Phil Hanson will continue with United Autosport to contest the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship. Since 2018, the 23-year-old Briton has raced with the team, making his debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona alongside F1 legend Fernando Alonso.
Hanson has earned impressive endurance accolades during his WEC career with United. At the age of 21 years, 78 days, he became the second youngest driver in the history of the World Endurance Championship to win the LMP2 class at Le Mans 2020. In addition, he and Paul di Resta, along with Filipe Albuquerque, are the only trio in LMP2 history to have won four consecutive races; he has the most WEC LMP2 class wins in the championship's history with six wins.
Although the #22 Oreca-07 crew didn't achieve the results they deserved in the 2022 race season, Hanson and the team are looking forward to a new season in 2023.
Both Hanson and Albuquerque will return for a fourth WEC season as teammates. This is continuing a successful partnership that also spanned the European Le Mans Series and earned them three shared championship titles, including the World Endurance Championship in 2020.
“I am very happy to announce my continuation with United Autosports for another season of WEC in 2023. Together, United and I have shared so much success throughout the last few years of my career and I am as confident as ever that we can challenge for another WEC title next year. Everyone involved is solely focused on winning.”
Richard Dean “Securing Phil to our WEC team has been a priority for us, we have taken a lot of satisfaction watching Phil develop with our team into a true professional sportsman and the prolific winning racing driver he is today. We have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success together in LMP2, and we plan on continuing this winning partnership into 2023 and beyond.” Zak Brown “I’m delighted Phil will be competing for us again in 2023 which, like Filipe's [Albuquerque] recent signing, shows the faith he has in United and our future prospects. Next season marks Phil’s sixth consecutive year with us and he’s already won Asian Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series and World Endurance Championship titles with United - and he’s only recently turned 23. I’m certain there’s more success for him around the corner.”