Le Mans: The F1 veterans in the field


There’s a healthy number of Formula 1 drivers, both past and present, in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 2015 edition is once again no different. One current F1 ace, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, joins the roster this year with Porsche.

Here’s a look through the F1 drivers in the field, all of whom have made one or more Grand Prix starts (does not include drivers such as Neel Jani, a reserve who did Grand Prix weekends but not a race start).

  • Anthony Davidson/Sebastien Buemi/Kazuki Nakajima (No. 1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid, LMP1)
  • Alexander Wurz/Stephane Sarrazin (No. 2 Toyota TS040 Hybrid, LMP1)
  • Tiago Monteiro (No. 4 ByKolles CLM P1/01 AER, LMP1)
  • Andre Lotterer (No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, LMP1)
  • Lucas di Grassi (No. 8 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, LMP1)
  • Nick Heidfeld (No. 12 Rebellion R-One AER, LMP1)
  • Mark Webber (No. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrid, LMP1)
  • Nico Hulkenberg* (No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid, LMP1)
  • Max Chilton (No. 23 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, LMP1)
  • Karun Chandhok (No. 48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03R Nissan, LMP2)
  • Gianmaria Bruni/Giancarlo Fisichella (No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia, GTE-Pro)
  • Jan Magnussen (No. 63 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R, GTE-Pro)
  • Olivier Beretta (No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia, GTE-Pro)
  • Pedro Lamy (No. 98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage, GTE-Am)

By class, it’s 11 ex and one current for a total of 12 in LMP1, just 1 in LMP2, 4 in GTE-Pro and 1 in GTE-Am for a total of 18 F1 drivers in this year’s race. That number is down by two from last year.