Rebellion Racing has re-signed both Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche as part of its 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship line-up, the pair joining the already confirmed Nicolas Prost.

Former F1 driver Heidfeld will embark on his first full season with the Swiss team, having previously contested selected rounds of both the FIA and ALMS series in 2012 and 2013. Beche, meanwhile, returns for a second campaign with Rebellion, having enjoyed a successful rookie season in 2013.

"It is very positive for the team that Nick and Mathias remain in our driver line-up again this year," team manager Bart Hayden commented, "Stability in the key drivers is a priority for us.

"There was a deep desire from the team and the drivers to continue, it is a logical decision to extend our relationship for the season to come. Both Nick and Mathias demonstrated strong pace and experienced positive results with the team. We extended Nicolas Prost's contract at the end of last season, so half of our drivers for this year are now confirmed."

Heidfeld's record since turning his hand to endurance racing shows seven wins in the WEC privateers' class, as well as success in last year's Petit Le Mans. The German also finished fourth overall at the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours and third place overall at Sebring last season.

"It is great to continue with Rebellion Racing in 2014 after we enjoyed two successful seasons together by having won most of the races in the privateer LMP1 [class], won twice the FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP1 teams, finishing fourth overall at Le Mans in 2012 and being the outright winner in the ALMS Petit Le Mans last year," Heidfeld commented, "I now look forward to my first full season in the FIA World Endurance Championship. It will be a true challenge for everyone involved with the all new Rebellion R-One cars, new regulations and new competitors."

Beche's rookie season produced four LMP1 privateer class wins and ended with fifth place in the drivers' championship.

"Rebellion Racing embodies the spirit of Le Mans [and] 2014 will be a turning point in the evolution of the team in building their own car, the Rebellion R-One," he remarked, "I am delighted to be involved in this ambitious project and am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the new car.

"As a Swiss driver, being part of a Swiss team is something that I'm very proud of. I'm confident that the car's potential is high and I'm targeting good results for this new season in the team."



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