As Cadillac Racing seeks to defend its 2023 GTP championship in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, the driver lineup in the No. 01 V-Series.R fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing remains unchanged. Sebastien Borudais, and Renger van der Zande will contes the full season, with Scott Dixon joining in for select endurance rounds.
“We had some success racing the Cadillac V-Series.R across the 2023 IMSA season, but we are expecting even more in 2024,” said Mike O’Gara, director of operations for Chip Ganassi Racing which fields the No. 01. “We are happy that Sebastien, Renger and Scott will again be in the 01 next year and that we can build on our learnings together.”
Continuity and experience are the hallmarks of the No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R entry, with Bourdais and van der Zande returning for their third season as teammates. Six-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon returns for the Rolex 24 and additional endurance races.
The trio drove to third place in the 2023 season-opening Rolex 24 and closed with a runner-up finish in the Petit Le Mans. Bourdais and van der Zande co-drove the No. 01 Cadillac V-Series.R to victory at Laguna Seca, raising their win total to four over the past two seasons. Van der Zande has 19 IMSA victories, including nine with Cadillac Racing, and Bourdais has 11 IMSA wins.
They add to the experienced lineup in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Racing entry, where Pipo Derani and Jack Aitken will make up the full-season partnership, with Tom Blomqvist also taking the wheel in the endurance events.
“Rolex 24 in 2023 for Cadillac Racing was an incredible event,” said Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM sports car racing program manager. “It proved the reliability of our vehicles and how strong they could be. Since then, we’ve been figuring out how to take that solid package and get the most possible performance out of it. We are excited come back to Daytona in January 2024 and see how much of a leap we’ve made over a year in improving the vehicle.”
Cadillac swept top honors for the 2023 IMSA season, earning its fourth Manufacturer Championship and fifth IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup title in the prototype classification since 2017.