Tuesday, October 27, 2020

WEC

Marc Marquez, MotoGP, WEC, Gerard Neveu

Marquez talks Alex, 2020 MotoGP, return; Neveu to leave WEC role

Marc Marquez has opened up about his brother Alex, 2020 MotoGP season, his return and more, as Gerard Neveu is to leave his WEC and ELMS role. With Honda's Marquez sidelined due to injury and...
WEC, Le Mans 24 Hours

WEC: #8 Toyota comfortable in Le Mans 24 Hours win from #1 Rebellion

The #8 Toyota were victorious in FIA World Endurance Championship's (WEC) Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP1 category from #1 Rebellion Racing. Even with no crowd, it was a topsy-turvy WEC Le Mans 24 Hours...
WEC, Peugeot

WEC releases provisional 2021 calendar, Peugeot shares hypercar images

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has released a provisional calendar for 2021 season as Peugeot Sport shares first images of its hypercar. The WEC organisers have released a six-race calendar for the 2021 season,...
WEC, Le Mans 2 Hours

WEC: #7 Toyota beats #1 Rebellion to Le Mans 24 Hours pole by 0.555s

The #1 Toyota took pole in FIA World Endurance Chamionship's (WEC) Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMP1 category ahead of #1 Rebellion Racing. The new system of Hyperpole, much like Formula E's Superpole format,...
Alpine, Mahindra, Juri Vips

Alpine joins LMP1; Mahindra hires ex-Mercedes F1; Vips stays with DAMS

Alpine has joined the LMP1 grid in WEC as Mahindra hires ex-Mercedes F1 personnel in Formula E, while Juri Vips stays with DAMS in F2. Alpine joining LMP1: After Renault confirmed a change to Alpine from...
F1, WRC, WEC

F1 rounds forces changes in WRC and WEC calendar for 2020

WRC has altered dates of Rally Italia Sardegna due to F1 Emilia Romagna GP, while Bahrain GP has forced a change in the WEC calendar too. WRC: The F1 grand prix at Imola on October 30...
WEC

WEC: #7 Toyota wins 6 Hours of Spa over #8 in mixed weather

Toyota #7 headed sister #8 in FIA World Endurance Championship's (WEC) 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps' LMP1 category as the series returned after COVID-19 gap. The WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps saw extremely changeable weather conditions...
Pascal Wehrlein, Formula E, WC, Gabriel Aubry

Wehrlein joins Porsche in Formula E; Aubry, Algarve to miss WEC round

Pascal Wehrlein has joined Porsche in FIA Formula E Championship as Gabriel Aubry and Algarve Pro Team will miss FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) round due to COVID-19. After leaving Mahindra Racing mid-way in the...
Fernando Alonso, Amazon Prime Video

Video: Amazon releases trailer, launch date of Alonso docuseries Fernando

Amazon Prime Video has released the launch date and trailer of F1 and WEC champion Fernando Alonso docuseries titled 'Fernando'. Months his first run in the 2020 Dakar Rally, Alonso revealed about a five-part docuseries...
McLaren, Auction, RM Sotheby's, FIA

McLaren MP4-24 fetches highest bid in FIA/RM Sotheby’s charity auction

The FIA and RM Sotheby's held a successful #RaceAgainstCovid charity auction with McLaren F1 showcar MP4-24 going for the highest among multiple racing items. As the world gets back up to speed along with racing,...
Jean Todt, F1

Todt defends Ferrari deal, speaks on Vettel, Hamilton records & more

FIA President Jean Todt defends himself for the deal with Ferrari as he adds on Sebastian Vettel plus Lewis Hamilton breaking F1 records and more. At the end of pre-season testing for 2020, the FIA...
Lando Norris, Sebastian Vettel, Le Mans, Virtual Le Mans

Norris uses Vettel reference to put down undue remarks in Le Mans race

McLaren's Lando Norris used Sebastian Vettel reference to put down some of the sexist remarks popping on his Twitch stream during Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours race. After just over seven hours mark, #50 Richard...
Le Mans, Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

Rebellion Williams wins Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours, F1 racers involved too

The Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours was a success with Rebellion Williams ESports outfit winning in the lead LMP2 class amid host of ex and current F1 drivers competing. Despite the two red flags -...
Fernando Alonso, F1

Alonso unlikely to do Dakar in 2021 as he eyes bigger challenge for future

Fernando Alonso says he is unlikely to do compete in Dakar Rally in 2021 as he has eyes on bigger challenges for his future, whether F1 of endurance racing or IndyCar. Amid huge speculations regarding...
FIA, Hypercar

