Congratulations to German F1™-Force India driver Niko Hülkenberg for winning his first 24hrs of Le Mans!

Well done!

Hülkenberg, shared the number 19 works Porsche with New Zealand’s Earl Bamber and Briton Nick Tandy, they finished ahead of the number 17 Porsche, driven by Ex F1™ driver, Australian Mark Webber, New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley and Germany’s Timo Bernhard.

I’m speechless right now, to be honest

said 27-year-old Hulkenberg, the first active F1™ driver to win since Britain’s Johnny Herbert in 1991.

Niko Hülkenberg winning his first 24hrs of Le Mans

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These are Niko Hülkenbergs pictures he took in 2013 and 2014 as his donation to our charity partner ZOOM. We are already excited to see if he might donate a Le Mans selfie this year?

Daniel Abt won the LMP1-privateers class
Daniel Abt won the LMP1-privateers class

We also send massive congratulations to our fellow “Allgäuer”, Daniel Abt. Together with his Rebellion team and teammates Dominik Kraihamer (A) and Alexandre Imperatori (CH), Daniel won the LMP1-privateers class.

Daniel Abt. Together with his Rebellion team and teammates Dominik Kraihamer (A) and Alexandre Imperatori (CH), Daniel won the LMP1-privateers class
Daniel Abt. Together with his teammates Dominik Kraihamer (A) and Alexandre Imperatori (CH)

Coming from nearby Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria’s Allgäu region, Daniel is almost like a neighbour and we follow his racing career through GP2 and Formula E.

Fingers crossed for Daniel and his German ABT-team for the Formula E season’s final this coming weekend in London!

Podium - Le Mans 24 Hours at Circuit Des 24 Heures - Le Mans - France
Podium – Le Mans 24 Hours at Circuit Des 24 Heures – Le Mans – France

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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR.Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.

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