Though the teams have until May 10th to inform the Automobile Club de l'Ouest of the composition of their driver line-ups destined for the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, some have already revealed their trios, namely in the LMP2 class.
This article is based on team announcements and does not constitute an official entry list. That will be released after the deadline of May 10, 2018 has passed (read Focus on the 24 Hours of Le Mans regulations: Driver nomination).
As in LMP1, a few spots remain available in LMP2, the class in which all cars are powered by Gibson. Only G-Drive Racing, Jackie Chan DC Racing (Ligier) and SMP Racing have yet to reveal their full driver line-ups.
Note the return of Loïc Duval - overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013 with Audi - and the arrival in the class of several renowned drivers from Formula 1, like Juan Pablo Montoya (winner at the Indianapolis 500 in 2000 and 2015), Pastor Maldonado (the last driver to give the Williams team a victory, in Barcelona in 2012) and Paul Di Resta (winner in DTM, the German touring car championship, in 2010).
22 United Autosports Ligier JS P217 Phil Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque, Paul Di Resta
23 Panis-Barthez Compétition Ligier JS P217 Timothé Buret, Julien Canal, Will Stevens
25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P217 Mark Patterson, Ate De Jong, Tacksung Kim
26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 Roman Rusinov, Jean-Eric Vergne
28 TDS Racing Oreca 07 François Perrodo, Matthieu Vaxivière, Loïc Duval
29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217 Frits van Eerd, Giedo van der Garde, Jan Lammers
31 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Roberto Gonzalez, Pastor Maldonado, Nathanaël Berthon
32 United Autosports Ligier JS P217 Hugo de Sadeleer, Will Owen, Juan Pablo Montoyo
33 Jackie Chan DC Racing Ligier JS P217 David Cheng
34 Jackie Chan DC Racing Ligier JS P217 Jacques Nicolet
35 SMP Racing Dallara P217 Victor Shaytar
36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 Nicolas Lapierre, Pierre Thiriet, André Negraõ
37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 Jazeman Jaafar, Weiron Tan, Afiq Ikhwan Yazid
38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry, Stéphane Richelmi
39 Graff - So24 Oreca 07 Vincent Capillaire, Jonathan Hirschi, Tristan Gommendy
40 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 James Allen, Enzo Guibbert, José Guterriez
44 Eurasia Motorsport Ligier JS P217 Tracy Krohn, Niclas Jönsson, Andrea Bertolini
47 Cetilar Villorba Corse Dallara P217 Roberto Lacorte, Andrea Belicchi, Giorgio Sernagiotto
48 IDEC Sport Oreca 07 Paul Lafargue, Paul-Loup Chatin, Memo Rojas
50 Larbre Compétition Ligier JS P217 Erwin Creed, Romano Ricci, Fernando Rees
PHOTO (Copyright - ACO/Nikon): Team IDEC Sport and Signatech Alpine will once again take the start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018.