Peugeot Sport and Total appointed their drivers for the WEC

Kevin Magnussen, Paul di Resta, Jean-Eric Vergne, Loic Duval, Gustavo Menezes and Mikkel Jensen will be the drivers of the two hypercars.


After providing the technical details of the hypercar with which they will compete in the World Endurance (WEC) in 2022, Peugeot Sport y Total confirmed their roster of pilots for this ambitious project.

In total there will be six, so the team will put on the track two units. The squad is headed by three former F1: Danish Kevin Magnussenthe scottish Paul Di Resta And French Jean-Eric Vergne.

Peugeot SportThey are joined by other pilots with experience in endurance racing such as the Frenchman Loic duval, the American Gustavo Menezes and the Danish Mikkel jensen, 3 European Le Mans Series LMP2019 champion.

English James rossiter, who has raced in the WEC sporadically with the ByKolles team since 2012 and was a Honda F1 tester in the 2000s, will act as a reserve driver and simulator.

“We look at all the endurance racing championships that have been organized over the last five years. We don't just take individual results into consideration. We also examine the speed, consistency and reliability of a long roster of drivers because we are looking for a lineup to match well, with an eclectic mix of emerging youth and seasoned activists with proven development skills, especially in the hybrid powertrain field. " , Held Olivier Jansonnie, Technical Director of the WEC at Peugeot Sport.

It still remains to define how each of the two editions will be made up and even how the competition program will be for 2022, discounting that the French team will be present at the 24 Hours of Le Mans of that year.

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