DragonSpeed back in the FIA WEC

DragonSpeed will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2021.

The team will run with Ben Hanley and Henrik Hedman, in addition to Juan Pablo Montoya, who made his debut with the team at Le Mans 2020.

The team was most recently present in the series throughout the 2018/19 season, with both an LMP2 and an LMP1 car. The LMP1 programme was slowly falling apart due to technical issues, with the huge bone-breaking accident for Pietro Fittipaldi not making it any better.

Their 2020 season has been very sporadic, and very affected by the COVID-19. They tried to run an IMSA programme alongside an Indycar programme, but they finished their IMSA outings halfway through the season, and sold their Indycar chassis to another team about a month ago.

They also wanted to do the European Le Mans Series, but that outfit was torn apart, when Ryan Cullen left the team, and took the car that he owned, with him. The team then started to collaborate with Racing Engineering, but didn’t give them any massive results either.

RE and DragonSpeed will continue to work together in 2021, where the Montmelo based team near Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona with Hanley, Hedman and Montoya in the LMP2 programme, are looking for stability and good results, instead of spreading too thin, over too many projects.

Juan Pablo Montoya
Photo: JJ Media

Montoya has raced in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the past three seasons, including winning the DPi title in 2019 with Acura Team Penske.

Hanley and Hedman have been a fixed pairing for many seasons, often being joined by Renger van der Zande in the car.

The FIA World Endurance Championship season 2021 is scheduled to start in the middle of March at Sebring.

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