Double duty for Hartley at Sebring

Brendon Hartley will be super busy at the Super Sebring event.

It was announced, just shy of three weeks ago, that Hartley would be racing for SMP Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship race, that runs on Friday afternoon and evening local time.

But he won’t be done with his tasks for the weekend, when the 8 hours or 1000 miles has been completed, Friday at midnight.

Action Express has hired him to race the Mustang Sampling Cadillac #5, which he will be sharing with Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque.

Mustang Sampling Cadillac #5
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Jake Galstad

Hartley will replace Christian Fittipaldi, who has chosen to retire as a driver. He already made that decision in the fall of 2018, but just wanted to do one more Rolex 24 at Daytona – but it unfortunately didn’t end with another watch for the former Formula 1 driver from Brazil.

So the team has signed another former Formula 1 driver, Hartley, who also has Sebring experience on his CV.

The deal is 12 Hours of Sebring only so far, but the team will most likely need a third driver at the 6 Hours at the Glen, but that race can be done with a two drivers line-up. But they will for sure need a third driver for the 10 hours race at Road Atlanta, also known as Petit Le Mans.

Other than his sportscar programme, Brendon Hartley will also help out Scuderia Ferrari in the simulator, plus Porsche with their upcoming Formula E programme.

The 67th edition of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts will be run on 16 March 2019.

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