Nico Hulkenberg has been named as one of the drivers who will race for Porsche at Spa and Le Mans in 2015. The team intends to field a third 919 Hybrid for two races in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship: the Spa event on May 2 and the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13-14. There will also be the Le Mans test day on May 31 The current F1 calendar means that there will be no clashes between the events
“I’ve been a Porsche fan for a long time and have been watching their return to the LMP1 class closely.” said Hulkenberg. “The desire grew to drive that car at Le Mans. I am very pleased the 2015 Formula 1 calendar allows for it and I’m grateful to my Sahara Force India Formula 1 Team’s generosity to let me go for it. Now it’s up to me to work hard to satisfy both commitments.”
The names of the remaining drivers are yet to be announced but one name that may be on the list is Jenson Button. Button knows some of the Porsche crew very well, thanks to his BMW days with Williams back in 2000. At the time Fritz Enzinger, now Vice President of LMP1 at Porsche, was one of the BMW F1 engineers.