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FIA WEC: Ferrari joins Hypercar class in 2023

Text & images: Rick Kiewiet

Ferrari has announced it will join the World Endurance Championship's Hypercar class (LMH) from 2023. It will compete with Toyota, Peugeot, Glickenhaus and ByKolles in the same class and Audi, Porsche and Acura in the LMDh class.

It will be the first time in exactly 50 years Ferrari competes directly in the highest echelon of sportscar racing. The last factory-entry dates back to 1973. Pescarolo and Larousse won that race for Matra, Arturo Merzario and José Carlos Pace finished 2nd in the best Ferrari 312 PB.

The reason Ferrari chose LMH over LMDh lies probably in the fact to design an own chassis, instead of using one of four supplied by FIA appointed manufacturers.

Not much else is known about the project yet, no drivers has been announced, no technical details and what this project means for Ferrari's factory involvement in GT Pro.


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