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Frederic Makowiecki

Frederic Makowiecki

Frederic Makowiecki returns for his second season with Porsche Penske Motorsport (PPM) in 2024, driving the No. 5 Porsche 963 LMDh in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Makowiecki will join returning co-driver Michael Christensen and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar regular Matt Campbell in the No. 5 car.

When Makowiecki became a Porsche works driver in 2014, it marked a return to his racing roots. The Frenchman has always had a passion for Porsche.

He underlined this with his ambition and patience in his campaign to win the Porsche Carrera Cup France. Twice he had to settle for runner-up and once he finished third before finally taking home the coveted title in 2010. Even then, his reputation as one of the world's fastest GT pilots preceded him.

He demonstrated his prowess at top-class championships such as the FIA GT1 World Championship as well as the WEC. But ultimately, his dream was to become a Porsche works driver.

In 2018, the Frenchman won the 12 Hours of Sebring, Nürburgring 24-hour race and Petit Le Mans. In 2019 and 2020, Makowiecki again captured a GTLM class victory at Sebring. He also claimed his second career win at Petit Le Mans in 2020.

In 2022, Makowiecki triumphed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as he teamed up with fellow Porsche works drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz to claim the GTE Pro victory. The win marked the fulfillment of a dream for Makowiecki, a native of Arras, France - winning the biggest sportscar race in the world, in his homeland, while racing a Porsche.

With Makowiecki and Christensen behind the wheel, the factory Porsche 963 gained speed throughout the seven-round WEC championship in 2023. The No. 5 team scored a season-best fourth-place result at the six hours of Monza.

Makowiecki and PPM hope to produce even better results in 2024 as they pursue PPM's first WEC victory.