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The Le Mans 24 Hours entry checklist has been introduced and options quite a few former F1 drivers, with 18 of the 186 drivers having beforehand competed in a System 1 grand prix.

F1 drivers competing within the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours

#38 Hertz Staff Jota Porsche 963: Jenson Button

Picture by: Marc Fleury

• Staff: Hertz Staff JOTA
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 2
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 306
• F1 wins: 15

Jenson Button is returning to Le Mans 24 Hours for his third try on the WEC race. The British driver’s earlier two appearances at Le Mans – one in 2018 competing with SMP Racing which led to an engine-caused DNF, and one other in 2023 as a part of the experimental Storage 56 entry, racing a modified NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 alongside Jimmie Johnson and Mike Rockenfeller.

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Button spent 17 years in System 1, driving with Williams, Benetton, Renault, BAR, Honda, Brawn and McLaren and received the 2009 world championship. He has tried a number of totally different motorsports because the finish of his F1 profession, together with Tremendous GT, sportscar racing, NASCAR Cup and even an Excessive E outing.

Button will drive a Porsche 963 for Hertz Staff JOTA alongside present WEC drivers Oliver Rasmussen and Phil Hansen.

#19 Lamborghini Iron Lynx Lamborghini SC63: Romain Grosjean

#19 Lamborghini Iron Lynx Lamborghini SC63: Romain Grosjean

Picture by: Shameem Fahath

• Staff: Lamborghini Iron Lynx
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 1
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 179
• F1 wins: 0

Romain Grosjean is without doubt one of the most well-known names to go away System 1 in recent times, with the French-Swiss spending a drama-filled 10 seasons within the sequence. Throughout his time he took 10 podiums, with a second on the 2012 Canadian GP and 2013 US GP, nevertheless it’s his exit from F1 which is most memorable.

Grosjean’s closing race was 2020 Bahrain GP the place, working to the proper of the observe out of Flip 3 on the primary lap, his Haas made contact with Daniil Kvyat, pitching him right into a barrier earlier than his automobile burst into flames. He fortunately escaped the flames, burning his fingers, and gaining the nickname of ‘The Phoenix’ on his change to IndyCar for 2021.

He spent a 12 months with Dale Coyne Racing, two with Andretti Autosport and is at the moment racing with Juncos Hollinger Racing. Whereas he’s but to take a race win, he has had six podiums.

Alongside his IndyCar tasks, Grosjean competes for Lamborghini Iron Lynx within the IMSA SportsCar championship. He’ll stay with the workforce for its Le Mans 24 Hours try this 12 months, competing alongside his team-mates Matteo Cairoli and Andrea Caldarelli.

Daniil Kvyat – Hypercar

#63 Lamborghini Iron Lynx Lamborghini SC63: Daniil Kvyat

#63 Lamborghini Iron Lynx Lamborghini SC63: Daniil Kvyat

Picture by: Alexander Trienitz

Staff: Lamborghini Iron Lynx
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 1
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 110
• F1 wins: 0

Daniil Kvyat will likely be hoping to reverse his luck on the Le Mans 24 Hours after competing with Prema Racing in 2023. The workforce had been pressured to retire the automobile on lap 113 after an enormous accident the place he ripped the rear wing off and severely broken the automobile having crashed through the night time.

The 30-year-old will compete together with his present WEC workforce Lamborghini Iron Lynx together with his team-mates Mirko Bortolotti and Edoardo Mortara.

Kvyat moved into endurance racing after spending a 12 months with Alpine as their reserve driver in 2021. He’d beforehand spent eight seasons in F1, beginning at Toro Rosso in 2014 earlier than changing Ferrari-bound Sebastian Vettel at Crimson Bull in 2015. After a combined first 4 races of the 2016 season, Kvyat was demoted again to Toro Rosso, with workforce bosses deciding to exchange him at Crimson Bull with Max Verstappen.

Following a difficult season, which noticed simply three top-10 finishes, he was dropped halfway by means of 2017, solely to return as stand-in on the US GP, earlier than being left with no seat for 2018. He was named as a 3rd driver for Ferrari, however made no begins for the workforce, earlier than then transferring again for his third stint at Toro Rosso in 2019-20 when his F1 profession got here to an in depth.

