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F1-acquaintances during the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2018

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In addition to Fernando Alonso, there are still a number of old acquaintances of the Formula 1 at the start of the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans. We looked for you and made a list of.


#1 Rebellion Racing: André Lotterer and Bruno Senna


Last Qualifying session! Let’s do this guys!!!! ???? #LEMANS24 #REBELLIONRacing #REB13 #TVR © @autowebbb – Eric Fabre

A message shared by REBELLION Racing (@rebellion_racing) on Jun 14, 2018 at 12:47 (PDT)

André Lotterer know we do better when triple Le Mans winner than his performance in the Formula 1. During the GP of Belgium in 2014 if he Kamui Kobayashi replaced at the ailing Caterham, a twenty-first place on the grid, and a task in the first lap of the race on Sunday was his part.

Bruno Senna has, between 2010 and 2012, forty-six races in the Formula 1 participated in this for the teams of HRT, Lotus and Williams. In that period sprokkelde he thirty-three points. Since then, Brazilian especially in the langeafstandsracen active, but there were also passages in the Formula E and the Brazilian Stock Car championship.

#6 CEFC TRSM Racing: Oliver Turvey


Great to be back out on the roads of Le Mans first time out in @ginettacars LMP1 car with @manorwec today #lemans24 #testday

A message shared by Oliver Turvey (@oliver_turvey) on 3 Jun 2018 at 1:24 (PDT)

The thirty-one year old Brit is in 2018 active as a test and ontwikkelingsrijder for McLaren in Formula 1 but his main activities are mainly in the Formula E and the langeafstandsracen.

#7 Toyota GAZOO Racing: Kamui Kobayashi


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A message shared by KAMUI KOBAYASHI (@kamuikobayashi) on May 4, 2018 at 2:54 (PDT)

Kobayashi was since 2007 when reserverijder linked to the Toyota F1 team and in 2009 he was allowed to two GP’s participate in, as a replacement of the hard driver Timo Glock. Then followed three seasons as a hard rider in Sauber, where he out of 58 races, 122 points managed to collect. In 2013, he could not seat decorate in F1 but in 2014 he could be back on the bake at Caterham. The British-Malaysian formation was, however, in heavy financial weather and loved it to the end of the season.

Since then he has been to the battle in the Super Formula and WEC for Toyota, since 2017, we find him back in the Super GT and Formula E.

#8 Toyota GAZOO Racing: Sebastien Buemi / Kazuki Nakajima / Fernando Alonso


Great atmosphere and great support for the team today in town. Free practice next Wednesday. #lemans24 #toyota #wec #fans

A message shared by Fernando Alonso (@fernandoalo_oficial) on 11 Jun 2018 11:34 (PDT)

The Toyota number 8 is the game where all eyes will be directed this coming weekend. If Alonso and his companions succeed in the 24 hours on their name to write the Spanish two-time world champion F1 a step closer to his ultimate goal, namely the infamous ‘Triple Crown.’

Fernando Alonso needs no introduction more with three hundred races, 32 wins and two world titles in the F1 on his cv. He is currently on the hunt for the ‘Triple Crown’, the GP of Monaco, he managed to win and now hunts he on success in the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Indy 500.

Buemi came between 2009 and 2011, as a permanent driver for the Toro Rosso. Today, the Swiss the reserverijder for Red Bull Racing, he comes out for Toyota in the WEC and for e-DAMS Renault in the Formula E. He won together with Anthony Davidson and the world title in the WEC in 2014 and in 2016 he became the second FE-champion.

Kazuki Nakajima was between 2007 and 2009 related to the team of Williams, the first year as a test driver, and the following two as a fixed rider. In 2010, he would come out to see Stefan GP in F1 but that team of the Serbian businessman Stefanovic never came of the ground. After his F1-period he sat back in his homeland to get back to work in the Formula Nippon, and he is currently part of the WEC team Toyota.

#11 SMP Racing: Vitaly Petrov and Jenson Button


#11 car #teammates @vitalypetrov @aleshin_official @smp_racing #br1 #24hrslemans

A message shared by Jenson Button (@jensonbutton_22) on 11 Jun 2018 at 3:03 (PDT)

Vitaly Petrov came in the F1 in action for Renault, during the seasons 2010 and 2011 and Caterham in 2012. This was followed by a season in the DTM in 2014 and since 2016 is coming, he is mainly in action in the langeafstandsracerij.

Jenson Button was eighteen seasons to work in the Formula 1. The highlight of his career was undoubtedly the world title with Brawn GP in 2009. In 2016, gave Button to know that he was at the end of the season would stop as a fixed rider at McLaren but he remained connected to the team as an ambassador of the brand. In 2017 he replaced Alonso during the GP of Monaco during his participation in the Indy 500.


#22 United Autosports: Paul di Resta
Paul di Resta was from 2011 to 2013 hard driver at Force India. When there for 2014 no more place was for the Shot in the Formula 1, he returned in 2014 returned to the DTM, a championship that, in 2010, he, in his own name wrote. In 2016 he was reserverijder at Williams, and a year later he was allowed to substitute for a sick Felipe Massa during the grand prix of Hungary.

#23 The Panis Barthez Competition: Will Stevens
The Brit made in 2014 its debut in Formula 1 with Caterham during the GP of Abu Dhabi where he will be the Swede Marcus Ericsson should be replaced. One year later, he was allowed a full season to finish with Manor. Last year he won, together with our compatriot Dries Vanthoor, the 24 hours of Le Mans in the GTE AM class with a Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.

