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Porsche Confirms 2015 LMP1 Driver Lineup

Porsche retains all six drivers for next year’s FIA WEC season…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Porsche has confirmed its LMP1 driver lineup for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season, opting to remain with all six of its current full-season pilots for next year’s program with the all-new Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Despite rumors of at least one high-profile Formula One driver potentially jumping ship, the German manufacturer will have stability in its full-season lineup, with Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Brendon Hartley, Marc Lieb and Mark Webber all returning next year.

No word has been given on the potential of a third car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is known to be under consideration, and one of the primary reasons for Porsche recently testing the majority of its factory GT drivers in its LMP1 car.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. JAGLeMans

    November 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    So Hulkenberg and a couple of the GT drivers must be hot favourites if there’s a third Porsche.

    Toyota will be on the lookout for two drivers if, as expected, Lapierre & Sarrazin move. Conway must be in line for one drive, but who’s the other?

    Audi, Button was linked with a £1m per season drive in the UK papers…..but it’s the UK papers, so take that with a pinch of salt.

    As for Nissan, outside of Lapierre, Sarrazin, Pla, Mardenborough and maybe Heidfeld, I have no idea.

    • @Ginz44

      November 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      My theory with Toyota is Lapierre is likely to leave Toyota despite them offering a contract for next year. I think Sarrazin would stay with Toyota but eventually go rallying with them rather than sportscars – he did enter the last event in the European Rally Championship and has been testing the Yaris WRC after all.

      Nissan – definitely Pla, Heidfeld and Mardenborough. Probably some of the other GT Academy and SuperGT drivers too.

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