#83 AF Corse Ferrari 499P: Robert Kubica

#83 AF Corse Ferrari 499P: Robert Kubica

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• Staff: AF Corse
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 3
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 99
• F1 wins: 1

Robert Kubica made his System 1 debut on the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix for Sauber however was disqualified for his automobile being underweight. He then spent three full seasons with the workforce between 2007 and 2009, claiming one race win on the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.

Kubica moved to Renault for the 2010 and 2011 seasons and alongside his F1 function, he took half in rallying. On the 2011 Ronde di Andora Rally, he suffered a life-changing accident when his automobile left the highway at excessive pace and crashed right into a barrier. Kubica spent over an hour trapped inside his automobile as staff tried to extricate him earlier than he was flown to hospital. Because of the severity of his accidents, he missed the 2011 season with Renault and was changed by Nick Heidfeld.

He returned to racing the next 12 months, predominantly in rallying, earlier than returning to F1 as a check driver for Renault and Williams in 2017. Kubica accomplished a full comeback in 2019 with Williams however a woeful automobile meant he was solely capable of rating one top-10 end.

After one season within the DTM  in 2020 and a check and reserve function at Alfa Romeo between 2020-22, which noticed him again two additional grand prix begins at Zandvoort and Monza when Kimi Raikkonen was sidelined by COVID-19, Kubica made his transition into sportscar racing.

Kubica takes on his fourth try at Le Mans 24 Hours this 12 months, together with his earlier three begins all irritating near-misses for victory in LMP2.

A damaged throttle sensor whereas main with three minutes to go denied Kubica the LMP2 class win on debut with WRT alongside Yifei Ye and Louis Deletraz in 2021, which was adopted by consecutive runner-up finishes in 2022 and 2023. In 2024, he joins AF Corse for his first try on the endurance race within the Hypercar class, alongside Robert Shwartzman and Ye.

Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 - Hybrid

Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 – Hybrid

Picture by: Rainier Ehrhardt

• Staff: Toyota Gazoo Racing
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 9
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 1 (Toyota Gazoo Racing – 2021)
• F1 race begins: 75
• F1 wins: 0

Kamui Kobayashi will race within the Hypercar class, driving Toyota Gazoo Racing’s GR010 Hybrid alongside Nyck de Vries and Jose Maria Lopez, who stands in for the injured Mike Conway within the #8 automobile. The Japanese driver can be the workforce principal of the Toyota squad.

The Japanese driver raced in System 1 between 2009-14, lacking the 2013 season, earlier than becoming a member of the Caterham workforce in 2014. Regardless of scoring 125 factors from 75 begins, Kobayashi solely appeared on the rostrum as soon as – a 3rd place at his house race in 2012.

He has had an illustrious motorsport profession, which incorporates the 2019-20 and 2021 WEC championship titles. For the final six years, Kobayashi has competed within the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside team-mates Lopez and Conway, with the trio claiming the victory in 2021.

#51 Ferrari AF Corse Ferrari 499P of Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, Antonio Giovinazzi

#51 Ferrari AF Corse Ferrari 499P of Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, Antonio Giovinazzi

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• Staff: Ferrari AF Course
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 2
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 1 (Ferrari AF Corse – 2023)
• F1 race begins: 62
• F1 wins: 0

Antonio Giovinazzi will likely be trying to repeat his earlier consequence on the Le Mans 24 Hours, having taken victory in 2023 with Ferrari AF Corse. He’ll proceed with final 12 months’s team-mates James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi.

Giovinazzi made his F1 debut for Sauber in 2017 as an alternative to Pascal Wehrlein on the Australian and Chinese language grands prix, because the German driver had injured his neck throughout a crash on the Race of Champions. He then spent three full seasons with Alfa Romeo between 2019 and 2021 however was unable to complete larger than seventeenth within the championship, with 9 factors finishes from 62 begins. The Italian left the workforce on the finish of the 2021 season however has held a reserve driver place at Ferrari since.

He spent one season in System E with Dragon Penske Autosport however completed twenty third within the championship with no factors.

Giovinazzi has competed in WEC since 2023 with Ferrari AF Corse and helped the workforce declare their first outright win in 50 years on the 2023 Le Mans 24 Hours after their final top-class entry in 1973.

