Kent-based JOTA Sport has confirmed its driver line-up to pilot its ‘Mighty #38’ entry in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Roberto Gonzalez, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa, the driver trio for the #38 entry in 2019/20, will all return for ninth FIA WEC season.
Gonzalez and da Costa finished third in the Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers last season with Davidson in fourth, the trio taking a class win at Shanghai and a second place finish in the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Roberto Gonzalez began his endurance racing career in 2012 with Greaves Motorsport. The Monterrey-based pilot has driven with CEFC Manor TRS Racing and DragonSpeed before joining the 2014 and 2017 Le Mans-winning JOTA squad in 2019.
“I am very happy and motivated to continue with JOTA this season,” said Gonzalez. “Every member of the team has shown passion and professionalism so I feel very proud to be part of this team.
“The same goes for my teammates in Anthony and Antonio, who I have built a great relationship with, and which has proved to be very productive and also fun. I look forward to keep building on the success we had last season and to fight for the LMP2 championship.”
Antonio Felix da Costa began racing in karts in 2002 and first drove with JOTA in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona where, alongside Alex Brundle, Ferdinand Habsburg and Ho-Pin Tung, the Portuguese pilot finished fifth. Da Costa rejoined JOTA for the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season and is the reigning FIA Formula E champion.
“I’m super happy to be back in the WEC with JOTA and racing with Roberto and Anthony once again,” said da Costa. “I an a big fan of continuity and we will be able to carry the momentum we gained last season to have another crack at winning the FIA WEC and also Le Mans. I can’t wait to get started and go racing at Sebring.”
2014 FIA WEC champion Anthony Davidson has recorded ten overall victories in the World Endurance Championship, having driven at the highest level of prototype racing with both Peugeot and Toyota. The 41 year-old is excited about returning for the new season with his 2020 teammates.
“I can’t wait to get back on track this year with JOTA and to build on what we achieved last season as a team and as a car crew,” said Davidson. “We managed to set the bar pretty high last year but I have full confidence we can not only continue that but also go on to achieve even greater things in 2021”
The 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship gets underway at Sebring with the pre-season test on March 13 – 14 and the opening round, the 1000 Miles of Sebring, on March 19.