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Makowiecki Poised for Porsche LMP1 Reserve Driver Status

Fred Makoweicki set poised for reserve driver status in Porsche LMP1 squad…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

While having lost out on a race drive in the third Porsche 919 Hybrid, Fred Makowiecki is still expected to drive the German manufacturer’s LMP1 contender at Le Mans later this month.

The Frenchman has been entered in all three of Porsche Team’s factory entries for the Le Mans Test Day on May 31, as the expected reserve driver for its LMP1 effort.

Makowiecki, along with the majority of Porsche’s works GT drivers, tested the 919 Hybrid during the off-season to fill the two seats alongside Nico Hulkenberg in the No. 19 entry, which went to Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy.

Makowiecki is also entered to drive the No. 92 Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR in the race alongside countryman Patrick Pilet and German ace Wolf Henzler.

Porsche has yet to officially confirm Makowiecki’s dual role for the French endurance classic.

LMP1 rivals Audi and Toyota will entrust Mike Rockenfeller and Kamui Kobayashi as its reserve drivers, while Nissan has also yet to officially nominate a driver.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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