FERRARI is entering the top rung of the FIA World Endurance Championship starting in 2023. The Maranello-based supercar maker announced that it is starting its Le Mans Hypercar (LMH). Ferrari is developing its LMH car and is in the design and simulation phases. The track testing program, the name of the car, and the drivers who will make up the official crews, will be announced in the future.

The Prancing Horse will be joining the series it proactively helped to establish 50 years after its last official participation in the premier class of the World Sports Car Championship in 1973. The brand has a “respectable record in closed-wheel competition with 24 world titles (most recently in 2017) and 36 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

Said Ferrari President John Elkann: “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. With the new Le Mans Hypercar program, Ferrari once again asserts its sporting commitment and determination to be a protagonist in the major global motorsport events.”