Habsburg returns to the championship following his dominant campaign in 2022 with Prema when he claimed the LMP2 title taking 3 wins and 4 podium finishes in 5 races.
The 26-year-old from Austria joins 2023 ELMS LMP3 Champion Alex Garcia (20, MEX) and FIA Formula 2 Vice Champion Frederik Vesti (21, DNK) at the wheel of the #37 Cool Racing LMP2 car.
Cool Racing was founded in 2020 by 4-time Le Mans winner Nicolas Lapierre and Alexandre Coigny. The Swiss outfit competes in the European Le Mans Series, Michelin Le Mans Cup and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Habsburg is facing a packed 2024 season. Besides his FIA WEC campaign as an official Alpine driver in the Hypercar class, the REMUS Performance Sport Exhausts – supported driver also competes in the 2023-2024 Asian Le Mans Series in LMP2 with Nielsen Racing and will enter the Rolex 24 at Daytona in LMP2 with Tower Motorsports.
“I am buzzing to be back in ELMS. I had a good run in 2022 and my goal is to do it all over again with the Cool Racing guys. We have a strong line-up. I am already sharing a car with Alex in Asia and although Frederik is new to the endurance game, he has proven his pace and race craft in single-seaters. It will be a new situation for me to be the oldest driver in a line-up, leading the way, but I am ready for the challenge and I can’t wait to get the season started.”
Jamie Campbell-Walter, Managing Director Bullet Sports Management:
“We’ve worked hard to fill Ferdinand’s 2024 calendar, and I am happy to tell you we’ve succeeded. He already won ELMS in LMP2 but it’s a whole new challenge to do it with a new team and new teammates. With the LMP2 category gone from FIA WEC, ELMS will have its strongest grid ever and we’re looking forward to seeing Ferdinand in there.”
2024 ELMS calendar
14 April – 4H of Barcelona
5 May – 4 Hours of Le Castellet
7 July – 4 Hours of Imola
25 August – 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
29 September – 4 Hours of Mugello
19 October – 4 Hours of Portimão