WEC

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...
Rebellion Racing, Peugeot

Rebellion to pull out from racing after 2020 Le Mans, Peugeot will continue

Rebellion Racing has decided to pull the plug on its racing acitivities beyond 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours as Peugeot states it will continue with its hypercar project. Swiss outfit Rebellion Racing started its journey...
Ford v Ferrari, Oscars

Ford v Ferrari wins two Oscars from four nominations

The Ford v Ferrari or Le Mans '66 won two Oscars - Academy Awards - from the four nominations it had as announced on Sunday evening. Following a successful run in several awards ceremonies, including...
ACO, IMSA

ACO and IMSA join hands to create LMDh category from 2021-22

The ACO and IMSA have signed a deal to create LMDh category, which will come into action in 2021 and 2022 in their two respective championships. On the occasion of the 2020 Rolex 24 At...
F1, COTA

COTA resurfacing track to eradicate bumps after complains during US GP

The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) have started resurfacing the F1 track after multiple complaints during the 2019 US GP. The reactions from F1 drivers during the 2019 US GP were not great with regards...
WEC, Le Mans 24 Hours

WEC announces new ‘Hyperpole’ quali format for 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has revealed new 'Hyperpole' qualifying format for the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours event. The traditional qualifying session for the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours will see a change...
WEC

WEC: #7 Toyota takes points lead after 8 Hours of Bahrain win from #8

The #7 Toyota crew now leads the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) points standings after winning 8 Hours of Bahrain from #8. The LMP1 class in WEC 8 Hours of Bahrain was almost decided at...
WEC

WEC: #1 Rebellion scores second pole of 2019/20 in 8 Hours of Bahrain

The #1 Rebellion Racing Gibson crew scored their second FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) pole of 2019/20 in 8 Hours of Bahrain in LMP1 category. With both the Toyota cars heavy with ballast to help...
WEC

WEC reveals Monza and Kyalami as new rounds in 2020/21 calendar

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) released the provisional calendar for 2020/21 season which includes Monza and Kyalami. With 8 Hours of Bahrain this weekend at Bahrain International Circuit, WEC released details of the new...
FIA WEC Hall of Fame

FIA inducts WEC champions in Hall of Fame, second time for Alonso

The FIA inducted all the World Endurance Championship (WEC) champions in the 'Hall of Fame' in an event in Paris as Fernando Alonso gets the recognition for the second time. The ceremony, held at Automobile...
WEC

Promoter issues forces WEC to replace Brazil with Austin in 2019/20

The organisers of FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has announced that Brazil will be replaced on the 2019/20 calendar with Austin, USA. The WEC grid were to return to Brazil in Sao Paulo at Interlagos...
Peugeot, WEC

Peugeot commits to Hypercar WEC programme from 2022/23 season

French manufacturer Peugeot has announced its intention to join the Hypercar programme of FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) from 2022/23 onward. After the confirmation from Toyota and Aston Martin with their GR Super Sport car...
WEC, 4 Hours of Shanghai

WEC: Rebellion beats Toyota pair to win 4 Hours of Shanghai

Rebellion Racing has scored its first FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) win of 2019/20 season in 4 Hours of Shanghai in LMP1, ending Toyota dominance. It wasn't a straightforward start to WEC 4 Hours of...
WEC

WEC: Rebellion secures 4 Hours of Shanghai pole as Toyotas slowest

The 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) saw a different pole-sitter in LMP1 class with #1 Rebellion Racing securing its first for 4 Hours of Shanghai. The handicap system introduced by WEC in LMP1 showed...
Toyota, WEC

WEC: #8 Toyota eases to win 6 hours of Fuji over #7

It was a straightforward win for #8 Toyota in FIA World Endurance Championship's (WEC) in 6 hours of Fuji in the LMP1 class from sister #7. After the #8 Toyota crew of Brendon Hartley, Sebastien...

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