United Autosports and Vector Sport have announced several of their drivers for the coming 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
United Autosports will run Frederick Lubin alongside Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson.
Lubin will make his sportscar debut, after having raced single-seaters and karting until now. He has competed in Formula 4, British F3 and Euroformula, doing a classic path through the motorsport categories.
Albuquerque and Hanson were teamed up with Will Owen for the 2022 season. Owen has been upgraded to Gold ranking for 2023, so he can no longer fulfil the task of being Silver next to Platinum driver Albuquerque and Gold driver Hanson. The team will try to win the LMP2 title once again, after their Championship win in 2019/20, where they were quite dominant – while Hanson was still Silver ranked.
Vector Sport has hired Gabriel Aubry and Matthias Kaiser as two brand-new drivers for the team. Aubry has a lot of sportscar experience on his CV, despite his young age, and has raced thousands of sportscar kilometres already. He has worked together with team boss Gary Holland before, when they both worked at JOTA Sport in 2018. Kaiser is brand new in the FIA WEC, after the Lichtenstein racer has done a couple of seasons in the European Le Mans Series for GRAFF in LMP3 and Mühlner Motorsport in LMP2 respectively. So he already has experience onboard the ORECA 07 Gibson car, but will have to learn some new tracks along the way, starting out with one of the toughest of them all – Sebring.
The team already named Ryan Cullen in the car, with the Irishman being a very important figure on the team, being the owner of the car, that the team races.
The updated entry list with confirmed drivers for the 2023 season, can be found here.
Sebring International Raceway will open the FIA WEC 2023 season with two days of testing on 11-12 March, with the 1000 Miles of Sebring being run on 17 March.