Ferrari enters the era of Le Mans Hypercar
Ferrari announces the launch of the Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) program that will bring the Prancing Horse manufacturer to face the FIA WEC world championship in the new top class from 2023.
After a phase of study and analysis, Ferrari has started the development of the new LMH car which in the last few weeks has already gone live with the start of the design and simulation phases. The track test program, the name of the car and that of the drivers who will make up the official crews will be the subject of future communications.
Fifty years after the last official participation in the premier class of the World Sport Prototypes in 1973, Ferrari will take to the track in the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, a championship that it actively contributed to creating. The covered-wheeled cars of Maranello have achieved great success, as evidenced by the 24 world titles achieved, the last of which was won in 2017, and the 36 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
John Elkann, President of Ferrari , commented: “In over 70 years of racing we have brought our cars with covered wheels to triumph on tracks all over the world, experimenting with cutting-edge technological solutions: innovations that come from the circuits and make every road car produced in Maranello. With the new Le Mans Hypercar program, Ferrari relaunches its sporting commitment and confirms its will to be a protagonist in the world motorsport championships of excellence ” .