How sportscar racing's big three stack up

How sportscar racing's big three stack up

Last weekend's WEC opener offered up some more clues about the competitive picture between Audi, Toyota and Porsche. GARY WATKINS reveals what he learned

Time was when a trip out to Becketts at Silverstone to watch the cars in free practice would have been followed by my arrival back in the press room with a pretty accurate 'guesstimate' of the top positions on the time sheets. Not any more, at least in the brave new world of the LMP1 class.

New rules for the premier class of the World Endurance Championship this season mean a new approach to getting around a lap. That much was evident when I ventured out to what these days we generically call Becketts - but is actually a sequence comprising Maggotts, Becketts and Chapel - for opening practice at the Silverstone WEC opener last Friday.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just