Bourdais to race in WEC

Sebastien Bourdais will be racing the FIA World Endurance Championship 2022.

The French driver will race for Vector Sport in the LMP2 category, where he will be teammates with Nico Müller. The third driver hasn’t been revealed yet, but will have to be either Silver or Bronze ranked, since that is demanded in the regulations. Both Müller and Bourdais have Platinum status.

Bourdais will be having two tasks in 2022, with an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship programme for Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing. That has an influence to the opening round of the FIA WEC at Sebring, since his IMSA programme has first priority on that weekend, so he can’t race for Vector Sport.

Sebastien Bourdais
Photo: Vector Sport

Vector Sport is a new name in the sport, but team boss Gary Holland has a long CV in motorsport. Bourdais and Holland met in 2020, when Bourdais raced for Risi Competizione in his home town with the famous race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Sebastien Bourdais has previously raced in the FIA WEC for Pescarolo Sport in 2012, but only did so for two races, before the Dome programme was shut down again.

The FIA World Endurance Championship 2022 is scheduled to start with the 1000 Miles race at Sebring International Raceway on 18 March, while the first race for Bourdais in the car will be on 7 May.

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