FIA alters Hypercar rules to bring it in line with LMDh regulations

The FIA has brought about certain changes in the new Hypercar class in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to bring it closer to the LMDh category. During the recent FIA Endurance Commission meeting, the...
LMDh, ACO, IMSA

ACO, IMSA release LMDh draft technical regulations

The ACO and IMSA have released details of the LMDh technical regulations which will bring the two sportscar championships more closer than ever. The first details of the joint draft technical regulations for Le Mans...
FIA, 2020

FIA gets ‘safeguard clause’ added as 2020 cancellation being looked at

The FIA has revealed a 'safeguard clause' in its rule book but a larger discussion on 2020 cancellation is being looked at due to COVID-19 pandemic. In yet another change, the World Motor Sport Council...
Le Mans 24 Hours, Film

Video: Le Mans 24 Hours releases 2019 race film on social platforms

A film chronicling the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours race has been released on social platforms by the organisers amid COVID-19 pandemic. Of all the motorsport events, few are more represented in mainstream media than...
Louis Deletraz, F1

Deletraz Lockdown Q&A: F1 role/drive, F2/Le Mans goal, future & more

Haas F1 test and reserve driver Louis Deletraz speaks about his expanded role along with F2 and Le Mans goal plus future in an exclusive interview. With lockdown in place, FormulaRapida.net is trying to bring...
WEC, COVID-19

WEC releases revised 2019-20 calendar, 2021 to be re-worked fully

The FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC) has released a revised 2019-20 calendar, while they have confirmed that 2021 will be re-worked fully. With motor racing activities on a halt due to COVID-19 pandemic, the WEC...
Mark Blundell, F1 Podcast

Podcast: Blundell on F1/Sportscar, Brabham mistake, McLaren & more

Former racer turned consultant Mark Blundell speaks on F1 Beyond The Grid podcast about his career, Brabham mistake, Williams chance, McLaren and more. Blundell is the latest guest on the F1 Beyond The Grid podcast,...
Juan Manuel Fangio, F1

Video: Netflix releases documentary on F1 legend Fangio

Netflix has released a documentary on five-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio, which showcases his career and life, with various inputs from several people. Fangio is regarded as one of the greats of F1, having...
Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC

Le Mans 24 Hours re-scheduled to September date due to COVID-19

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has confirmed that the 2019/20 Le Mans 24 Hours has been re-scheduled to a September date due to COVID-19 pandemic. The ACO and WEC has confirmed the big calendar...
WEC, 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

WEC postpones 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps due to pandemic

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has decided to postpone 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps at the circuit's request due to COVID-19 pandemic. After WEC cancelled the Sebring 1000 Miles, the championship is forced to postpone...
WEC, Sebring 1000 Miles

WEC cancels Sebring 1000 Miles due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has announced the cancellation of Sebring 1000 Miles event due to COVID-19's travel restrictions. WEC has been forced to cancel Sebring 1000 Miles, which was scheduled for March 20...
Le Mans 24 Hours, ACO

Le Mans race on schedule but ACO monitoring COVID-19 situation

The ACO has re-affirmed that the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours race is on schedule for its June date but they add that the COVID-19 outbreak is being monitored. With several events being cancelled/postponed or...
WEC, Le Mans 24 Hours

WEC reveals 62-car entry list for 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has released a 62-car entry list for the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours race along with a reserve list. Among the 62 entries for the 88th running of Le...
WEC, 6 Hours of COTA

WEC: #1 Rebellion eases to win 6 Hours of COTA from #8 Toyota

The #1 Rebellion Racing team were victorious in FIA World Endurance Championship's (WEC) 6 Hours of COTA from the two Toyota cars in LMP1 class. Over 22,000 spectators came to watch the spectacular LMP and...
WEC, 6 Hours of COTA

WEC: #1 Rebellion beats both Toyotas to secure 6 Hours of COTA pole

The #1 Rebellion Racing secured pole in FIA World Endurance Championship's (WEC) 6 Hours of COTA in LMP1 class, beating both the Toyotas.  LMP1: -Rebellion Racing take third pole of WEC Season 8 as No.1 Rebellion...
Aston Martin Valkyrie, WEC

Aston Martin puts hypercar project on hold, WEC also releases a statement

Aston Martin Racing confirmed that it has put on hold its hypercar project with Valkyrie as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) releases a statement too. Aston Martin Lagonda has postponed development of its World...

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