Porsche on the Podium in Japan

The Porsche Team celebrated its second podium finish of the season for the Porsche 919 Hybrid, while the sister car finished fourth in the six-hour race at Fuji, Japan. The fifth out of eight rounds of the FIA Endurance World Championship was a straightforward and dry race. Drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber…

Porsche GT Fuji Race Report

Tough day for the Porsche Team Manthey drivers at Fuji today. The No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR, which won the season opener at Silverstone, lost all its chances for clinching a top spot in the GTE-Pro class shortly after the start on the challenging Grand Prix circuit at the foot of Mount Fuji. Heading into…

Porsche GTE-Pro Car on Second Row at Fuji

Porsche has secured a good starting position to tackle the six-hour race in Fuji, Japan. During qualifying for round five of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, which is held on the challenging Grand Prix circuit at the foot of Mount Fuji on Sunday, the Porsche works drivers Patrick Pilet and Frédéric Makowiecki from…

Porsche on the Front Row at Fuji

The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start the six-hour race at Fuji, Japan from second and third on the grid. This means the Porsche LMP Team has managed to get onto the front row for the fourth time in what is only its fifth race. Round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship will get…

Porsche LMP Fuji Practice Report

The Porsche factory LMP1 team, driving their two 919 Hybrid prototypes, have had made a good start to their weekend here in Japan. Both of the 90 minute free practice sessions for round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), were run under almost ideal conditions on a dry track. The number 14 car…

Porsche Teams Make A Good Start In Free Practice At Fuji

Porsche teams in LMP1 and GT classes have made a good start to their Japanese campaign, with the No.92 Porsche Team Manthey 911 RSR of local Super GT star Frederic Makowiecki (sharing the wheel with Patrick Pilet) fastest in the LMGTE Pro class during FP1. Both LMP cars made steady progress throughout the morning, however…

Porsche LMP1 Team Ready To Race At Fuji

For round five of eight the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) heads to Japan, where the race takes place at the foot of Mount Fuji on October the 12th. The traditional Fuji Speedway has been fundamentally modernised in the past decade and is famous for its long main straight. It stretches a good 1,500 metres…

Porsche Drivers Are Big In Japan

At the six-hour race on the Fuji International Speedway in Japan on 12 October, Porsche Team Manthey fields a two-car entry with the Porsche 911 RSR. In 2012, Porsche won on the demanding circuit at the foot of Mount Fuji. Last year, however, torrential rain saw the race stopped early after several attempts to restart…