The official announcement of Ferrari's return to the main category of Le Mans starting in 2023 came yesterday. Development that in recent weeks has already come to life with the start of the design and simulation phases.
The track test program, the name of the car and the name of the drivers who will make up the Ferrari crews remain to be announced in the coming weeks.
Overall, Maranello's car world titles are 24, the latest in 2017 with Pier Guidi and Calado.
On the other hand, there are 36 overall Ferrari victories in the endurance test at the Sarthe circuit in France. Ferrari and the Le Mans are two stories which, after 50 years, in 2023 in the premier class of the 24 Hours included in the Fia Wec World Endurance calendar, when the Prancing Horse will be at the start of the new Le Mans Hypercar category - Lmh with a new car under construction.
Ferrari will thus compete against other noble brands that have already confirmed participation in the same category: Porsche, Audi, Peugeot, Toyota, Glickenhaus.
LEWIS HAMILTON RENEWS ITS CONTRACT WITH MERCEDES!
New contract with Mercedes for Lewis Hamilton who has renewed his agreement with the German team for 2021.
More than a month after the expiry of his previous contract, the seven-time world champion has therefore found a new agreement with Mercedes, but contrary to the past, the new agreement will last only one year. The Briton joined the Mercedes factory team in 2013 and has since won 74 F1 races and six Drivers' World Championships with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team.
In 2020, he broke Michael Schumacher's record for victories and now holds the record for most wins in Formula 1. Hamilton also holds the record for most career pole positions. Hamilton said: “I am absolutely thrilled to start my ninth season with Mercedes.
A significant part of the new agreement builds on the joint commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport that was made last year by Lewis and Mercedes. I will take the form of a joint charity foundation, which will have a mission to support greater diversity and inclusion in all its forms.
Our team has accomplished amazing things together and we look forward to building our success further by continually striving to improve, both on and off the track. I am equally determined to continue the journey we have begun to make motorsport more diverse for future generations and I am grateful that Mercedes has been extremely supportive of my call to address this issue.
I am proud to say that this year we are continuing this effort by launching a foundation dedicated to diversity à and inclusion in sport. I'm inspired by everything we can build together and can't wait to get back on track in March."