It has been confirmed that former Ferrari test driver and Toro Rosso F1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne will drive for Manor in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP2 category.
The British team confirmed the news today, and all eyes will be focussed on how the Techeetah Formula E driver will go with the LMP2 beasts, whilst also racing in Formula E this year. It’s already having an impact, as he will have to miss the Nurburgring round of the WEC as he has to drive in the Las Vegas ePrix.
Vergne is not the first former F1 driver to race for Manor in the WEC, with Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi also driving for the British team. Vergne had previously tested for Toyota, as well as had a trial run at the Dubai 24 Hours race earlier this year. As well as these trials of Le Mans protoype cars, he has said that endurance racing, specifically the 24 Hours of Le Mans itself, has “played more and more on his mind” recently, and that he would love to race in the category at some point.
Now he’s got that chance, how do you think he will fare?