· Stoffel Vandoorne designated Team Peugeot TotalEnergies official driver
· As of 2024, the Belgian driver will be at the wheel of the PEUGEOT 9X8 in FIA WEC
Stoffel Vandoorne, current reserve driver for Peugeot Sport was named Team Peugeot TotalEnergies official driver for the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) 2024 season. The 31-year-old Belgian driver will be at the wheel of a PEUGEOT 9X8.
2022 FIA Formula E World Champion, he made his debut in Endurance racing in 2019 in the LMP1 class with SMP Racing, then in 2021 with JOTA in the LMP2 class. Stoffel Vandoorne, also DS Penske official driver, part of Stellantis Motorsport group in which Team Peugeot also belongs, already knows his future teammates and technical staff thanks to previous track tests and simulator sessions within the team. He has also become acquainted with the PEUGEOT 9X8 that he will drive in a few months’ time in FIA WEC and with which he recently finished the 6 Hours of Fuji with last weekend, replacing Nico Müller who was injured.
In officialising Stoffel Vandoorne, its current reserve driver, Team Peugeot TotalEnergies chooses consistency and stability with only one goal in mind: fight for the victory against the fierce and strong competition of the Hypercar class next season with no less than ten manufacturers entered.
He will start as official driver at the first FIA WEC race that will take place in Qatar on the 2nd of March 2024 and will continue through the 7 rounds of the season that will peak at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 15th and 16th June 2024.