March 1, 2021
BTCC / DTM / F3 / Le Mans / WEC

Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in ‘Mr Le Mans’ book

Between 1997 and 2014, Kristensen won the world’s toughest sportscar race a record nine times for Joest Porsche, Audi and Bentley, and finished on the podium on five more occasions. Across 18 years of racing in the French classic, he stood on the podium every time his car made it to the finish. He also won the Sebring 12 Hours a record six times in a glittering sportscar career.Now retired …Keep reading …

WEC

Glickenhaus satisfied with maiden hypercar test

The American manufacturer expressed satisfaction with the run on Thursday and Friday with Romain Dumas and Franck Mailleux driving the Pipo-engined 007 LMH FIA World Endurance Championship contender.Marque boss Jim Glickenhaus revealed that the focus on the first day was on calibrating the car’s electronics before extended running began on day two.”On the first day we had to work out the …Keep reading …

Leclerc would love to drive Ferrari Le Mans Hypercar

Ferrari announced on Wednesday that it would be returning to the premier class of sportscar racing in 2023 by entering the Le Mans Hypercar class of the World Endurance Championship.The programme will see Ferrari embark on its first factory prototype campaign at world championship level since 1973, having last won Le Mans outright in 1965.Leclerc took part in the Motorsport Games-run …Keep reading …

WEC

WRT reveals full driver line-up for debut WEC season

Habsburg, who undertook his second season in the DTM in 2020 with WRT, and sometime Super Formula driver Charles Milesi have completed the line-up for the team’s solo Oreca 07.They join Envision Virgin Formula E racer Robin Frijns, who was named by the team on the release of the WEC entry list in January.Habsburg, 23, said: “Team WRT became my racing family last year in the DTM; we got …Keep reading …

WEC

Corvette to contest WEC opener, Glickenhaus sits out

The latest-generation Corvette that came on stream in last year’s IMSA Sportscar Championship will be raced by Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia in the eight-hour WEC race in Portugal on April 4.The entry provides further confirmation of Chevrolet’s intent to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2021 after skipping last year’s rescheduled edition of the French enduro as a result of the COVID-19 …Keep reading …

WEC

Corvette to contest WEC opener while Glickenhaus sits out

The latest-generation Corvette that came on stream in last year’s IMSA Sportscar Championship will be raced by Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia in the eight-hour WEC race in Portugal on April 4.The entry provides further confirmation of Chevrolet’s intent to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2021 after skipping last year’s rescheduled edition of the French enduro as a result of the COVID-19 …Keep reading …

Ferrari junior Ilott joins GT World Challenge with Iron Lynx

Ilott took second in the 2020 FIA Formula 2 championship, clinching three wins and finishing 14 points behind fellow Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher.While Ilott didn’t manage to secure graduation to Formula 1, the 22-year-old Briton took up a role as Ferrari’s F1 test and reserve driver.In addition Ilott will also represent Ferrari on track, taking part in the five-round GT World Challenge …Keep reading …