Former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello will make a debut at legendary sports car race 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LPM2 category driving for the Racing Team Netherlands.
Barrichello is the driver with the most appearances in the history of Formula 1 (322) which is one of the few categories where he beats a lot more famous team-mate Michael Schumacher (306 appearances). During his F1 career, Barrichello won 11 times, 9 times in Ferrari and 2 times in Brawn GP.
The 44 years old Brazilian will make his first appearance at this legendary race which will be held on 17 and 18 June, and will perform in the second fastest LMP2 category with a team of former winner of this race, Jan Lammers and drive the Dallara-Gibson P217 car (pictured bellow).
“We are extremely proud to add a bit of Brazilian spice to Le Mans,” said the winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans 1988 Jan Lammers in a Jaguar XJR-9.
Barrichello previously competed in the three 24 hours of Daytona races – 2013. he finished 46th, 2015. he finished 37th and third in 2016.
Currently, 25 cars will start in the LMP2 category of the Le Mans 24 hours, two more than last year.
Barrichello achieved his best results in 2002 and 2004 when he finished second in the drivers’ standings behind team-mate at Ferrari Michael Schumacher who set numerous records in those years that stand today.