All seats taken at Cool Racing

Cool Racing has filled all their seats for the European Le Mans Series 2021. The Swiss team announced that team owners Nicolas Lapierre and Alexandre Coigny once again would share the ORECA 07 LMP2 with Antonin Borga, and that they would bring an LMP3 car into the ELMS too, which will run #19, since their traditional number #37 is already by their LMP2 entry. Nicolas Maulini was named as the first and only driver back then, but the Bronze rated driver has got two teammates signed up now. He finished…

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RLR MSport with Jakobsen, Benham and Kapadia

RLR MSport has finally confirmed the three drivers for the upcoming European Le Mans Series 2021. Malthe Jakobsen will be driving his second season for the team, after he showed impressive speed through 2020, and even more at the Asian Le Mans Series during February 2021. He will be sharing the Ligier JS P320 with Alex Kapadia, who has raced for RLR MSport on several occasions. Kapadia is a very fast driver, and has a huge knowledge about LMP3 cars, so he will be an important figure for Jakobsen, who…

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Corvette opens the door to the world

Corvette Racing has slightly opened its doors to the rest of the world. The American sportscar team has been an (almost) ever present at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since Year 2000, but had to miss out on the 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 situation. The team has confirmed today that they will enter the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps on 1 May, with Antonio Garcia and Oliver Gavin behind the wheel. They should have raced at Portimao in Portugal early April, but that race was pushed back…

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Precote Herberth Motorsport with two cars

Precote Herberth Motorsport will run a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 R cars in the ADAC GT Masters 2021. The Championship winning outfit from 2018 will bring their traditional #99, driven by Robert Renauer and Sven Müller. Renauer is part owner of the team, together with his twin brother Alfred, and it was Robert who won the 2018 title alongside Matthieu Jaminet. Müller has been a bit in and out of ADAC GT Masters, having previously raced for the team in 2017. Müller and Renauer raced together for most of…

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36 cars entered at Sebring

There will be 36 cars on the grid for round 2 of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring International Raceway. The DPi category will have the same seven cars entered, like the opening round at Daytona. That four times Cadillac from Mustang Sampling #5, Whelen Engineering #31, Ally Racing #48 and Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing #01. Acura has two cars entered, split into the Championship leading team Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing #10 with Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Alexander Rossi, and the Meyer Shank Racing #60 outfit.…

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Habsburg, Menchaca and Bradley to APR

Algarve Pro Racing is slowly getting their seats filled up for the European Le Mans Series 2021. The Portuguese outfit, run by Samantha and Stewart Cox, will enter a total of three cars in the ELMS, with car #24 being run under their own name. Ferdinand Habsburg, Diego Menchaca, and Richard Bradley will be the three drivers on the car. Habsburg is a well-known name at APR. The Austrian won the Asian Le Mans Series with the team this February, and will be one of the drivers with the most…

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Le Mans 2021 entry list revealed

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed the entry list for the 89th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will run on 21-22 August 2021. The list is once again 62 cars, with exactly half the field being LMP cars, and the other half being GTE cars. The Hypercar category has no surprises. There are the five cars, which have entered the FIA World Endurance Championship, with two cars from Toyota Gazoo Racing, two from Glickenhaus Racing, and a single from Alpine Elf Matmut. The LMP2 category is…

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Nielsen and Legge stay in IMSA

Christina Nielsen and Katherine Legge will complete the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The two female drivers were confirmed at Team Hardpoint EBM shortly before the 24 hour race at Daytona, and that deal has been extended for the rest of the season. They will continue to drive the Porsche 911 GT3-R #88. Teammates Earl Bamber and Rob Ferriol will switch to their own car, which is car #99. The four drivers finished 10th in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, bagging many good points for the championship,…

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D’Station signs Watson

D’Station Racing has signed their third and final driver for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season. The Japanese team has made an agreement with Andrew Watson, who raced for Gulf Racing UK through the 2019/20 season in FIA WEC, plus the occasional ELMS outing for the team. 26-year-old Watson is ranked Silver, which is exactly what the team needs next to Gold driver Tomonobu Fujii and Bronze driver Satoshi Hoshino. D’Station Racing will make its FIA WEC debut in 2021 but has signed with TF Sport, which was close…

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Di Resta back at UA

Paul Di Resta will once again be in a United Autosports entry for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021. The Scot will the lead driver of the team’s third car in this year’s race. Di Resta took Pole Position for the 2020 edition with the team, and was part of the winning combo with Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson, but those three drivers are not allowed to race together this year, since Hanson has been upgraded to Gold ranking, and it’s not allowed to run Platinum, Platinum, and Gold…

