Key Facts and Figures 2023 FIA WEC Entry List - download

Key Facts and Figures 2023 FIA WEC Entry List - download

11.01.2023: FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP FIA WEC entry list 2023 Click HERE to view and download the 2023 entry list


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FIA WEC entry list 2023



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    Thirty-eight entries representing 12 nations: Italy (9), Germany (6), USA (5); Great Britain (4), France (4), Japan (3), Belgium (2), Canada (1), Switzerland (1), Poland (1), Austria (1), Oman (1)


    13 entries in Hypercar, 11 in LMP2, 14 in LMGTE Am


    2023 sees the highly-anticipated arrival of Hypercar entries from global manufacturers Cadillac, Ferrari and Porsche


    Total of nine manufacturers represented across all categories (Cadillac, Ferrari, Peugeot, Porsche, Toyota, Glickenhaus, Vanwall, Chevrolet and Aston Martin)


    Record number of LMGTE Am entries in WEC history (14 entries)


    Four female drivers featured on WEC entry list (Prema Racing in LMP2; three Iron Dames in LMGTE Am) and maybe more to come before Sebring







Hypercar




    Ferrari and Porsche transfer their factory racing efforts from LMGTE Pro to Hypercar for 2023


    The new Ferrari 499P enters the WEC 50 years after the 312 P made its last appearance in the premier class


    Reigning World Champions Toyota Gazoo Racing to field two Toyota GR010 Hybrids with an unchanged driver line-up for 2023


    Peugeot TotalEnergies submit two Peugeot 9X8 Hybrid Hypercars as French manufacturer embarks on second WEC season



    Porsche Penske Motorsport enter the WEC with two of their highly-anticipated Porsche 963 Hypercars. Driving the No. 5 car will be Dane Cameron, Michael Christensen and Frederic Makowiecki while the No. 6 car sees Kevin Estre, Andre Lotterer and Laurens Vanthoor at the wheel



    Ferrari AF Corse embark on Hypercar campaign with two Ferrari 499P cars. Former F1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi to drive the No. 51 car alongside stalwarts Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado. The sister No. 51 car has Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina and Nicklas Nielsen listed to drive



    Cadillac Racing also joins the WEC’s headline category in 2023 with its Cadillac and its trio of drivers: Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and Richard Westbrook


    Glickenhaus Racing returns with one Glickenhaus 007 entry with Romain Dumas named to drive for the American squad
    Floyd Vanwall Racing Team will join the fray with a Vanwall Vandervell 680. Driving the new-for-2023 machinery will be former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, Esteban Guerrieri and Tom Dillmann



    Two privately run Porsche 963 entries also to compete in Hypercar category: the first is Hertz Team JOTA featuring Yifei Yi with Proton Competition fielding the other Porsche and Gianmaria Bruni named to drive






LMP2



    Eleven entries in LMP2 from six different nations (Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland and USA)


    Impressive roster of driver names from various motorsport disciplines including newcomers such as current F2 driver Juan Manuel Correa and F1 reserve driver, Pietro Fittipaldi. Also on the LMP2 driver list is a number of successful endurance racing names including Filipe Albuquerque, Oliver Jarvis, Phil Hanson, Tom Blomqvist, Mathieu Vaxiviere and Andre Negrão


    Team WRT, Alpine Elf Team, United Autosports and Prema Racing all enter two-car campaigns


    After a spectacular season last year with Iron Dames in LMGTE Am, French female driver Doriane Pin steps up to LMP2 to compete in an Oreca 07 LMP2 with Prema Racing



    United Autosports once again fields youngest-ever WEC competitor and current record-holder for the youngest person to finish the 24 Hours of Le Mans: 17-year-old Josh Pierson







LMGTE Am





    Record-breaking LMGTE Am field comprising of 14 entries (up from 13 last year)


    Four global marques: Porsche (6), Ferrari (4), Aston Martin (3) and Chevrolet (1)


    After making a welcome return to WEC in LMGTE Pro last year, Corvette Racing will compete in GTE Am for 2023 with USA’s Ben Keating fronting the team



    All-female line-up as No. 85 Iron Dames entry returns with Sarah Bovy, Michelle Gatting and Rahel Frey


    After two full seasons in LMP2, Richard Mille Racing joins AF Corse for 2023 to create a new LMGTE Am entry with Luis Perez Companc listed to drive the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo



    Highly-successful GTE Am team TF Sport rebrands to ORT by TF for 2023, with Oman-based driver Ahmad Al Harthy joining Michael Dinan and Charlie Eastwood in the Aston Martin Vantage AMR



    Return of several familiar teams such as AF Corse, Dempsey-Proton Racing, Team Project 1, Iron Lynx, Kessel Racing, D’Station Racing and GR Racing

 

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