Ricky Taylor returns to Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti for the fourth consecutive year and his 17th season in the premier level of sports car racing. The IMSA veteran and two-time champion won the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title in 2017, 2020 and the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup for the WTRAndretti team in 2021. Taylor will continue pursuit of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title alongside co-driver Filipe Albuquerque for the 2024 season.
Taylor boasts an impressive resume at the pinnacle of sports car racing, having competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scored multiple victories at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA and won the 12 Hours of Sebring and Motul Petit Le Mans. In his 16 previous seasons of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar racing, Taylor has scored 31 victories, 35 pole positions, and 71 podium finishes.
Portuguese driver Filipe Albuquerque returns to Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti for a fourth season behind the wheel of the No. 10 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 for the full 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season alongside co-driver Ricky Taylor. Albuquerque’s world-class sports car credentials include victories at some of motorsport’s most prestigious races, most notably at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020 and at the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA in 2018 and 2021.
Three years ago, Albuquerque captured the European Le Mans Series Championship and the LMP2 World Endurance Championship. He holds a record of 11 career victories in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship which include one class and two overall Rolex 24 at DAYTONA victories, three pole positions and 21 podium finishes.
A highly accomplished racing driver from New Zealand, Brendon Hartley returns to the Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti lineup as the IMSA Michelin Endurance Championship co-driver in the No. 40 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 GTP entry for the 2024 season. 2024 will mark the third consecutive year that Hartley is a part of the WTRAndretti team. The former F1 driver and three-time Le Mans winner has reached the podium twice in seven previous IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship appearances, including an overall win at Petit Le Mans in 2017. With the 2023 WEC Championship title secured, Hartley has won the World Endurance Championship two years in a row and for a fourth time.
Hailing from Sweden, 2022 Indianapolis 500 Champion Marcus Ericsson will join the Andretti 2024 INDYCAR lineup ahead of his sixth season in the open-wheel series and is set to compete with Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti for the 2024 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 2024 Rolex 24 At Daytona will mark the Swedish driver’s second outing at 24-hour endurance classic. Ericsson is a four-time race in IndyCar, including his Indianapolis 500 title in 2022, and 10 podium finishes. Prior to his career in IndyCar, Ericsson competed in Formula 1 for five season (2014 to 2018) with a total of 97 starts and was earned championship titles in Japanese Formula 3 (2009) and British Formula BMW (2007).
The 2024 season will mark the homecoming return of Jordan Taylor to WTRAndretti and prototype racing for the first time since 2019 and is set to co-drive the team’s second Acura ARX-06. In recent years, Taylor has been competing in the GTD-Pro class and has successfully captured two GTLM championships (’20, ’21) followed up with a third place GTD-Pro championship finish in 2022 and a GTLM class victory at the 24 Hours At Daytona in 2021. During Taylor’s prior seven-year tenure with WTRAndretti, the 32-year-old collected two overall Prototype championships (’13, ’17) and two overall 24 Hours At Daytona wins (‘17,’19).
Swiss driver, Louis Delétraz, will join Jordan Taylor to co-drive the No. 40 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 entry for Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti full time in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Delétraz joins the WTRAndretti team in a full-time capacity after participating at the 2023 IMSA Michelin Endurance Championship with Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque – highlighted by piloting the No. 10 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 to pole position for Petit Le Mans. Winner of the last two European Le Mans Series titles, he competes in the World Endurance Championship, and took home second-place honors in the LMP2 class at Le Mans in 2022 and 2023. His LMP2 resume includes IMSA experience, with an impressive win at Petit Le Mans in 2022’s running. Continuing with his success in the LMP2 category, Delétraz took home the World Endurance Championship LMP2 Championship Title in 2023. Prior to his sportscar resume, Delétraz competed in single seaters including Formula 2 and was a Formula 1 Test and Reserve Driver.
Colton Herta has worked his way through the open-wheel racing ranks as he now enters his sixth full-time season in the INDYCAR Series. In Herta’ rookie season, the California native made INDYCAR Series history as his win at Circuit of the Americas earned him the record-holding title of youngest race winner in series history at the age of 18 and later become the youngest pole position winner that same season at the age of 19. Herta is a seven-time INDYCAR race winner along with 11 pole positions and 12 podiums in his career. As no stranger to the world of sportscar racing, Herta has two class victories at the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA – both in GTLM (2019) and LMP2 (2022) as well as a class pole position for the iconic endurance event in GTD (2021)
Formula One World Champion Jenson Button joins the Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti (WTRAndretti) driver lineup for the 2024 Rolex 24 At Daytona in the No. 40 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 GTP entry. Button made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at the 2023 MOTUL Petit Le Mans, finishing fifth, and the 2024 endurance classic at Daytona International Speedway will be his first appearance competing. Over the last year, the British driver has spent time working with the NASCAR Garage 56 program with Hendrick Motorsports to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Innovative Class. The Rolex 24 At Daytona will also mark a reunion between Button and Garage 56 Driver Coach, Jordan Taylor, as co-drivers at WTRAndretti.
As the 2009 Formula One World Champion, Button competed for 17 seasons in the open-wheel championship, capturing 15 wins and 50 podium finishes in his Formula One career before officially retiring in 2017. Throughout his career tenure in Formula One, Button competed under the Honda manufacturer banner for a portion of his career and joining WTRAndretti is a homecoming to compete with Honda once again. In 2018, Button joined the FIA World Endurance Championship with SMP Racing in LMP1, making his first career start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans while simultaneously competing in the Japanese Super GT Championship and taking home the Championship title. Following his time in Formula One, Button has developed a diverse resume competing in a variety of racing platforms including sportscar racing, rally car racing and stock car competition.