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SMP prepared to modify LMP1 car after airborne crash

SMP Racing has stated it is prepared to modify its BR1 LMP1 car if necessary as it investigates the dramatic airborne crash one of its cars suffered at Spa.

Maldonado's team must "reset" after fraught WEC debut

Ex-Formula 1 racer Pastor Maldonado says his DragonSpeed LMP2 team must "reset" after a troubled FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Spa.

Hankey regrets not taking Lamy chance at Spa

Euan Hankey admits he regrets not taking his chance to pass Aston Martin factory driver Pedro Lamy for GTE Am class victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship Spa opener.

Ferrari cannot "delude itself" with Spa GTE podium

Ferrari driver Davide Rigon says the team cannot “delude itself” with its GTE Pro podium finish in last weekend’s Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener.

Toyota expected privateers to be closer at Spa

Toyota team director Rob Leupen admits he was expecting a stronger challenge from the LMP1 privateers in last weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Rebellion warns LMP1 competition not "attractive"

Leading LMP1 privateer team Rebellion Racing has warned the category will not remain "attractive" unless the non-hybrids are given a performance boost to take on the dominant Toyotas.

Toyota froze Spa WEC battle in Alonso's favour

Toyota has revealed it froze the top two positions in Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa in favour of Fernando Alonso's car at the final pitstops.

Tincknell “battered and bruised” after 29G Eau Rouge hit

Ford driver Harry Tincknell escaped injury in a 29G crash at Eau Rouge during Saturday's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa, but said the impact left him feeling "battered and bruised".

Gallery: Alonso's Spa WEC win in photos

Recap Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso's debut win in FIA World Endurance Championship's Six Hours of Spa round with our selection of photographs.

Alonso: WEC debut win “fantastic” way to end victory drought

Fernando Alonso says his first race win since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix felt "fantastic", as he shared victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa with Toyota teammates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima.

Spa WEC: Toyota takes 1-2, Alonso wins on debut

Toyota secured a one-two finish in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship superseason at Spa, with Fernando Alonso’s car taking a narrow win.

DragonSpeed explains Fittipaldi's leg-breaking Spa crash

Pietro Fittipaldi's leg-breaking accident in qualifying for today's World Endurance Championship opener at Spa was almost certainly caused by power steering issues, his DragonSpeed team believes. 

Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari call for GTE BoP reset

Aston Martin, BMW and Ferrari are lobbying for the GTE Pro Balance of Performance to be reset for the next six-hour round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in August. 

Fittipaldi undergoes surgery after Spa WEC crash

Pietro Fittipaldi underwent a successful operation on Friday night after his high-speed crash during qualifying for the FIA World Endurance Championship curtain-raiser at Spa.

Privateer LMP1s “cannot dream” of racing Toyota

Drivers from leading privateer LMP1 teams have ruled out taking the fight to Toyota in Saturday’s FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Fittipaldi suffers suspected leg fractures in Spa WEC crash

Pietro Fittipaldi has sustained "suspected fractures to both legs" in a heavy crash in qualifying for the World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa-Francorchamps, the FIA has confirmed.

Manor LMP1 team withdraws from Spa WEC opener

Ginetta has confirmed the Manor LMP1 team has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa owing to cash flow problems.

Spa WEC: Toyota on pole, Fittipaldi suffers big crash

Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi took pole position for the FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa ahead of Toyota teammates Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima. 

Manor silent on lack of timed running at Spa

The Manor LMP1 team has refused to disclose why it has failed to turn a timed lap in free practice for this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa. 

Spa WEC: Rebellion leads Toyota in third practice

Rebellion Racing led the way in third practice for the FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa, beating the best of the Toyotas by less than a second.

Spa WEC: Toyota pulls clear of privateer rivals in FP2

Toyota increased its margin over the privateer LMP1 pack in second free practice for the opening round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa.

Spa WEC: Alonso tops first practice for Toyota

Toyota newcomer Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the first practice session of the new FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa.

Ten things to watch for in the Spa WEC opener

The 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason kicks off this weekend at Spa with a field of 37 cars set to do battle at the legendary Belgian track. Jamie Klein guides you through what to look out for.

Rowland confident Manor will be "right there" at Spa

New Manor LMP1 recruit Oliver Rowland says he’s sure the British squad will be “right there” among the privateers for next week’s FIA World Endurance Championship Spa opener.

Privateer LMP1s dealt double EoT blow for Spa

Non-hybrid LMP1 cars have received a double performance hit for the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa next month.

Spa a "learning" race for Rebellion, says Jani

Former FIA World Endurance champion Neel Jani says Rebellion Racing will treat this year’s Spa season opener as a “learning” race despite a “great” Prologue test.

Duval gets Audi blessing for WEC/DTM double

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Loic Duval has been given permission by Audi to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship on the same weekend as the DTM in May. 

Toyota to run low-downforce aero kit for Spa

Toyota will run its TS050 Hybrids in Le Mans 24 Hours aerodynamic configuration at the FIA World Endurance Championship superseason opener at Spa next month. 

WEC reveals 37-car entry list for Spa opener

A total of 37 cars will line up for the opening round of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season in Spa, it has been revealed.

Fittipaldi to make WEC LMP1 debut with DragonSpeed

Formula V8 3.5 champion Pietro Fittipaldi will make his World Endurance Championship debut in 2018, racing for DragonSpeed in the LMP1 class.