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.”


Dec 10
RT @PhilHansonRace: All set for the last @FIAWEC race of the year #8HBAHRAIN 🇧🇭Here are the all important race timings (+ 3 hrs UK):⏱12.1…
Dec 10
All set for the last @FIAWEC race of the year #8HBAHRAIN 🇧🇭Here are the all important race timings (+ 3 hrs UK):⏱12.12.19 - FP1: 15:00⏱12.12.19 - FP2: 19:30⏱13.12.19 - FP3: 11:20⏱13.12.19 - Quali: 17:30🏁14.12.19 - Race: 15:00@UnitedAutosport @Oreca #BeUnited
Dec 10
Attended @BRDCSilverstone Awards and saw Rookie of the Year @alex_albon Oh hang on .... @BRDCSuperStars
Nov 27
Check out my thoughts on another @EuropeanLMS with @UnitedAutosport & @AlbuquerqueFil on https://t.co/ZcrkVfqzhQ
Nov 22
@EuropeanLMS So excited about this https://t.co/x0TWapat9s @UnitedAutosport @AlbuquerqueFil @Oreca @gibsontech1 We’ve unfinished business in Europe!
Nov 10
@FIAWEC #4HShanghai LMP2 podium time. Some classic expressions @AlbuquerqueFil @PaulDiResta Massive thanks to the @UnitedAutosport crew who worked so hard all week and gave us a good racecar. Our time will come - hopefully in Bahrain @gibsontech1 @Michelin_Sport @BRDCSuperStars