BETTER DAYS AHEAD? Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg will drive for the Force India team as well as Porsche in Le Mans in 2015. Image: AFP / Alexander Klein
LONDON, England - German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race in the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours sports car race for Porsche as well as in Formula 1 for Force India.
The 27-year-old, who will also race in the Spa six-hours in May, will be the first active F1 driver to enter the endurance classic since Le Mans local Sebastien Bourdais with Peugeot in 2009.
BEST OF BOTH
Hulkenberg said: "Porsche and Le Mans - this combination probably attracts every race-driver. I've been a Porsche fan for a long time and have been watching its return to the LMP1 class closely."
Australian Mark Webber, who left F1 in 2013 after seven years with Red Bull, raced for Porsche at Le Mans 2014 and will drive for the same company in the World Endurance championship.
The International Automobile Federation has an agreement with F1's commercial rights holder that no races will clash with Le Mans, which is scheduled for June 13/14 2015.