Vector Sport, a new Silverstone-based outfit, has announced its intention to contest the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship with Nico Müller as lead driver.
The team will enter a single ORECA 07-Gibson into the LMP2 category, which is set to welcome a host of new teams during the 2022 season.
Vector Sport will be led by experienced team principal Gary Holland. Holland has previous endurance experience from stints at JOTA, Ram Racing and Risi Competizione.
He has also worked as Team Manager at the Dragon/Penske Autosport Formula E operation.
“Thanks to the vision and innovative spirit of the ACO and the FIA, endurance racing is on the cusp of an incredibly exciting new era,” said Holland.
“LMH, LMdH and the new GT3 rules are moving the discipline into the spotlight and what we consider to be the right direction for the future, and this is why we have decided to launch our new team now.”
“Our thanks must go to Audi Sport for allowing Nico to be with us for the 2022 season as his presence is an integral part of our plans.”
“Our plans for our LMP2 entry include a really strong driver line up, an experienced and extremely capable engineering team and a proven technical package, but we also have ambitions to expand into different classes in the future.”
“For now, however, we are fully committed to the intensely competitive LMP2 category and really want to be part of that in 2022.”
Müller has been placed at the team ‘with special permission’ from Audi. The Swiss driver, active in DTM, previously raced in WEC in 2017 and has already been named an Audi factory driver for its 2023 LMDh programme.
“I’m very excited to be part of this new team, and confident and proud to be going into this new chapter of endurance racing with it,” said Müller. “Vector Sport may be a new name, but behind it there are quite a few people I know from different racing series who are all very capable. There’s a lot of motivation within the group and excitement about the project.
“Looking ahead, it’s a really great time to be part of the WEC and prototype endurance racing – very exciting and positive – and I’m thankful to Audi Sport for letting me have this opportunity to combine my work with them with this new project.
“We are very lucky to be in this privileged position to be able to participate in this era. With Vector Sport, I think it’s true to say for everyone that we have high goals but all agree that we are racing because we want to win.”
“We hope to have a short and effective learning process so we can challenge for wins and we’re looking forward to getting out there and going after them.”
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