The World Endurance Championship is one of the FIA’s top series, alongside Formula 1, Formula E and rallying. With a history dating back a century, 2023 will see the 100th running of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A multi-class series, prototype cars are the fastest on track with the LMP2 category seeing the most entries and a fiercely contested championship. The Alpine A470 has a history of success, with 15 podiums and three wins from 2017-2020, including winning the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans and taking that year’s FIA Endurance Trophy.
Olli will drive the Alpine ELF #35 A470, alongside André Negrão and Memo Rojas. Negrão was among the team that took the A470 to the world title in 2019 and Rojas is an experienced endurance racer, with Olli bringing his Formula 1 experience and prior LMP2 racing to complete the team.
Chassis: Alpine A470
Engine: Gibson GK-428 90º V8 4.2l - naturally aspirated, 603hp (450kW)
Transmission: Xtrac six speed sequential with steering-mounted paddle shift
Front Suspension: Double wishbones with pushrod
Rear Suspension: Double wishbones with pushrod
Monocoque: Carbonfibre and honeycomb
Tyres: Michelin LMP2 slick/wet tyres
Top Speed: 325.8 km/h
The 2023 WEC season begins at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, with a testing session followed by the 1000 miles of Sebring. Visits to Portimão and Spa-Francorchamps for six hour races prepare drivers and teams for the challenge of Le Mans, before the season ends with races at Monza, Fuji and in Bahrain.
As well as this Olli will also be competing in the LMP2 category in the ELMS championship with Inter Europol Competition in 6 4h races across Europe.
View the full calendar for both championships below: