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Formulation 1 drivers competing in Daytona 24 Hours and former winners

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The Daytona 24 Hours begins on Saturday 27 January and concludes on Sunday 28 January. The 24-hour endurance race takes place at Daytona Worldwide Speedway in Florida. The Sports activities Automotive Course format used for the race is 5.73km (3.56 miles) in size and contains runs on Daytona’s banked oval circuit, blended with some infield corners.

The long-lasting occasion attracts drivers from numerous areas of motorsport, together with Formulation 1. Listed below are all the previous F1 drivers collaborating on this 12 months’s Daytona 24 Hours and all F1 winners of the occasion.

Formulation 1 drivers competing in Daytona 24 Hours

Jenson Button – GTP

Photograph by: Richard Dole / Motorsport Images

#40: Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti, Acura ARX-06, GTP: Jenson Button, #10: Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti, Acura ARX-06, GTP: Marcus Ericsson

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F1 begins: 306
F1 championships: 1 (Brawn – 2009)
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 0
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 0

Jenson Button might be driving the Acura ARX-06 for the Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti staff, alongside his full-season IMSA team-mates Jordan Taylor and Louis Deletraz, with Colton Herta finishing the lineup. Button spent 17 years racing in Formulation 1 for groups together with Williams, Benetton, Renault and McLaren, amongst others.

The British driver gained the F1 world championship in 2009 with the Brawn GP staff and helped it to safe the constructors’ championship in the identical 12 months. Following his F1 profession, Button has continued to compete in different motorsport occasions together with profitable the 2018 Tremendous GT title with team-mate Naoki Yamamoto.

Whereas he’s best-known for his time in Formulation 1, Button does have some expertise with endurance racing. Earlier than reaching F1 he contested the 1999 24 Hours of Spa, partnering Tomas Enge and David Saelens, however cockpit fumes early on led to a DNF after 22 laps. He made his Le Mans 24 Hours debut in 2018 (however failed to complete as a consequence of an engine problem) as one in all 4 appearances throughout the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship for SMP Racing, taking a greatest end of third in Shanghai. 

Button raced in each IMSA and at Le Mans in 2023. He secured a fifth-place end at IMSA’s Petit Le Mans race at Street Atlanta driving a Porsche 963 for the JDC-Miller Motorsport staff, and drove a modified NASCAR automotive within the Storage 56 class on his Le Mans return. After his Daytona one-off, Button will race full-time within the WEC for Jota in a 963 this season.

Button joined the Sky Sports activities F1 commentary staff in 2019, providing his perception and data on choose race broadcasts.

Felipe Massa – LMP2

#74: Riley, ORECA LMP2 07, LMP2: Gar Robinson, Felipe Fraga, Josh Burdon, Felipe Massa

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#74: Riley, ORECA LMP2 07, LMP2: Gar Robinson, Felipe Fraga, Josh Burdon, Felipe Massa

F1 begins: 269
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 0
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 0

Felipe Massa will race alongside Gar Robinson, Felipe Fraga, and Josh Burden in an ORECA-Gibson 07 for the Riley staff on a one-off deal. The Brazilian driver accomplished 15 seasons in Formulation 1, the place he raced for Sauber, Ferrari and Williams and efficiently gained 11 races.

Massa completed second within the 2008 F1 world championship, dropping out by only one level to Lewis Hamilton. In August 2023 he started pursuing authorized motion towards the FIA, following the results of the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, the place he claims bosses didn’t act on data they’d in regards to the race, which left the championship’s fame broken.

Since his F1 profession concluded in 2017, Massa has raced in Formulation E and Brazilian Inventory Automobiles.

Romain Grosjean – GT Daytona

#63 Iron Lynx Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2: Romain Grosjean

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#63 Iron Lynx Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2: Romain Grosjean

F1 begins: 179
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 1
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 0

Romain Grosjean might be competing within the pro-am GT Daytona class of the Daytona 24 Hours in a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 for Iron Lynx. The Franco-Swiss driver might be partnered by team-mates Claudio Schiavoni, Matteo Cressoni and Matteo Cairoli.

