Cadillac shows colors

Cadillac has shown the colours on their three brand new LMDh cars.

All three cars will have their debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will be run at Daytona International Speedway on 28-29 January 2023, but with testing starting one weekend earlier at the very same track.

Car #01 will be run by Chip Ganassi Racing, and will have Renger van der Zande and Sebastien Bourdais as the full-season drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. They will be assisted by Scott Dixon for the endurance races.

Cadillac Racing #01
Photo: Cadillac Racing

Car #02 will also be run by Chip Ganassi Racing, with Alexander Lynn, Richard Westbrook and Earl Bamber behind the wheel. The car will only compete in the Daytona race, before they move into the FIA World Endurance Championship for the rest of the 2023 season.

Cadillac Racing #2
Photo: Cadillac Racing

The final car will be the Whelen Engineering #31, which will have Pipo Derani and Alexander Sims for all the IMSA rounds, plus Jack Aitken during the endurance rounds. The car will be run by Action Express Racing.

Whelen Engineering #31
Photo: Cadillac Racing

The brand new Cadillac V-LMDh will compete in the GTP category, when it competes in the IMSA series, and Hypercar when they race in the FIA WEC. They will be fighting Porsche in both Championships, while the American-only opposition will be Acura and BMW, and Toyota, Peugeot, Ferrari plus Glickenhaus and Vanwall Vandervell in the FIA WEC.

The car will be based on an LMP2 chassis, which all have a common hybrid system across the different brands, but with each manufacturer being able to design their own internal combustion engine, and their own bodywork for the cars.

The FIA WEC season starts at Sebring on 17 March, where the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will run their second round of 2023, one day later.

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