world endurance championship

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Le Mans 24h Postponed to September

    In yet another disruption to the normal motorsport calendar, the ACO have today announced the Le Mans 24 Hours has been postponed until September at the earliest. Set to play host to the final round of the World Endurance Championship in June, until recently the governing body of the sportscar...
  2. Paul Jeffrey

    WEC | Aston Martin Postpone Valkyrie Hypercar Project

    In a huge blow for the upcoming 2020/21 Hypercar WEC regulations, Aston Martin have confirmed their Valkyrie project has been 'postponed' ahead of the manufacturers planned debut in September's opening WEC round at Silverstone. Initially announcing their intention to race in the new for...
  3. Paul Jeffrey

    WEC | Peugeot / Rebellion Racing Team Up For New Hypercar Programme

    With the 2021 World Endurance Championship undertaking a radical overhaul into a new Hypercar regulation era, proposed 2022 entrants Peugeot have announced a partnership with current LMP1 outfit and most recent WEC race winners, Rebellion. Having already stated their intention to build a...
  4. Paul Jeffrey

    WEC | Gordon Murray Evaluating Hypercar Entry

    Legendary Formula One designer Gordon Murray is evaluating an entry into the new 2021 WEC Hypercar category, planning to field his work-in-progress T.50 Supercar. Murray is perhaps best known as the design genius behind numerous Brabham and McLaren Grand Prix cars, having spent 15 years in...
  5. Paul Jeffrey

    WEC | Peugeot Announce 2022 Hypercar Intentions

    Peugeot have today announced their intention to launch a Le Mans and World Endurance Championship bid once the highly anticipated Hypercar regulations come into effect at the end of the current LMP 1 Prototype era. Having already proven to be a force to be reckoned with during their brief, but...
  6. Paul Jeffrey

    Aston Martin, Toyota & ByKolles Commit to 2020 HyperCar Regulations

    The new for 2020/21 'Le Man Endurance Hyper Car' rules have been confirmed - with key players already committing to the new top level endurance regulations. Having seen a steady and sad decline of the LMP1 category of endurance racing in recent years, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest have...
  7. Paul Jeffrey

    WEC: Snow Joke at Spa in Thrilling Race

    The World Endurance Championship Six Hours of Spa was a thrilling spectacle this weekend, with a surprise sprinkling of snow and plenty of bad weather for the drivers to endure. Despite far from ideal conditions at the famous Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit, it would once again be Fernando...
  8. Paul Jeffrey

    Alonso to Leave WEC After Le Mans - Hartley Drafted Into Squad

    Fernando Alonso will end his WEC Toyota contract at the conclusion of the Le Mans 24 Hours next month, with Brendon Hartley replacing the double World Champion. Having jumped at the chance to spearhead Toyota's assault on the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship and double Le Mans 24 Hour...
  9. Paul Jeffrey

    Alonso Closer to WEC Title With 1000 Miles of Sebring Victory

    Toyota Gazoo Racing secured victory at the 1000 Miles of Sebring today, Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima heading a Toyota 1-2 at the American classic. Alonso and Co. have surprisingly failed to pick up a race victory in the World Endurance Championship since their historic...
  10. Paul Jeffrey

    Toyota Disqualified from WEC Silverstone 6h – Rebellion Inherits Victory

    The #7 and #8 Toyota cars have been disqualified post-race at Silverstone, handing Rebellion Racing their first LMP1 WEC victory. Having cruised to a dominant one-two on Sunday afternoon at the home of the British Grand Prix, post-race scrutineering checks would conclude that for reasons of...
  11. Paul Jeffrey

    Confirmed! GTR 3, The Official FIA World Endurance Championship Game

    We've waited a long time to hear some solid news on GTR3 and the wait is finally over.. the new simulation is confirmed to replicate the FIA World Endurance Championship... … and what's more, a playable version of the title will be showcasing at this months Gamescom event for the very first...
  12. Paul Jeffrey

    A Closer Look at the Proposed 2020 Le Mans / WEC Regulations

    The FIA and ACO have revealed more of the "Hypercar" Le Mans / WEC regulations set to be introduced for the 2020 racing season... Reverting more towards a road relevant and cost effective technology for the 2020 racing season, the FIA have confirmed more details about the revolutionary rule set...
  13. Paul Jeffrey

    'Hypercar' Regulations Confirmed to Replace LMP1 in 2020/21

    After much debate and speculation, the FIA has confirmed endurance racing will return to 'Hypercar' regulations for next season, marking the end of the current LMP1 era... With many fans fondly remembering the mid 1990's era of endurance racing, a decade when the stunning Porsche 911 GT1 and...
  14. Paul Jeffrey

    Alonso Wins Something - At Last!

    Fernando Alonso celebrates debut WEC win with strong Spa Prototype performance for Toyota. Taking the chequered flag with a win from Pole Position, Fernando Alonso started his new World Endurance Championship career in fine style earlier today as the Spanish double Formula One World Champion...
  15. Andrew Whelan

    Could We See An Unlimited Class In Motor Racing?

    After hearing about the blistering lap from a little 4 cylinder made by Porsche at the famous Spa circuit in Belgium, I think we might see a trend with setting the fastest lap times. This car was made as a tribute to the withdrawal from the World Endurance Championship (WEC) by making a...
  16. Paul Jeffrey

    10 LMP1 Cars Confirmed for New Look WEC in 2018/19

    The works Toyota Gazoon Racing team headline a 10 strong LMP1 contingent in the new look FIA WEC 2018/19 'Super Season' schedule. Many thought the end was nigh for the current generation LMP1 Prototype category following the departure of both Audi and Porsche in recent times, however following...
  17. Paul Jeffrey

    Alonso to Contest WEC / Formula One Double Season in 2018

    McLaren Renault driver Fernando Alonso has signed to drive in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours for Toyota this year, combining a part WEC season with his Formula One commitments. The 36-year-old double Formula One World Champion today confirmed he will contest all but one World Endurance...
  18. Paul Jeffrey

    Alonso Toyota LMP1 Test Begins in Bahrain

    Fernando Alonso has clocked his first laps in a modern day Prototype this morning in Bahrain, sharing driving duties with Toyota regular Sebastien Buemi. Alonso made his Prototype sportscar debut today as he begins an evaluation routine ahead of a potential bid to contest the world famous Le...
  19. Paul Jeffrey

    iRacing Confirm Audi and Porsche LMP1 Content is Coming...

    Two Prototype racing giants have been confirmed as in development for iRacing.com - Welcome the Porsche 919 and Audi R18 LMP 1 Hybrid machines.. coming "soon"... Although the real series continues to die on its feet, it looks like LMP1 Prototype racing remains a thriving category in the sim...
  20. Paul Jeffrey

    McLaren Interested in Works LMP1 GT Return?

    McLaren Automotive have speculated a potential return to top level GT competition, subject to the future of the Prototype division of endurance racing. With a mass exodus of works manufacturers from the World Endurance Championship ringing many alarm bells throughout the world of endurance...