Ferrari will return to racing in the primary class of the Le Mans 24 Hours from 2023 onwards.
The Italian producer introduced Wednesday it’s constructing a hypercar to enter sports activities automobile racing’s important sequence, the World Endurance Championship.
Ferrari has not competed within the premier class of the Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC’s most well-known race, since 1973. It is going to compete to win the race outright from 2023 onwards with its new hypercar.
The World Endurance Championship is present process a revamp of its guidelines, with emphasis on road-relevant hypercars geared toward attracting large producers comparable to Ferrari.
Ferrari gained Le Mans 9 occasions, the final of which got here in 1964. The top of its dominant run within the race was chronicled within the 2019 movie “Ford v Ferrari.”
Ferrari president John Elkann stated: “In over 70 years of racing, on tracks everywhere in the world, we led our closed-wheel vehicles to victory exploring cutting-edge technological options: improvements that come up from the observe and make each highway automobile produced in Maranello extraordinary.
“With the brand new Le Mans Hypercar programme, Ferrari as soon as once more asserts its sporting dedication and dedication to be a protagonist within the main world motorsport occasions.”
“In the present day is a superb day for endurance racing: Ferrari is coming again to the highest degree, on the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship,” stated ACO president Pierre Fillon. “The Hypercar subject guarantees some epic battles. Alongside Ferrari, in 2023, many producers who’ve already joined us are certain to tug out all of the stops to win the race in its centenary 12 months. This is good news for a self-discipline whose rule base kinds a strong basis on which to construct a shiny future.”
FIA president Jean Todt, Ferrari’s former F1 workforce boss, praised the corporate’s choice.