Nico Hülkenberg Likely To Drive Le Mans For Porsche Again

The decision to enlist Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenberg to co-pilot Porsche’s No. 19 car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year was a fortuitous one; along with teammates Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber, Nico Hülkenberg drove the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car to victory in the 83rd running of the legendary endurance race.

Now, RACER reports that Porsche would love to have the talented Mr. Nico Hülkenberg back to Le Mans in 2016, again co-piloting the marque’s third LMP1 entry.

Porsche LMP1 Team Principal Andreas Seidl has already confirmed that the German automaker will again field three cars at the 2016 Le Mans race, explaining that “ideally we will have the same three guys back in the third car, but first we have to wait and see about Nico’s Formula 1 situation.” It was just recently announced that Nico Hülkenberg had re-signed with his current F1 team, Force India, for the 2016 season.

Hülkenberg himself seems rather keen to hop back into the Porsche driver’s seat for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. At last weekend’s Nürburgring race, he told reporters: “I want to [go back to Le Mans]… It all depends where my Formula 1 career goes and where I end up racing.”

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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