Frédéric Makowiecki will not start Daytona 24, dispute with Aston Martin

Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki is being seat belted into his contract with Aston Martin, holding the driver back from new gig with Porsche.

Frédéric Makowiecki will not make his first start with Porsche this coming weekend at Daytona for the American endurance classic.

The former AMR driver is apparently in a contract dispute with Aston Martin which will withhold him from his maiden Porsche factory job with NGT Motorsport in Daytona.

The Frenchman is also scheduled to represent Porsche with Manthey Racing in the WEC.

The contract dispute is apparently over the fact that Aston Martin Racing renewed the option on Makowiecki's contract, meanwhile he claims he wanted out of his contract, as he no longer wished to drive with AMR anymore.

In 2013, Makowiecki only made 3-out-of-8 starts with AMR as he had testing duties to fulfill with Super GT.

Nicki Thiim, the 2013 Porsche Supercup champion will take the spot with NGT Motorsport at Daytona.

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Series IMSA , WEC
Drivers Frédéric Makowiecki , Nicki Thiim
Teams Aston Martin Racing , NGT Motorsport
Article type Breaking news
Tags amr, daytona 24, factory, frédéric makowiecki, porsche