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Peugeot TotalEnergies has named Stoffel Vandoorne, 31, as official driver for the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
Next season, Peugeot fully intends to play a leading role in a Hypercar class that promises to be even more competitive with the introduction of the likes of Alpine, BMW, Isotta Fraschini and Lamborghini. The French outfit has therefore added Stoffel Vandoorne to its official driver roster. The Belgian is a familiar face to the Peugeot TotalEnergies team, having been involved in testing and simulator sessions as reserve driver this term. Last weekend, he stood in for the injured Nico Müller at the 6 Hours of Fuji.
He will make his first start as an official driver at the 2024 FIA WEC season’s curtain-raiser in Qatar on 2 March, before moving on to the other seven venues on the calendar including, of course, the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 15-16 June 2024.
Jean-Marc Finot – Senior VP, Stellantis Motorsport: We are proud to name Stoffel Vandoorne as Team Peugeot TotalEnergies official driver. As he showed in Fuji, his team spirit, his performance, and his consistency are in line with the ones of his teammates. Of course, we already know Stoffel very well, as driver for DS Penske in Formula E; he is part of the Stellantis Motorport drivers’ family. His ability to adapt and to be get into rhythm right away shows that both series are complementary, the FIA WEC and FIA Formula E and the advantage of having drivers that participate in both championships.
Stoffel Vandoorne: I’m really happy to join the team as official driver for the 2024 season. I have always appreciated the FIA WEC and am familiar with it as I raced in 2019 and 2021. My goal was clearly to come back to this championship and even more now with the Hypercar class, with so many manufacturers. Having the opportunity to fight for the victory and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is fantastic, and I think it’s a dream for a lot of drivers. I’m really glad to be part of this team and excited to start with Peugeot.