Fabio Scherer will join reigning LMP2 champions Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson for the 2021 World Endurance Championship.
The former Sauber Junior star has made successful appearances in several single-seater series after claiming two Swiss karting titles by 2016.
This includes the ADAC Formula 4, F3 European Championship, and the FIA International Formula 3 Championship.
At the beginning of 2020, he made his debut in DTM as a driver for WRT Audi Racing Team and will make his first step into the endurance discipline for 2021.
Fabio Scherer said: “To team up with the reigning champions and Le Mans winners Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque is a great opportunity and another big step in my career,” who claimed the Season 8 title as well as the Le Mans 24 win earlier this year.
“The World Endurance Championship is one of the best known and competitive championships out there.
“The Le Mans 24 Hours will be the highlight of my racing career so far,” scheduled on June 12-13.
“To be able to race such iconic race tracks next to Le Mans, like Sebring, Spa, Fuji, Monza and Bahrain is a great chance to prove myself in endurance racing.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman at United Autosports, said how he was “delighted to welcome Fabio” as he replaces Paul Di Resta’s duties, and was confident that “he will fit into the team well.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director added his delight to Scherer’s arrival at the team.
“His F3 and DTM experience will help him adapt to sports cars and although it will be his first-time racing in the WEC, I’m sure he will settle into the team and get up to speed quickly to help us defend our FIA WEC LMP2 title.”
The first of six rounds in 2021 are set to kick off at Sebring, for the 1000 Miles of Sebring on March 19.