Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg has been confirmed a seat for one of two Porsche 919 Hybrids set to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. Hulkenberg’s appointment into the Porsche team represents the first time a signed F1 driver has competed in Le Mans since Sebastien Bourdais did back in 2009 with the Peugeot squad.
Alongside racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, Hulkenberg will be racing for the Sahara Force India Formula One team. Additionally, he will compete in the 6 Hours of Spa for Porsche on May 2. What that means is that in May, Hulkenberg will have the 6 Hours of Spa, two Formula One races and the Le Mans practice day on May 31st.
After that, he will compete in the Canadian Grand Prix in June 7, race at Le Mans the following week and then one week later, be back in his Force India F1 car for the Austrian Grand Prix.