Ex-F1 driver Sergey Sirotkin joins the World Endurance Championship

Ex-F1 driver Sergey Sirotkin to race at Le Mans after joining the World Endurance Championship

  • It was announced on Tuesday that Sergey Sirotkin will race for SMP Racing 
  • Sirotkin endured a difficult rookie season in F1 last year driving for Williams
  • It will be Sirotkin’s second time at Le Mans after competing there in 2017 

Former Williams Formula One driver Sergey Sirotkin will race in the World Endurance Championship, including the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, for the remainder of the season, organisers said on Tuesday.

The Russian has joined SMP Racing in their number 17 LMP1 car alongside compatriot Egor Orudzhev and Frenchman Stephane Sarrazin for the rounds at Sebring, Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans.

It will be Sirotkin’s second time at Le Mans after competing there in 2017.

Ex-Williams F1 driver Sergey Sirotkin will race in the World Endurance Championship

Ex-Williams F1 driver Sergey Sirotkin will race in the World Endurance Championship

He lost his seat at struggling former champions Williams at the end of last season after a difficult rookie campaign in which he scored just one point from 21 races.

‘I am very glad that I have the honour of defending the colours of the Russian flag on the Russian prototype as part of the Russian SMP Racing team in the World Endurance Championship,’ said the 23-year-old.

‘We have outstanding line-ups and excellent cars, with which, I am sure, we will be able to fight for the win, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.’

He lost his seat at struggling former champions Williams at the end of last season

He lost his seat at struggling former champions Williams at the end of last season

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