Ferrari has just announced the launch of its Le Mans Hypercar program which will allow it to participate in the WEC, in other words the world endurance championship in the new premier Hypercar category. The goal is to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023.
50 years after its last participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari will return to the legendary Sarthe circuit in 2023. The Prancing Horse manufacturer has just announced its participation in 2023 in the World Endurance Championship in the new premier class Hypercar.
After having thought for a long time, Ferrari therefore decided to embark on endurance racing alongside Scuderia’s activities in F1. The green light was given directly by President John Elkann.
Ferrari has announced that it has already launched its Le Mans Hypercar program. As for the tests, the name of the car and the drivers, we will of course have to wait a little longer.
A tough championship
The brand at Cavallino Rampante will have competition in the Hypercar category since it will have to fight against Toyota, Peugeot, Audi and Porsche. Enough to make this championship even more interesting and get closer to the legendary races of the 50s and 60s.
Winner for the first time in 1949 with the 166 MM driven by Luigi Chinetti and Lord Selsdon, Ferrari achieved 9 successes at Le Mans (1949, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965) in the premier class and several others in the GT categories for a total of 36 victories.