Glickenhaus Racing has announced its driver line-up for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The American-flagged Hypercar team confirmed last week that America’s Gustavo Menezes will drive the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH, with Australian Ryan Briscoe set to race in the sister #709 Hypercar. However, today the team has also revealed its other team drivers as being Pipo Derani (Brazil), Romain Dumas (France), Franck Mailleux (France), Olivier Pla (France) and Richard Westbrook (UK). It has not yet been confirmed which driver will compete in which car and at which races.
Glickenhaus Racing will enter two Glickenhaus 007 LMH cars in the WEC’s brand-new Hypercar category for 2021. The cars will be powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V8 engines with the rollout and the first test of the 007 in Vallelunga, Italy, scheduled for March.
Earlier this month it was also announced that Glickenhaus Racing would enrol the support of multiple 24 Hours of Le Mans winners, Joest Racing – the team working with Italy’s Podium Advanced Technologies on the new Hypercar machinery.
Jim Glickenhaus, Founder of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus commented: “I’ve dreamed of racing Le Mans since I was 11 years old. We are proud of each driver who has joined our team. We are an international David versus Goliath, and our history shows we punch well above our weight class. We are racing to win and we are enjoying the journey.”
Jesse Glickenhaus, Managing Director, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus added: “We set an audacious goal to build a car and team to win for first overall at Le Mans and the WEC. We are proud that all these drivers will join our team. Each can all race our race pace – in the rain, all day and all night. Also, each driver is both humble about the challenge of winning – and they also can envision us winning. With these drivers, we have built a car and team to compete at the absolute top level of endurance racing.”
Frédéric Lequien, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship, concluded: “It is very encouraging to see Glickenhaus Racing making steady progress with its new Hypercar. The team’s driver line-up is impressive and their combined endurance racing experience will bring a great wealth of knowledge to the operation. We look forward to welcoming Glickenhaus Racing to the grid in 2021.”