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Hanson to Continue with United in LMP2 Next Season

United Autosports re-signs Phil Hanson for 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship…

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Phil Hanson will continue with United Autosports for a third season in the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 class next year, the team has announced.

The 22-year-old Brit is due to share an Oreca 07 Gibson with his fellow reigning WEC and European Le Mans Series champion Filipe Albuquerque in 2022.

Hanson joined United as a teenager for the 2018 ELMS season and has become a cornerstone of its multi-series LMP2 program since then.

He currently co-drives with Albuquerque and Fabio Scherer in the WEC and also shares a car in the ELMS with Jonathan Aberdein and Tom Gamble.

“I’m delighted to be remaining with United Autosports for another season of the FIA WEC in 2022,” said Hanson.

“I’m looking forward to what will be my third season of WEC and fourth consecutive year with a team I feel has become my family in motorsport.”

To date, Hanson and Albuquerque have won six WEC races together including last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans alongside Paul di Resta.

They have also taken victory in the same number of ELMS events going back to Hanson’s debut season with the Anglo-American team, although Albuquerque no longer drives for United in Europe.

“I am delighted we are able to secure the signing of Phil for his fifth season with United Autosports,” said United Autosports co-owner Richard Dean.

“Phil has grown up with us and it has been a privilege to see him develop into the true professional he is today; a Le Mans winner and a multiple championship-winning driver.

“The aim is simple, to be winning races and the WEC championship again in 2022.”

United co-owner Zak Brown added: “I’m really delighted to have Phil as part of the team once again.

“He has grown in maturity and talent since he joined us in 2018 and together with Filipe, I’m sure we will be challenging for wins and the championship once again.”

United recently announced that it will be expanding to a two-car program in the WEC next year, with 15-year-old American Josh Pierson the first confirmed driver of the additional Oreca.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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