In the past week Ferrari officially announced its decision to develop a hypercar under the new senior class regulation of the Endurance World Cup (WEC) to run the 24 Hours of Le Mans de 2023. Although there was already speculation about this possibility, the confirmation caused a stir and now everyone wants to know more about the project.
Although one of the mysteries not yet revealed is who the Italian LMh drivers will be, it is not ruled out that one of them is the Monegasque Charles Leclerc, the new darling of the Scuderia in the F1.
Asked about this possibility, the broker did not rule it out. "I love the 24 Hours of Le Mans", Leclerc said. “I have always been a Le Mans fan. If the opportunity arises, I will be very happy to join. At the moment my main focus is Formula 1, but if there is an opportunity, why not? "He said.
Likewise, Mattia binotto, head of the Maranello brand team at F.1, admitted that they could help with this project. “We, as Scuderia Ferrari, are completely focused on the F.1 program, but there is no doubt that we can support with some knowledge and experience. We will do it, since we are a unique company "he admitted.
Ferrari's presence at Le Mans will take place 50 years after its last official participation in the queen category of the disappeared World of Sport Prototypes of 1973. In total the brand shows nine overall victories: 1949, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.