DENVER, N.C. – Brendon Hartley has joined Action Express Racing to co-drive the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPI-V.R during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Hartley will join regular drivers Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R on March 16 at Sebring Int’l Raceway.
Hartley, a 29-year-old native of New Zealand, has a racing resume that includes experience in everything from Formula One to Grand-Am, as well as an overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017. Currently a test and simulator driver for the Ferrari F1 team, Hartley also has been an occasional competitor in North American competition, winning the 2017 Petit Le Mans and the 2013 Rolex Series race at Road America.
Hartley replaces the recently retired Christian Fittipaldi, who ran his last race for Action Express Racing during the Rolex 24 in January at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
“With Christian (Fittipaldi) deciding to retire, we needed to find another driver who is fast and a great team player, and Brendon (Hartley) has a great background and attitude that should be a great match with Joao (Barbosa) and Filipe (Albuquerque),” said team manager Gary Nelson. “We’ve followed Brendon through the years since we first saw him race so well in Grand-Am, so we are glad that it worked out for him to join us at Sebring.”