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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will only enter a single Le Mans Hypercar for its FIA World Endurance Championship debut next month at Portimao, marque founder Jim Glickenhaus has clarified.
Most of the column inches after the World Endurance Championship's opener were centred around the relative pace of the Hypercar class and the LMP2s, but there's another question that needs addressing in order for the new division to have a successful future
Penske will mastermind Porsche's factory return to top-line sportscar racing with a new LMDh prototype in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023.
Alpine is demanding changes to the Hypercar Balance of Performance after losing a shot at victory in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa on fuel mileage.
Amid concerns that the new Hypercar class would be upstaged on debut by the spec LMP2 machines at Spa, Toyota delivered the pole and victory that the vast majority of observers expected. But neither car had a clean run, which gave the grandfathered Alpine LMP1 an unexpected shot at glory.
Paul di Resta will make his return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with the United Autosports LMP2 team in next month's Portimao round, replacing Filipe Albuquerque.
Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia says he 'pushed the whole race' in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa to score a podium finish in Oliver Gavin's farewell race.
Porsche driver Kevin Estre has described his World Endurance Championship class victory together with Neel Jani at Spa on Saturday as "extremely stressful" despite their domination in GTE Pro.
United Autosports LMP2 driver Filipe Albuquerque has praised his team for a "dream week" at Spa after dominating the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Louis Deletraz will deputise for an absent Renger van der Zande at the Inter Europol Competition LMP2 squad for two FIA World Endurance Championship rounds this season, including next month's Portimao race.
The advantage the Hypercars enjoyed over LMP2s in qualifying for the Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener does not mean they will always be faster on race pace, according to Toyota.
German GTE Am outfit Team Project 1 has withdrawn from Spa's opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship after crashes for both its Porsches.
The Le Mans 24 Hours will go ahead on its new date at the end of August even if it is run behind closed doors for a second year in succession.
Kamui Kobayashi has gifted Toyota pole on the debut of the brand's new GR010 Hybrid Hypercar, setting the fastest time in qualifying for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa.
The FIA World Endurance Championship will increase the pace of cars in the new Hypercar category rather than slowing the LMP2s if it needs to adjust the balance between the classes.
Motorsport.tv will once again broadcast the World Endurance Championship, bringing the world’s elite sportscars and drivers to your screens this weekend.
Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar topped an official FIA World Endurance Championship session for the first time in third practice ahead of qualifying for this weekend's Spa season opener.
Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani feels like he is "starting my career again" as he begins his maiden GT campaign in the World Endurance Championship with Porsche.
Filipe Albuquerque and the United Autosports LMP2 squad again outpaced the cars in the new Hypercar class in first free practice for this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.
Toyota has admitted surprise at the decision not to slow the LMP2 prototypes for this weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener after they outpaced the Hypercars in pre-event testing.
This weekend the FIA World Endurance Championship starts a new chapter in Spa with the introduction of the Hypercar class, but the championship is sticking to its four-class structure to provide thrilling racing on different fronts. Check out our team-by-team guide for the 2021 WEC season.
Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Oliver Gavin will retire from the cockpit after this weekend's opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa.
Customer squads will be able to run Audi's LMDh prototype when the marque returns to the top flight of endurance racing in 2023, with testing planned to begin next year.
A slim field of three cars will be entered in the Hypercar class for the first round of the World Endurance Championship's post-LMP1 age. But there are plenty of reasons for optimism with the new wave of manufacturer entries and competing class philosophies just around the corner
Technical changes to slow the LMP2 cars for this weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship season opener have been ruled out by the series' rule makers.
Pietro Fittipaldi will enter all four oval races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, and will thus be forced to skip the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Filipe Albuquerque and Anthony Davidson believe slowing LMP2 cars further to create a gap to the Hypercar class could complicate matters in the first season of FIA World Endurance Championship’s new era.
Toyota has called for the LMP2 cars to be slowed after its new Le Mans Hypercar was outpaced during the FIA World Endurance Championship's official Prologue pre-season test at Spa.
Toyota moved ahead of the best of the LMP2 runners in the final session of the official pre-season test at Spa ahead of Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener in Belgium.
The 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship kicks off at Spa this weekend, but for the first time since its 2012 inception there will be no factory-run Aston Martins in the GTE Pro class. That's especially notable because as a works entity, the Prodrive era of Aston Martin Racing that began in 2005 has been a success from the very start.
LMP2 cars maintained their grip on the overall timesheets in the third session of the FIA World Endurance Championship's Prologue pre-season test at Spa, with G-Drive Racing leading the way on Tuesday morning.
The United Autosports LMP2 team again topped the times with Filipe Albuquerque in the final session of the opening day of the FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Spa.
LMP2 machines dominated the timesheets during the first session of this week's FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue pre-season test at Spa, marked by two major crashes at Raidillon.
In a rancid 2001 season that lost us the great Dale Earnhardt in February and sportscar legend Bob Wollek in March, Michele Alboreto perished in an accident in April. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute to the Formula 1 ace and Le Mans 24 Hours winner.
Alpine's grandfathered A480 LMP1 car will carry a weight penalty of more than 100kg in next weekend's opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa.
Long-time Corvette stalwarts Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia are relishing the prospect of racing together in the same car for the first time at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa, after being competing teammates for over a decade.
Ferrari and Porsche have committed to continue racing in the GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship until the end of 2022, safeguarding the category's immediate future.
During his racing career, Ferdinand Habsburg's eyes have been opened to the waste humanity produces and leaves behind. He explains what he's doing to counteract that through his new Drive Fast, Act Faster initiative that aims to protect one of the world's most biodiverse forests.
BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus will contest the FIA World Endurance Championship in Paul Dalla Lana's Prodrive-run GTE Am class Aston Martin.
Porsche has revealed its full driver line-ups for its two-car factory GTE Pro assault in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
ByKolles has named Tom Dillmann and Esteban Guerrieri as the test and development drivers for its PMC Project LMH, developing the team's Le Mans Hypercar for 2022.
LMP2 machinery has been slowed for a second time to ensure a performance differential to the cars racing in the new Hypercar division of the FIA World Endurance Championship this season.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is not certain to be on the grid for the new opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa, according to marque founder Jim Glickenhaus.
Alpine has taken the covers off its grandfathered LMP1 car for its move to the top class of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Sportscar racing lost one of it's greatest talents 20 years ago today when Bob Wollek was knocked from his bicycle prior to the Sebring 12 Hours. The enigmatic Frenchman never won the Le Mans 24 Hours, but many still remember today why 'Brilliant Bob' became a legend
Corvette Racing has hinted at an increased involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship after confirming its participation in the new opening round of the 2021 series at Spa in May.