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Enzinger to step down as Porsche Motorsport boss
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Enzinger to step down as Porsche Motorsport boss

Fritz Enzinger, who oversaw Porsche's Le Mans 24 Hours hat-trick with the 919 Hybrid, is stepping down as boss of the German manufacturer's motorsport department.

Hanson stays at United Autosports for 2022 WEC season
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Hanson stays at United Autosports for 2022 WEC season

Phil Hanson will remain with the United Autosports squad for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season, the team has announced.

Glickenhaus: Toyota's Le Mans winning margin shows BoP flaws

The boss of the Glickenhaus marque has questioned the effectiveness of the Balance of Performance for the Hypercar class in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Impul boss Hoshino urges Hirakawa to seize Toyota WEC chance

Impul Super Formula boss and Japanese racing legend Kazuyoshi Hoshino has urged his driver Ryo Hirakawa to seize the "rare" chance he's been given to join Toyota's FIA World Endurance Championship line-up.

Prema to join WEC LMP2 ranks with Iron Lynx partnership

Top single-seater squad Prema will enter the FIA World Endurance Championship next season in the LMP2 prototype division in association with new sister team Iron Lynx.

Watch: This Week with Will Buxton, Le Mans Special Edition

Check out the Le Mans Special Edition of This Week with Will Buxton, as the popular Formula 1 presenter makes his first visit to the world’s most famous sportscar race.

Lopez reveals detail on Toyota's "serious" Le Mans fuel issue

Toyota's Jose Maria Lopez has explained in detail how the #7 car he shared with Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi managed to win last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours despite "serious" fuel problems across the final hours.

United Autosports expands to two WEC LMP2 entries in 2022

Reigning FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 title winners United Autosports will expand to run two cars in the series next year.

Blomqvist on late LMP2 drama: "I'd have rather lost by more"

JOTA driver Tom Blomqvist says he would have been happier to lose by more than the seven tenths by which the team missed out on LMP2 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Hirakawa handed second Toyota Hypercar test chance

SUPER GT and Super Formula star Ryo Hirakawa has been handed a second chance to test Toyota’s Le Mans Hypercar as the Japanese firm evaluates him for a full-time drive.

Cadillac announces WEC, IMSA programmes with new LMDh contender
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Cadillac announces WEC, IMSA programmes with new LMDh contender

Cadillac has announced a twin programme in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023 with an LMDh contender built around a Dallara chassis.

Why Toyota's Le Mans victory was not as simple as it looked

Toyota scored its fourth Le Mans 24 Hours victory and a 1-2, with the #7 car of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez beating the #8. But although it looked straightforward from the outside, Toyota faced serious problem that had to be solved with some quick-thinking and ingenuity.

Conway "crying like a little girl" after overdue Le Mans win

Mike Conway says he was "crying like a little girl" after finally winning the Le Mans 24 Hours with Toyota following many near misses, with teammate Jose Maria Lopez admitting the final hours were "very stressful" due to fuel issues.

Le Mans 24h: Toyota wins with new hypercar, #7 crew breaks jinx

The #7 Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez found redemption after years of heartbreak by finally winning the first Le Mans 24 Hours of the Hypercar era, while Ferrari beat Corvette in GTE Pro.

Le Mans 24h, H20: Toyota on course for win despite issues

Toyota looks well-placed to record another 1-2 win in the Le Mans 24 Hours with four hours left to run, but fuelling issues for both its Hypercars have become its main cause for concern.

Le Mans 24h, H12: Toyota, Ferrari maintain control at halfway point

Toyota strengthened its grip on the Le Mans 24 Hours as the race reached the halfway mark, with the #7 crew maintaining the advantage over the sister #8 machine.

Le Mans 24h, H4: Toyota restores 1-2, safety car for big Aston crash

The #7 Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez has taken a controlled lead in the Le Mans 24 Hours at the four-hour mark, as a first safety car intervention disturbed several class battles.

What we've learned from the Le Mans 24 Hours so far

The new dawn for the FIA World Endurance Championship has arrived at Le Mans, as Hypercars prepare to duel for victory in the world's oldest endurance race. Motorsport.com picks out the 10 things we have learned in the build up to the race.

Le Mans 2021: The team-by-team guide

After a two-month delay due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours is set to get underway with the start of the Hypercar era at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Can Toyota's #7 crew break its Le Mans curse?

One Toyota, normally with the number 7 on the side, always seems to attract the bad luck in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez are hoping for a change in fortune this time around, but face significantly more unknowns than in recent years

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