24 Things to Know About the 2024 IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jackson Wheeler
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To the best of our recollection, there is a record number of former participants in Formula 1 in this year’s race. Twelve drivers have started at least one F1 race.

The four with more than 100 F1 starts are Rolex rookies Jenson Button and Felipe Massa, plus Romain Grosjean and Eddie Cheever.

The 2009 F1 champion Button, who last year made an appearance at the Rolex as part of the Garage 56 crew for Le Mans, will step into the No. 40 Acura of WTRAndretti.

The would-be 2008 F1 champion Massa, who has recently protested that he won the title that year instead of Lewis Hamilton, is co-driving the Riley Motorsports-entered LMP2 of George Robinson.

Grosjean is preparing to drive the Lamborghini SC63 prototype at Sebring by piloting a Huracan with Iron Lynx, where he raced last year.

Cheever who grew up in Italy, joins the Italian Cetilar team in its Ferrari 296 GT3 entry. He first raced the Rolex in 1988 on board a TWR Jaguar XJR-9.

Other drivers in the field with F1 starts to their credit include Jack Aitken, Sebastien Bourdais, Gianmaria Bruni, Paul di Resta, Marcus Ericsson, Brendon Hartley, Felipe Nasr and Alexander Rossi.

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