Cool Racing has chosen to make a few changes, and will move their focus towards the European Le Mans Series instead of the world scene.
The Swiss outfit won’t be running in the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2021, but will stick to their single LMP2 entry for ELMS, and advance an LMP3 car from Michelin Le Mans Cup to ELMS.
Team owners Nicolas Lapierre and Alexandre Coigny will once again be joined by Antonin Borga in the LMP2 car, just as they have raced the last couple of years in the ELMS, and last season in the FIA WEC.
Nicolas Maulini advances to the ELMS in a Ligier JS P320 LMP3, that he also raced in last year. His teammate from 2020, Edouard Cauhaupe, has already been snapped up by United Autosports, where he will race in the ELMS LMP3 too. So that makes the now-former teammates, competitors instead.
The team does confirm, that they still will run cars in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, and the Ligier European Series, and that those plans will be announced in due course.
The team has shown really good things in the ELMS over the last few years, with Silverstone 2019 probably being both their worst and best of them all. Worst, because Coigny got injured during the ELMS race on Saturday, while Lapierre and Borga won their debut race in the FIA WEC on Sunday, with a lot of cheering from the team, with Coigny being allowed to join them on the podium, while clinging onto his crutches. They were on the podium in the FIA WEC again in August 2020 at Spa, where all three drivers had been behind the wheel of the car.
They finished right outside the podium spots in the ELMS 2020 on two occasions, with fourth places finishes at Paul Ricard and Monza. They grabbed a single podium at the evening round in Barcelona in 2019.
The had 7 podium spots during the 2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup season, with three wins for the team’s two cars.
The team won the Ligier JS2 R Championship, but being on the podium for eight out of ten races, including four victories.
The European Le Mans Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup and Ligier European Series start on 17-18 April 2021 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.