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Ferrari paid the price for being "honest" in the GTE Pro battle at Le Mans this year and had no chance of beating winning marque Porsche, believes James Calado.
BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt has admitted the Bavarian marque was "taught a few lessons" on a tough Le Mans 24 Hours debut for its new M8 GTE challenger.
The FIA World Endurance Championship must “wake up” and close the gap between Toyota and the non-hybrid LMP1s after the Japanese marque’s Le Mans 24 Hours rout, says Andre Lotterer.
Sebastien Bourdais had no right to complain about Frederic Makowiecki’s driving during their fight in the Le Mans 24 Hours, according to Porsche GT boss Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.
Rebellion LMP1 driver Neel Jani has labelled the 2018 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours a “procession” and the most “boring” of his 10 appearances in the event.
Oliver Gavin, a five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner with Corvette Racing, is convinced the team will “come back stronger in 2019” after a subdued performance at this year’s race.
Toyota finally won Le Mans in 2018. While it had no factory opposition in LMP1, its two cars were evenly matched for much of the 24 Hours - with one significant factor making the crucial difference.
Toyota says it was a "shame" its former World Endurance Championship LMP1 rivals Audi and Toyota were not at Le Mans for the manufacturer's first win in the 24 Hours.
Despite finishing only fourth in the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours, Harry Tincknell said he’s pleased with his and the Chip Ganassi Racing team’s performance that saw two of its cars reach the top four.
Ex-Formula 1 champion Jenson Button says he hopes his SMP Racing LMP1 team learns from its mistakes after failing to get either of its cars to the finish in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Fernando Alonso says he was ‘stressed’ in the final stint of the Le Mans 24 Hours, fearing he would miss out on glory like he did in the 2017 Indianapolis 500.
Toyota team director Rob Leupen says double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso was “exceptional” on his Le Mans 24 Hours debut in helping Toyota to finally win the race.
Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen believes that Fernando Alonso will go on to become World Endurance champion and return to the Indianapolis 500, now that he has “conquered” the 24-hour French sportscar classic.
Toyota finally broke its long-standing Le Mans 24 Hours curse by claiming a dominant victory in the 86th running of the event with the #8 car shared by Fernando Alonso, Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi.
The lead Toyota of Fernando Alonso has extended his lead to over a minute in the Le Mans 24 Hours with four hours of the race remaining, as Paul di Resta suffered a big crash.
Brilliant drives by Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima sent the #8 Toyota past its sister #7 car to give Sebastien Buemi the lead of the Le Mans 24 Hours at two-thirds distance.
The battle for overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours remained in the balance at the halfway point between the Toyotas, despite swinging massively towards the #7 due to a slow-zone speeding penalty for its sister car.
Toyota stretched its advantage over its LMP1 privateer rivals to two laps at one-third distance in the Le Mans 24 Hours, as Kamui Kobayashi established a small lead in the #7 car.
Fernando Alonso says Toyota has this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours “under control” after his opening stint, despite him suffering a puncture and a precautionary rear bodywork change for the #8 car.
Toyota held a commanding advantage after the first hour of the 86th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Sebastien Buemi leading Mike Conway.
Leading LMP1 privateer drivers believe passing lapped LMP2 cars will be “very difficult" in the Le Mans 24 Hours and could hinder their hopes of staying within striking distance of Toyota.
Kamui Kobayashi put the #7 Toyota on top in Saturday morning's Le Mans 24 Hours warm-up session, beating the sister car of Sebastien Buemi by a quarter of a second.
The Villorba Corse LMP2 team is set to be ready to take part in Le Mans 24 Hours warm-up on Saturday after its Dallara chassis survived Giorgio Sernagiotto's airborne crash in qualifying intact.
Ex-Formula 1 champion Jenson Button has described his first experience of driving at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the night as a “shock to the system”.
The alterations to the Porsche Curves at the Circuit de la Sarthe have been completed for the 2018 edition of the 24 Hours and many of the drivers are not happy with the changes. But have they saved the famous corners from complete destruction?
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has hailed teammate Kazuki Nakajima for his scorching lap that gave the #8 Toyota crew pole position for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The #8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Buemi and Fernando Alonso will start the Le Mans 24 Hours from pole as the Japanese manufacturer locked out the front row.
Corvette Racing’s program manager Doug Fehan has confirmed that 2018 is not the last year of the C7.R in competition, despite its Le Mans (and IMSA) debut coming four years ago.
Toyota remains on provisional pole for the Le Mans 24 Hours after a second qualifying session disrupted by two red flag incidents, one of which brought an early halt to proceedings.
Porsche believes its Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro rivals are still within range after describing Gianmaria Bruni's provisional pole lap as lucky.
Toyota was "cruising" in first qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours and could go "a lot faster" if it wanted to, according to the marque's LMP1 privateer rivals.
Kazuki Nakajima took provisional pole aboard the #8 Toyota he shares with Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi in Wednesday's first qualifying session for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The gap between Toyota and its LMP1 rivals in the Le Mans 24 Hours will be much bigger than the times from the test day suggest, fear several leading privateers.
Toyota LMP1 team director Rob Leupen believes the Japanese manufacturer "can't afford a single mistake" against its privateer opposition during this week's Le Mans 24 Hours.
Ex-Formula 1 and IndyCar ace Juan Pablo Montoya says he has "no pressure" to do well on his Le Mans 24 Hours debut next week with the United Autosports LMP2 team.
Aston Martin is working to build a new Vantage GTE for the Le Mans 24 Hours after Marco Sorensen's monster shunt during Sunday's official test day for the event.