The #26 G Drive Racing: Jean-Eric Vergne
Jean-Eric Vergne was as a fixed rider to work in Formula 1 with Toro Rosso and as a test-and ontwikkelingsrijder at Ferrari in the seasons 2015 and 2016. He is currently to be seen in the Formula E, where he the state to the championship lands, by Thecheetah.

#29 Racing Team the Netherlands: Giedo van der Garde and Jan Lammers
Giedo van der Garde drove in 2013 for the team of Caterham in F1. The year after he was reserverijder at Sauber, but the relationship with the Zwitsterse renstal ended in tears a year later. The Dutchman won a Sauber for the court because he had a contract that stated that he in 2015 fixed rider would be. The dispute ended with a financial settlement between Sauber and van der Garde.

Jan Lammers made in 1979 his debut for the team of Shadow in F1. One year later he switched to ATS for mid-season to Ensign to move. In 1981, he drove four races for ATS, and in 1982 he came out for Theodore. In 1992, he made a surprising comeback in March for the last two races of the season. In 1988, he won the 24 hours of Le Mans.

#31 Dragonspeed: Pastor Maldonado
The Venezolaan was in F1 back between 2011 and 2013 for Williams, and in 2014 and 2015 with Lotus. We remember Maldonado as the man who in 2012 after a faultless weekend, the pole conquered in the GP of Spain and on Sunday the race to his name, wrote.

#32 United Autosports: Juan Pablo Montoya
Between 2001 and 2006 was Montoya back in Formula 1 for the teams of Williams and McLaren. In his early years, the Colombian book as a fast rider who is always for the victory of moisture, especially in 2003, he was a challenger for the title. In the years that followed, he could that performance not equal but we should not forget that Montoya in Formula 1 was during a period that Michael Schumacher, the sport dominated in his Ferrari.

#38 Jackie Chan DC Racing: Ho-Pin Tung
Ho-Pin Tung has both the Dutch and the Chinese nationality. In 2003, he became the first Chinese ever to a F1 car controlled during a test with Williams, and in 2009, he was allowed to for the team of Renault again. A year later he was third driver at Renault. Last year he won the 24 hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class for Jackie Chan DC Racing. He even looked a while on the way to the overall victory but there was Porsche in the end of a stick for stitches.

#47 Cetilar Villorba Corse: Felipe Nasr
Felipe Nasr was in 2014 test driver for Williams, and the following two seasons if he is hard rider call at Sauber. For the season 2017, he was replaced by Pascal Wehrlein and since 2018, he is at work in the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship for the team from Whelen.


#52 AF Corse: Antonio Giovinazzi
The 24-year-old Italian was last season, the third and reserverijder for Ferrari in Formula 1. He would be racedebuut make in F1 for Sauber during the grand prix of Australia in 2017 to the injured Pascal Wehrlein to replace it, two weeks later, he would also be in China on the box for the formation of Hinwill.

#63 Corvette Racing – GM: Jan Magnussen
In 1995 Jan Magnussen his F1 debut with McLaren when he made an ill Mika Hakkinen was allowed to be replaced during the Pacific GP. Two seasons later, the Dane hard rider in the brand new Stewart GP but after one and a half season was the story about in the F1 for Magnussen. He was replaced by Jos Verstappen for the rest of the 1998 season.

#68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA: Sebastien Bourdais
Bourdais came as four-time Champ Car champion in Formula 1 but could fall short of high expectations. He was at work for Toro Rosso during the 2008 season and the first half of 2009, his F1 career ended after twenty-seven GP’s and six points. In 2016 he won with the team of Chip Ganassi at the 24 hours of Le Mans in the LM GTE Pro class.

#71 AF Corse: Sam Bird
Sam Bird participated in the 2010 young drivers test in Abu Dhabi for Mercedes GP and in 2012 he was test driver for the brand with the star. Currently, he is especially at work in the Formula E and the WEC.

#82 BMW Team MTEK: Antonio Felix da Costa
The Portuguese was in 2010, test driver for Force India in 2012, he was allowed to function exercise for Red Bull.

#91 Porsche GT Team: Gianmaria Bruni
The Italian was allowed in 2004 for the team Minardi at the bowl but there was little honor to be gained with the racing car of the team from Faenza, and he closed the season puntenloos. In the WEC was the Italian would be a success, he wrote three times the 24 hours of Le Mans in the GTE-Pro and GT2 class on his name and there was a two-time world champion.

#97 Aston Martin Racing: Alex Lynn
Alex Lynn was between 2014 and 2016 test – and ontwikkelingsrijder for the teams of Lotus and Williams, which function he combined with his work in the GP2. Since then he has been active in the Formula E and the WEC.


#54 ” Spirit Of Race: Giancarlo Fisichella
There seems to be but no time to come on Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian was between 1996 and 2009 in F1 for the teams of Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault, Force India and Ferrari. He knew three F1 races to his name, to write.

#70 MR Racing: Olivier Beretta
Olivier Beretta was the arrival of Charles Leclerc this year the last Monegask in the Formula 1. In 1994 he came out for the team Larousse, his sponsor money brought him ten races far. In 2003 and 2004 he carried out still testing for Williams.

#98 Aston Martin Racing: Pedro Lamy
Pedro Lamy drove between 1993 and 1996 in the Formula 1 teams of Lotus and Minardi. In 1993 he was the injured Alex Zanardi replaced, and a year later he became a full-time driver at Lotus. Lamy crashed heavily, however, during a test and broke both legs and came no more into action in 1994. He fought back and worked the second half of the season is 95 and the entire season in 1996 for Minardi.

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