Ex-Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen has been named as a driver for Peugeot’s new WEC entry in 2022, alongside fellow former F1 drivers Paul di Resta and Jean-Eric Vergne.
Ex-Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen has been named as a driver for Peugeot’s new World Endurance Championship entry in 2022, alongside fellow former F1 drivers Paul di Resta and Jean-Eric Vergne.
The full roster of drivers also includes Le Mans winner Loic Duval, Gustavo Menezes and Mikkel Jensen, while ex-F1 test driver James Rossiter will serve as development and reserve driver for the French manufacturer’s return to the top flight of sportscar racing.
Magnussen recently made a successful sportscar debut in the Daytona 24 Hours last month, finishing fifth with Ganassi Racing Cadillac teammates Renger van der Zande and Scott Dixon after a late puncture ruined their chances of victory.
The six drivers will be split across two Peugeot LMH hybrid prototype entries, though the exact line-ups for the 2022 WEC season are yet to be announced.
“Le Mans is the biggest endurance race in the world, it’s the race everyone wants to win, it has a lot of history and Peugeot is a big part of that history, and I hope to be able to add to that history,” Magnussen said in a Peugeot video.
“I’ve learned a lot, I’ve gained a lot of experience in the seven years I’ve had in F1, working with complex and advanced racecars but also being in a high-pressure environment.
“When we go to Le Mans and the World [Endurance] Championship, we’re going to face a lot of pressure and I think working in that environment is something that I’m very accustomed to. So I’m looking forward to this new chapter.
“I have high ambitions and I think, looking at the past, Peugeot have always been very successful in every motorsport programme that they’ve joined, and that matches my ambitions at Le Mans and the world championship.”