BRUNI TO PORSCHE MOTORSPORT

Gianmaria Bruni has signed for Porsche as a GT works driver for 2017. As one of the most successful and experienced sports car drivers, the 35-­year-­old Italian has left Ferrari and will start testing for Porsche in June and racing in the USA from July. The ex-­Formula 1 driver (Minardi 2004) celebrated his greatest success…

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 1-2 in the GT Class at the Ring

After four straight wins in the USA and Canada, Porsche has now made the breakthrough in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC. At the series premiere on the Nürburgring, the Porsche Manthey squad scored its first victory this season in the GTE-Pro class on Sunday. With the 470 hp 911 RSR, Richard Lietz and…

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…

Porsche LMP Podium Party at Spa

After an action packed six-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second at the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber had started from pole position, but finished back in third position due to a penalty and a technical…