Le Mans

Kristensen 'Under No Illusions' Over WEC Rivals (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport

World champion Tom Kristensen expects a tough World Endurance Championship ahead as he prepares to start the opening race of the season on the front r...

LOOK: Webber Pleased As Porsche Top WEC Test At Paul Ricard

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Sport

Former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber has hailed Porsche's two-day test session at the Paul Ricard circuit for the FIA World Endurance Championship as "...

LOOK: Le Mans Star Steve McQueen Would Have Been 84 Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Steve McQueen, one of the world's greatest actors and the man who brought the Le Mans 24 Hours to the silver screen, would have been 84 today. The ...

LOOK: Webber Reveals Porsche's New Le Mans Challenger

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Sport

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber has helped Porsche unveil its first top-flight endurance car in 16 years which they hope will lead to Le Mans and Worl...

F1, WRC, BTCC, WEC - Why 2014 Could Be a Classic Racing Year

David Hobbs | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Not only have we - come on, admit it - enjoyed The Great F1 Shake-Up after Red Bull's disastrous test at Jerez, but events elsewhere have got petrol heads champing at the bit for the season to really get going - and it's still only February. If all falls into place, we could potentially be in for one of those classic years.

Audi Turns To Ex-F1 Driver Di Grassi For Le Mans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

They were difficult boots to fill but Audi have chosen the man to replace three-time Le Mans winner, Allan McNish - former F1 driver, Lucas di Grassi....

World Champion Allan McNish Retires: A Personal Appreciation

David Hobbs | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

As a racing fan and a Le Mans nut I read the tweet that announced Allan McNish's retirement with disbelief and then denial. The avalanche of messages that followed made it clear that the three-time Le Mans winner was indeed quitting while at the top of the sport, just 45 days after clinching the 2013 World Endurance Championship title in Shanghai... I was stunned.

Sportscar World Champion Allan McNish Quits Racing

The Huffington Post UK/PA | David Hobbs | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Sport

Allan McNish has retired from racing with immediate effect. The three-time Le Mans winner made the announcement just a few weeks after clinching th...

Britain's Newest Motor Racing World Champion Shed 'A Few Tears'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Sport

Allan McNish has admitted he shed 'a few tears' when he won the World Endurance Championship title in China. The Scot crossed the line in third pla...

Why Silverstone Will Always Have a Place in My Heart

Damon Hill | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Sport
Damon Hill

I write this from the famous Northamptonshire circuit of Silverstone. Geographically speaking though, I'm actually in Buckinghamshire, as the vast circuit straddles two counties. It's June, but the rain is pouring down. Outside, a cluster of umbrellas and rain-sodden macs bobs eagerly around at the paddock perimeter to catch a glimpse of one of 22 heroes who haven't even arrived yet. It's mad but somehow it makes perfect sense, and it feels like coming home. It can only be the annual occupation of the British Grand Prix.

Webber To Quit Formula 1 For Porsche

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Sport

Mark Webber is to quit Formula One at the end of the season to race sports cars for German manufacturer Porsche. The 36-year-old Australian has dec...

LOOK: Audi Trumps Toyota At Le Mans After Dramatic Finale

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Sport

Audi fought off the Toyota challenge for a second year to claim the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans after a tense and emotional race that was tinged with tra...

LOOK: Audi Tightens Grip On Le Mans With Six Hours To Go

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Sport

After the tragedy of Allan Simonsen's death and ensuing dramas of the first nine hours at Le Mans, the 24 Hours turned tense as the leading Audi fough...

LOOK: Audi Leads Le Mans After Nine Hours

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Sport

Audi is leading the Le Mans 24 Hours after nine hours of racing but the event has been marred by tragedy after the death of a driver soon after the ra...

Tragedy Strikes At Le Mans As Aston Martin Driver Dies After Crash

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport

Updated 22:25 CET, 22 June 2013 - ACO/FIA joint statement Tragedy struck at the Le Mans 24 Hours when Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen died after...

LOOK: Aston Martin Celebrates Centenary With Le Mans Pole

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport

Aston Martin's centenary celebratons continued in fine style on Saturday when its cars started from pole position at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The #99 ...

Little to Choose Between Le Mans Leading Contenders

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Sport

The team that has dominated the Le Mans 24 Hours for more than a decade goes into this year's event not quite sure how the battle with their main riva...

Webber 'Would Be Embraced By All' In Sportscars

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Sport

Mark Webber would be a welcome addition to the World Endurance Championship if he chose to jump ship from Formula One, according to one man who has ra...

Goodbye To All That.. (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Sport

Rumour is rife in Formula 1 and the sport would be much the poorer without it but the latest speculation surrounding Red Bull driver Mark Webber and h...

Life in the Fast Lane

Leena Gade | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Sport
Leena Gade

I am not treated differently to anyone else on the team and I was given an opportunity to take on a role that would be tough whether you are male or female. I am very lucky to work in such a technical field that is truly challenging and I hope that what both Teena and I do can open up the world of engineering and high performance to a wider audience.

I Met the Stig

Lara Platman | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lara Platman

For once I have arrived at a motoring event during the middle of the morning, quite a leisurely time indeed and also for once I am quite undressed, I ...

'I was Lucky' Admits Davidson After Huge Le Mans Crash

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Sport

Anthony Davidson admitted he was 'petrified' during his massive crash at the Le Mans 24 Hours and that he had 'been lucky' to have come away with only...

Le Mans: Audi Wins Again, Toyota Wins Respect

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport

Audi have won the 80th Le Mans 24 Hours, claiming their 11th victory in 13 years and taking a clean sweep of the podium. Andre Lotterer took the ch...

Le Mans: Toyota Out As Davidson Breaks His Back

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Sport

Toyota have pulled their sole remaining car out of the Le Mans 24 Hours after 11 hours and 134 laps, leaving the Audi team holding the top three posit...

'Clearly There Is Life For Deltawing After Le Mans'

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Sport

The designer of the innovative Nissan Deltawing that crashed out at Le Mans believes the car and team have done enough to warrant further races even t...