Grosjean had no wins however did take ten podiums throughout his ten-year Formulation 1 profession, the place he drove for Renault, Lotus and Haas. Throughout his final season in F1 in 2020, Grosjean suffered a severe crash throughout the first lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix, which noticed his automotive wedged in a barrier and on hearth. He missed the final two races of the season, and it was introduced that Haas wouldn’t be renewing his contract for 2021.

Alongside his commitments as a Lamborghini manufacturing facility driver, contesting the complete WEC with an Iron Lynx-run SC63 Hypercar, Grosjean additionally competes within the IndyCar Collection and has switched from Andretti to the Juncos Hollinger Racing staff for 2024.

Paul di Resta – LMP2

#32 United Autosports Ligier LMP2, P: Will Owen, Hugo de Sadeleer, Bruno Senna, Paul di Resta

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#32 United Autosports Ligier LMP2, P: Will Owen, Hugo de Sadeleer, Bruno Senna, Paul di Resta

F1 begins: 59
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 1
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 0

Paul di Resta will drive an ORECA-Gibson 07 for United Autosports alongside team-mates Dan Goldburg, Bijoy Garg and Felix Rosenqvist. The Scottish driver spent ten seasons within the DTM, taking the title with Mercedes in 2010, earlier than spending the following three seasons in F1, scoring a complete of 121 factors between 2011 and 2013 for Drive India.

He made a one-off look for the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix for Williams, subbing for the illness-stricken Felipe Massa, however retired ten laps from the top with an oil leak.

His time in DTM bookended his F1 profession, with 4 seasons earlier than and 6 seasons afterwards. Whereas he wasn’t in a position to win a second title on his return, he did end third within the championship in 2018.

Di Resta has been competing in endurance occasions since 2018 with United Autosports, the 12 months he made his first and solely begin to date at Daytona. His tenure with the staff peaked with an LMP2 class victory within the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours. Along with a part-time IMSA programme and full-time European Le Mans Collection cope with United Autosports in 2024, he may even contest the complete WEC with Peugeot.

Di Resta joined the French producer for its long-awaited entry into the WEC in 2022, and has been an ever-present of its lineup since then, with a greatest end thus far of third at Monza within the staff’s 9X8 Hypercar achieved final season. 

Felipe Nasr – GTP

#7 Team Penske Porsche 963: Matt Campbell, Felipe Nasr

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#7 Staff Penske Porsche 963: Matt Campbell, Felipe Nasr

F1 begins: 39
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 8
Daytona 24 Hours class wins: 1

Felipe Nasr is competing with team-mates Dane Cameron, Josef Newgarden and Matt Campbell of their Porsche 963 for the manufacturing facility Porsche Penske Motorsport staff. The Brazilian spent two seasons in Formulation 1 in 2015-2016 and raced for Sauber, scoring 29 profession factors.

The lion’s share of those got here in his rookie season, when he completed fifth on his debut in Australia. However his two factors secured for ending ninth within the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix had been pivotal in shifting Sauber forward of Manor to safe tenth within the constructors’ championship, as the one factors achieved by the Swiss staff in a making an attempt season.

Nasr gained IMSA Sportscar titles in 2019 and 2021 with the Motion Specific Cadillac staff, twice ending runner-up at Daytona in 2018 and 2019, earlier than becoming a member of Porsche for 2022 and profitable the GTD Professional class at Daytona. He’ll contest the complete IMSA season with Cameron.

Marcus Ericsson – GTP

#10: Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti, Acura ARX-06, GTP: , Marcus Ericsson

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#10: Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti, Acura ARX-06, GTP: , Marcus Ericsson

F1 begins: 97
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 1
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 0

Marcus Ericsson might be driving a second Acura ARX-06 entry from Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti. The Swedish driver will be a part of full-season IMSA team-mates Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque, with fellow former F1 driver Brendon Hartley finishing the lineup.

