HANSON CONFIRMS 2019-20 FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMME

Hanson confirms 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship programme

Britain’s rising sportscar star Phil Hanson will step up to the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship. The youngster remains with United Autosports while Filipe Albuquerque will be one of Phil’s co-drivers in the team’s Ligier JS P217.

Hanson joined the Anglo-American team at the end of 2017 and finished fifth in his first full European Le Mans Series campaign last year having won the final two races. He also raced in three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races at Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen and currently leads the Asian Le Mans Series. Phil secured his maiden LMP2 pole position in Fuji at only his second LMP2 qualifying attempt.

Phil will again contest ELMS this year while the 2019-20 FIA WEC is scheduled to begin at Silverstone (1 Sep) and is expected to feature races at Fuji (Japan), Shanghai (China), Sakhir (Bahrain), São Paulo (Brazil), Sebring (USA) and Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), with the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours closing the season in June.

Phil commented: “I’m really excited to be doing WEC. I think it’s the obvious next step, having done ELMS, Asian Le Mans Series and selected IMSA rounds. I’m looking forward to continuing with United. The team has nurtured me and helped my development as a driver significantly in the last year so I’m looking forward to continuing that with them in a very professional environment. I’m excited to be driving on new circuits too such as São Paulo and Bahrain. They have definitely been on my radar of circuits I’ve wanted to race at. São Paulo has a lot of history and I’ve never been to Brazil so it will be exciting. I’m really looking forward to racing on a global platform.”

@PHILHANSONRACE

Aug 30
What a tough race but we battled hard to take the win! 🏆I am so thrilled 😁 As always an amazing team effort @AlbuquerqueFil @UnitedAutosport @EuropeanLMS #LECASTELLET240
Aug 29
We’ve had an amazing run so far in @EuropeanLMS & @FIAWEC - let’s hope we can keep the momentum going tonight! @AlbuquerqueFil @UnitedAutosport #LECASTELLET240
Aug 29
P1 in quali & our third consecutive pole @EuropeanLMS. Great driving in wet conditions from @AlbuquerqueFil! Now for the race! @UnitedAutosport #LECASTELLET240 #BeUnited
Aug 26
So we’re back @PaulRicardTrack 🇫🇷 for RD3 of @EuropeanLMS #LECASTLELLET240. Here’s all the info you need:⏱28.08.20 - FP1: 14:15⏱28.08.20 - FP2: 21:00⏱29.08.20 - Quali: 12:20 / 🏁Race: 18:30@UnitedAutosport @Oreca @hrx_uk
Aug 24
We have a challenging race ahead with RD3 #LECASTELLET240 running at night - good prep for the big one though #lemans24! @EuropeanLMS @UnitedAutosport @AlbuquerqueFil #BeUnited
Aug 20
Some cool pics from @FIAWEC @circuitspa https://t.co/reZsDCRtDk @UnitedAutosport @Oreca @BRDCSilverstone @hrx_uk @StiloOfficial @AERO_Paint
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