Archie Hamilton will join Johnny Mowlem and Mark Patterson in the Ram Racing GTE-Am class Ferrari F458 Italia for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 22-year-old British driver will replace fellow Brit Ben Collins, who raced for the team at the FIA World Endurance Championship season opener at Silverstone and was expected to share the No. 53 Ferrari with Mowlem and Patterson in France.
Hamilton made his Le Mans race debut last year onboard the No. 25 G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR Oreca Nissan, which retired from the race due to accident damage.
“Firstly I must thank Dan Shufflebottom at Ram Racing for this opportunity. I’m really thrilled to be heading back to Le Mans again and to be with such a great team is fantastic”, Archie Hamilton said.
“I’ve spent a bit of time with them and I’ve already learnt a lot. To be working with Johnny is an opportunity in itself but Dan and the team are incredibly professional. Last year I cut my teeth with G-Drive at the track and we had great pace but unfortunately a team-mate crashing ended our race.”
“This year I would love to finish and barring disasters I can’t see why we shouldn’t do well. I will do my best to train and prepare hard and do my job to the best of my ability to achieve that.”