March 3, 2021
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 …

Laurent scrambling for seat after late Alpine snub

The French driver concedes that a return to the WEC, where he has raced since 2017, is now unlikely and says his primary focus is on securing a seat in the European Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours.Laurent was part of the Signatech Alpine squad in LMP2 for the 2019/20 WEC campaign, but was informed early last month that his services wouldn’t be required for the team’s step up to the …Keep reading …

WEC

Ferrari announces top flight Le Mans return with hypercar

The Italian manufacturer will line up in the FIA World Endurance Championship with an in-house chassis and take on hypercar competition from Toyota, Peugeot, Glickenhaus and ByKolles, while Audi, Porsche and Acura are building new LMDh prototypes which will also be eligible to compete in a unified Le Mans Hypercar class.“In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led …Keep reading …

WEC

Ferrari announces top flight Le Mans, Sportscars return

The Italian manufacturer will line up in the FIA World Endurance Championship with an in-house chassis and take on hypercar competition from Toyota, Peugeot, Glickenhaus and ByKolles, while Audi, Porsche and Acura are building new LMDh prototypes which will also be eligible to compete in a unified Le Mans Hypercar class.“In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led …Keep reading …

Alesi joins Super GT test as Sakaguchi replaces Fenestraz

Ex-Formula 2 driver Alesi will test the GT300 outfit’s Lexus RC F GT3 at the former Pacific Grand Prix venue on March 6-7, and is expected to remain with the team for at least the first half of the season.While the 21-year-old didn’t appear on the entry list for the 2021 season issued last week, Team Thailand has since clarified to Motorsport.com that he has been signed as its third …Keep reading …