Nico Hulkenberg has announced he will drive in the third Porsche LMP1 entry at Le Mans and Spa next year alongside his Force India F1 commitments.

While many ex-F1 drivers go on to compete in the World Endurance Championship - with Mark Webber the latest to do so having moved to Porsche at the start of 2014 - Hulkenberg will race for Force India next season as well as the two rounds for Porsche.

Hulkenberg announced the news on Twitter, thanking Force India team principal Vijay Mallya for allowing him to do so.

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Porsche was also keen to welcome Hulkenberg to its LMP1 programme, which will be expanded from two to three entries next year for the races at Spa and Le Mans.

Hulkenberg's first race will be the six-hour event at Spa-Francorchamps in May before tackling Le Mans.