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Kobayashi named Toyota WEC team principal
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Kobayashi named Toyota WEC team principal

Kamui Kobayashi will have a fully operational role in his new position as team principal of the Toyota FIA World Endurance Championship squad.

Nakajima retires from racing, takes on new Toyota WEC role
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Nakajima retires from racing, takes on new Toyota WEC role

Long-time Toyota driver Kazuki Nakajima has announced his retirement from racing following the end of his tenure in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Hirakawa replaces Nakajima in 2022 Toyota WEC line-up
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Hirakawa replaces Nakajima in 2022 Toyota WEC line-up

Toyota has officially named Ryo Hirakawa as Kazuki Nakajima's replacement in its line-up for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

United Autosports adds Owen to 2022 WEC line-up
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United Autosports adds Owen to 2022 WEC line-up

United Autosports has announced American racer Will Owen as one of its full-time drivers for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

G-Drive set for full-time WEC return and Rolex 24 in 2022

Former FIA World Endurance Championship title-winning outfit G-Drive Racing will make a full-time return to the series in 2022 after an absence of three seasons.

Audi's Muller lands WEC LMP2 seat with new Vector Sport team

Audi driver Nico Muller is set to contest the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship with an all-new LMP2 team, Vector Sport.

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021 Prime

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez scored a second successive FIA World Endurance Championship title in the #7 Toyota, as its new Le Mans Hypercar went unbeaten. Motorsport.com recaps how each of the four classes in the 2021 season were won and picks out the best LMH and GTE drivers

Richard Mille not ruling out running male driver in 2022 WEC

Richard Mille could move away from an all-female driver line-up when it returns to the FIA World Endurance Championship for a second season in 2022.

WEC GTE Am champion Rovera added to Ferrari factory roster
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WEC GTE Am champion Rovera added to Ferrari factory roster

Ferrari has added Alessio Rovera, who helped AF Corse win this year's FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Am title, to its roster of factory drivers.

Jani explores other LMDh options while Porsche deal unsigned

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani has revealed he has yet to conclude a new contract with Porsche and is talking to other manufacturers about the new LMDh category. 

Glickenhaus commits to full-season WEC 2022 entry with one car
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Glickenhaus commits to full-season WEC 2022 entry with one car

American entrant Glickenhaus will make one full-season entry for next year's FIA World Endurance Championship with the intent to contest all six races. 

Corvette IMSA and WEC programs for ’22, customer GT3s in ’24

Corvette Racing has announced it will run full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship entries in 2022, and will offer customer GT3 cars from 2024.

Porsche withdraws Bahrain WEC appeal over controversial clash Bahrain II
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Porsche withdraws Bahrain WEC appeal over controversial clash

Porsche has withdrawn its appeal against the decision of the stewards to reject its protest of the GTE Pro-winning Ferrari in Saturday's Bahrain 8 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round.

The unanswered questions that define WEC 2021's controversial ending

OPINION: The deeply unsatisfying ending to a brilliant World Endurance Championship GTE Pro battle in Bahrain had Ferrari provisionally heading back from the desert as the victor. But Porsche plans to appeal the outcome, which rests on a number of confusing elements that have yet to be satisfactorily explained.

Blomqvist rues lack of "clean races" for JOTA after title loss

Tom Blomqvist feels the #28 JOTA crew never had a “clean race” in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season after losing the LMP2 title to newcomers WRT in Bahrain.

How the WEC's heavyweight duel reached its controversial flashpoint Prime

How the WEC's heavyweight duel reached its controversial flashpoint

The Ferrari versus Porsche fight for the FIA World Endurance Championship's GTE Pro title had been a finely-poised affair, right up until Alessandro Pier Guidi's punt on Michael Christensen in the closing stages of the Bahrain 8 Hours handed Ferrari a provisional title, pending Porsche's appeal. Here's how the controversy played out.

AF Corse "proved it was the best" in GTE Am, says Perrodo

Francois Perrodo says the #83 AF Corse crew proved beyond doubt that it is the best team in GTE Am following its convincing run to the title in the FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain.

WRT 'widened the eyes' of its rivals with LMP2 title success

Ferdinand Habsburg says WRT ‘widened the eyes’ of its rivals by winning the LMP2 title in its first year of competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Ogier: LMP2 best bet for 2022 endurance switch

Seven-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier says the LMP2 class would be his preferred option for an endurance racing switch in 2022 after completing his maiden test in Toyota's Hypercar.

The remarkable fixes Toyota used to avert another Le Mans disaster

The 1-2 finish achieved by Toyota at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours was a result that will have surprised few, given its status as pre-event favourite. But the result was anything but straightforward, as worsening fuel pressure concerns required the team's drivers and engineers to pursue "creative fixes" on the fly. Here is the full story of how it reached the end without a lengthy pit visit