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WEC working on new qualifying format for 2021 season

The FIA World Endurance Championship is planning to introduce a new qualifying format for next season. 

WEC boss Neveu to stand down at the end of 2020

Gerard Neveu, the CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series, will stand down from his position at the end of the current 2019/20 season.

Toyota impressed by Yamashita’s first Le Mans performance

Toyota LMP1 team director Rob Leupen has praised Kenta Yamashita for a “really good job” on the Japanese driver’s first appearance in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Rebellion will not take part in Bahrain WEC finale

The Rebellion Racing LMP1 team has confirmed that the Le Mans 24 Hours was its final outing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and that it will not take part in the Bahrain season finale.

Conway “gutted” over #7 Toyota’s latest Le Mans agony

Toyota’s Mike Conway admits he’s “gutted” to miss out on Le Mans 24 Hours victory once again with his #7 teammates, who lost the lead of the race due to a turbo problem just after half distance that ultimately restricted it to a third-placed finish.

Le Mans 24h, H12: Thrilling class battles at halfway

While the Toyotas continued unruffled at the front of the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, an intra-team rivalry has just sparked LMP2 to life, and Ferraris and Aston Martins are battling over GT classes.

Le Mans 24h, H8: #7 Toyota leads into the night

Toyota's Jose Maria Lopez leads into the night after eight hours of racing at the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours, as the second car lost a lap due to brake issues.

Le Mans 24h: #8 Toyota has long stop to cure brake issue

Seven hours into the Le Mans 24 Hours, the #8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima, Brendon Hartley and Sebastien Buemi has suffered a first blow, losing a lap on the #7 sister car due to a brake change. 

First test of Peugeot’s Le Mans Hypercar already pushed back

The first test of new Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar – under development for the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022 – has been pushed back to late next year.

LMDh's full introduction to IMSA delayed until 2023

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is delaying the full introduction of the new LMDh category by a season until 2023. 

ByKolles reveals images of 2021 WEC hypercar design

ByKolles has revealed the first definitive images of what its 2021 Le Mans Hypercar will look like.

WEC releases condensed six-round 2021 calendar

The FIA World Endurance Championship has revealed a condensed six-round schedule for the 2021 season.

Rebellion's Menezes "really surprised" to split Toyotas

Rebellion Racing's Gustavo Menezes says he was "really surprised" to split the Toyotas in qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours with what he described as "pretty damn close to a perfect lap".

Kobayashi "disappointed" to miss new Le Mans record

Toyota's Kamui Kobayashi admits he feels "a little bit disappointed" at missing out on breaking his Le Mans 24 Hours lap record from three years ago in the final year of the current-generation LMP1s.

Toyota: LMP1/LMH parity would "not be correct"

Toyota says it would "not be correct" if Alpine's grandfathered LMP1 car gets performance parity with the new breed of Le Mans Hypercars that will race in the FIA World Endurance Championship's top class next year.

Saying goodbye to LMP1's ultimate underdog car

This weekend, ByKolles will be giving the venerable ENSO CLM P1/01 LMP1 car its final race outing, as the team chases a first classified finish at Le Mans with its own car after five failed attempts. Jamie Klein looks back on the car’s chequered history.

Gallery: Latest photos of Le Mans 24 Hours build-up

The 88th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours takes place this weekend, but the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic will make this year’s edition of the French classic different from any other.

Dominant United LMP2 squad going into Le Mans "blind"

United Autosports is going into the Le Mans 24 Hours "blind" because it hasn't had chance to test its Oreca LMP2 car at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Filipe Albuquerque has warned.

Rebellion admits wet Le Mans would be "nightmare"

Rebellion Racing admits that a wet Le Mans 24 Hours would be a "nightmare" scenario following its poor showing in the rain-affected Spa FIA World Endurance Championship round.

Toyota drivers relishing chance of equal fight at Le Mans

Sebastien Buemi and Mike Conway are relishing the prospect of a evenly-matched fight between their Toyotas without success handicaps at this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours.

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