Hanson stays at United Autosports alongside Albuquerque for 2022

Phil Hanson has been confirmed with United Autosports for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season with Filipe Albuquerque.

For his third WEC season, Hanson will remain at the United Autosports LMP2 team for next year.

Including his European Le Mans Series (ELMS) commitments, and his Daytona 24 Hours debut in 2018, he has participated in 42 races for the team.

In four years, the Briton has claimed three championship titles (including the reigning WEC LMP2 World Championship), 26 podium appearances, and 13 race victories.

The team recently confirmed Filipe Albuquerque, as well as a second LMP2 entry for next year.

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

“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.”

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Team Co-Owner Richard Dean added: “I am delighted we are able to secure the signing of Phil for his fifth season with United Autosports.

“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.”

The #22 crew of Albuquerque, Hanson, and WEC rookie Fabio Scherer landed two victories at Spa and Monza, stepping onto the overall podium at the latter.

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month, the team also announced Josh Pierson who is set to become the youngest WEC driver next year.

Due to Albuquerque’s and Scherer’s absences at Portimao, the target for the team will be to pursue another LMP2 teams’ and drivers’ title with Hanson at the Bahrain double-header.

A third WEC driver will be confirmed soon for the #22 LMP2 Oreca 07.