Neveu was appointed by the ACO in 2011 to oversee the running of the returning World Endurance Championship, the successor to the Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge. Between 2012 and 2020 the WEC featured hybrid LMP1 prototypes from Audi, Porsche and Toyota as well as factory GT entries from the likes of Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford and BMW.
The championship is transitioning into a new Le Mans Hypercar era in 2021, but will do so without Neveu at the helm. Neveu is leaving his position at Le Mans Endurance Management, the parent company of WEC and the European Le Mans Series “to pursue new challenges in his professional career.”
“After nine years at the head of this superb motorsport programme, I think it is time for me to hand over the baton and allow new life to be breathed into the organisation under the leadership of Pierre Fillon,” Neveu said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Great pages in endurance racing’s history books will open in a few months, in particular with the arrival of LMH and LMDh, and I have no doubt about the successes to come for these championships under the ACO umbrella.
“Until then, I will do my best to finish the 2020 season in the best way possible. Then it will be time for me to set off on a different personal path in 2021.”
ACO president Pierre Fillon added:…