Stevens moves to WEC with Manor
Former Formula 1 driver Will Stevens will race in the World Endurance Championship this season with Manor.
The Briton missed out on an F1 drive for 2016 and will instead join John Booth and Graeme Lowdon in switching to sportscars. He will drive in the LMP2 class, with Manor deciding to run two ORECANissan 05s this year instead of the one originally planned.
“The opportunity to continue my relationship with Graeme and John was one that I was very pleased to accept,” said Stevens.
“It gives me a great chance to explore endurance racing, be competitive and go racing with people I enjoyed working with last year so I’m looking forward to it.
“My objective is to have a number of top-level career choices going forward, and to be able to gain experience in endurance racing will hopefully open up my career prospects.”
runner-up to Ben Barnicoat.
Scott also explored options domestically as well as racing in America and Japan, but felt his decision to remain with AVF had been a shrewd one.
“Heading into my second season I know how the car is set up and how it works, which is a big advantage,” he said. “It puts me that step ahead for the coming year.”