Nicklas Nielsen will continue as a Ferrari factory driver into the 2024 World Endurance Championship campaign, where the 499P Le Mans Hypercar will take on its second season.
The 26-year-old driver from Denmark will continue his seat at the Ferrari AF Corse Hypercar team into next year.
His affiliation with Ferrari and AF Corse stretches back since 2018, when he made the switch from single-seater competition into sports car racing.
After securing the Ferrari Challenge Europe 2018 title amongst other Ferrari commitments, Luzich Racing offered him a seat in the European Le Mans Series’ GTE class, as he later took the championship title with current Hypercar teammate Alessandro Pier Guidi – who drives the other #51 Ferrari 499P.
Since then, his relationship with Ferrari machinery and the AF Corse outfit was maintained, granting him two WEC GTE Am titles, an LMP2 Pro-Am title, and back-to-back GTE Am wins at Le Mans, before taking on the French classic in an Oreca 07 LMP2 car, and the 499P Hypercar earlier this year.
This year, he has been part of the #50 effort at the Ferrari Hypercar team, finishing third in the drivers’ standings with teammates Antonio Fuoco and Miguel Molina.
Nielsen said: “I’m very happy to have renewed my contract with Ferrari.
“I think we’ve had great seasons together, especially this year with the Hypercar, and I’m looking forward moving forward on this journey by continuing the development of the 499P ahead of the 2024 season.”
Antonello Coletta, Global Head of Endurance and Corse Clienti, added: “Nicklas is a fast, young driver who grew up in the Ferrari family where, following victory in the one-make series, he has racked up at least one international title every season until 2022, before finishing third this year in the FIA WEC Drivers’ standings.
“We’re proud to renew his contract”.
As a factory driver, Nielsen resumes his position to be within easy reach for Ferrari’s other main endurance competitions, should they need to utilise his talent.