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March 8th, 2013
Audi believes this year’s Sebring 12 Hours will be an emotional occasion as the firm prepares to enter the race for the final time with LMP1 machinery. The German manufacturer has scored 10 wins in the American event, which it first entered in 1999. LMP1 cars will not be eligible at Sebring after this season, as the race will form part of the unified sportscar series (when the American Le Mans Series merges with Grand-Am) from 2014
March 6th, 2013
Le Mans winner and former Formula 1 driver Allan McNish will be part of BBC Radio 5 Live’s commentary team for the 2013 F1 season.
January 17th, 2013
The British JRM Racing squad has opted against continuing in the World Endurance Championship this season and will instead focus on its LMP1 campaign on a one-car assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours. JRM, which moved into P1 with an HPD ARX-03a last season, announced on Thursday that it did not file an WEC entry but did put one in for Le Mans ahead of Wednesday’s closing date for entries.
January 16th, 2013
Neel Jani will retain his Rebellion drive for the 2013 season. The 29-year-old Swiss driver has been part of the squad since joining for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, when it was still running under the Sebah banner. Jani, a former Toro Rosso Formula 1 test driver and Champ Car racer, achieved the best results of his sportscar career so far last year, when he was part of Rebellion’s winning crew at Petit Le Mans and finished fourth at Le Mans
September 28th, 2012
IndyCar driver Takumo Sato will make his sportscar debut in OAK Racing’s new LMP1 contender at the Fuji World Endurance Championship round. The Honda-contracted Japanese driver will drive the OAK-Pescarolo LMP1, powered by the Honda Performance Development V8 engine, with team regulars Bertrand Baguette and Dominik Kraihamer at Fuji on October 14 and then the WEC finale at China’s Shanghai circuit at the end of the month. The new HPD-engined version of the 2012 OAK P1 was given a shakedown by Sato at Magny-Cours on Thursday.
June 21st, 2012
Toyota’s Le Mans 24 Hours performance proved that it has the pace to fight with Audi, according to its racing team president Yoshiaki Kinoshita. The Japanese manufacturer entered a pair of TS030 HYBRIDs in the sportscar race last weekend, and although accidents prevented either car from finishing, Nicolas Lapierre did manage to lead the event during the opening hours. Kinoshita said that after being uncertain pre-weekend whether his team could pose a threat to the Audi hybrids and diesels, the pace shown has answered some key questions
March 29th, 2012
Toni Vilander has completed AF Corse’s line-up for the FIA GT1 World Championship. The 31-year-old Finn will share one of the team’s 458 Italias with Filip Salaquarda while the other is driven by GT3 European champion Francesco Castellacci and Enzo Ide.
February 7th, 2012
Nick Heidfeld has revealed that he rejected other offers to race in sportscars this year before signing for Rebellion Racing. The Formula 1 veteran was confirmed last week as part of the team’s LMP1 line-up for selected events in the new World Endurance Championship, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.
February 6th, 2012
Gerard Lopez says his team is fully committed to retaining the Lotus name in Formula 1, even if circumstances play out that the sportscar manufacturer no longer sponsors his outfit.
January 31st, 2012
Lotus has confirmed that it will back Colin Kolles’ team’s World Endurance Championship LMP2 programme, as revealed by last week’s AUTOSPORT magazine . The Kolles-run Kodewa squad will campaign two Lola B12/80s under the Lotus title, with Lotus-badged V8s from Engine Developments, which is also building the sportscar-maker’s IndyCar engine. Lotus’s motorsport director Claudio Berro said the partnership was an ideal way for the group to take a step up the endurance racing ladder after returning to the GT class with the Evora last year.
January 30th, 2012
Nicolas Lapierre says he felt Toyota was a better option for his sportscar career than a potential Peugeot seat even before the French manufacturer withdrew from Le Mans racing. Lapierre won last year’s Sebring 12 Hours in an ORECA-run Peugeot, and admitted that he had talks with Peugeot over joining its works team. But he was ultimately announced as part of the driving strength for Toyota’s return to sportscars’ top class.
November 28th, 2011
Donington Park will host Britain’s round of the Le Mans Series next year, taking over Silverstone’s spot as the championship’s British round. Silverstone’s AUTOSPORT 6 Hours has been a permanent fixture on the LMS calendar since 2007, but is moving to form part of FIA World Endurance Championship next year instead.
November 3rd, 2011
Formula 1 chiefs have approved the name change requests that were put forward at today’s F1 Commission meeting in Geneva – bringing an end to the long-running row over the Lotus moniker.
September 9th, 2011
Wirth Research is to extend its alliance with Honda Performance Development to encompass an IndyCar bodywork programme from 2013. Nick Wirth’s organisation has already collaborated with Honda on the Acura/HPD LMP1 and LMP2 sportscar projects that achieved championship success in the American Le Mans Series.
September 8th, 2011
Lola and Drayson Racing Technologies have announced that Formula 1 engine supplier Cosworth and global defence and security company BAE Systems will be among the partners in their all-electric LMP car project. The programme, which was announced in July, sees the sportscar and single-seater constructor join forces with the former leading American Le Mans Series team to build the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV. The aim is to match the pace of the current leading LMP1 machines with an all-electric car based on the current Lola LMP1 chassis.
January 27th, 2011
TDS Racing will enter the sportscar arena this year, fielding an LMP2 class Nissan-powered ORECA in the Le Mans Series.
January 20th, 2011
Renault is setting its sights on a top-three finish in the world championship this year, as the team hints about a very ‘brave’ design for its R31. The Enstone-based outfit is due to unveil its 2011 challenger in Valencia on January 31, and there are high hopes that the car will help the outfit make further progress on the steps it delivered throughout last year. The team’s chief operating officer Patrick Louis has said that the ambition is for a top-three finish in the title chase – with technical director James Allison hinting about an aggressive design to its new car
December 11th, 2010
The Le Mans Series has finalised its 2011 calendar by confirming Estoril as the last round of the championship. A six-hour race in Portugal had been scheduled for the season-closer on 23-25 September next year with the circuit still to be advised, and Estoril has now been picked as the venue.
August 5th, 2010
BMW will withdraw from either sportscar racing or the World Touring Car Championship if it presses ahead with its proposed DTM entry in 2012, reveals this week’s AUTOSPORT magazine. The manufacturer’s motorsport boss Mario Theissen admitted to AUTOSPORT that it could not sustain three works programmes and it will have to decide its priorities. BMW still has not committed to the WTCC as a factory entry beyond the end of this season, while its GT project is so far confirmed to the end of 2011.
August 19th, 2009
Former Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell is to make his racing return in this year’s AUTOSPORT 1000Km at Silverstone next month.