Hanson to return to United Autosports for 2022 WEC
Reigning LMP2 champion Phil Hanson is ready for a 3rd FIA World Endurance Championship marketing campaign with United Autosports within the LMP2 class in 2022.
Hanson, who can be racing with the Ango-American outfit for a fifth yr as a part of this deal, will race alongside long-time driving associate Filipe Albuquerque. The duo have loved an enormous quantity of success collectively racing with United in LMP2, racking up 13 wins and 26 podiums in FIA WEC and European Le Mans Sequence competitors.
This information follows United’s latest announcement that it plans to run within the FIA WEC with two automobiles for the primary time subsequent yr. Richard Dean and Zak Brown’s outfit will enter a pair of ORECA 07 Gibsons within the hotly-contested class. Fifteen-year-old Josh Pierson is one other driver confirmed to be a part of the marketing campaign.
“I’m delighted to be remaining with United Autosports for one more season of the FIA WEC in 2022,” mentioned Hanson. “I’m trying ahead to what can be my third season of WEC and fourth consecutive yr with a workforce I really feel has grow to be my household in motorsport.”
Dean mentioned is happy to proceed working with Hanson, who he has seen mature from an inexperienced sportscar driver right into a WEC title winner throughout his time with the workforce.
“I’m delighted we’re capable of safe the signing of Phil for his fifth season with United Autosports,” Dean mentioned. “Phil has grown up with us and it has been a privilege to see him become the true skilled he’s immediately; a Le Mans winner and a a number of championship-winning driver. The purpose is easy, to be successful races and the WEC championship once more in 2022.”
With a seat now safe for the 2022 season, Hanson’s focus now shifts again to the present FIA WEC marketing campaign and the LMP2 title race. He at present sits third within the LMP2 drivers’ standings, 13 factors again from the main JOTA trio.