FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), LMP1
Following its maiden win in the final race of the 2014 season in Brazil, more podium finishes are the aim for the future for the
In 2014, when entering the
During the Paris press conference, the ACO confirmed the car numbers requested for the
Number 18 goes to the – also unchanged from 2014 – driver combination of Romain Dumas (37, France), Neel Jani (31, Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (34, Germany).
The third car with Hülkenberg, Bamber and Tandy will compete at Spa and Le Mans with number 19.
Fritz Enzinger, LMP1 Vice President, explained: “It goes without saying that each of these drivers is fast and clever. But in the WEC, and especially in Le Mans, there are more qualities to be taken into account. The ability to stay focussed constantly and to deliver consistent performances are must-haves for endurance racing. Another factor is team spirit and the skills to integrate into the team. This sport doesn’t make sense for loners. Each driver always has to take into account his team-mates, as their individual speeds are what in the end are reflected by the
Team Principal Andreas Seidl added: “We are very happy to be allowed to enter a third car in what is only our second season. This shows once more how strongly the company backs the LMP1 programme. At the same time, we face the operational side and need to be respectful of what it takes when entering three of those complex prototypes and handling nine drivers at Spa and at Le Mans. In this regard it was also important to leave the proven driver combinations from last year untouched. These six now know all about each other and all the tracks on the WEC calendar. In 2014, the entire team was a newcomer. Now we can build on lessons learned and our targets are more ambitious. Le Mans will be new territory for Nico Hülkenberg, as well as for Earl Bamber, and we will give our outmost to support them.”
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