Formula E
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
Event finished
R
Berlin E-prix
20 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
77 days
Formula 1
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
FP1 in
69 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
FP1 in
83 days
MotoGP
R
Italian GP
28 May
-
31 May
Next event in
54 days
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
61 days
NASCAR Cup
06 Mar
-
08 Mar
Event finished
R
Martinsville
07 May
-
09 May
Next event in
33 days
IndyCar
29 May
-
31 May
Next event in
55 days
R
Texas
04 Jun
-
06 Jun
Next event in
61 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
13 Aug
-
15 Aug
Next event in
131 days

Dumas, Deletraz join Rebellion for 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours

shares
comments
Dumas, Deletraz join Rebellion for 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours
By:
Feb 4, 2020, 4:12 PM

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas and Formula 2 driver Louis Deletraz will join the Rebellion LMP1 squad for this year's edition of the French enduro.

The pair will race the additional Rebellion R-13 the Swiss entrant is fielding in the FIA World Endurance Championship finale on June 13/14 and the Spa round in April. 

They will share with team regular Nathanael Berthon, who drove the car on its most recent WEC outing at Silverstone last September after contesting three rounds with the team in 2018/19. 

Dumas, whose RD Limited squad developed Rebellion's 2020 Dakar Rally challenger, said: "I am extremely happy to be part of the Rebellion Racing team for Spa and Le Mans. 

"When Alexandre Pesci [the team owner] told me about this opportunity a few months ago, I didn't hesitate for a second."

The 42-year-old Frenchman will be racing an LMP1 car for the first time since being replaced in Porsche's WEC line-up after winning the 2016 crown. 

Deletraz, who is returning to the Charouz team for his fifth season in GP2/F2 this year, revealed that he will be fulfilling an ambition by taking part in a race which his father, Jean-Denis, contested on nine occasions. 

"Coming from a motor racing family and having been to Le Mans to watch my father race many times, it has always been a goal to compete there," said the Swiss. 

"I didn't expect it to happen this year, to be honest, but Rebellion is the best team with which to do it and the best place to show myself."

Deletraz, who continues to work with the Haas Formula 1 team on its simulator programme, stressed that he doesn't regard sportscar racing as a "plan B". 

"F1 is difficult to break into, but it's still my goal," he said. 

He has yet to finalise his deal with Haas for 2020, but hopes that it will include the chance to test an F1 car again.

The Spa 6 Hours on April 25 won't be Deletraz's first sportscar race: he contested four ADAC GT Masters rounds with the Schubert team in 2016 when he was part of BMW's junior programme.

#3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-13 - Gibson: Nathanael Berthon, Pipo Derani, Loic Duval

#3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-13 - Gibson: Nathanael Berthon, Pipo Derani, Loic Duval

Photo by: JEP / Motorsport Images

Related video

Next article
Ford v Ferrari – separating fact from movie fiction

Previous article

Ford v Ferrari – separating fact from movie fiction

Next article

Double Oscar win for Ford v Ferrari movie

Double Oscar win for Ford v Ferrari movie
Load comments

About this article

Series Le Mans , WEC
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Drivers Romain Dumas , Louis Deletraz
Teams Rebellion Racing
Author Gary Watkins