Ferrari LMH surpasses 10,000km in testing as launch date set

The Scuderia has announced that it will take the covers off its still-unnamed hybrid-powered LMH challenger on October 30, the final day of the traditional end-of-season Ferrari World Finals event at Imola.
Ferrari began testing the new machine at its Fiorano in July, and since then it has visited Mugello, Barcelona, Imola and most recently Portimao as it prepares for the car’s race debut in …Keep reading Source

Cadillac reveals Chip Ganassi WEC LMDh line-up for 2023

The solo Cadillac V-LMDh to be run by Chip Ganassi Racing, whose position as the marque’s WEC entrant was finally confirmed, will be raced in the seven-round series in 2023 by Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and Richard Westbrook.
Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Bamber and Lynn, a class winner at the French enduro, are moving across from Ganassi’s IMSA SportsCar Championship line-up, which they …Keep reading Source

Watch Fuji Full Access: Episode 2

It begins with a unique experience and one that is very popular in Japan, the circuit safari, as the WEC stars and cars complete laps navigating coaches loaded with some lucky fans who explore the true sensation of the track action.
Then it is down to the serious business of practice, with the episode focusing on how co-drivers help each other find improvements. From in-session set-up and track …Keep reading Source

WEC 2023 calendar expands to seven rounds, Portimao returns

The Portuguese fixture at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve near Portimao returns to the WEC calendar after a year’s absence in a six-hour format on 16 April, which means it clashes with the Long Beach weekend of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.
Its place on the schedule was confirmed with the publication of the 2023 WEC calendar by the FIA after a World Motor Sport Council e-vote, which is …Keep reading Source

Who will race in WEC and IMSA with LMDh/LMH cars in 2023?

A combination of lower costs, particularly when compared to the LMP1 era of the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the chance to race the same car in two major series have proven key factors in luring manufacturers back to the top class of the WEC (simply known now as ‘Hypercar’) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (where the equivalent class is called ‘GTP’).
Before we proceed …Keep reading Source

Da Costa admits JOTA Porsche LMDh seat would be “logical”

Da Costa has been part of the JOTA line-up in the WEC’s LMP2 class since the 2019/20 season, and currently shares the British squad’s #38 Oreca 07 with Will Stevens and Roberto Gonzalez.
JOTA has already announced plans to step up to the Hypercar class next year with a customer Porsche 963 LMDh car, but has not yet confirmed any drivers.
But da Costa joining the factory Porsche Formula E …Keep reading Source

Da Costa: Jota Porsche LMDh seat would be “logical”

Da Costa has been part of the Jota line-up in the WEC’s LMP2 class since the 2019/20 season, and currently shares the British squad’s #38 ORECA 07 with Will Stevens and Roberto Gonzalez.
Jota has already announced plans to step up to the Hypercar class next year with a customer Porsche 963 LMDh car, but has not yet confirmed any drivers.
But da Costa joining the factory Porsche Formula E …Keep reading Source

Watch Six Hours of Fuji Full Access: Episode 1

After a break following Monza, the WEC returned to action with the penultimate event of the season and its first return to Japan since the 2019-2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The documentary follows the arrival of the WEC stars in Tokyo and then on to Fuji Speedway, as preparations begin in earnest on Thursday with a track walk and pitstop practice.
Given the WEC’s time away …Keep reading Source

Porsche pleased with Daytona test progress for 963 LMDh car

Thomas Laudenbach, boss of Porsche Motorsport, described the test at the venue for the hybrid prototype’s race debut in January’s Daytona 24 Hours, the opening round of the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship, as “a good step forward”.
“I am glad to see that we did make progress,” Laudenbach told Autosport.
“The [development] curve went upwards and we made a lot of miles, which is …Keep reading Source

Lamborghini developing new V8 turbo engine for 2024 LMDh car

The first details of the internal combustion element of the car’s hybrid powertrain were announced on Monday along with the release of a further teaser image of the Lamborghini LMDh being developed in conjunction with French constructor Ligier Automotive.
The LMDh engine will be a first ground-up design by the Lamborghini Squadra Corse in-house motorsport department established in 2013, as …Keep reading Source