WEC | Ferrari Confirm Return to Le Mans With LMH Announcement

Paul Jeffrey

RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief
Yorkshire, UK
In a surprise announcement, Ferrari have confirmed they intend to return to top level international endurance racing in 2023, with a new Hypercar LMH entry from the famous Italian brand.

Returning to Le Mans in a factory top tier effort for the first time in 50 years since its last official appearance, Ferrari will join the already confirmed entries from Toyota, Peugeot and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, alongside confirmed participations for Audi, Porsche and Acura in the LMDh category of the new look World Endurance Championship.

Ferrari President John Elkann commented:

“In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led our closed-wheel cars to victory by exploring cutting-edge technological solutions: innovations that arise from the track and make every road car produced in Maranello extraordinary. With the new Le Mans Hypercar programme, Ferrari once again asserts its sporting commitment and determination to be a protagonist in the major global motorsport events”.
The confirmation of a true Ferrari Works entry into the series is yet another shot in the arm for the World Endurance Championship following the announcement of the new rules set to apply from this year, and further justification that the category at long last appears to be firmly on the road to recovery after several years in the doldrums.


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