The Le Mans 24 Hours is a visceral experience unlike any other in motorsport, and that's partly down to the atmosphere provided by teeming masses of passionate fans. Their absence from this year's event will rob it of a core part of its enduring appeal.
Oliver Gavin says that Corvette Racing's withdrawal from this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is a disappointment since he feels that the event makes the team even stronger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
FIA WEC manufacturer Toyota says it’s “disappointing” that it won’t be able to explore the absolute limits of its advanced TS050 LMP1 hybrid, even though it welcomes the new era of hypercar regulations.
Last weekend’s ground-breaking inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual generated 63 million impressions across all platforms, including over 14 million views for the race broadcast with a further 8.6 million views online.
On June 19 2016 Toyota was at the heart of the most dramatic finish in Le Mans history when its leading car broke down with one lap to go. Three key players from Toyota's LMP1 programme explain how the team bounced back from that heartbreaking loss, which was one of several near misses.
Of the 29 editions of the Le Mans 24 Hours he's attended, Gary Watkins selects his favourite - a scarcely-believable fairytale win for one of the race's most legendary teams that almost didn't happen at all.