HANSON SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN IN THE FAST LANE

Phil Hanson completes testing for 12 Hours of Sebring

Phil Hanson has just completed the busiest start to a year the young Briton has ever experienced in his short motor racing career – and the talented youngster shows no sign of slowing down.

Having clocked up over 1,500-miles behind the wheel of United Autosports’ Ligier JS P217 LMP2 sports-prototype in the first two months of the year, the 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 champion now focuses on February’s activities that include a Dunlop tyre test at Aragon in Spain before making his Sebring 12 Hour race début.

In January, the 18-year-old contested the Roar Before the 24 then the Rolex 24 At Daytona, both with former double Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso and 2018 McLaren F1 Test & Reserve driver Lando Norris.

The Daytona event marked Phil’s maiden car race in North America while this week (22-23 Feb), Hanson acclimatized himself to the 3.74-mile Sebring circuit, also in Florida, in advance of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (17 Mar).

Prior to the Sebring race, Hanson will be joined by his 2018 European Le Mans Series co-driver Filipe Albuquerque (POR) at an official Dunlop tyre test at Aragon (SP) (4-8 Mar).

Hanson, who only began racing sports-prototypes at the end of 2016, having starting karting two years earlier, shared the United Ligier with Paul Di Resta (GB) and Alex Brundle (GB) at Sebring this week. The trio enjoyed a trouble-free two-day test which bodes well for the Sebring race.

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Jan 10
Heading to @Autosport_Show today. I'll be on the @hrx_uk stand. Please come and say hi @FIAWEC @EuropeanLMS @UnitedAutosport @BRDCSuperStars
Jan 1
BIG thanks to fans I've met racing in 2019 @AsianLMS @EuropeanLMS & @FIAWEC Obviously to @AlbuquerqueFil @PaulDiResta @ollyjarvis & everyone at @UnitedAutosport - thanks guys! Here's to much more success in 2020!
Dec 17
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Dec 14
@FIAWEC Yeah baby! First WEC victory for me and @UnitedAutosport - faultless performances by @PaulDiResta & @AlbuquerqueFil Strategy from pit box was utterly brilliant throughout 8hrs @Oreca @gibsontech1 @BRDCSuperStars
Dec 14
Data shows I lost over 0.5s when compromised by a Toyota in #8HBahrain quali yesterday. But today’s @FIAWEC raceday. @PaulDiResta @AlbuquerqueFil @UnitedAutosport This could be a very very good day. Loooong race. Can’t wait to get started (3pm local) @BRDCSuperStars
Dec 13
RT @UnitedAutosport: POLE POSITION! Our first @FIAWEC pole 💪🏻#BeUnited #8hBahrain @FIAWEC @PaulDiResta @PhilHansonRace @AlbuquerqueFil
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