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.”

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Mar 20
@FIAWEC Gutted not racing at Sebring today but we need to stay safe and healthy https://t.co/nGdwGkpTAT@UnitedAutosport @BRDCSuperStars @EuropeanLMS
Mar 14
Disappointed not testing @UnitedAutosport @Oreca @sebringraceway this w/end. After racing there in 2018 was 1 of my fave tracks. Hopefully @FIAWEC reconvenes @circuitspa end April. Then @EuropeanLMS @Circuitcat_eng & @Autodromo_Monza races postponed. Correct decisions organisers
Mar 11
Enjoyable day @SilverstoneUK with other @BRDCSuperStars Various media activities undertaken. Flying to US tomorrow ready for @FIAWEC test weekend with @UnitedAutosport prepping for #1000MSebring
Mar 10
@UnitedAutosport @sebringraceway @FIAWEC @EuropeanLMS @BRDCSuperStars Simply blown away. Incredible! Massive building but everything down to the very last & finest detail for a raceshop and restoration facility has been carefully thought thru by @richardadean and his dedicated team
Mar 10
Heading up to Wakefield today to have a look around @UnitedAutosport new facility. But so exited this is now just around the corner https://t.co/PtlZvXMV4j
Mar 5
@EuropeanLMS On way home from @Circuitcat_eng after good @UnitedAutosport test. #22 @Oreca was fast and reliable all day. I clocked almost 250km. Played around with set-ups. Different compounds. Confident for opener in one month. But first @FIAWEC @sebringraceway @BRDCSuperStars
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