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

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota’s Buemi predicts race of survival

Toyota driver Sebastien Buemi is predicting a race of survival in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours courtesy of wet conditions and a high number of event rookies.  The Swiss driver believes that getting through the traffic without incident will be the key to a race that is forecast to

Le Mans 24 Hours: Aston qualifying pace ‘didn’t make sense’

Fred Makowiecki said Aston Martin’s pace decline in Friday’s Hyperpole qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours “didn’t make sense” after it had topped qualifying practice on Thursday. Makowiecki’s teammate in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR-19 Gianmaria Bruni took pole position in the GTE Pro class with a time

Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar will enter World Endurance Championship

The new Peugeot Le Mans racer will feature hybrid tech and road car design cues Peugeot Sport has revealed its entry for the new Le Mans Hypercar class. It’ll contest the 2022 World Endurance Championship, with rivals so far confirmed from Toyota and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Revealed in a series