The 2019 FIA WEC 4 Hours of Silverstone entry list has been released, featuring 30 cars across the four classes.
On the list, the biggest news comes from the LMP1 class, which is now down to five cars. Rebellion Racing will enter just one R-13 Gibson up against the two previously-confirmed Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRIDs and Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1s.
The R-13 listed features no drivers as it stands. Team LNT’s Ginettas also only have single drivers listed, Mike Simpson and Charlie Robertson. DSC understands that both Ginettas will run with a range of drivers at the WEC Prologue next week.
Rebellion will also test a selection of drivers across its two R-13s, but have long been known to be planning only a single car for the full season. Commercial backing has not emerged to be able to confirm a second car.
From the team’s 2018/19 line-up, Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer are now confirmed as Porsche’s Formula E drivers. Thomas Laurent meanwhile, has now been named both as Toyota’s development and reserve driver together with a full-season WEC drive in the Signatech Alpine LMP2 effort.
Both privateer teams are set to see appearances at the Prologue by significant numbers of equally significant drivers as they work towards their full-season line-ups.
One thing is certain. Across the four LMP1 privateer cars set to run in Spain, there will be more drivers present than available full-season seats.
In LMP2 there are no surprises, though three teams (Jota, JCDC and Racing Team Nederland) are still yet to declare which tyre supplier they will use.
GTE Pro’s driver crews are almost complete, with just one TBA (in the #71 AF Corse Ferrari) remaining. Davide Rigon’s teammate is expected to be revealed soon. At the WEC Prologue Spaniard Miguel Molina will drive the car.
There are plenty of changes in GTE Am. Team Project 1’s #56 Porsche will be driven by Matteo Cairoli, reigning GTE Am champion Egidio Perfetti and David Heinemeier Hansson. The team’s sister car only has Jorg Bergmeister listed.
Red River Sport’s line-up is identical to the one named for the Barcelona test, with Charlie Hollings due to drive with Johnny Mowlem and Bonamy Grimes.
At Dempsey Proton, Christian Ried and Matt Campbell are confirmed t drive the #77 while Thomas Preining moves over from Gulf Racing to drive the #88.
Preining’s replacement alongside Mike Wainwright and Ben Barker at Gulf Racing has yet to be named.
There are also no teammates listed alongside Paul Dalla Lana in the #98 Aston in the seats usually filled by Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda.