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 works driver Mark Webber spent the night in a local hospital in São Paulo after his accident in the six-hour race on Sunday. He sustained bruising and concussion. Mark is still under observation at the hospital with his team mates and members visiting him. He is set to return to the UK later this week.

On Monday morning Brazilian time he said: “I’m quite sore this morning, am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache. I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened. The team is looking into the details to find out more. Thanks to the medical team at the track and here at the hospital, who did a great job and are looking after me very well.

“On a positive note, it’s great that the boys in the number 14 car managed to bring home the victory, which is a fantastic way to finish off the season. I’m already looking forward to getting out there again next year.”

With half an hour to go in the season’s finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship Mark Webber lost control of his Porsche 919 Hybrid and suffered a huge impact when hitting the barriers. It is unclear what caused the accident.

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…

Porsche enters third 919 Hybrid in 2015 Le Mans

Could this be the way into Porsche for Jenson Button? Porsche AG is pleased to announce the entry of a third Porsche 919 Hybrid for the 24-hour race in Le Mans (France) on June 13/14 in 2015. As a dress rehearsal for the event, the car will be entered in the six-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps…

Porsche 919 Hybrids Finish Second and Third in Bahrain

For the first time both Porsche 919 Hybrid crews were part of the podium ceremony: The trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) finished second in round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain. Immediately behind them the sister car crossed the line. Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley…