Formula 1 drivers have never been strangers to Le Mans but amid the fanfare surrounding Fernando Alonso’s debut at the iconic 24 hour race it appears a number of former famous faces of Grand Prix racing have been pulled to the attraction.

Alonso is bidding to become the first active F1 driver to win at Le Mans since Nico Hulkenberg achieved the feat in 2015 and give him the second cornerstone in his bid for the Triple Crown.

But this year another driver on the Le Mans grid has the potential to complete his own Triple Crown with Juan Pablo Montoya taking on his rookie experience – but the odds on the Colombian taking the overall win look slim competing for LMP2 squad United Autosports Ligier.

Montoya and Alonso aren’t the only drivers who can secure additional parts to a Triple Crown charge with Jenson Button also making his debut at the Circuit de la Sarthe with LMP1 privateer contenders SMP Racing.

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A total of 24 former or current F1 drivers are contesting the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours, which works out as over one in ten drivers in the paddock has Grand Prix racing experience.

Take a look over the biggest F1 names gracing Le Mans this year as well as some familiar faces.

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