Le Mans: 2015 class breakdown by car

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This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans features a bevy of different manufacturers and chassis/engine combinations.

There’s 33 prototypes, up by six from last year, split between 14 LMP1 and 19 LMP2, while there are only 23 GTE cars, split 9-14 between GTE-Pro and GTE-Am.

Here’s a breakdown by car:

LMP1 (14): 

  • 2 Toyota TS040 Hybrids, (Nos. 1, 2)
  • 3 Audi R18 e-tron quattros, (Nos. 7, 8, 9)
  • 3 Porsche 919 Hybrids, (Nos. 17, 18, 19)
  • 3 Nissan GT-R LM NISMOs (Nos. 21, 22, 23)
  • 1 ByKolles CLM P1/01 AER (No. 4)
  • 2 Rebellion R-One AERs (Nos. 12, 13)

LMP2 (19):

  • 3 Ligier JS P2 Nissans (Nos. 26, 28, 35)
  • 3 Ligier JS P2 Hondas (No. 30, 31, 34)
  • 2 BR01 Nissans (Nos. 27, 37)
  • 2 Gibson 015S Nissans (Nos. 38, 41)
  • 2 Oreca 03R Nissans (Nos. 45, 48)
  • 2 Oreca 05 Nissans (Nos. 46, 47)
  • 1 Morgan Nissan (No. 29)
  • 1 Alpine A450 Nissan (No. 36)
  • 1 Ligier JS P2 Judd (No. 40)
  • 1 Dome S103 Nissan (No. 42)
  • 1 Morgan EVO SARD (No. 43)

GTE-Pro (9):

  • 3 Aston Martin Vantages (Nos. 95, 97, 99)
  • 2 Ferrari F458 Italias (Nos. 51, 71)
  • 2 Corvette C7.Rs (Nos. 63, 64)
  • 2 Porsche 911 RSRs (Nos. 91, 92)

GTE-Am (14):

  • 6 Ferrari F458 Italias (Nos. 55, 61, 62, 66, 72, 83)
  • 3 Porsche 911 RSRs (Nos. 68, 77, 88)
  • 2 Aston Martin Vantage (Nos. 96, 98)
  • 1 Corvette C7.R (No. 50)
  • 1 SRT Viper GTS-R (No. 53)
  • 1 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (No. 67)

Porsche, with three LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrids, two factory 911 RSRs in GTE-Pro and three 911 RSRs plus an older 911 GT3 RSR in GTE-Am, has a total of nine cars entered, which is most in the field.

Onroak Automotive, via seven Ligier JS P2 chassis and two of the open-top Morgans, has nine chassis entered to match Porsche’s output.

Ferrari had 11 GTE-Am entries last year and is down to six this year, but coupled with its pair of GTE-Pro entries, has a GTE class-leading eight cars. Porsche has six cars, Aston Martin five, Corvette three and Viper one.

Nissan powers 14 of the 19 cars in LMP2 and coupled with its three factory prototypes in LMP1, powers 17 of the 56 cars entered to lead the way in engine supply.

All cars run on Michelin in LMP1, GTE-Pro and GTE-Am, with the exception of the No. 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia in GTE-Am, the lone GTE car on Dunlops.

In LMP2, 15 of the 19 cars run on Dunlops, with the exception of the two SMP Racing BR01 Nissans, Pegasus Racing Morgan Nissan and Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 Judd, which run on Michelins.

All told Michelin has 40 of the 56 entries, with Dunlop supplying the other 16 cars.

Three-time W Series champ Jamie Chadwick joining Andretti in Indy NXT Series for 2023

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Jamie Chadwick, the three-time W Series champion, will drive for Andretti Autosport in the Indy NXT Series next season.

Chadwick will make her debut in an American racing series in March, driving the No. 28 for Andretti Autosport with sponsorship from DHL. The 24-year-old will become the first female driver in 13 years to compete full time in the Indy NXT championship.

Chadwick joined the female free-to-enter W Series in its inaugural 2019 season, winning two races and the first of three consecutive championships. She has been a reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team and will continue in that role in 2023. She also has driven in the Extreme E Series.

Despite her success, Chadwick hasn’t landed a bigger ride in F3 or F2, and her break didn’t come until Michael Andretti contacted her and offered a test in an Indy NXT car.

The final three races of this year’s W Series schedule were canceled when funding fell through, but Chadwick still believes the all-female series was the right path for her.

“W Series has always been and will continue to be an opportunity to be racing for every female driver, so for my side, I looked at it while perhaps I would have liked to step up maybe earlier, at the same time being able to have that chance to race, get that experience, have that development, seat time… I was constantly learning,” Chadwick told The Associated Press.

“In that sense, I wasn’t frustrated at all. But on the flip side of it, now I’ve had that experience testing in the United States in Indy NXT and this is something I’m really excited about.”

Chadwick also is expected to have an enhanced role as a development driver next season with Williams, which chose American driver Logan Sargeant to fill its open seat on next year’s F1 grid.

“Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL,” said Michael Andretti. “Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but Indy NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing.

“We’ve turned out five Indy NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent.”

Indy NXT is the new name of the rebranded Indy Lights Series, the final step on the ladder system before IndyCar.

Andretti will field two drivers next season in IndyCar that were developed in Indy NXT: Kyle Kirkwood, the 2021 champion, will return to Andretti after one season in IndyCar driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, and Devlin DeFrancesco is back for a second season.

Chadwick will be teammates in Indy NXT with Hunter McElrea and Louis Foster. She becomes Andretti’s second full-time female driver alongside Catie Munnings, who competes for Andretti United in the Extreme E Series.