Tag Archive: MARK WEBBER

May 27

Ricciardo sets sights on ‘feel good’ Monaco win

“If you could pick your wins on the calendar, Monaco is probably on top of the list”
Daniel Ricciardo knows that there is one race win on the F1 calendar that every driver wants to add to his CV it is Monaco and, after the frustration of missing out in Spain two weeks ago, he is resetting his sights on the Principality.
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May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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May 03

WEC: Mark Webber’s Memories – Spa

Spa is a favourite for many drivers and has provided for some exciting racing in the past

Mark Webber Spa is not only one of Mark’s favourite circuits, he also has great memories of watching one particular race growing up and notching up his first, big international win there. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Drop the obsession with tyres, says Webber

“We talk too much about tyres in F1”

Drop the obsession with tyres, says Webber Former Formula One racer and reigning World Endurance champion Mark Webber said it’s time for the sport to focus more on the drivers and their skills and less on tyres and engines.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

WEC: Family fun and entertainment at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

On track, no fewer than 34 cars will be battling it out for victory

A weekend of sunshine, warm temperatures and action-packed family entertainment is on offer for everyone who travels to the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at the world famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

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Apr 17

WEC: Mark Webber 6 Hours of Silverstone report

Action packed opening round at Silverstone

2016-04-16-0041 After a thrilling six hour race in Silverstone Neel Jani (CH) finished second in the Porsche 919 Hybrid he shares with Romain Dumas (FR) and Marc Lieb (DE). The race win went to Audi at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). All three manufacturers that are involved with class 1 Le Mans Prototypes – Audi, Porsche and Toyota – had trouble in the race.

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Apr 16

WEC: Second row on the grid for the two Porsche 919 Hybrids

On a drying track, with very low ambient and track temperatures, the front row went to Audi

2016-04-16-0085The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start third and fourth on the grid for the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone on Sunday.

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Apr 13

WEC and Le Mans: Porsche ready for the 2016 FIA WEC (+video)

This season, the team are looking to repeat that performance

2016-03-24-0049Four months ago, Porsche won two titles in the 2015 World Endurance Championship titles having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier in the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

WEC: Mark Webber’s Eye in the Sky (+video)

Let’s hope for more good weather in 2016!

Before last year’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, the WEC was lucky enough to have a helicopter tour of the area with Mark Webber.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Porsche completes LMP1 tyre test in Abu Dhabi

The Porsche Team today concluded its second test of the year in Abu Dhabi

In total the current World Championship winning team has spent eight days at the 5.554 kilometre long circuit in the United Arab Emirates, testing tyres with partner Michelin and new components on its 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

WEC: 2015 World Champions win Autosport’s John Bolster Award

In 2015 Porsche won six races, including a return to the top step at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a record 17th time

After receiving their World Championship trophy in Paris at the FIA Awards Gala on Friday evening, Porsche received another prestigious award last night when the 2015 Manufacturer Champions were recognised with a John Bolster Award for technical excellence at the Autosport Awards in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

2015 World Endurance Champions honoured by FIA

Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley were crowned as World Endurance Drivers’ Champions

At Le Lido in Paris the 2015 FIA World Endurance Champions collected their trophies alongside the other winners from Formula One, World Rally Championship, World Touring Car Championship, World RallyCross and the other continental championships from around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

WEC: 6 Hours of Bahrain – Webber, Bernhard and Hartley crowned champions

Porsche and Lietz 2015 World GT Champions

2015-11-21-SaturdayMark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard celebrated being crowned the 2015 FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Champions after a thrilling Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain today.

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Nov 20

WEC: 6 Hours of Bahrain – Porsche claim 1-2 on the grid for FIA WEC finale

Porsche’s 11th consecutive FIA WEC pole position

2015-11-19-Thurday-106Porsche will start the final round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance championship at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain from the front row of the grid after another spectacular performance in qualifying this evening.

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Nov 20

Sensational lap by Hartley boosts Porsche in Bahrain

Brendon Hartley laid down an early lap of 1m40.917s in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid

2015-11-20-Friday-003 Porsche returned to the top of the timing screens at Bahrain this morning as the teams took part in a final hour of Free Practice running before the important qualifying sessions later today in preparation for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain tomorrow.

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Nov 01

WEC: Porsche claim Shanghai win and Manufacturers’ Championship

With the No.18 Porsche finishing in second place, 26-seconds behind the No.17 car

Porsche secures World Championship title by another one-two win Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley extended their title lead in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship by scoring a fourth consecutive victory, at Shanghai today. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai – Porsche scored another 1-2 in qualifying

Porsche keep 100% 2015 pole record at Shanghai

2015-09-19-4212 Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley took a fourth FIA World Endurance Championship pole position in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid at Shanghai this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai – Porsche bounces back in Free Practice 2

The 1m45.111 lap, posted by Webber early in the session, was over 2 seconds quicker than the current lap record

2015-09-17-1563 After trailing the two Audi R18s in the first 90-minute Free Practice session for the 6 Hours of Shanghai earlier today, the two Porsche 919 Hybrids returned to the top of the timing screens this afternoon, with the no17 Porsche of Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley posting the quickest time of the day.

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Oct 28

WEC: Presentation of the 6 Hours of Shanghai

Who will be this year’s champion?

2015-04-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Shanghai 0040 The tussle to take home the various trophies up for grabs in the World Endurance Championship continues with the 6 Hours of Shanghai, the penultimate round, on 1 November. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

WEC: Porsche take epic Fuji 1-2

Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard claimed a third consecutive WEC victory

Porsche celebrated another 1-2 finish after an action-packed and eventful sixth round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship at a wet Fuji Speedway today. Read the rest of this entry »

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