Ericsson spent 4 years in Formulation 1 between 2014-2018 with Caterham and Sauber. He loved restricted success, scoring simply 18 factors and a greatest results of eighth.

He switched codes to IndyCar in 2019 and had extra success, scoring 4 wins up to now together with a classy victory on the 2022 Indianapolis 500. His main programme might be in IndyCar this 12 months, switching from Chip Ganassi Racing to Andretti World. 

Sebastien Bourdais – GTP

#01 Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-LMDh: Sebastien Bourdais, Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon

Photograph by: Artwork Fleischmann

#01 Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-LMDh: Sebastien Bourdais, Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon

F1 begins: 27
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 14
Daytona 24 Hours class wins: 2

Sebastien Bourdais will contest the complete IMSA season with Cadillac and might be joined by team-mates Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou for the Daytona 24 Hours of their Cadillac V-Collection. R, which is entered below the Cadillac Racing banner by Chip Ganassi Racing.

Six years after he gained the 2002 Worldwide Formulation 3000 title, Bourdais lastly bought his Formulation 1 alternative in 2008 after racking up 4 Champ Automotive titles in as many seasons. He spent one and a half years with Toro Rosso, spending a full season alongside team-mate Sebastian Vettel in 2008 and the primary 9 rounds of 2009, however was solely in a position to rating six factors.

The Frenchman has raced in lots of sports activities automotive collection throughout his profession and claimed centrepiece victories together with the Spa 24 Hours (2002), Daytona 24 Hours (2014) and Sebring 12 Hours (2021). A 3-time runner-up on the Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot (in 2007, 2009 and 2011), he gained the GTE Professional class at Le Mans with Ford in 2016, earlier than including a GTLM class win at Daytona the next 12 months.

Brendon Hartley – GTP

#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-06: Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Louis Deletraz, Brendon Hartley

Photograph by: Richard Dole / Motorsport Images

#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-06: Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Louis Deletraz, Brendon Hartley

F1 begins: 25
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 3
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 0

Brendon Hartley will race an Acura ARX-06 for Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti, the New Zealander pairing up with IMSA full-timers Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque and Daytona-only further Marcus Ericsson.

Hartley made 25 begins in Formulation 1, making his debut on the 2017 United States Grand Prix the place he changed Pierre Gasly at Toro Rosso, because the French driver was collaborating within the Japanese Tremendous Formulation Championship. He stayed on for the rest of the season, changing Daniil Kvyat, and have become a full-time driver for the staff in 2018.

Whereas his time in Formulation 1 was difficult, choosing up simply 4 factors to team-mate Gasly’s 29, it’s endurance racing the place Hartley has shone, claiming three outright Le Mans wins with two totally different producers.

His first, in 2017, got here with Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber for Porsche. After his F1 stint, he joined Toyota and gained the 2020 race with Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, earlier than including a 3rd in 2022 iteration with Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa. He’s additionally gained the World Endurance Championship title 4 occasions (2015, 2017, 2022 and 2023) partnering fellow Australasian Mark Webber and German Timo Bernhard in 2015.

Hartley will be a part of WTR with Andretti for the 5 endurance races on the IMSA calendar in 2024 alongside his Toyota commitments within the WEC.

Gianmaria Bruni – GTP

#99 Proton Competition Porsche 963: Gianmaria Bruni, Harry Tincknell, Neel Jani

Photograph by: Porsche

#99 Proton Competitors Porsche 963: Gianmaria Bruni, Harry Tincknell, Neel Jani

F1 begins: 18
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 7
Daytona 24 Hours class wins: 1

Gianmaria Bruni might be driving the Porsche 963 for Proton Competition alongside team-mates Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Alessio Picariello. The Italian driver lasted only one season in Formulation 1, driving for Minardi in 2004. Paul Stoddart’s cash-strapped staff struggled with its automotive throughout the season because it was much less developed than the remainder of the grid, ensuing within the staff ending final within the constructors’ championship.

