Porsche retains Campbell in factory drive for 2021
By Mat Coch
Monday 14th December, 2020 - 12:01pm
Australian Matt Campbell will continue as a Porsche factory driver in 2021 as Earl Bamber leaves the marque in a works capacity.
Campbell finished second in the Intercontinental GT Challenge drivers’ standings, and finished eighth in the World Endurance Championship with Dempsey-Proton Racing after missing the final race of the year in Bahrain.
The Warwick-native recorded second place finishes at Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A total of 14 drivers will be employed by the Weissach marque in a works role, with 25-year-old Campbell the second youngest among that roster.
Earl Bamber, Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, Michael Christensen, Sven Müller, and Dirk Werner are all set to leave the works driver programme.
Bamber will compete in a customer GT3 R in the IMSA SportsCar Championship with Laurens Vanthoor next season.
The New Zealander will also share a car with Christensen and Frédéric Makowiecki in the GT World Challenge Europe.
Beyond the works drivers, Julien Andlauer continues as the Porsche Young Professional with Ayhancan Güven set to complete his second season as a Porsche Junior.
Jaxon Evans’ time with the programme has come to an end, though the Kiwi is set to carry on racing customer 911 RSRs, among other outings.
It was also confirmed that Porsche will continue to field two 911 RSRs in the World Endurance Championship, with Gianmaria Bruni to share with Richard Leitz, while Kevin Estre and Neel Jani will partner up.
Pascal Wehrlein and Andre Lotterer will race for the marque in Season 7 of the Formula E World Championship.
Driver squad Porsche Motorsport 2021
Porsche works drivers (age/nationality)
Gianmaria Bruni (39/Italy)
Matt Campbell (25/Australia)
Romain Dumas (42/France)
Kévin Estre (32/France)
Mathieu Jaminet (26/France)
Neel Jani (36/Switzerland)
Richard Lietz (36/Austria)
Patrick Long (39/USA)
André Lotterer (39/Germany)
Frédéric Makowiecki (40/France)
Thomas Preining (22/Austria)
Simona de Silvestro (32/Switzerland)
Laurens Vanthoor (29/Belgium)
Pascal Wehrlein (26/Germany)
Porsche Young Professional
Julien Andlauer (21/France)
Ayhancan Güven (22/Turkey)
Overview of factory campaigns
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Season 7
99X Electric #36 – André Lotterer
99X Electric #99 – Pascal Wehrlein
FIA World Endurance Championship 2021
911 RSR #91 – Gianmaria Bruni / Richard Lietz
911 RSR #92 – Kévin Estre / Neel Jani