Le Mans News

How Aston Martin scored its greatest victory

The Aston Martin team was under pressure ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959. After a decade of trying and three second places, owner David Brown was determined to win one of sportscar racing’s greatest events.

Vanthoor and Bamber join WeatherTech in GTE Pro at Le Mans

Le Mans 24 Hours winners Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor will race for the Proton-run WeatherTech GTE Pro Porsche squad in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Penske IndyCar aces are options for Porsche drives in 2023
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Penske IndyCar aces are options for Porsche drives in 2023

Roger Penske says he hopes that his current IndyCar drivers will be part of the endurance race line-ups when Porsche Penske Motorsport's LMDh cars start competing in IMSA and WEC in 2023.

Manuel Maldonado joins United Autosports for Le Mans debut

Venezuelan Manuel Maldonado, cousin of Formula 1 race winner Pastor, will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut with the United Autosports LMP2 squad in August.

The epic finale to the Le Mans 'diesel wars' - 10 years on
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The epic finale to the Le Mans 'diesel wars' - 10 years on

The latest entry in our My Favourite Race series looks back at one of the closest finishes in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which also marked the final heavyweight encounter between Audi and Peugeot.

Le Mans 24 Hours fans won't be divided into groups

The 50,000 spectators allowed to attend this year's rescheduled Le Mans 24 Hours in August will not divided into smaller groups.

Le Mans 24 Hours to admit 50,000 spectators in August
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Le Mans 24 Hours to admit 50,000 spectators in August

A crowd of 50,000 will be permitted at this year's Le Mans 24 Hour round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in August.

Ricky Taylor to act as Oreca LMP2 reserve at Le Mans

Dominant LMP2 chassis supplier Oreca has named IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title-winner Ricky Taylor as a reserve driver for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Risi announces Le Mans line-up, will race at Monza

Risi Competizione has announced its full driver full line-up for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, while also confirming an entry into the preceding round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Monza.

Le Mans 24h date won't change again, even without fans

The Le Mans 24 Hours will go ahead on its new date at the end of August even if it is run behind closed doors for a second year in succession.

Corvette star Gavin to retire from racing after Spa WEC
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Corvette star Gavin to retire from racing after Spa WEC

Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Oliver Gavin will retire from the cockpit after this weekend's opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa. 

Fittipaldi to run Gateway IndyCar race, not Le Mans Gateway
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Fittipaldi to run Gateway IndyCar race, not Le Mans

Pietro Fittipaldi will enter all four oval races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, and will thus be forced to skip the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Bill Whittington obituary: 1979 Le Mans 24 Hours winner dies aged 71

Bill Whittington, who has died aged 71 in a plane crash, won the Le Mans 24 Hours and made five Indianapolis 500 starts during a racing career overshadowed by controversy.

Jan Magnussen: 2021 Le Mans "last chance" to partner Kevin
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Jan Magnussen: 2021 Le Mans "last chance" to partner Kevin

Sportscar stalwart Jan Magnussen believes this year's Le Mans 24 Hours was the last chance for him to fulfil his ambition of driving with son Kevin in the French enduro.

Father and son Jan and Kevin Magnussen team up for Le Mans

Former Formula 1 racers Kevin Magnussen and Jan Magnussen will form a father and son line-up at August's Le Mans 24 Hours, joining up with Anders Fjordbach in a High Class Racing LMP2 entry.

Phil Hill – America’s first F1 champion and Le Mans legend

On what should have been 1961 Formula 1 World Champion Phil Hill’s 94th birthday, David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute to an open-wheel ace and a sportscar great.

How an ingenious fix prevented Paul Newman from winning Le Mans Prime

How an ingenious fix prevented Paul Newman from winning Le Mans

It's one of the great what-if stories in Le Mans history. Paul Newman finished second in the 24 Hours in 1979, but it could easily have been a famous victory were it not for the resourcefulness of the late Manfred Kremer.

Why Ferrari is ending its 50-year top-flight sportscar racing exile Prime

Why Ferrari is ending its 50-year top-flight sportscar racing exile

Making a return to top-flight sportscar racing after 50 years away, Ferrari will enter the Le Mans Hypercar ranks in 2023. The Italian marque denies the link with Formula 1's new cost cap that frees up resources, but it's certainly no coincidence...

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights Prime

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights

Oliver Gavin has stepped down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up after a stellar career with the team spanning nearly 20 years. He looks back on a stint that encompassed, among other successes, five Le Mans 24 Hours victories.

How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends Prime
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How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends

Victory at last year's Spa 24 Hours meant Nick Tandy had completed the unofficial sextuple crown of the world's six biggest endurance races, becoming the first Briton to do so. Ahead of his fresh start with Corvette Racing, he explains how he did it…