Overhaulin’

The Rennsport Report is back. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The last few months have been very busy for me personally. There have been ups and downs, house moves and financial pressures preventing me from making this blog work. Trying to have a spare hour each day to maintain this site with up to…

Street Food & Tyre Smoke – WEC R1 Silverstone

The atmosphere was relaxed as I made my way through the crowds and into the paddock at Silverstone. The drive to the circuit had been uneventful, except for the driver of a Porsche Cayman GTS deciding to push into the traffic queuing to get into the circuit. I often wonder why drivers of large, expensive…

6 Beers of Spa – Beer Two

The Mercedes E300 taxi skilfully manoeuvred its way through the early morning rush hour traffic on the outskirts of Liège. André had arrived at the apartment to collect me only minutes before, coffee to go in his hand and a perfectly coiffured hair style upon his head. “What time will we be at the circuit?”…

6 Beers of Spa – Beer One

HOW TO COVER A MOTOR RACE AT 6 BEERS PER HOUR “You’ve got to get yourself to Belgium; we don’t care how the hell you do it or who you’ve got to bribe to make it happen, just get us a great story!”. The meeting wasn’t going as well as I had hoped. Ours is…

The Drunk, The Blonde and Maggots

Sunday 11th April  “Fast aren’t they?” A voice immediately behind me slurred. I turned to find what can only be described as a country gentleman, in his mid-thirties, looking like the warped offspring of John Major and Tim Nice-But-Dim, hip flask in hand and smelling of cigarettes and whiskey. I’m standing on the banking under…

What Porsche drivers get up to between races

Despite the FIA World Endurance Championship’s long summer break between the races in Le Mans (15th June) and the next outing in Austin, Texas (20th September), Porsche’s LMP1 works drivers are not getting bored. In addition to testing with the Porsche 919 Hybrid, they have made numerous appearances for the company and indulged their high-speed…

First Annual Rennsport Run – The Proposal

Do you want to go for a drive? Want to visit the Porsche Factory and Museum? Want to visit Wolfsburg and the Autostadt? Want to drive on autobahn’s and the Nürburgring Nordschleife? Want to watch some classic car racing? If you have answered yes to any or all of the above, then we might have…