Ferrari weighing up future WEC Hypercar entry alongside F1 team

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Ahead of this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, Ferrari has confirmed it is looking into a future Hypercar entry in the WEC.

The fabled Italian brand is looking at expanding its motorsport activities instead of making cuts to its current Formula 1 workforce as the new $145m budget cap comes into effect from 2021.

It is already well-known Ferrari has held talks over a future IndyCar entry potentially as soon as 2022, but CEO Louis Camilleri explained why WEC, which the company already competes in via the GTE classes, maybe a more attractive option.

"The welfare and wellbeing of our employees, as we have proven through this pandemic, is priority number one, and yes, we are looking at reallocating those resources to other activities," he said speaking to

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"One of them, clearly and the most important is shifting those resources to the GT side, which is the road cars, but also potentially, IndyCar is one.

"We're studying Indy. It depends somewhat on the flexibility they will come up with in terms of their future regulations because the chassis is standard, and aero is pretty standardised as well, which they've done as a cost-containment exercise

"We'll see, we're studying it.

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"We haven't decided one way or another yet, while potentially Le Mans is another one we are studying very carefully. As you know there are two categories [of LMP] so we are studying both."

There is one category though that Camilleri has firmly ruled out a Ferrari entry in however, Formula E.

"Mainly because we don't feel it's necessarily road relevant, and two, that a lot of Formula E is very standardised," he explained.

"We like to go to places where we can differentiate ourselves. It's hard to see where you can get a competitive edge."