Oliver Turvey set for the World Endurance Championship
McLaren Mercedes test and development driver Oliver Turvey will continue his sportscar racing programme for 2014, after signing to contest this year’s World Endurance Championship
He joins Delta Motorsport, which partners with Millennium Racing, as part of a two-car outfit that will contest sportscar racing’s highest echelon.
The eight-round World Endurance Championship begins at Silverstone on April 20, and takes in events at Spa-Francorchamps (May 3), Le Mans (June 14-15), Circuit of the Americas (Sept 20), Fuji Speedway (Oct 12), Shanghai (Nov 2) and Sakhir, Bahrain (Nov 15).
Oliver will drive an LMP2 Nissan-powered Oreca 03, alongside Fabien Giroix and John Martin. The team’s sister car will be driven by Mike Conway, Shinji Nakano and former McLaren F1 driver Stefan Johansson.
The 2014 season will mark Oliver’s second attempt at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours – the championship’s blue-riband event – a race he first contested in 2013.
Oliver said: “I’m delighted to have been selected by Delta Motorsport to join Millennium Racing for the 2014 World Endurance Championship. The team has an impressive engineering background and shares my passion and desire to win races.
“I’m privileged to be driving alongside Fabien and John, and I’m looking forward to beginning working with them. I would like to thank McLaren for their continued support and for allowing me to compete alongside my Formula 1 commitments.”
In addition to his WEC commitments, Oliver will continue work as a test and development driver for McLaren – a role that has earned him great respect within the organisation.