Ten years of
Our journey so far
WEC-Magazin was founded on 3rd October 2013 and became the first dedicated German-language website covering the FIA World Endurance Championship exclusively. What began as a Germany-only project soon expanded onto the international scene with the addition of English-speaking editorial staff in November 2014. Soon WEC-Magazin began to combine the best of two of the WEC’s largest markets, the UK and Germany, publishing breaking stories, exclusive interviews and race reports all about the WEC. In 2019, the WEC-Magazin Podcast followed, which is now published every week.
Since the launch, we have been creating all content on our own. Attendance at numerous races, allows us to provide our readers with top-quality analysis and coverage. Photographic material comes from our team of dedicated photographers who travel far and wide to shoot all the action. WEC-Magazin remains one of just a handful of websites covering the FIA WEC exclusively. For 10 years now, our website has been a place by fans for fans that is run entirely without advertising or other funding in our spare time. We are grateful for the time that has passed and look forward to what lies ahead.
We would like to introduce ourselves briefly: The guys behind the WEC-Magazin.
CHIEF EDITOR & Founder
Tobias is editor-in-chief and one of the co-founders of WEC-Magazin. Motorsport has always been a huge part of his life – after growing up with Formula 1, Michael Schumacher and Ferrari, it wasn’t long before Tobias discovered the wonders of endurance racing.
Tobias has travelled to racetracks all across Europe and visited countless motorsport events. Even though he has attended multiple WEC events in recent years, Tobias still has to tick off The Big One: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Attending the world’s greatest endurance race is top of his list of priorities.
SENIOR EDITOR for english content
David heads up our English-language editorial team and is also in charge of maintaining the statistics side of WEC-Magazin. Hailing originally from Kenilworth in the UK, David has lived in Sonneberg, Germany for almost a decade. He grew up watching an old VHS copy of Steve McQueen’s Le Mans and early-hour wake-up calls to watch the likes of Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill win F1 world titles.
David’s first visit to Le Mans came in 2011 with the seminal Audi-Peugeot battle. Needless to say he was hooked right there and then! Since then, he has returned to the Circuit de la Sarthe on four more occasions and also travelled to numerous other FIA WEC races to cover the race action for WEC-Magazin.
Social-Media-Manager & Co-Founder
Dominic has been a firm fixture of WEC-Magazin team right from day one. Together with Tobias, Dominic laid the foundations for the first independent WEC-dedicated website back in 2013. Now at university studying media studies, Dominic is still involved in an editorial role for the German-language website and also coordinates WEC-Magazin’s social media channels.
Dominic has been in to motorsport since he was a kid. Besides Formula 1, ADAC GT Masters and the DTM were an almost constant presence in his life while growing up. The formation of the FIA WEC grabbed Dominic’s attention straight away, and has been a firm part of his weekend racing viewing ever since.
Walter is WEC-Magazin’s chief photographer and provides the editorial team with exclusive images from the majority of races in the WEC season. A seasoned sportscar fan, Walter first travelled to Le Mans in 1983 and has returned every single year since – meaning 2021 will be his 39th 24 Heures du Mans in succession!
Based in the far west of Germany, Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring are practically Walter’s back yard and his intimate sportscar knowledge and photographic skills are key to the website running smoothly. He annual Le Mans visits are complemented by regular trips to Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps, as well as selected long-haul races towards the end of the season.
Ton is the second photographer here at WEC-Magazin. The Dutchman lives in southern Netherlands just 35km from the German border and only a short distance away from the cult circuits at Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring.
A huge Fiat fan back home, Ton has been travelling to the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2009, supporting the numerous Dutch drivers and teams that take part every year. He has joined Walter on trips to WEC races and capture the action and is often seen marching up and down the pitlane in his bright Oranje helmet.
For the 2023 season, we have received female support. Aziza is the wife of our photographer Ton and was born in Casablanca (Morocco). She is still a rookie in the world of motorsport, but enjoys photography very much.
This season, she will join our international team and help our photographers with image editing.