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Peugeot enters the WEC with three former Formula 1 drivers

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Great commitment on the part of Peugeot to compete in the WEC from 2022 and seek prominence in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Peugeot disembarks with everything in the World Endurance Championship. Following the announcement at the end of 2020 about his arrival at the WEC, he now announces the drivers who will make up the structure of the French brand in the prestigious championship from 2022, which also involves the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The hypercar, which has already given details about its characteristics, Peugeot announced to former Formula 1 drivers Kevin Magnussen, Scotsman Paul Di Resta and Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne.

To the trio that competed in the highest category are added the French Loic Duval, the North American Gustavo Menezes and the Danish Mikkel Jensen. The reserve pilot will be the Englishman James Rossiter.

“We look at all the endurance racing championships that have been organized over the last five years. We don’t just take individual results. We also looked at the speed, consistency and reliability of a long list of drivers because we were looking for a lineup that blends diverse features well and that excels in the hybrid powertrain field, ”said Olivier Jansonnie, WEC Technical Director at Peugeot. Sport.

In this way, Peugeot Sport already assumes the responsibility of arriving for that season with an extremely strong squad, fueling the objective of those responsible for the discipline to have official teams that encourage the WEC and the Le Mans competition.



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