Tag Archive: Porsche

Apr 20

WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Race

Porsche 919 Hybrid race debut was a success

WEC logoThe eagerly awaited race debut of the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) was a success.

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Apr 20

Adrian Newey chose overcast Silverstone over smoggy Shanghai for the weekend of the Chinese grand prix

Newey with Webber at Silverstone, not in China

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey Speed Week reports that Red Bull’s technical boss will not be on the Shanghai pitwall on Sunday because he is actually trackside at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Tight qualifying – Porsche 919 Hybrid up to speed

WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Qualifying

WEC logoSolid qualifying performance from the newly formed Porsche Team with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids in the World Endurance Championship (WEC): After three free practice sessions with no problems, the first qualifying was also trouble free.

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Apr 19

New Porsche Team gets into its rhythm at Silverstone

WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Friday Practice

WEC logoThe newly formed Porsche Team with the two Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototypes had a good first day of practice at the SilverstoneCircuit, where the first round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) is taking place as a six-hour race on Sunday, the first of eight world championship rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mark looks back (and forward) at Silverstone

“We have had a very long and testing build-up to the first race”

Mark Webber - Porsche “I always look forward to racing at Silverstone and this weekend will be no exception when I return as a Porsche works driver LMP1.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

WEC in a (wheel) nut shell

What is the WEC and what are the categories involved?

Mark Webber logo Ten months after announcing his exciting new career with Porsche in the Silverstone paddock, Mark will return there next week to race at the wheel of a Le Mans prototype for the first time since 1999.

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Apr 09

V6 switch ended Mercedes quit talks

The old V8 rules had become “hard to explain” amid the trends for “downsizing

2014-03-06 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (1) Mercedes has revealed it probably would have quit formula one if the sport had stayed with loud V8 engines beyond 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Marko relationship will ensure equality – Ricciardo

“It definitely doesn’t hurt” – Ricciardo

2014-02-27 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99006 Daniel Ricciardo is not expecting to slot into predecessor Mark Webber’s awkward position within the Red Bull hierarchy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Webber still in paddock after F1 retirement

“I didn’t stop (F1) to hang out at race tracks all the time”

Mark Webber - Champions-EdgeAfter more than a decade on the grid, Mark Webber will still be in the paddock this weekend as a new season of F1 begins. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

2014 cars ‘perfect’ for Vettel – Webber

“That’s right up his alley, that’s perfect for him.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (14) If Red Bull emerges from its early-season technical crisis, reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel will be a force to be reckoned with yet again. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Webber tips Ricciardo to ‘go well’ against Vettel

“He’ll go well”

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Ron Walker - Bernie Ecclestone - Daniel Ricciardo 99004 Mark Webber expects his replacement at Red Bull, countryman Daniel Ricciardo, to put up a competitive defense alongside Sebastian Vettel this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Webber predicts early retirement for Vettel

“He’ll probably take a blast in the red car, then sayonara.”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber has predicted an early retirement for his former teammate Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Ferrari first in GTD at the Daytona 24 Hours

Rolex 24 at Daytona: A heart stopping finale

Ferrari - Rolex 24 at Daytona The first of this year’s major endurance races ended with a great win for the Ferrari 458 GT in the Daytona 24 Hours.

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Jan 26

Porsche prevails in 10-Minute Sprint to the finish

Takes GTLM victory in 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona
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A twice-around-the-clock test of endurance turned into a 10-minute test of nerves Sunday at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Dec 26

Webber got ‘tired’ of Vettel’s winning – Vergne

“I think Mark is a very good driver and a true competitor”

2013-06-08_0125 Mark Webber quit formula one because he got tired of being beaten by teammate Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

VW, Audi, Porsche play down F1 rumours

“There are no plans for us to go into formula one.”

2011-01-13_0582 Volkswagen, and its major motor sport-linked brands, have denied the latest round of speculation connecting the German marque with a potential formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Webber says Vettel, Alonso better than Hamilton

“On Sundays Fernando over two hours is a handful”

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber (3) Lewis Hamilton is not quite a match for F1′s top drivers Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Webber tests Porsche’s Le Mans car

“We have a long way to go and it involves a lot of hard work”

Mark Webber logoMark Webber has got his Le Mans career off to an early start, testing Porsche’s new prototype at the Algarve circuit in Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Vettel factor weighed in Webber’s quit decision

“The future has been Sebastian, they want to keep him happy”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelMark Webber has admitted Red Bull’s desire to please his former teammate Sebastian Vettel contributed to his decision to quit F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Porsche Cars Canada Rallies behind Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Series

Laurance Yap’s introduction to Porsche came in 2008 in Siberia.

IMSA logoWorking as a freelance journalist at the time, Yap was sent to cover the Rallye TransSyberia that runs from Russia to Mongolia. Read the rest of this entry »

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