"The Incredible Hulk" Nico Hulkenberg wins Le Mans
By: S. Harding, Sports Reporter June 15, 2015
Sunday Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg became the first active Formula 1 driver to win Le Mans in 24 years he shared this victory with England's Nick Tandy and New Zealand's Earl Bamber, they earned a record 17th win in the race for Porsche.
Tandy, took the lead on Sunday for the number 19 Porsche team before Hulkenberg took them to victory after 395 laps.
Former F1 driver Mark Webber was a lap behind in second in another Porsche, with Audi taking third. Hulkenberg said: "I'm speechless right now, to be honest." Force India boss Vijay Mallya was present in support of his driver, and was pleased to see him take the victory.
"Nico's performance displayed his immense talent and made all of us at Sahara Force India proud," Mallya said.
Porsche's victory ended a run of 13 wins in the previous 15 editions by Audi.
And it was a first success for Porsche, who returned to Le Mans last year after a 16-year absence from the top category.