LMP1

The fascinating return to Red Bull prominence for Hartley

Brendon Hartley is not necessarily a household name. Despite this, his upcoming cameo appearance in Formula 1 filling in for the ‘trophy hunting’ Pierre Gasly at Toro Rosso, could not be any more exciting.

Hartley has been a World Endurance Championship factory LMP1 driver at Porsche since 2014. Alongside team-mates Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber, the New Zealander is likely to secure a second WEC title this season to couple with his 2015 crown. Despite his achievements in prototype racing, the news of his imminent F1 debut is a seismic shock.

2017 has been a year to expect the unexpected in world motorsport. Hartley’s imminent F1 bow is as surprising a storyline as Fernando Alonso’s Indy 500 escapade and injects another fascinating narrative into the 2018 F1 driver market.

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The latest chapter in Kubica’s inspirational story

Robert Kubica is one of F1’s lost champions. The Pole is of course, a Grand Prix winner, yet his promising career was cut short by a hideous accident while rallying during pre-season in 2011.

On Thursday, it was announced that Kubica will compete a full season in the 2017 World Endurance Championship, driving with the ByKolles squad in LMP1.

This new chapter of Kubica’s inspiring story is highly significant.

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