How Ferrari’s Hypercar project could bolster Leclerc’s legacy
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How Ferrari’s Hypercar project could bolster Leclerc’s legacy

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OPINION: Ferrari's planned return to the top category at the Le Mans 24 Hours has further heightened anticipation for the 2023 race. Few concrete details are currently known, but already it has a high-profile superstar angling for involvement, which would make a refreshing change

Following a slump in recent years after the manufacturer exodus from LMP1, sportscar racing appears to be on the brink of another golden age. The burgeoning Le Mans Hypercar and LMDh classes are ticking plenty of boxes for major manufacturers so far, securing entries from Toyota, Peugeot, Audi and Porsche, among others.

But arguably the biggest coup yet for LMH was claimed last week when Ferrari announced its return to the top tier of sportscar racing by forming a factory programme to debut in 2023. Not since 1973 has Ferrari fought for top honours at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, making the announcement something of a throwback to an era when it wanted dominance in spheres beyond just Formula 1.

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Series WEC
Drivers Charles Leclerc
Teams Scuderia Ferrari
Author Luke Smith