Former Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld will return to the Rebellion Racing LMP1 team this season.
The German has been announced as one of the team’s six drivers for the 2013 season, which includes full-season World Endurance Championship and American Le Mans Series entries.
The Anglo-Swiss team has not announced the lineups for the two campaigns, but it is known that 35-year-old Heidfeld will take part in a full program of races on the Lola-Toyota B12/60. In 2012, he contested three races with Rebellion.
The team has also announced that Chinese driver Congfu “Frankie” Cheng will return and that Nicolas Prost has been retained for a fifth season. Heidfeld, Cheng and Prost will join Neel Jani, Andrea Belicchi and Mathias Beche, last year’s European Le Mans Series champion.
“We are fortunate to benefit from a talented and experienced pool of drivers again this year; I’m convinced that they will all do a great job and work well together,” Rebellion team manager Bart Hayden was quoted as saying by Autosport.
He also said that Rebellion will field second cars in the Sebring 12 Hours in the U.S. in March, and, subject to gaining entries, the first three world championship rounds up to and including the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.