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- Updated: April 10, 2017
Felix Rosenqvist is poised to make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, with the rising open-wheel and sports car racing star linked to DragonSpeed’s LMP2 effort for this year’s French endurance classic. (En Français)
Multiple sources have indicated to Sportscar365 and Endurance-Info that the Mercedes-AMG factory driver could join Ben Hanley and fellow Swede Henrik Hedman in the team’s Oreca 07 Gibson.
Rosenqvist would take the seat occupied by Nico Lapierre in the European Le Mans Series. Lapierre had previously been ruled out for Le Mans, even before securing his Toyota LMP1 seat, due to his FIA World Endurance Championship commitments with Signatech Alpine.
While the France-based, American-flagged effort has yet to confirm that a deal has been reached, Rosenqvist took part in a group test at Silverstone on Monday, alongside Lapierre and Hanley in the Oreca.
The 25-year-old, who ran parallel Indy Lights and Blacpain GT programs in 2016, made his DTM race debut mid-season but has focused primarily on Formula E this year with Mahindra Racing.
DragonSpeed will have two entries at Le Mans, as it will operate the No. 22 G-Drive Racing Oreca for Memo Rojas, Leo Roussel and Ryo Hirakawa, who is set to serve as reserve driver for Toyota’s increased three-car LMP1 effort.