Kevin Magnussen will join fellow former Formula 1 drivers Paul di Resta and Jean-Eric Vergne as a driver for Peugeot's new World Endurance Championship entry in 2022.
Although the Danish driver no longer has a F1 drive after being let go by Haas, he's certainly kept himself busy since then, taking part in the Daytona 24 Hours in January. A late puncture ended his hopes of victory, but he did manage to finish fifth for Ganassi Racing Cadillac with teammates Renger van der Zande and Scott Dixon.
The trio will be joined by Loic Duval, Gustavo Menezes and Mikkel Jensen, with James Rossiter serving as development and reserve driver. The six men will be split between two Peugeot LMH hybrid prototype entries, with the exact line-up yet to be announced.
“Le Mans is the biggest endurance race in the world, it’s the race everyone wants to win, it has a lot of history and Peugeot is a big part of that history, and I hope to be able to add to that history,” Magnussen stated in a video by Peugeot.
“I’ve learned a lot, I’ve gained a lot of experience in the seven years I’ve had in F1, working with complex and advanced racecars but also being in a high-pressure environment.
“When we go to Le Mans and the World [Endurance] Championship, we’re going to face a lot of pressure and I think working in that environment is something that I’m very accustomed to. So I’m looking forward to this new chapter.
“I have high ambitions and I think, looking at the past, Peugeot have always been very successful in every motorsport programme that they’ve joined, and that matches my ambitions at Le Mans and the world championship.”
Although Peugeot won't enter until 2022, the 2021 World Endurance Championship is scheduled to begin on April 4 with the 8 Hours of Portimao.