Brendon Hartley to double-up at Sebring with Action Express drive

Brendon Hartley will double-up on his driving duties during the Sebring weekend following confirmation of a drive with the Action Express Racing entry for next month's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round.

The former Toro Rosso F1 and ex-Porsche LMP1 driver will take the place of the now-retired Christian Fittipaldi in the #5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-VR, driving alongside Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque.

“With Christian deciding to retire, we needed to find another driver who is fast and a great team player, and Brendon has a great background and attitude that should be a great match with Joao and Filipe," commented 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."

Hartley will also be racing in the World Endurance Championship's 1000 Miles of Sebring for SMP Racing on the Friday before the IMSA race.