Tag Archive: Brendon Hartley

Sep 17

Porsche take third straight 1-2 at COTA; Signatech Alpine win LMP2 despite late scare

 6 Hours of COTA

2017-09-15-0025Porsche LMP Team continued its winning momentum at the 6 Hours of COTA with a third consecutive 1-2 on Saturday at the sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Sep 02

WEC: Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2

Pole position for Rigon and Bird 71 Ferrari

Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2Brendon Hartley set the outright fastest lap of a mixed conditions qualifying session in Mexico today to lay the foundations for the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid’s bid for success in the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16

WEC: Porsche take 1-2 after close race-long fight at Nürburgring

Porsche scores a one-two on its home turf at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-07-16-0037Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber took their second win of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season in the No.2 Porsche after a thrilling battle with the sister No.1 919 Hybrid at Nurburgring this afternoon.

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Jun 08

The Porsche LMP works drivers reflect on the Le Mans 24-Hours

Success, defeat, moments – personal insights

2017-06-04-0284The six works drivers of the Porsche LMP Team have a tally of 37 entries between them in what is arguably the biggest car race in the world. Five of them have even taken overall victory. But it’s not only moments of glory that come in to their minds when they are reflecting on this gruelling marathon prior to their next appearance on June 17/18. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

WEC: Toyota takes 1-2 at Spa; Ferrari 1-2 in GTE (updated

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-05-0178The #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took a second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Spa-Francorchamps after another fascinating 6 Hour race today.

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Apr 16

WEC: Toyota takes thrilling last-gasp win at Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14-0054Toyota Gazoo Racing took a thrilling victory in the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone this afternoon.

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Jan 27

Taking 24 Hour testing to the limit!

Good luck and safe racing to them all

2016-07-23-Saturday-0051 As a prelude to the start of the 2017 FIA WEC season and the most famous endurance race of them all, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Round 3, 17-18 June 2017), a number of drivers take part in other endurance events around the world to keep them race-ready and sharp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 03

Porsche strengthens driver lineup

Motorsport 2017

Porsche Night of Champions Porsche Worksdriver 2017 Porsche has paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of teams and drivers during 2016 at the Night of Champions motorsport gala in Weissach. On this occasion, the new driver lineup for the 2017 season was announced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

WEC: Bahrain set to be scene for emotional 2016 finale

As in China, 31 cars will be on the grid for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2015-11-21-Saturday The FIA World Endurance Championship delivered two races in Asia of exceptional intensity, drama and excitement, but the final round of the 2016 championship at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 19 November is likely to be as passion-filled and emotional as any experienced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 09

Bahrain set to be scene for emotional 2016 WEC finale

As in China, 31 cars will be on the grid for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

2015-11-20-Friday The FIA World Endurance Championship delivered two races in Asia of exceptional intensity, drama and excitement, but the final round of the 2016 championship at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 19 November is likely to be as passion-filled and emotional as any experienced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

WEC: Porsche win in style to take Manufacturer Championship crown in China

Start-finish win and manufacturers’ title for Porsche 919 Hybrid

A fourth win of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship for the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid crew of Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley secured a second consecutive 2016 FIA World Endurance Manufacturer title for the German marque with one round remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 04

WEC: Hartley leads way for Porsche in FP1

The Headlines from FP1 at Shanghai…….

2016-07-23-Saturday-0165 No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid leads the way in the first 90-minute Free Practice session as Brendon Hartley claims best lap of 1m46.781s.  No.8 Audi R18 places second with Lucas Di Grassi setting a 1m46.979s to go within 0.2s of leading Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

WEC: No.1 Porsche takes third consecutive win at COTA

6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas

Reigning champions Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley took victory in today’s 6 Hours of COTA, the Lone Star Le Mans event at Austin, Texas. The trio secured a third consecutive WEC win after a gruelling race held in challenging hot conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

WEC: Porsche win in 6 Hours of Mexico; RGR Sport thrill home crowd

The No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard took their second win of the season

2016-07-23-Saturday-0165 The fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Mexico saw a six hour race that had drama and excitement that had the large and enthusiastic Mexican crowd on the edge of their seats.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

WEC: Hola Mexico, first impressions by the drivers

Porsche sets the fastest lap of the day in Mexico City

2016-07-24-Sunday-0015 Porsche enjoyed a busy and trouble free beginning to the Mexico race weekend with the two 919 Hybrids. The first day of the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) saw a 90-minute test session and two free practice sessions of the same duration each. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 24

WEC: Porsche repeats last year’s victory at the Nürburgring

6 Hours of Nurburgring

2016-07-24-Sunday-0151The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU) repeated their last year’s win at the six-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE).

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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory (updated²)

Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win

2016-06-19-0411 From midnight the duel between Porsche and Toyota for the 24 hour Le Mans race win had intensified but no-one would have expected such an ending. Before the final lap, Toyota seemed to be coming out on top but then the prototype stopped on track.

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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche and Toyota battle for seconds in Le Mans

After 20 hours

2016-06-19-0181The thrilling fight for the win at Le Mans between Toyota and Porsche has gone on for hours, with the final stages of the 24-Hours race approaching. Until shortly before 11:00 hrs the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Marc Lieb (DE) at the wheel was leading, just now Toyota has gone back into P1 again.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche fights for the lead in Le Mans

After 14 hours

2016-06-19-0242 In the early morning hours the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) is fighting for the lead in Le Mans with the number 6 Toyota. An exciting virtual duel has developed as the two cars have different refuelling intervals.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche in second position and with problems

After 10 hours

2016-06-19-0236After midnight in Le Mans the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) was running in second position at the Le Mans 24-Hours race.

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