Wadoux named as Richard Mille AF Corse driver

France’s Lilou Wadoux will compete in this year’s FIA WEC with Richard Mille AF Corse as the first official female Ferrari Competizioni GT driver.

The 21-year-old will drive the No. 83 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo where she will join Argentina’s Luis Perez Companc plus one other driver which is still to be confirmed.

Wadoux is a rising star in the international endurance racing scene after first making a name for herself in the Alpine Elf Europa Cup championship. In 2022, she debuted in the WEC in the LMP2 class with the Richard Mille Racing Team. She was selected to compete in the championship’s official rookie test and in November became the first female to drive a Hypercar when she tested the Toyota GR010 Hybrid in Bahrain.

During that session, Wadoux also had the chance to climb into the cockpit of the Ferrari 488 GTE - the car with which she will represent Richard Mille AF Corse in this year’s WEC.

Wadoux commented: “I am thrilled and incredibly proud to join the Ferrari family. Becoming an official driver is a dream come true and brings great responsibility. However, hard work always pays off, and I will do my best to repay the people who have believed in me from the outset. This new position is an important step in my young career, but I am ready to give my all and represent one of the world’s most famous marques.”