Phil Hanson joins FIA WEC Hypercar ranks in Hertz Team JOTA Porsche 963

Phil Hanson will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2024, as he joins Hertz Team JOTA in the Hypercar class, climbing behind the wheel of one of the teams’ Porsche 963.

The 24-year-old first completed a full campaign in the FIA WEC in 2020, after setting the record as the youngest overall finisher at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on his maiden appearance in 2017. He then became LMP2 champion in the 2019-20 season – the same year he won at Le Mans and secured the European Le Mans Series title in a fantastic hat-trick.

With the news, it means Phil will race the Porsche 963 in both the WEC and IMSA, competing in some of the world’s most prestigious races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 At Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring, and Petit Le Mans.

During his multiple endurance campaigns this year, he claimed a WEC victory at Sebring and added three more wins in the ELMS, meaning he has won races in every season he has taken part in, dating back to 2016.

Hertz Team JOTA took delivery of the first customer Porsche 963 earlier in 2023, in time to make its debut in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, and narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the season-closing 8 Hours of Bahrain.

Phil will race in the #38 Hertz Team JOTA Hypercar, joining Oliver Rasmussen in the Porsche 936, with the third member of the crew to be announced in due course. The 2024 FIA WEC season begins with the Qatar 1812km, on March 2nd.