37 cars entered for Sebring

There are 37 cars entered for the opening round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Everything on that list is as expected, following the announcement from Peugeot TotalEnergies, that they are going to miss Sebring, but will join the series at a later stage this year.

The rest of the entrants are full-season FIA WEC competitors only. There are more reasons for that. First of all, we have the season start at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, which is quite a journey for all the European ELMS teams, and then there is the 12 hours race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the very same weekend, which has some LMP2 teams enters too – but that 12 hours race has a higher status than “just” an eight hour FIA WEC race, if you don’t do the full season anyway.

There will be four cars in the Hypercar category. The two Toyota Gazoo Racing cars will have competition from Alpine Elf Team, and Glickenhaus Racing. This will be the first time for Glickenhaus to race at their home circuit, while the Alpine team has some experience from March 2019, where the Signatech who runs the A480 car from Alpine, was entered in the LMP2 category.

The LMP2 category has grown to 15 cars in 2022. Two cars from United Autosports USA, two from WRT (WRT + Realteam by WRT), two from JOTA, two from Algarve Pro Racing (G-Drive Racing + ARC Bratislava) plus the single entries from Richard Mille Racing Team, Team Penske, Prema Orlen Team, Vector Sport, and AF Corse.

1000 Miles of Sebring start, 2019
Photo: JJ Media

GTE Pro has grown to five cars, where two AF Corse Ferrari’s and two Porsche cars will be joined by local heroes Corvette Racing – not only at Sebring and Le Mans, but for the full season.

GTE Am will run with 13 entrants. There will be three Aston Martin cars, being challenged by five from Porsche and five from Ferrari.

The 1000 Miles of Sebring will run on 18 March 2022.

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