Ex-F1 racer Magnussen stars amongst Peugeot LMH driver line-up

Peugeot has revealed seven drivers who will develop and pilot their Hybrid4 Le Mans Hypercars in the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship.

In a video presentation, the drivers were revealed as they all joined a video call.

The French manufacturer has already detailed the design language of their LMH, and the powertrain specifications that it will use.

The list of seven drivers include ELMS star Mikkel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes, two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne, and former F1 star Kevin Magnussen.

The others follow: Paul Di Resta, Loic Duval, and James Rossiter who will be a reserve and simulator driver.

In the video call, Duval, who raced in Peugeot’s past LMP1 efforts said: “As a French driver, I am really, really happy and proud to be able to go to Le Mans with a French manufacturer.

“I feel that I have an unfinished job with Peugeot as I have been able to race with them back in the days, and [I’m] really looking forward to winning it (Le Mans) now together.”

Duval is set to drive for Realteam Racing in WEC’s LMP2 category before making the jump to Le Mans Hypercar in 2022.

He looks forward to beginning Peugeot’s LMH project alongside them.

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Kevin Magnussen, who will make his Le Mans debut, added: “I’ve learned a lot and gained a lot of experience over the seven years that I had in F1, working with very complex and advanced race cars – but also being in a high-pressure environment.

“When we go to Le Mans and the world championship, we’re gonna face a lot of pressure and I think working in that environment is something I’m very accustomed to.

“So I’m looking forward to this new chapter.”

A fellow Le Mans Hypercar rival and debutant for 2021, Glickenhaus, also revealed seven drivers in their lineup including Gustavo Menezes implying that he will make a move out the American manufacturer once Peugeot arrive in 2022.