Renowned McLaren racing team Lanzante has revealed its LM 25 Editions, a suite of seven cars to celebrate a significant landmark. 2020 marks a full quarter of a century since McLaren entered the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race for the first time, and won.
The hypercar era of the World Endurance Championship is getting closer by the day. With road cars — albeit incredibly fast, exclusive, and expensive ones — coming in as the top class of competition, the series and its showpiece race will return to the feel of its glory days.
Prepare to say farewell to the prototype era. A new set of rules agreed by the FIA and ACO confirms that the new top category will use hypercars more closely resembling manufacturers’ road cars, instead of cookie-cutter prototype race cars.
It looks like the face of top level endurance motorsport will change from 2020. The FIA has revealed plans to move away from purpose-built racing prototypes and back towards a high performance road car formula.
The third expansion pack for Project Cars 2 got a bit of an early reveal on the Microsoft Store. This time around, Slightly Mad Studio is taking players to one of the most iconic races in the world — the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It’s a little too early to say that the World Endurance Championship (WEC) is a series in crisis. The signs aren’t good though; only one manufacturer remains in the top LMP1 category as brands ditch the expensive hybrid category for the electric hum of Formula E.
The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours endurance festival is only hours away from starting. This weekend a total of 60 entrants will try to reach the podium in one of the most gruelling motorsport events known to man. Needless to say, we won’t know the outcome until the very last second.
With 322 race starts to his name, Rubens Barrichello handily owns the title of most experienced Formula One driver. Despite never winning the driver’s championship, the Brazilian did finish second in points in 2002 and 2004 as Michael Schumacher’s teammate at Ferrari, and more recently third in 2009 during Brawn GP’s whirlwind single-season campaign.
With both grief and tears, supporters of the largest Japanese car manufacturer will remember this last weekend at the prestigious Le Mans festival. Toyota lost the race which was seemingly destined to be a sure victory, the first one for the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ after a long 25 years of hovering around the podium’s top spot.