Porsche Prepare at Le Mans

The Porsche LMP Team with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids covered 156 laps at the official test day at Le Mans. Besides its six regular LMP1 works drivers – Neel Jani (CH)/André Lotterer (DE)/Nick Tandy (GB) in car number 1 and Earl Bamber (NZ)/Timo Bernhard (DE)/Brendon Hartley (NZ) sharing car number 2 – Marc Lieb…

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…

Great Prologue For the Porsche 919 Hybrid

The FIA World Endurance Championship has kicked off the 2016 season with the official Prologue. The two-day test at the 5.791 kilometre long Circuit Paul Ricard in Southern France was the first meeting of a major part of the WEC grid. For the title defender, the 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid, which was unveiled just before…

SAY HELLO TO THE 2016 PORSCHE 919 HYBRID

So Porsche Motorsport have just launched their 2016 LMP1 contender, the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The factory have published a lengthy press release along with a bunch of photos, and even a video of the new racing car today. While the car isn’t particularly more powerful than the last version, Porsche engineers claim that it is…

1-2 result for Porsche 919 Hybrids in Germany

The Porsche Team claimed a one-two result in front of a great crowd at the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Nürburgring. The trio of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber won the six-hour race in temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius. Right behind them the sister Porsche…

Porsche LMP Test Report – Bahrain

The Porsche Team have concluded the second comprehensive test with the new Porsche 919 Hybrid for the 2015 FIA WEC. Despite some strong winds and sandy conditions at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, it was a very productive test for Porsche with a total of 5,118 kilometres covered. Driving duties were shared by Romain…

Porsche Concludes Spanish 919 Hybrid Test

Today the Porsche Team has concluded a three-day test with the Porsche 919 Hybrid in Aragon in Northern Spain. It was the first time Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg (Germany) had got behind the wheel of the 2014 Le Mans Prototype and he also had his first night drive. Additionally, two of the regular LMP1…

Porsche Wins in Brazil as Webber Crashes Out

The Porsche Team has achieved its maiden win with the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the final race of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship in São Paulo with the driving trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany). At the same time as the team achieved the biggest success of its…

Pole Position for Porsche 919 Hybrid in Brazil

For the first time in its debut season the two Porsche 919 Hybrids managed to lock out the front row of the grid. At the eighth and final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in São Paulo (Brazil) car number 20 secured the fourth pole position for the young team from Weissach with…