Nico Hulkenberg To Race In Le Mans Alongside F1 Next Year

Nico Hulkenberg will be racing in Le Mans alongside his F1 duties next year, as he becomes the first driver since Sebastien Bourdais in 2009 to take part in both events. The team he will be doing it for is Porsche, who announced that they will be fielding three cars at two events in WEC next year; 6 hours of Spa and of course the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Hulkenberg will be taking part in both those races for the team, as they do not clash with the Formula 1 calendar in 2015. It is not known who will partner him at Porsche, however he lines up alongside Porsche regular and former Grand Prix driver Mark Webber. Porsche believe that they will be able to challenge for the win next year, after coming close to it this year before their cars suffered reliability problems.

“I am very pleased the 2015 Formula 1 calendar allows for it and I’m grateful to my Force India team’s generosity to let me go for it,” said Hulkenberg.“Now it’s up to me to work hard to satisfy both commitments.”

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