The entry list has today been revealed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, to be held on 13/14th June, and it shows that the lure of motorsport’s greatest endurance race is very real…even if the race is to be held in the virtual world on this occasion.
The Carroll Shelby Foundation and the First Responders Children’s Foundation are to raise money to benefit families on the front lines battling COVID-19 by auctioning memorabilia including items from the Ford v Ferrari movie.
Formula 1 stars Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi will share a GTE-spec Ferrari 488 in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours.
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud and two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will race for Team Penske in June's Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours.
Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly and Formula E stars Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne will on the virtual Le Mans 24 Hours grid for Veloce Esports.
Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will team up at the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours, sharing an LMP2 car for sim race outfit Team Redline.
Team Penske is among the 50 entries for the virtual Le Mans 24 Hours, which will be staged on June 13/14 in place of the postponed real-life race.
DragonSpeed owner Elton Julian has committed to readying his team for the Indianapolis 500, while also continuing in the reduced-schedule IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and European Le Mans Series.
The ByKolles LMP1 team has resumed testing as it prepares for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, following its expected graduation to the main entry list for the French classic.
The rules for the LM Hypercar FIA World Endurance Championship category have been brought into line with the new LMDh regulations due to come into force one season later.
Peugeot's return to sportscar racing in the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship remains on target despite delaying its decision on whether to develop an LM Hypercar or a LMDh contender.
When Porsche announced it would be expanding to a three-car entry for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015, it was keen to get a big-name star from outside endurance racing into the cockpit.
OPINION: The FIA has warned that the major motorsport championships must not get engaged in 'turf wars' when it comes to the urgent need to re-organising the 2020 calendars, but there are tedious past problems that must be addressed to satisfy all.
For the latest in our series of #thinkingforward interviews with leaders from across motorsport Charles Bradley and James Allen discuss how the Le Mans 24 Hours and worldwide endurance racing will emerge from this pandemic crisis with Automobile Club de l’Ouest President Pierre Fillon and WEC CEO Gerard Neveu.
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