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F1 2023

All of the ex-F1 drivers racing in the Daytona 24 hours this weekend

There are a number of ex-F1 drivers competing in this weekend's Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway.

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If you are stuck for plans this weekend and missing Formula 1 action on TV, there are a number of ex-drivers who are competing in this weekend's 24 hour race at Daytona.

The 61st running of the race will see a 61-car grid take to the circuit located in Florida, including over 200 drivers.

The Acura GTP, driven by IndyCar champions Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud alongside sportscar ace Tom Blomqvist and Colin Braun, will start from pole ahead of the new Penske Porsche driven by former F1 driver Felipe Nasr, along with with Matt Campbell and Michael Christensen.

Other notable names competing in the field include Jack Aitken, who recently confirmed that he had severed his ties with Williams F1 team to focus on sportscar racing.

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will also start from fourth in the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac.

Current F1 driver Kevin Magnussen was due to compete alongside his father Jan, but was ruled out due to a hand operation.

Ex-F1 drivers competing at the Daytona 24 Hours

Start Pos Class Driver Team Car No.
2 GTP Felipe Nasr Porsche Penske 7
3 GTP Brendon Hartley Wayne Taylor Racing 10
4 GTP Sebastien Bourdais Cadillac 01
6 GTP Jack Aitkin Whelen Engineering 31
10 LMP2 Giedo van der Garde TDS Racing 35
13 LMP2 Esteban Gutierrez CrowdStrike Racing 04
14 LMP2 Pietro Fittipaldi Rick Ware Racing 51
39 GTD Pro Romain Grosjean Iron Lynx 63
58 GTD Pro Jan Magnussen MDK Motorsports 53
60 LMP2 Gianmaria Bruni Proton Competition 55

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