Bruni normally outperformed team-mate Zsolt Baumgartner, however misplaced his greatest probability of scoring any factors – then solely awarded right down to eighth – at Indianapolis to a primary nook crash, as Baumgartner capitalised on a race of attrition to assert the ultimate level.

Bruni grew to become a number one pressure in GT racing after his F1 profession, claiming 4 Le Mans 24 Hours class victories for Ferrari and Porsche, the newest coming in 2022. A part of the privateer Proton staff’s prototype programme for the reason that outset, Bruni was a part of its LMP2 class-winning roster at Daytona final season when his team-mate James Allen snatched the victory on the line.

Alexander Rossi – GT Daytona Professional

Autograph Session, #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 Acura DPi: Alexander Rossi

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Autograph Session, #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 Acura DPi: Alexander Rossi

F1 begins: 5
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 5
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 1

Alexander Rossi is competing within the GT Daytona Professional collection at Daytona 24 Hours within the McLaren 720S GT3 Evo for Pfaff Motorsports. The American will accompany full-season IMSA team-mates Oliver Jarvis, Marvin Kirchhofer and endurance co-driver James Hinchcliffe in a one-off look.

Rossi made 5 F1 begins in 2015 for Marussia as a mid-season substitute for Roberto Merhi, however scored no factors with the tough equipment (the staff scored only one factors end from its 73 begins, when Jules Bianchi completed ninth on the 2014 Monaco GP).

Rossi now competes within the IndyCar Collection the place he’s had rather more success, taking eight race wins together with the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2016. The Arrow McLaren driver gained Daytona outright in 2021 with the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura staff.

Jack Aitken – GTP

#31: Whelen Cadillac Racing, Cadillac VSeries.R, GTP: Pipo Derani, Jack Aitken, Tom Blomqvist

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#31: Whelen Cadillac Racing, Cadillac VSeries.R, GTP: Pipo Derani, Jack Aitken, Tom Blomqvist

F1 begins: 1
F1 championships: 0
Daytona 24 Hours begins: 1
Daytona 24 Hours wins: 0

Jack Aitken will race alongside team-mates Pipo Derani and Tom Blomqvist in a Cadillac V-Collection R for Action Express Racing. The British-South Korean’s sole F1 begin got here when he raced for Williams on the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix as a substitute for George Russell, who was protecting for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes after the seven-time world champion acquired a Positive COVID-19 check and couldn’t race.

Aitken began his endurance racing profession in 2021 however a heavy crash on the Spa 24 Hours disrupted his season. In 2023, he introduced that he can be leaving his function because the Williams reserve driver to deal with his sportscar profession and duly loved a profitable season as Motion Specific’s third driver in IMSA, serving to Derani and Alexander Sims to assert the inaugural GTP title.

For 2024, he’ll be a part of team-mate Derani to compete full-time in IMSA, and harbours hopes of returning to the DTM after a race-winning maiden season with Emil Frey Racing in 2023.

F1 winners who’ve beforehand gained Daytona 24 Hours

Listed below are Formulation 1 drivers who’ve beforehand gained a Formulation 1 grand prix and the Daytona 24 Hours:

Daytona 24 Hours 12 months(s) gained 

Scuderia Centro Sud, Scuderia Ferrari  

Porsche System Engineering 

Lotus, Brabham, Rob Walker Racing Staff, March, BRM 

J.W. Automotive Engineering  

Ferrari, Lotus, Cooper, BRM 

Henn’s Swap Store Racing  

Arrows, Benetton, William, Ligier, Jordan 

2001 – 2018, 2021 – current 

Minardi, Renault, Ferrari, McLaren, Alpine, Aston Martin 



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