Scuderia Ferrari announced its entry to FIA WEC Hypercar category from the 2023 season onward, as work behind the scenes has already begun.

Amid speculations of Ferrari eyeing a move to IndyCar due to the budget cap restrictions in F1, the Italian manufacturer has announced its entry into WEC Hypercar class from 2023 onward, as it returns to the lead class of sportscar racing after a gap of 50 years.

After a period of analysis, Ferrari started the development of the new Hypercar class LMH car in recent weeks, with the intention to move towards the simulation phase. The Italian manufacturer has been part of WEC for years, but only in the GT class.

The last time Ferrari entered in the lead category of sportscar racing was in 1973. While the IndyCar speculation was hot, the move to WEC Hypercar class popped up only few days before the official announcement from the Italian manufacturer.

“In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led our closed-wheel cars to victory by exploring cutting-edge technological solutions: innovations that arise from the track and make every road car produced in Maranello extraordinary,” said John Elkann.

“With the new Le Mans Hypercar programme, Ferrari once again asserts its sporting commitment and determination to be a protagonist in the major global motorsport events.” Ferrari joins Toyota, Alpine, Peugeot and Glickenhaus to enter the Hypercar category.

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