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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 »

Oct 10

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji qualifying report

What the drivers say after qualifying for 6H Fuji

Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, driving the No.17n Porsche 919 Hybrid, took an excellent pole position for the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji presentation

Sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2015

On 11 October, the 6 Hours of Fuji, sixth round of the World Endurance Championship, is set to be the scene of some fierce competition, especially for the top spots in the LM P1 driver’s competition and the GT manufacturer’s cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

WEC: A near shutout for Porsche at the Circuit of the Americas

Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber were on fire!

2015-09-19-5691Porsche was almost flawless at the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas, fifth round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with an overall win and a one-two in the LM GTE Pro class.

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Sep 15

Austin is a favourite for drivers and fans on and off the track – here are some of Mark Webber’s highlights:

Mark’s Austin Top 5

2015-04-12-Saturday-066Modern Day Circuit. COTA has a little bit of everything. It’s a very demanding track for the car and driver and a modern, fast flowing circuit with a lot of different speed ranges. You have long straights, high – and super low speeds, open corners and a lot of ups and downs too which is rewarding for the driver to get right especially in the first sector.

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Aug 30

6 Hours of the Nurburgring: Porsche beat Audi to win at Home in Germany (updated)

Manthey complete perfect day for Porsche

2015-08-30 - SundayPorsche Team took a memorable 1-2 finish on home soil at the Nurburgring today as the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid car claimed a maiden win for Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. It was the second consecutive WEC win for Porsche after its Le Mans triumph in June.

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