Former Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld will join the Rebellion Racing team to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Swiss team said Heidfeld will race at the Sebring 12 Hours, the Spa 6 Hours and Le Mans in one of its Lola-Toyota LMP1 cars. He will share the car with Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost.
Heidfeld joins Rebellion after being left without a Formula 1 drive when he was replaced by Bruno Senna at the Renault team last year. The German last competed at Le Mans in 1999.
"I am really looking forward to this new challenge and I am especially excited that the first race in Sebring, being a new circuit for me, is only a few weeks away," said Heidfeld. "Since I did Le Mans in 1999, I always knew that I wanted to come back to endurance racing.
"I am very happy to join Rebellion Racing and hope I can help building up on their already impressive achievements which include winning the Team and Manufacturer championship in the Le Mans Series and finishing just behind the Peugeot and Audi works teams in the Intercontinental Le Mans cup."
Team boss Bart Hayden added: "We had a number of options for high-profile drivers joining our team for the longer-distance race events such as Sebring and Le Mans. Nick Heidfeld was available and was looking for a new challenge.
"Nick will be a valuable addition to the team, he is quick, highly experienced, enthusiastic and very happy to be part of Rebellion Racing. We are pleased to welcome Nick to the team and are looking forward to the start of the season next month at the Sebring 12 Hours, opening round of the new FIA World Endurance Championship."