United Autosports has extended their contracts with Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque for the 2023 season.
The duo has raced together since 2018, more or less uninterrupted, with European Le Mans Series being their first task, before adding the FIA World Endurance Championship.
While 23-year-old Hanson has raced all the races in that period, there have been some skipped races for 37-year-old Albuquerque, due to clashing dates of hos IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship contracts.
The pair raced to the ELMS title in 2019, while they won the FIA WEC title in the 2019/20 season.
It’s been quite tough for them, since that success, since their competition really has stepped up. On top of that, there has been some misfortune in the shape of mechanical issues and contact, like we saw a Monza with a bad throttle sensor, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with teammate Will Owen being hit by the two WRT cars.
Albuquerque was only part of the FIA WEC part in 2022, due to the many ELMS weekend clashes. Next year it’s only the FIA WEC confirmed again.
Their 2023 teammate in the FIA WEC hasn’t been announced yet, since the team is waiting for the announcement of driver rating for the upcoming season as a silver-ranked driver is needed as part of the squad.