Nasr and Cameron Added to PPM Driver Lineup

December 18, 2021

Dane Cameron and Felipe Nasr are to be included in Porsche Motorsport's works driver line-up as of 2022.

Cameron, the 33-year-old American, won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD title in 2014 and DPi titles in 2016 and 2019, while Nasr, the 29-year-old ex-Formula 1 driver from Brazil, secured the Prototype championship in the North American endurance racing series in 2018 and 2021.

The two new works drivers are to be involved intensively in the further development of Porsche's LMDh prototypes. The management of these ground-breaking endurance racing activities for Porsche will be in the capable hands of the experienced Swiss national, Urs Kuratle. The 500 kW (680 PS) hybrid racing car is scheduled to complete numerous test runs in 2022.

Beginning in 2023, the LMDh prototype will be entered by Porsche Penske Motorsport in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. For the first time in some 30 years, it will then be possible to compete for overall victories in the endurance classics at Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona with cars of identical construction.

"We are working all-out with our partner Penske on the development of the new LMDh prototype and collaborate closely with the chassis manufacturer Multimatic at all times," explains Thomas Laudenbach. "In January, we will begin intensive testing to ensure that we are optimally prepared for our 2023 competition debut."