Michael Fassbender contests his maiden season in this year’s European Le Mans Series. The German-Irish actor will race a 2017-spec Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the Proton Competition customer squad. Supported by Porsche, Fassbender takes the next step on his personal “Road to Le Mans” journey at this year’s endurance series. “Even before I started acting I had a big dream to go racing. It was clear to me at a young age. My father was an avid driver and he taught me a lot,” says Fassbender, describing his motor racing passion.
While the real prototypes and GTEs will take to the track on 19/20th September for the 88th edition of the world’s greatest endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, professional racing drivers and esport specialists will settle into their simulator seats on 13/14th June to compete in the biggest esports endurance race ever seen, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.
Further to the announcement by Aston Martin Limited that it will postpone development work on its Valkyrie Hypercar programme, the FIA, ACO and its racing championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship, wish to make the following statement.
The Richard Mille Racing Team, in association with the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, will be fielding the first-ever all-female line-up in the LMP2 category of the 2020 and 2021 European Le Mans Series, marking another great step for top female racers. With a Commission-supported crew already competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the goal of having females challenging for honors at the highest level, with professional racing teams, continues to gather momentum.
The fifth round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship will be hosted by the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday 23 February.
One of the greatest names in the history of international sports car racing, Tom Kristensen, has today been named as Grand Marshal for SuperSebring.
Very regrettably, the local Brazilian promoter for the 6 Hours of São Paulo has been unable to meet its contractual obligations and the WEC organization has been faced with no other alternative than to find a replacement venue.
Peugeot Sport has today announced that it will be joining the FIA World Endurance Championship with a yet-to-be-revealed hybrid-powered hypercar.
Rebellion Racing dominated the LMP1 category at today’s 4 Hours of Shanghai with their Rebellion R13–Gibson.
Below are the main headlines from Qualifying at round 3 of FIA WEC Season 8, the 4 Hours of Shanghai. The session saw several new entries in the WEC history books!