United Autosports already has the base for their LMP2 cars in the European Le Mans Series 2021 signed up.
It’s to no surprise, that Phil Hanson and Job van Uitert will continue in car #22 and #32 respectively.
Hanson has raced for the team since 2018, with 2020 season being the by far most successful. He won the ELMS title, FIA World Endurance Championship title, as well as the LMP2 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He has also claimed the 2018/19 Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 title for the outfit.
He has had Filipe Albuquerque as his teammate at almost all the races until now, but the Portuguese driver has a full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship programme, in addition to the already announced FIA WEC programme for United, so there might not be enough time to do it all. There are certainly already date clashes between the FIA WEC and IMSA, and none of the teams has announced which programme has first priority.
Job van Uitert came to United Autosports for the 2020 season, after being upgraded to a Gold-rated driver. He secured the LMP3 title in 2018 with RLR MSport, and was very close at winning the LMP2 title with G-Drive Racing in 2019. The Dutch racer has shown very good speed, and the small driver errors are getting less and less, the more and more the young driver matures, with patience and foresight getting better and better.
He teamed up with Will Owen and Alex Brundle in 2020, and since all three drivers will keep their ranking for 2021, they might team up again. Brundle has however been testing for other teams during the winter, and has previously raced on/off for United Autosports. The team started out 2020 by winning the opening round at Paul Ricard, and finished off by claiming Pole Position in Portimao.
Other than their two LMP2 cars, there will be two additional LMP3 cars for United Autosports in the European Le Mans Series 2021, with one of the cars already announced.
The European Le Mans Series 2021 is scheduled to start in April at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.