Why Audi’s Le Mans return heralds a new age for sportscars

OPINION: The news that Audi will return to Le Mans means we’ll at last get to see the fight promised in 2012 against Peugeot and Toyota. It also gives LMDh a tangible form, which could open the floodgates for more like-minded marques to follow suit… Given the crisis that blights

Asian Le Mans Series to hold all 2021 races at Abu Dhabi

The Asian Le Mans Series will hold its entire 2021 season at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, as travel restrictions have forced it to abandon plans to race in Thailand and Malaysia. A quartet of four-hour races will be held at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix venue next February in

Petit Le Mans: Acura leads Cadillac, Mazda after three hours

As the third hour ticked by, Simon Pagenaud led Motul Petit Le Mans ahead of Filipe Albuquerque’s AXR Cadillac and Olivier Pla in the #77 Mazda, while Jesse Krohn’s BMW headed GT Le Mans.   Prototype  Polesitter Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron surged into a 1.6sec lead after just one lap,

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota impressed by Kenta Yamashita’s pace

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. SUPER GT champion and Super Formula race winner Yamashita was placed with the High Class Racing LMP2 team for the 2019/20 FIA World

Why running Le Mans without the fanfare was crucial

This year’s Le Mans 24 Hours was always going to standout in the history books as the one without the fans and the festival atmosphere, but running it in the first place was vital for both the present and the future It turned out to be a race to endure

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche GTE squad puzzled by lack of pace

Porsche’s GTE Pro squad suffered a Le Mans 24 Hours to forget, after a lack of pace and several technical issues turned the race into an ordeal for the Weissach marque. In Friday’s Hyperpole session, Gianmaria Bruni took class pole in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR-19, which was making its

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota’s Buemi felt ‘everything was lost’

Toyota driver Sebastien Buemi admits he feared “everything was lost” for the #8 crew that ultimately came through for a third consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours victory following the car’s early troubles. Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley clinched victory in the TS050 Hybrid’s swansong race in the 88th running

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota claims hat-trick on LMP1 swansong

Toyota Gazoo Racing completed a hat-trick of Le Mans 24 Hours wins as Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley piloted the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid to a third consecutive victory on the car’s swansong outing at La Sarthe. It was a third win in a row for Nakajima and

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. In LMP1, Kamui Kobayashi in the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid led teammate