#94 Peugeot Totalenergies Peugeot 9X8: Paul Di Resta

#94 Peugeot Totalenergies Peugeot 9X8: Paul Di Resta

Picture by: Marc Fleury

Staff: Peugeot TotalEnergies
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 5
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 1 (United Autosports – LMP2 class win – 2020)
• F1 race begins: 59
• F1 wins: 0

Paul di Resta has cast a profession in sportscars since 2019 after ending his full-time stint in DTM in the identical season. He joined Peugeot TotalEnergies in 2022 and can compete in his second Le Mans 24 Hours with the workforce, alongside his team-mates Vandoorne and Loic Duval.

He had beforehand accomplished 4 Le Mans 24 Hours with United Autosports in LMP2, bringing house a category win in 2020. Di Resta joined the workforce in 2018, participating in Asian Le Mans the place he took three second-place finishes and one win, which gave the workforce the championship victory.

He joined Pressure India F1 Staff in 2010 however didn’t make his race debut till the next 12 months, happening to finish three full seasons. He made a one-off return on the 2017 Hungarian GP at Williams when he stood in for the unwell Felipe Massa.

Jean-Eric Vergne, Peugeot Totalenergies

Jean-Eric Vergne, Peugeot Totalenergies

Picture by: Nikolaz Godet

• Staff: Peugeot TotalEnergies
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 5
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 58
• F1 wins: 0

Jean-Eric Vergne will compete at this 12 months’s Le Mans 24 Hours with Peugeot TotalEnergies, alongside his team-mates Mikkel Jensen and Nico Muller. This would be the Frenchman’s sixth try at Le Mans, together with his finest consequence being fifth within the LMP2 class in 2020. In 2018 Vergne’s #26 G-Drive entry had received the LMP2 class however was disqualified post-race for an unlawful refueling part.

The 2-time System E champion spent three seasons with Toro Rosso in System 1 between 2012 and 2014. He was left with no seat when the workforce selected an all-new line-up of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz for 2015.

Sebastien Buemi – Hypercar

Sebastien Buemi, Toyota Gazoo Racing

Sebastien Buemi, Toyota Gazoo Racing

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Staff: Toyota Gazoo Racing
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 12
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 4 (Toyota Gazoo Racing – 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2022)
• F1 race begins: 55
• F1 wins: 0

Sebastien Buemi will race for Toyota Gazoo Racing alongside his earlier team-mates Ryo Hirakawa and Brendon Hartley. The trio have competed within the Le Mans 24 Hours collectively for the previous two years, profitable in 2022 and ending runner-up in 2023.

Buemi has taken 4 victories on the endurance occasion with an additional 4 general podium finishes and has pushed for Toyota at every of his 12 appearances at Le Mans.

Previous to his endurance exploits the Swiss driver spent three seasons driving for Toro Rosso, lining up on the grid between 2009-2011, however was changed by Daniel Ricciardo after being unable to attain greater than a handful of top-10 finishes every season. He then grew to become the Crimson Bull reserve driver however has not made one other grand prix begin throughout that point.

Buemi moved to System E in 2014, taking the championship title for the 2015-16 season after an intense battle with Lucas di Grassi. Buemi has remained within the sequence since leaving F1 and has two runner-up finishes within the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons.

Mick Schumacher, Alpine Endurance Team

Mick Schumacher, Alpine Endurance Staff

Picture by: Nikolaz Godet

• Staff: Alpine Endurance Staff
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 0
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 43
• F1 wins: 0

Mick Schumacher is at the moment competing within the WEC championship with Alpine within the #36 automobile alongside team-mates Matthieu Vaxiviere and Nicolas Lapierre.

The son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher made his System 1 debut with Haas in 2021 however was solely capable of take two top-10 finishes throughout his two years with the workforce. He was changed by Nico Hulkenberg for 2023 and moved to Mercedes as its reserve driver.

Regardless of a disappointing run in System 1, Schumacher had proven promise within the junior sequence, having taken the F2 championship in 2020 and European F3 in 2018. He’s at the moment one of the potential candidates to replace Esteban Ocon at Alpine in 2025.

