Charles Leclerc has responded to Ferrari's decision to challenge for outright victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours from 2023 by saying he would jump at the chance to compete in the endurance classic. The Monegasque Formula One driver told reporters he had always been a fan of the annual sportscar race in eastern France. New Spanish team mate Carlos Sainz said he was not thinking about future projects.
Ferrari last entered the top category at Le Mans in 1973 and rivals will include Toyota, Peugeot, Porsche and Audi among major manufacturers. The Hypercar category replaces the previous LMP1 in endurance racing. Ferrari has won Le Mans outright nine times but not since 1965, when it fought a famed battle with Ford at the Sarthe circuit in western France.
Jaguar Classic’s Continuation programme has used scans and archive data to recreate the model.
Early season races in Texas and Argentina have been postponed. The Qatar Grand Prix, a floodlit night race, has long been the opener but will now be followed by a Grand Prix of Doha at the same Losail circuit on April 4. "The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns and complications sadly oblige the postponement of both the Argentina GP and the Americas GP until the last quarter of 2021," MotoGP said in a statement.