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Toyota boss credits ‘kaizen’ for Le Mans win after years of wait

Japanese manufacturer Toyota finally were able to break the Le Mans 24 Hours jinx to win the 2018 edition courtesy of the #8 crew of Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi. With the #7...

Button feels SMP had pace to fight Rebellion in Le Mans

SMP Racing's Jenson Button rues the troubles the #11 crew faced in the Le Mans 24 Hours race which limited their chances to put a stiff fight against the Rebellion Racing cars in the...

Le Mans 24 Hours: #8 leads Toyota 1-2 in historic victory

After 24 hours of racing, it was the #8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi which took the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours victory ahead of the #7 crew of Kamui...

Le Mans 24 Hours: #8 Toyota back in lead from #7 after 18 hours

The #8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi retook the lead of Le Mans 24 Hours race from the #7 Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez just...

Le Mans 24 Hours: #7 Toyota heads at halfway mark after penalty to #8

A one minute stop and go penalty for speeding under slow zone for the #8 Toyota for Sebastien Buemi (sharing with Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima) put them on the backfoot in their Le...

Le Mans 24 Hours: #8 Toyota leads #7 after six hours

The pole-sitting #8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi holds advantage over sister #7 Toyota in the 2018 edition of Le Mans 24 Hours race after six hours of racing at La Sarthe. The...

Hydrogen-powered class teased by ACO/WEC for 2024 Le Mans

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has made an official push together with the FIA to introduce a hydrogen-based class for the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours race. The mooted idea was revealed during its...

ACO reveals further details on 2020 WEC ‘hypercar’ regulations

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) revealed further details of the 'hypercar' category to be introduced in the FIA World Endurance Championship replacing the current LMP1 class from the 2020 season onward until 2024. The move...

Le Mans 24 Hours: Nakajima improves in QP3 to keep #8 Toyota on pole

The final qualifying session in the Le Mans 24 Hours on Thursday saw host of changes in the order but the Top 2 positions remained the same as the #8 Toyota claimed pole in...

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota’s #8 still holds pole as red flag ends QP2...

The times from Wednesday's QP1 remained as the #8 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi continued to hold pole with their best time of 3m17.270s in the Le Mans 24 Hours...

Le Mans 24 Hours: Nakajima’s #8 Toyota on provisional pole after QP1

The LMP1 field continued to be led by the two Toyotas as the #8 entry of Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi took provisional pole for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours after...

FIA approves ‘hypercar’ LMP1 rules for future WEC

The FIA confirmed the change in the LMP1 rules for the 2020/21 World Endurance Championship which will help the manufacturers and privateers to design and build race cars based on the 'hypercar' concept. In addition,...

Fernando Alonso is on the pole after his mates’ disqualification in Spa

Breaking news from the Belgian circuit of Spa- Francorchamps, Toyota had his first penalty of the season after the qualifying. Consequently, Fernando Alonso will start from the pole position and the two LMP1 hybrids...

De Vries signs for Racing Team Nederland WEC

Racing Team Team Nederland has announced Nyck De Vries as its new driver. The 23-year-old Dutch driver joins the team from his country to participate in the next WEC championship. He will do so...

Pietro Fittipaldi will debut in WEC with DragonSpeed

DragonSpeed ​​has announced Pietro Fittipaldi as the new driver of the team, facing the 2018-2019 WEC season. This is not a sign as the team's titular driver, but as a substitute for Renger van...

Stephane Sarrazin signed by SMP Racing

Stephane Sarrazin has been announced as the new driver of the Russian SMP Racing team for the next WEC 2018-2019. The French driver signed with his new team after driving for 6 years with...

Toyota keep clear the conditions to remain into WEC after 2020

Toyota have interest on remaining into WEC and keep improving their history on the championship. But they won’t do it at any price. The japanese are waiting for the new regulations for 2019/20 superseason....

Photo Gallery: All of Fernando Alonso’s cars

Throughout his sporting career, Fernando Alonso has driven all sorts of cars, most of them single seaters, although he has also driven endurance machines. In twenty years, the Spaniard has competed aboard more than...

Ford reveales his driver lineup for the 24 hours of Le Mans

Step by step we are starting to listen the noise of teh engines on the circuits around the world and today Ford revealed some news about one of the best races of the year,...

Alonso on Le Mans: “I’m in the best team and that gives me confidence”

Toyota has set up this week at the Portimão circuit to test its LMP1 for the next WEC World Championship. With them is Fernando Alonso, accumulating kilometers and experience to be fully prepared for...

Robert Kubica will test a Manor LMP1 and could join the team

Current reserve and test driver Robert Kubica will do three days of testing with Manor Racing's Ginetta LMP1 car. The Polish driver might join the team for the WEC Superseason if the test goes...

Piquet Jr. about his time in Rebellion: “I told everyone to fuck themselves”

Nelson Piquet Jr. was interviewed by the Brazilian press a few days ago, and after leaving several messages to his great Formula E rival, Lucas di Grassi, he also wanted to leave some illustrious...

Audi Motorsport former boss will have an adviser role in Le Mans 24H

Wolfgang Ullrich, who was Former Audi motorsport boss, will a special consultant to the organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours and promoter of the World Endurance Championship. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest has recruited Wolfgang Ullrich as...

Rebellion confirms its driver distribution among its cars

Rebellion Racing has confirmed its complete driver line-up for each of its cars on the 2018-19 WEC season. On its return to LMP1 class, the Swiss team will line-up André Lotterer, Neel Jani and...

Oliver Rowland to make WEC debut with Manor LMP1

Manor Racing, a team that will move from LMP2 to LMP1 this year, has announced the first driver of its line-up. It will be British driver Oliver Rowland, who will make his endurance debut...

Toyota reveals 2018 TS050 and confirms Super GT and Super Formula line up

Toyota's announcement regarding the Super GT and Super Formula line ups with Kamui Kobayashi, Felix Rosenqvist, Ryo Hirakawa and James Rossiter under the spotlight came along with the first pictures of the car that...

Van der Zande joins DragonSpeed ​​LMP1

The DragonSpeed ​​team signs the Van der Zande as the third driver in his entry to the LMP1 category. Renger Van der Zande has been announced as the third and last driver of the DragonSpeed...

Brendon Hartley on Alonso at Le Mans: “He will be fast, sure”

The Toro Rosso driver and former Porsche driver in the WEC, a competition in which the Spanish driver will participate this season, spoke to soymotor.com about the possibilities of Alonso in the 24 hours...

Fuji requests WEC to change the date of Fuji 6H

Fuji International Speedway has requested to World Endurance Championship organization to change the date of the Fuji 6h from the already scheduled 21st of October to the 14th of that month, one week earlier;...

Akio Toyoda to Fernando Alonso: “From the bottom of my heart, thank you”

The announcement of the participation of Fernando Alonso in Le Mans went around the world. It is undoubtedly one of the great news that will run through the world of motor during this 2018....
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