#94 Peugeot Totalenergies Peugeot 9X8: Stoffel Vandoorne

#94 Peugeot Totalenergies Peugeot 9X8: Stoffel Vandoorne

Picture by: Marc Fleury

• Staff: Peugeot TotalEnergies
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 2
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 42
• F1 wins: 0

Stoffel Vandoorne will compete in his third Le Mans 24 Hours after taking an general podium end on debut in 2019 with SMP Racing and coming runner-up within the LMP2 class with Jota in 2021. He races for Peugeot TotalEnergies alongside his team-mates Paul di Resta and Loic Duval.

The 2021-22 System E world champion spent two full seasons in F1 with McLaren however completed sixteenth within the championship in each 2017 and 2018. Since then Vandorne has spent stints as a check and reserve driver at Mercedes, McLaren and Aston Martin.

#4 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963 of Mathieu Jaminet, Felipe Nasr, Nick Tandy

#4 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963 of Mathieu Jaminet, Felipe Nasr, Nick Tandy

Picture by: Nikolaz Godet

• Staff: Porsche Penske Motorsport
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 4
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 39
• F1 wins: 0

Felipe Nasr is competing for Porsche Penske Motorsport within the Hypercar class as a part of its third entry alongside fellow IMSA common Nick Tandy and manufacturing unit driver Mathieu Jaminet.

Nasr isn’t any stranger to endurance racing, taking the outright win on the 2024 Daytona 24 Hours, GTD Professional victory for Pfaff Porsche in 2022 plus an additional three podiums on the occasion in 2012, 2018 and 2019.

The Brazilian beforehand spent two seasons in F1 between 2015-16, the place he raced for Sauber.

He’s at the moment contesting the 2024 IMSA SportsCar championship together with his team-mate Dane Cameron, with the pair at the moment main the drivers’ standings.

Sebastien Bourdais – Hypercar

#3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac V-Series.R: Sebastien Bourdais

#3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac V-Collection.R: Sebastien Bourdais

Picture by: Rainier Ehrhardt

• Staff: Cadillac Racing
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 16
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 1 (Ford Chip Ganassi Staff USA – GTE Professional class win – 2016)
• F1 race begins: 27
• F1 wins: 0

Sebastien Bourdais will compete within the Hypercar class of Le Mans 24 Hours for Cadillac Racing. This would be the Frenchman’s second 12 months with the American workforce and his seventeenth 12 months getting into the endurance occasion.

For the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours Bourdais will likely be partnered with 2016 IMSA SportsCar champion Renger van de Zande and six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.

Bourdais beforehand took a GTE Professional class win in 2016 for Ford Chip Ganassi Staff USA together with his team-mates Joey Hand and Dirk Muller. He has additionally come near an general victory on a number of events, taking the runner-up place in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Bourdais made his debut in System 1 for Toro Rosso in 2008, having received the Champ Automotive sequence for the earlier 4 years. Bourdais spent only a 12 months and a half with the workforce, together with a full season as team-mates with Sebastian Vettel.

In 2009 he was partnered with Sebastien Buemi, however regardless of two factors finishes he was unable to match the efficiency of his team-mate and after simply 9 races the workforce introduced that he would get replaced by Jaime Alguersuari.

Bourdais has an illustrious motorsport profession outdoors of System 1 although, together with victories on the Spa 24 Hours (2002), Daytona 24 Hours (2014) and Sebring 12 Hours (2021). Alongside his Le Mans GTE Professional victory in 2016, he additionally claimed the GTLM class win at Daytona the next 12 months.

Brendon Hartley – Hypercar

#8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 - Hybrid of Brendon Hartley

#8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 – Hybrid of Brendon Hartley

Picture by: JEP / Motorsport Images

• Staff: Toyota Gazoo Racing
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 10
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 3 (Porsche Staff – 2017, Toyota Gazoo Racing – 2020 & 2022)
• F1 race begins: 25
• F1 wins: 0

Brendon Hartley will rejoin Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa for his eleventh try on the Le Mans 24 Hours. Hartley has been with Toyota Gazoo Racing since 2019 and has taken two out of his three Le Mans wins with the workforce – the opposite with Porsche in 2017. He has additionally had an additional three general podium finishes on the endurance occasion together with coming runner-up in 2015 when competing together with his team-mates Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard.

Hartley has taken 4 WEC titles throughout his profession in 2015, 2017, 2022 and 2023.

