Tag Archive: Porsche

Jul 24

School’s out for summer

Mark Webber news update

Mark Webber - ActionCutting down from 20 to eight races in a season sounds like gaining a lot of downtime – and it would, if you weren’t a competitive, driven, outdoor loving Aussie who can’t quite sit still. Mark has a thirteen-week gap until the next race in Austin in September and he talks about the racing break, Wimbledon, the Football World Cup, mountain biking and why you should be careful of Kodak moments.

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Jun 29

40 cars on track during the official test day for the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan and Porsche

The three-hour race at Paul Ricard is barely behind us, but it is already time to get ready for the jewel in the crown of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Thompson keeping championship plan on course feading to The Glen

Colin Thompson is continuing to climb the ladder in his quest to become a Porsche factory driver.

Halfway through his second season in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Thompson is tied for first in the championship with Angel Benitez Jr. heading into the next two rounds June 27-28 at historic Watkins Glen International.

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Jun 16

Vettel will win again – Webber

Mark Webber has tipped his last F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to eventually return to the top of the sport.

2014-06-08_1380 Off the back of his four consecutive titles, German Vettel has struggled in 2014 in the wake of Webber’s retirement and the arrival at Red Bull of the younger Australian, impressive Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Ferrari wants meeting amid F1 ‘worries’

Hot on the heels of Ferrari’s latest quit threat, Luca di Montezemolo has called for a meeting to discuss the future of formula one.

2014-06-08_0700 Last Friday, the iconic Italian team’s president told the Wall Street Journal that because F1 “isn’t working”, Ferrari could turn instead to Le Mans by 2020. “Of course,” Montezemolo said, “we cannot do sports car racing and formula one.  It’s not possible.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi claims its 13th victory after a nail-biting race! (updated)

The 82nd edition kept all its promises 

2014-06-15-1791For Audi and the trio Marcel Fässler-André Lotterer-Benoît Tréluyer, victory didn’t come into view until late Sunday morning, against Toyota and Porsche.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 Hours: Successful first qualifying for the Porsche 919 Hybrid

Brendon Hartley from New Zealand achieved the fastest overall lap time of 3mins 23.157secs

2014-06-10-1032It came as a surprise to the Porsche Team when the two innovative 919 Hybrids came first and second in the first qualifying session for the Le Mans 24-Hours on Wednesday night.

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May 23

Benitez Edges Schein For Pole At Lime Rock Park

“We knew from right before qualifying that it was going to rain” – Benitez

Angel Benitez Jr. at Lime Rock ParkAngel Benitez Jr. and Michael Schein took different, but fast, routes to the front row during a strategic Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama qualifying session Friday, May 23 at Lime Rock Park. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

WEC: First pole position for the no. 14 Porsche 919 Hybrid

Thrilling qualifying for the six hours of Spa

Porsche no 14 Spa Francorchamps Porsche starts first on the grid for what is only the second race after returning to the top category of the Sports Car World Championship WEC.

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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 »

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