LMH announcement

Aston Martin to return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2025 with Valkyrie LMH

Aston Martin to return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2025 with Valkyrie LMH

Le Mans
Le Mans

Aston Martin to return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2025 with Valkyrie LMH Aston Martin to return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2025 with Valkyrie LMH

Inside the adaptations needed to realise NASCAR's Le Mans return

Inside the adaptations needed to realise NASCAR's Le Mans return

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans

Inside the adaptations needed to realise NASCAR's Le Mans return Inside the adaptations needed to realise NASCAR's Le Mans return

Di Resta adds United Autosports IMSA drive to 2024 programme

Di Resta adds United Autosports IMSA drive to 2024 programme

IMSA
IMSA

Di Resta adds United Autosports IMSA drive to 2024 programme Di Resta adds United Autosports IMSA drive to 2024 programme

Vettel in talks with Jota Porsche team about 2024 WEC drive

Vettel in talks with Jota Porsche team about 2024 WEC drive

WEC
WEC
Fuji

Vettel in talks with Jota Porsche team about 2024 WEC drive Vettel in talks with Jota Porsche team about 2024 WEC drive

De Vries poised for 2024 Toyota WEC seat after AlphaTauri F1 exit

De Vries poised for 2024 Toyota WEC seat after AlphaTauri F1 exit

WEC
WEC

De Vries poised for 2024 Toyota WEC seat after AlphaTauri F1 exit De Vries poised for 2024 Toyota WEC seat after AlphaTauri F1 exit

Menezes announces Peugeot WEC exit after Bahrain finale

Menezes announces Peugeot WEC exit after Bahrain finale

WEC
WEC
Fuji

Menezes announces Peugeot WEC exit after Bahrain finale Menezes announces Peugeot WEC exit after Bahrain finale

JOTA closing on deal to run second Porsche LMDh in WEC 2024

JOTA closing on deal to run second Porsche LMDh in WEC 2024

WEC
WEC

JOTA closing on deal to run second Porsche LMDh in WEC 2024 JOTA closing on deal to run second Porsche LMDh in WEC 2024

10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 6 Hours of Fuji

10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 6 Hours of Fuji

WEC
WEC
Fuji

10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 6 Hours of Fuji 10 things we learned from the 2023 WEC 6 Hours of Fuji

WEC grid could expand to 40 cars for 2024 season

WEC grid could expand to 40 cars for 2024 season

WEC
WEC

WEC grid could expand to 40 cars for 2024 season WEC grid could expand to 40 cars for 2024 season

Aston Martin close to reviving Valkyrie LMH project for 2025 WEC, IMSA

Aston Martin close to reviving Valkyrie LMH project for 2025 WEC, IMSA

WEC
WEC
Fuji

Aston Martin close to reviving Valkyrie LMH project for 2025 WEC, IMSA Aston Martin close to reviving Valkyrie LMH project for 2025 WEC, IMSA

How Porsche ensured Toyota's WEC homecoming was anything but straightforward

How Porsche ensured Toyota's WEC homecoming was anything but straightforward

Prime WEC
Prime
WEC
Fuji

How Porsche ensured Toyota's WEC homecoming was anything but straightforward How Porsche ensured Toyota's WEC homecoming was anything but straightforward

Ferrari's WEC deficit to Toyota no greater at Fuji than Monza

Ferrari's WEC deficit to Toyota no greater at Fuji than Monza

WEC
WEC
Fuji

Ferrari's WEC deficit to Toyota no greater at Fuji than Monza Ferrari's WEC deficit to Toyota no greater at Fuji than Monza

Proton denied shot at beating Ferrari by “freak” belts issue

Proton denied shot at beating Ferrari by “freak” belts issue

WEC
WEC
Fuji

Proton denied shot at beating Ferrari by “freak” belts issue Proton denied shot at beating Ferrari by “freak” belts issue

Toyota credits "Kamui effect" for pole gap in Fuji WEC qualifying

Toyota credits "Kamui effect" for pole gap in Fuji WEC qualifying

WEC
WEC
Fuji

Toyota credits "Kamui effect" for pole gap in Fuji WEC qualifying Toyota credits "Kamui effect" for pole gap in Fuji WEC qualifying

Cadillac "back in the mix" after "big step" in Fuji WEC qualifying

Cadillac "back in the mix" after "big step" in Fuji WEC qualifying

WEC
WEC
Fuji

Cadillac "back in the mix" after "big step" in Fuji WEC qualifying Cadillac "back in the mix" after "big step" in Fuji WEC qualifying

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