28 March 2014

REBELLION Racing team confirms German driver Nick Heidfeld and Swiss Mathias Beche re-signing for the 2014 season.

The former Formula One driver will be a full-season driver for the Swiss team in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.
2014 will be the first full season involvement as Nick only drove in selected events with REBELLION Racing in 2012 and 2013 in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the American Le Mans Series.
Nick had two successful season with REBELLION Racing, as he won seven time in the FIA WEC LMP1 Privateers, he won the 2013 Petit Le Mans, secured fourth place overall at 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours and 3rd place overall at 2013 12 Hours of Sebring o top of many other podium finishings.

Mathias remain with REBELLION Racing as his rookie season with the Swiss team in the FIA World Endurance championship was positive. Mathias recorded four class wins in the FIA WEC WEC LMP1 Privateers and ended the season in 5th place in the FIA WEC drivers classification.

Nick Heidfeld : "It is great to continue with REBELLION Racing in 2014 after we enjoyed 2 successful seasons together by having won most of the races in the privateers LMP1, won twice the FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Teams, finishing 4th overall in Le Mans 2012 and being the outright winner in the ALMS Petit Le Mans. I look forward to my first full season in the FIA World Endurance Championship. It will be a true challenge for everyone involved with the all new Rebellion R-One, new regulations and new competitors."

Mathias Beche : "REBELLION Racing embodies the spirit of Le Mans. 2014 will be a turning point in the evolution of the team in building their own car, the REBELLION R-One. I am delighted to be involved in this ambitious project. I am looking forward to discover the car. As a Swiss being part of a Swiss team is a pride for me. I'm confident that the car'potential is high and I target good results for this new season in the team. "

Bart Hayden, REBELLION Racing Team Manager : "It is very positive for the team that Nick and Mathias remain in our drivers line-up again this year. Stability in the key drivers has always been a priority. There was a deep desire from the team and the drivers to continue, it is a logical decision to extend our relationship for the season to come. Both Nick and Mathias demonstrated strong pace and experienced positive results with the team. We have extended Nico Prost contract at the end of last season so half of our drivers are now confirmed."

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