Isotta Fraschini finalises 2024 driver programme
Isotta Fraschini has revealed its driver line-up for their 2024 Hypercar campaign in this year’s FIA WEC.
Jean-Karl Vernay was already confirmed to drive the all-new Isotta Fraschini Tipo6-C Hypercar, the Frenchman having helped the team develop the car during last season.
The team have also selected Carl Wattana Bennet, a 19-year-old Thai-American who is part of A14 Management (Fernando Alonso's driver academy). This weekend he is racing in LMP2 in the Asian Le Mans Series with Team Duqueine, the same team that will bring the Isotta Fraschini to the track in WEC.
Chosen the Isotta Fraschini – Duqueine drivers for the 2024 FIA WEC— Isotta Fraschini Milano Fabbrica Automobili (@IFautomobili) February 8, 2024
Green Line. The choice to focus on two very young but promising drivers will be the novelty of the 2024 FIA WEC, where highly experienced drivers are the majority. Carl Wattana Bennet, a 19-year-old Thai-American… pic.twitter.com/uYeTVjl0I2
Finally, Antonio Serravalle, a 21-year-old Italian-Canadian, will also drive for the squad this year. Serravalle has participated as a driver in LMP3, Indy Lights, F3 Americas Championship and Indy Pro 2000 Championship.
Claudio Berro, Motorsport Manager and Member of the Board of Isotta Fraschini Milano, commented: “I am very curious to see how this mix of youth and experience will work in a really competitive championship like the FIA WEC. For Isotta Fraschini, these three drivers in the team are key since they're going to become ambassadors of the brand in Europe, North America, and Asia, three strategic areas from a commercial point of view.”