Richard Mille Racing Team are making the step up to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2021, with the all-female team once again comprising of Tatiana Calderón, Sophia Flörsch and Beitske Visser.
The team competed in last year’s European Le Mans Series Championship, finishing 10th in class with 20 points. They also competed in last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, where they finished 9th in class.
Calderón is most well known as test driver for Formula 1 team Alfa Romeo Racing, as well as competing in the Japanese Super Formula championship and Formula 2 in 2019.
Flörsch most recently competed in Formula 3 for Campos in 2020. While Beitske Visser finished second in the inaugural W Series championship in 2019, before joining Richard Mille Racing Team in 2020.
The team will be run by Signatech, with an ORECA 07. The car will be numbered #1, which has previously been reserved for top class LMP1 teams.
Signatech is also running the Alpine Matmut Elf squad, which for 2021 is scheduled to enter the top class with a grandfathered ex-Rebellion R13 LMP1 car, renamed the Alpine A480.
‘We are really pleased to continue the Richard Mille Racing Team adventure! It’s an extremely motivating project as it transcends the sporting dimension by generating a lot of emotion and enthusiasm,” said Philippe Sinault, director of Signatech Automobiles.
“We are taking a step forward in joining the FIA World Endurance Championship, but we are confident, given the skills and the learning curve of our three drivers.”
“There will be some new things to figure out, notably with a new package and an operating balance different from last year’s, given the rule changes in LMP2, but we have great ambitions. We’ve all seen that a great dynamic is developing within the team and that motivates us all the more to go for the best possible results.”