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SRT41 back for 2021

SRT41 is back at the race tracks in 2021. The French team is currently testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain, ahead of their at least three planned race outings in 2021. For those who don’t know the story behind SRT41, it’s a very special team, with two of the three drivers being Paralympic athletes. Team owner Frederic Sausset had his own debut at Le Mans in 2016, and is a quadruple amputee, with a bacteria attacking all four limbs, which had to be amputated. The team completed the race,…

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Several driver announcements for ADAC GT Masters

ADAC GT Masters is slowly but surely getting ready for the 2021 season. A sign of that is the team beginning to announce their drivers. The series announced a 33 car entry for the season, with a mix of new and old teams. One of the old teams has gotten a bit of a new look for 2021. KÜS Team75 Bernhard will run a brand new driver combination, in the shape of 2020 Champion Christian Engelhart alongside Thomas Preining. Engelhart won the title for SSR Performance alongside Michael Ammermüller, with…

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FIA WEC schedule changes once again

The FIA World Endurance Championship 2021 schedule has been updated one more time. This time around, it’s down to changes with the opening round in Portimao. ACO and LMEM have chosen to move the race to 13 June, which yesterday’s Le Mans announcement left empty. Their hope is for the travel restrictions between especially Great Britain and Portugal to have been ended, and the chance of letting in spectators for the race. That will turn the race at Spa Francorchamps on 1 May into being the opening round of the…

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31 cars enter LMC 2021

31 cars are entered for the Michelin Le Mans Cup 2021. That is an expansion of two cars compared to the 2020 season, with several changes to the field. There have been some cars dropping out of the GT3 category, but Pzoberer Zürichsee by TFT returns with their Porsche, in addition to a single AF Corse Ferrari, and two Iron Lynx Ferrari cars. Rinaldi Racing will bring one of their GT3 Ferrari’s, just like they ran in the Asian Le Mans Series. 10Q Racing Team is a brand new team…

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Fittipaldi for the ovals

Pietro Fittipaldi will return to the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2021 season. The Brazilian, with the famous granddad, will be racing for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing in car #51, which he will share with Romain Grosjean. Grosjean has chosen to stick to the road and street courses, and skipping the ovals for now. He has mentioned in an interview, that his serious accident in Bahrain made him decide to skip the oval races in 2021. Fittipaldi has raced for Dale Coyne Racing back in 2018, but…

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IMSA reacts to Le Mans change

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has reacted to the date change of the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans. The change in date resulted in a date clash between their race at Virginia International Raceway and Le Mans. That has resulted in a number of changes for the American series. The VIR race is for GTLM and GTD cars only, and the GTLM cars hopefully being in France for Le Mans in August. So that race has been pushed back to 10 October. That moves the season finale at Petit Le…

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Le Mans moves to August, schedule change in ELMS and LMC

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has chosen to push the 2021 edition of the 24 hours car race back to August. That is due to the COVID-19 situation, which still creates issues around the world. The race has been moved to 21-22 August, since the ACO hopes to be able to let in spectators by then. There is however no news regarding the number of fans – if it’s the full capacity of 250.000+ or if it will be a reduced edition, like 2020 was thought to be with certain zones…

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Ally Racing continues the programme

Ally Racing will continue their programme in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, for three more weekends in 2021. The team was entered at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which was their only planned race for the programme. They had so big success, finishing second in the race, that they have chosen to keep running for the rest of the Michelin Endurance Cup. The team is run by Action Express Racing, with a parallel programme with the Whelen Engineering #31 car. The big selling point for the team is Jimmie Johnson,…

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WRT presents colours and drivers

Team WRT has presented the six drivers, for their 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series campaigns. Their three FIA WEC will be Robin Frijns, Ferdinand Habsburg and Charles Milesi in car #31. All three drivers will have their FIA WEC debut, but Habsburg is already up to speed, having run and won in the Asian Le Mans Series in February 2021. The Austrian was at Daytona in January, just like Milesi, but none of the drivers got to race in anything but the practice, since their…

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Dramatic day in Diriyah – updated

It was a very dramatic day in Saudi Arabia, when the second round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship 2021 was run on the streets of Diriyah. The drama started in FP3, where Edoardo Mortara in the ROKiT Venturi Racing car went off the track at high speed, so he had to make a trip to the hospital. That meant that all Mercedes-powered cars had to miss Qualifying, since the FIA had to investigate all the cars. Championship leader Nyck de Vries was one of the drivers missing…

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