Category: WEC

Toyota Take Historic Le Mans 24 Hours Victory

Toyota won the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race for the fourth year in a row and with a one-two formation finish on Sunday as the number seven crew’s jinx ended in style at the Sarthe circuit. Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi took the chequered flag, with team mates Mike Conway of Britain and Argentine Jose…



Mazda’s Win At Le Mans 30 Years Ago

At 4pm on the 23rd June 1991 Johnny Herbert crossed the finish line at the Le Mans 24 Hour race to mark a unique achievement. Mazda had become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the world’s most famous endurance race. Not only that, they’d done it with a totally unique engine that had captivated the…



Father & Son Tackle Le Mans

With help from a bottle of wine, the Magnussens are racing this weekend at Le Mans. The opportunity to put together a deal to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans happened during a conversation over dinner. Jan Magnussen didn’t need much convincing. He immediately called his son, Kevin. “I’d had some red wine,…



The Triple Crown – Graham Hill’s Legacy

In 1972, after finishing first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Graham Hill gained the third and final element in his quest for motor racing’s greatest distinction. He achieved what many believed to be impossible, the Triple Crown of motorsport, which is unofficially the title for the victories at Monaco Grand Prix, 24 Hours…



Toyota Beat Alpine At Monza 6 Hour

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez led from pole position in the #7 GR010 Hybrid and were untroubled for most of the race, as neither Alpine nor Glickenhaus were able to challenge the two Toyotas on race pace. There was drama at the beginning of the penultimate hour when Kobayashi crawled to a…



Toyota GR010 HYBRID

The challenging to be the first champion of the Hypercar class The “GR010 HYBRID” is a new racecar that is being entered by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in the 2021 FIA WEC (World Endurance Championship). With the Hypercar class being designated this season as the pinnacle class of the WEC, the GR010 HYBRID was developed according…



Three In A Row For Toyota

Toyota Gazoo Racing has scored victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley giving the Japanese manufacturer a hat-trick of wins in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic. The No. 8 crew emerged on top after issues struck both of the Toyota TS050 Hybrids in an attrition-filled race. A…



ROWE Adds Second Porsche for 6H Nürburgring

Bernhard, de Silvestro, Bleekemolen to drive second ROWE Porsche at Nürburgring… ROWE Racing has confirmed a second Porsche 911 GT3 R for next weekend’s GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup round at the Nürburgring. The 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa-winning outfit will field two Porsches in the second round of the…



10Q Racing Team Makes GT3 Step

Emerging Mercedes-AMG squad 10Q Racing Team has announced plans to contest this year’s major 24-hour endurance races at Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring. The German squad, based in Augsburg, is set to expand its motorsport involvement into the GT3 formula with a single Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo. It will make its class debut in Saturday’s six-hour NLS…



Porsche 917 – Chassis 001

The 50th anniversary of Porsche’s 917 has triggered a wave of interest and appearances for the cars.  Porsche has led the way with a significant display at its museum.  The centerpiece of the ‘Colours of Speed’ exhibit is the newly-restored 917 Chassis 001. Ferdinand Piech reveals the 917 at the Geneva Salon. Photo: Porsche Archive…