Mercedes-AMG announces its 19 GT3 drivers including Jules Gounon

The Frenchman is once again one of the drivers employed by Mercedes-AMG in the various GT3 customer programs this season.

Published on 01/02/2024 à 14:24

Medhi Casaurang

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Mercedes-AMG announces its 19 GT3 drivers including Jules Gounon

The 19 drivers will have the Mdrcedes-AMG GT3 as their working tool in 2024. Photo DPPI / Javier Jimenez

The Star brand intends to shine in GT3 in 2024. Mercedes presented this Thursday, February 1, its 19 official drivers who will represent the German manufacturer in Grand Touring competitions this season.

Compared to the previous year, only one new driver was signed. This is the winner of the AMG Young Driver Test detection operation, Frank Bird. The 24-year-old British driver notably distinguished himself in the International GT Open in 2023 (6th) and before that, in the GT World Challenge Sprint Cup Silver category with Audi (vice-champion in 2021).

Among these 19 drivers, we find the Frenchman Jules Gounon, as was already the case in 2023. This season, the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing badged drivers will be spread across different championships: the 24 Hours of Spa and the Nürburgring, the GT World Challenge, theIMSA, DTM, the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), the Asian Le Mans Series (Asian LMS) the 24H Series as well as the FIA ​​GT World Cup in Macau in November.

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Christoph Sagemüller, director of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport: “Once again, a demanding year awaits us. Building on the extremely successful season we had last year will be a challenge. This is why we have put together a group of drivers that is not only solid, but above all as balanced as possible. Furthermore, supporting young drivers is very important to us as a manufacturer, which is why we promote young drivers. The promising driver combination allows me to approach the sporting season with a positive feeling. »

Stefan Wendl, head of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing: “I am excited to once again field a competitive driver field in 2024. Building on recently accumulated experience, we have a balanced mix of champions and endurance race winners, as well as talented young drivers who want to win. I am particularly pleased that in the person of Frank Bird, a promising Junior presented himself and qualified in the AMG young driver test. Together we want to achieve victories for AMG in the most important endurance races and championships again this year. »

Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing 2024 drivers:

-Ralf Aron
-Lucas Auer
-Frank Bird
-Adam Christodoulou
-Philip Ellis
-Maro Engel
-Felipe Fraga
-Max Götz
-Jules Gounon
-Mikaël Grenier
-Daniel Juncadella
-Jordan Love
-Arjun Maini
-Daniel Morad
-Jusuf Owega
-David Reynolds
-Fabian Schiller
-David Schumacher
-Luca Stolz

Medhi Casaurang

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