Former McLaren Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne is set to compete in the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Fuji with Peugeot TotalEnergies, standing in for the injured Nico Muller in the No. 94 9X8 Hypercar.
Former McLaren Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne will replace the injured Nico Muller in the No. 94 9X8 Hypercar and compete in the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Fuji with Peugeot TotalEnergies. This will be Vandoorne’s first race in the FIA WEC since the end of his 2021 campaign with JOTA Sport in LMP2 and his first in the top class since the 2018-19 season. Muller’s collarbone injury prevents him from traveling to Japan, leading to Vandoorne taking his place. Vandoorne, who is currently Peugeot’s reserve driver, will team up with Gustavo Menezes and Loic Duval for the race. Ben Hanley has also been called up on short notice to compete in the No. 23 United LMP2 seat originally filled by Tom Blomqvist, who will instead compete in the remaining 2023 IndyCar races. Andrea Caldarelli will join the No. 63 PREMA ORECA with Doriane Pin and Danill Kvyat for the race. The 2023 FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji is scheduled for September 10th.