The New Zealander had a quick stint in System 1, taking the Toro Rosso seat for the final 4 races of 2017. He remained with the workforce for the 2018 season however had simply three top-10 finishes and was changed by Alex Albon.

Hartley made his System E debut the next 12 months however was dropped with speedy impact after simply 5 races the place he was solely capable of rating one top-10 end. He returned to WEC in 2019, to exchange Jenson Button on the 1000 Miles of Sebring earlier than taking up the following day’s 12 Hours of Sebring for SMP Racing and Mustang Sampling Racing respectively. Regardless of an “exhausting” weekend for the Kiwi, he was capable of assist safe podiums at each races.

#12 Hertz Team Jota Porsche 963: William Stevens

#12 Hertz Staff Jota Porsche 963: William Stevens

Picture by: Shameem Fahath

• Staff: Hertz Staff Jota
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 8
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 2 (JMW Motorsport – GTE Am Class – 2017, Jota Sport – LMP2 – 2022)
• F1 race begins: 18
• F1 wins: 0

Will Stevens will likely be seeking to declare an outright Le Mans 24 Hours victory after taking two earlier class wins in 2017 and 2022. He’ll return to the Hertz Staff Jota for a second 12 months with Callum Ilott and Norman Nato.

Stevens made his debut in System 1 driving for Caterham through the closing race of the 2014 season, nevertheless, the workforce collapsed earlier than reaching the following season. He then joined Marussia for the 2015 season however was unable to complete larger than thirteenth in uncompetitive equipment.

Nyck de Vries – Hypercar

#7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 - Hybrid: Nyck De Vries

#7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 – Hybrid: Nyck De Vries

Picture by: Marc Fleury

• Staff: Toyota Gazoo Racing
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 4
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 11
• F1 wins: 0

Nyck de Vries will be part of Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway stand-in Jose Maria Lopez within the #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing for his fifth begin within the race however first within the prime class, together with his earlier entries in LMP2 between 2019-22.

The 2020-21 System E champion made his transfer into System 1 after standing in for Alex Albon on the 2022 Italian Grand Prix when the Thai-British driver underwent appendix surgical procedure.

De Vries joined AlphaTauri – now RB – in 2023 alongside Yuki Tsunoda however did not impress. The Dutch driver was unable to complete within the prime 10 and after the primary 10 races of the season, he was changed by Daniel Ricciardo.

He has since moved again to System E and races with Mahindra Racing alongside his WEC duties for Toyota.

#311 Whelen Cadillac Racing Cadillac V-SeriesR: Jack Aitken

#311 Whelen Cadillac Racing Cadillac V-SeriesR: Jack Aitken

Picture by: Alexander Trienitz

• Staff: Action Express Racing
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 2
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 0
• F1 race begins: 1
• F1 wins: 0

Jack Aitken will try his third Le Mans 24 Hours and his second with the Motion Specific Racing workforce this 12 months. This will likely be his second 12 months driving alongside team-mate Pipo Derani, who’s the winner of the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona, and his first with Aston Martin F1 reserve driver Felipe Drugovich.

Aitken made his F1 debut on the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix to cowl for George Russell at Williams – when Russell had been referred to as to face in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes after he contracted COVID-19.

He remained with the workforce till the beginning of 2023, when he determined to half methods with the workforce to concentrate on his sportscar profession.

#6 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963: Andre Lotterer

#6 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963: Andre Lotterer

Picture by: Nikolaz Godet

• Staff: Porsche Penske Motorsport
• Le Mans 24 Hours begins: 12
• Le Mans 24 Hours wins: 3 (Audi Sport Staff Joest – 2011, 2012 & 2014)
• F1 race begins: 1
• F1 wins: 0

Andre Lotterer is a three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner, taking victories with Audi Sport Staff Joest in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and two additional podium finishes in 2010 and 2015. Whereas most well-known for his endurance and System E racing, the German did have an extremely quick stint in System 1, changing Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham F1 for a one-off race in 2014 on the Belgian Grand Prix.

Lotterer outperformed his team-mate Marcus Ericsson, however nonetheless solely certified twenty first of the 22 drivers. Nonetheless, his debut got here to a quick finish after his automobile confronted a mechanical failure on the primary lap.

The German has been a part of Porsche’s Hypercar programme because it started final 12 months and is team-mates with Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor within the #6 entry that begins the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours on pole place.



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