Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg has revealed he won’t be defending his Le Mans title in 2016, after the European Grand Prix in Baku was announced on the same weekend as the legendary endurance race.

“I am committed to F1, that is my main job, my main target here,” said the German, who won this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche alongside Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber.

Hülkenberg though confirmed despite his busy schedule that we would likely have raced at Le Mans again in 2016.

“It would have been a very busy year – 21 races, plus testing, plus two [WEC] races is a big challenge. I was thinking as well if it was still possible, but I think I would have done it again for sure.”

Hülkenberg also added that the calendar clash was ‘out of his control’ and something the 2015 Le Mans winner would just have to accept.

“I am committed to F1, that is my main job.”

Hülkenberg though confirmed despite his busy schedule that we would likely have raced at Le Mans again in 2016.

“It would have been a very busy year – 21 races, plus testing, plus two [WEC] races is a big challenge. I was thinking as well if it was still possible, but I think I would have done it again for sure.”

Hülkenberg also added that the calendar clash was ‘out of his control’ and something the 2015 Le Mans winner would just have to accept.

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