Stevens joins Manor for LMP2 WEC effort
29 February 2016 – British driver Will Stevens will make the switch to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2016, after penning a deal to race for the new Manor team.
Stevens raced under the Manor name in Formula 1, but lost his seat for 2016 as the restructured outfit opted to sign Mercedes-backed Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto.
Stevens, 24, will run in an extra ORECA 05 LMP2 car, and link up with former team chiefs Graeme Lowdon and John Booth, who recently set up their WEC operation.
"The opportunity to continue my relationship with Graeme and John was one that I was very pleased to accept," said Stevens, as he discussed his category switch.
"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.
"I want to keep very busy, enjoy my racing and do some winning and I'm confident that by working again with Manor in WEC I'll achieve all of those things."
Manor will announce its full driving pairings at a later date.