Cadillac Racing has presented their three drivers for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season.
The American team will enter the Hypercar category, with one of their brand new Cadillac V-LMDh cars, which will be run by Chip Ganassi Racing.
It’s three very well-known faces behind the wheel of the new car – not only at CGR, but also in the FIA WEC.
Earl Bamber and Alexander Lynn will continue their collaboration, which started in the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with one of the team’s DPi cars. Richard Westbrook will be added to that pairing, who comes in from 2022 opposition, having raced for the Mustang Sampling outfit.
Bamber was part of the Porsche LMP1 programme, and won the FIA WEC title with them in 2017, on top of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in both 2015 and 2017 for the German team. He became a part of Cadillac in 2022, when no Porsche works set was on the horizon for him.
Lynn has been part of several FIA WEC programs – including Manor and G-Drive in LMP2, before getting a works Aston Martin Racing drive in GTE Pro throughout 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, including the Le Mans win in 2020. He has raced for United Autosports USA throughout the 2022 season in LMP2, and he also joined Cadillac for the 2022 IMSA season.
Westbrook was a part of the Ford GTLM outfit in IMSA from 2016 until 2019, with Le Mans participation added to that. That team was run by Chip Ganassi racing. Prior to that, he raced for Corvette Racing as their endurance driver, with a single season at Aston Martin Racing in the same role. He had various starts for Glickenhaus Racing in their Hypercar in the FIA WEC in 2021 and 2022, in addition to his full-season IMSA commitment for JDC-Miller Motorsports, in their Cadillac with Mustang Sampling livery.
The FIA WEC isn’t the only programme for the three drivers, who gets the Daytona 24 Hours as an additional start. That is the perfect start, to make the new driver combo gel, and to give extra mileage to all the LMDh cars. Every single mile with brand new cars, is super important for the teams.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona will run on 28-29 January 2023, while the FIA WEC season starts at Sebring International Raceway in Florida on 17 March.