Filipe Albuquerque will continue his tenure with United Autosports for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship, where the Anglo-American squad will field two cars.
The Portuguese driver has been with United Autosports since 2017 and in that time has taken 14 race wins out of 35 starts and a total of 21 podiums.
During 2020, he also won both the WEC and European Le Mans Series titles in LMP2 and took a class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“I’m super happy to be able to continue with United Autosports for 2022 and to once again enter the WEC and Le Mans,” said Albuquerque. “United are the team I’ve been with the longest in my career which says a lot.
“It makes sense for us to continue together, we know each other so well and every year it feels more and more like a family.”
“Knowing everyone is great and their work method is unbelievable so I can’t wait to continue into 2022 going for more wins, which is exactly what we have been doing so far.”
“I want to thank Richard and Zak for the trust they have shown in me. The results from my side obviously help but it’s great to be working again with the whole team. Of course, I want to continue being part of the team getting such great results.”
Albuquerque will be part of an expanded, two-car effort for the team in the 2022 WEC campaign.
He is the second driver to be confirmed for next year’s campaign, with 15-year-old Josh Pierson announced as the first name during the Le Mans week.
“I’m so pleased to be able to welcome Filipe back to the team for a sixth year,” said Richard Dean. “It’s crazy to think he’s been racing with us for that long, but we have had so much success together, it made sense to continue that relationship.
“I’m also thrilled to be able to confirm we are going to enter two Oreca LMP2 cars into the WEC next year as well, with Filipe in one car and our recently announced driver, Josh Pierson in the other.”