Ferrari announces the start of the Le Mans Hypercar (LMH)
programme that from 2023 will see the manufacturer enter the
new top class of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Following a period of study and analysis, Ferrari has kicked off
the development of the new LMH car to include in recent weeks
the design and simulation phases. The track testing
programme, the name of the car and the drivers who will make
up the official crews, will be part of future announcements.
Fifty years after its last official participation in the premier class
of the World Sports Car Championship in 1973, Ferrari will take
to the track in the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance
Championship, which it proactively helped to establish. It has a
respectable record in closed-wheel competition with 24 world
titles (most recently in 2017) and 36 victories in the 24 Hours of
Ferrari President John Elkann commented
“In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led
our closed-wheel cars to victory by exploring cutting-edge
technological solutions: innovations that arise from the track
and make every road car produced in Maranello extraordinary.
With the new Le Mans Hypercar programme, Ferrari once again
asserts its sporting commitment and determination to be a
protagonist in the major global motorsport events”.