Franck Mailleux Targeting 2013 Race Seat


Franck Mailleux has stated that he is still confident of securing a full-time seat for 2013 and is currently examining his options in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.

The top French driver was an integral part of Signatech endurance team since 2009, but after being told there was no opportunity to continue with the team, he is now looking to finalise his plans for the upcoming season.

The 27-year-old’s time with Signatech included four visits to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and being crowned champion of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in 2011. He is hoping that this experience will make him an attractive prospect to a number of teams.

Mailleux said: “It is not a great situation to be in, but I am still hopeful of finding a solution to my situation. With the experience and results I have built up in the last four seasons, I know I would fit in well with any team looking for results and eager to get back in the cockpit. I’m ready to race!

Asked about how hopeful he is about finding a seat, Mailleux said: “I adopt the same philosophy out of the car as I do in it; never give up! I am looking forward to the start of the WEC because it promises to be an exciting championship. Of course, I would love to be a part of it.

He continued: “I know what I can deliver, what I am capable of and I hope there is a team who can see it as well.” He revealed that he is in discussions with a ‘competitive team’ with a possible opportunity to test for them at Paul Ricard in the coming days.