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How Alpine's stunted Portimao charge kept Toyota clear

Despite going stride for stride for pace at Portimao, Alpine’s grandfathered LMP1 couldn’t convert pole position into a sustained victory fight against Toyota. And due to rules and car limitations that are set in stone, the French manufacturer will be searching for solutions in its own battle of endurance.

Calado "quite surprised" to beat Porsche in Portimao

Ferrari's James Calado admits he was "quite surprised" to beat Porsche in Sunday's FIA WEC Portimao 8 Hours considering the pace advantage the German marque appeared to hold.

Da Costa revels in "amazing" home win after JOTA battle

JOTA LMP2 driver Antonio Felix da Costa says his first international home win at the WEC 8 Hours of Portimao "feels amazing" after passing teammate Tom Blomqvist for the lead at the end of the race.

Toyota explains late Portimao team orders call Algarve
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Toyota explains late Portimao team orders call

The Toyota FIA World Endurance Championship squad has revealed a change to its internal rules of engagement to allow its cars to race to the chequered flag in the wake of Sunday's Portimao 8 Hours.

Portimao WEC: #8 car wins after Toyota team orders Algarve
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Portimao WEC: #8 car wins after Toyota team orders

Toyota celebrated its 100th world championship endurance race with victory in the FIA WEC 8 Hours of Portimao for the #8 entry of Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley.

Portimao WEC: Toyota in control at half-distance Algarve
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Portimao WEC: Toyota in control at half-distance

Toyota's pair of Le Mans Hypercars held the advantage over the Alpine LMP1 as the Portimao 8 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round reached the halfway mark.

Alpine expects fuel mileage disadvantage for full WEC season

Alpine has conceded that it will have to live with its inability to match the fuel mileage of the new Le Mans Hypercars through the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Portimao WEC: Alpine beats Toyotas to maiden pole Algarve
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Portimao WEC: Alpine beats Toyotas to maiden pole

Alpine edged out Toyota to claim pole position for this weekend's Portimao 8 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round in a closely-fought qualifying session.

Portimao WEC: United LMP2 leads Alpine in final practice Algarve
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Portimao WEC: United LMP2 leads Alpine in final practice

Paul di Resta and United Autosports completed a clean sweep for LMP2 machinery across free practice for Sunday's Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round, as the Glickenhaus made a dramatic improvement. 

Portimao WEC: LMP2s fastest again in FP2, di Resta quickest Algarve
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Portimao WEC: LMP2s fastest again in FP2, di Resta quickest

LMP2 cars locked out the top three places in Saturday morning’s second practice session for this weekend’s Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round, as United Autosports' Paul di Resta set the overall pace. 

Portimao WEC: Da Costa's JOTA LMP2 fastest in FP1 Algarve
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Portimao WEC: Da Costa's JOTA LMP2 fastest in FP1

JOTA LMP2 driver Antonio Felix da Costa jumped to the top of the times in the dying minutes of first practice for this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship round at Portimao.

Toyota won't contest "not avoidable" Portimao BoP blow Algarve
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Toyota won't contest "not avoidable" Portimao BoP blow

Toyota has no complaints with the double performance hit its Le Mans Hypercars have received for this weekend's Portimao round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Scherer to miss Portimao WEC after positive COVID test Algarve
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Scherer to miss Portimao WEC after positive COVID test

United Autosports LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer has been forced to sit out this weekend's Portimao FIA World Endurance Championship round after testing positive for COVID-19.

Glickenhaus hypercar "100 percent ready" for WEC debut Algarve
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Glickenhaus hypercar "100 percent ready" for WEC debut

The new Glickenhaus Le Mans Hypercar is "100 percent ready for Portimao", according to British driver Richard Westbrook. 

Toyota gets BoP performance hit for Portimao

Toyota's new GR010 Hybrid has been slowed by a double performance hit for next weekend's Portimao round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Project 1 withdraws one car from Portimao WEC race Algarve
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Project 1 withdraws one car from Portimao WEC race

The Project 1 Porsche squad has withdrawn one of its two GTE Am entries from next month's second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season at Portimao.

Duval set to miss Portimao WEC due to IMSA clash

Loic Duval is set to miss next month's second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Portimao owing to a clash with his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship commitments.

Glickenhaus names drivers for Portimao WEC debut

Ryan Briscoe, Romain Dumas and Richard Westbrook will pilot the Glickenhaus 007 LMH on the American boutique manufacturer’s debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship at Portimao.

Glickenhaus to enter one car for Portimao WEC race Algarve
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Glickenhaus to enter one car for Portimao WEC race

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will only enter a single Le Mans Hypercar for its FIA World Endurance Championship debut next month at Portimao, marque founder Jim Glickenhaus has clarified.

Di Resta to make WEC return with United at Portimao

Paul di Resta will make his return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with the United Autosports LMP2 team in next month's Portimao round, replacing Filipe Albuquerque.

Deletraz to fill in for van der Zande at Inter Europol

Louis Deletraz will deputise for an absent Renger van der Zande at the Inter Europol Competition LMP2 squad for two FIA World Endurance Championship rounds this season, including next month's Portimao race.

Corvette to contest WEC opener, Glickenhaus sits out

Chevrolet will contest the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at the Portimao circuit in Portugal with its mid-engined Corvette C8.R.