Little is known about the project yet, with Ferrari tweeting a short video to make the announcement today (24th February), other than which class they will be joining and when they will return to sportscar racing’s top level.
The new LMH (Le Mans Hypercar) class kicks off this year in the World Endurance Championship, with the first appearance at the 24 Hours of Le mans scheduled for June. The cars are designed to be cheaper than the outgoing LMP1 regulations, and have more design cues linking to road cars.
They will race against cars due to race in the IMSA Sportscar Championship in 2023 in the new LMDh category, with the combined two classes both able to fight for overall victory at Le Mans. Currently Toyota, Glickenhaus and Peugeot are confirmed to be building LMH cars, while Porsche, Audi and Acura have both signed up to build LMDh cars, with Cadillac also expected to announce a Dh car soon.