- Three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, André Lotterer, to compete at the upcoming Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival
- Oliver Webb aiming to retain his title in James Hunt’s Hesketh 308B
- Sophia Flörsch and Nicolas Prost among others also confirmed
With less than two weeks to go until lights out at this year’s Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival, a grid of world champions and race-winning drivers is now confirmed to do battle in the desert.
André Lotterer, the three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and 2012 FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Champion, will be competing at the event. The German-Belgian driver will be competing for Avalanche Andretti in Season 9 of Formula E. For over a decade, he has also competed in the Japanese Super Formula series, winning the title in 2011.
After taking the top step of the podium at last year’s Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival, Oliver Webb will be aiming to retain his title this month. Webb will once again be behind the wheel of an iconic British racing machine, James Hunt’s first grand prix winning car, the Hesketh 308b.
GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship winner, Michael Christensen, will also be taking to the track during the event.
Joining Lotterer, Christensen and Webb, will be Porsche drivers Matt Campbell and Matthieu Jaminet, who will be aiming to build on their recent success in the IMSA GT Pro series.
Taking to the track at the wheel of the Brabham BT608B at this year’s Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival is Sophia Flörsch. Currently competing in the European Le Mans series, Sophia has two podiums to her name, and will be racing a Formula One car for the first time at the event.
Another famous name that will be forming part of the grid is Nicolas Prost, former Formula E race winner and World Endurance Championship racer. The son of four-time Formula One World Champion, Alain Prost, Nicolas is currently competing in the Ultimate Cup Series.
Matthieu Baumel, a four-time Dakar Rally winner, will also be striving for the top step of the podium as he sets his pacenotes aside to get behind the wheel.
This star-studded line-up of drivers will be bringing the heat to the Dubai Autodrome between 25-27 November, reigniting the flame of motorsport history behind the wheels of iconic Formula One and sports car machinery.
Fans visiting the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival will see legendary Formula One cars, such the Williams FW07, Alain Prost’s Ferrari 643 and Michael Schumacher’s Benetton B192. Joining these magnificent racers is one of the most recognisable Le Mans winners, the stunning Porsche 962.
Pierre-Brice Mena, Managing Director of GP Extreme
“The grid for this year’s Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival promises to take the excitement of last year’s racing to a whole new level. We’re delighted to welcome back Oliver Webb and look forward to seeing him take on the fierce competition as he attempts to retain his title as winner of the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival.
“That fierce competition will come from champions from across motorsport, and we are pleased to announce three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer, GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship winner, Michael Christensen, and IMSA GT Pro champions, Matt Campbell and Matthieu Jaminet. And combining legends of motorsport with its rising stars, we’re looking forward to seeing Sophia Flörsch’s first run in a Formula One car!
“The iconic cars that will feature across the weekend at the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival deserve to be driven by the very finest drivers, and our line-up of superstars will have fans on the edge of their seats.”
The Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival will take place between 25-27 November at the Dubai Autodrome, and promises to transport motorsport fans back to a bygone era of exhilarating racing, entertainment and inimitable style.
Tickets are available now at ticketmasteruae.ae