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Nov 28

WEC: How the World Endurance Drivers Championship was won

The 919 Hybrid made a strong start to the year

2016-11-19-Saturday-0053 Porsche reigned supreme in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2016, however it was very much a season of two halves for the LMP1 title-winning trio of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 22

Championship points following 24 Hours of Le Mans

Here is how things stand now

2016-06-19-0101 With double points on offer for the third round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, a team’s result from the 24 Hours of Le Mans often has a strong impact on a season’s outcome.

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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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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche leads in Le Mans in the early evening hours

The 24 Hours of Le Mans finally underway!

2016-06-18-Warm up-0049 After a very wet start and lots of close battles, four hours into the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids are running in first (Bernhard/Hartley/Webber) and fourth (Dumas/Jani/Lieb) at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The leading Porsche is only 23 seconds ahead of the fastest Toyota.

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Jun 16

24 Hours of Le Mans: 18th pole position for Porsche in Le Mans

The Porsche Team with the innovative 919 Hybrid secured the 18th pole position in total for the brand at the Le Mans 24-Hours

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0222 Due to mostly wet track conditions in both qualifying sessions on Thursday, held from 7 pm to 9 pm and from 10 pm until midnight, there were no improvements in lap times for the top cars compared to the first qualifying session from Wednesday night.

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May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »

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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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 »

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 »

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 18

Porsche maintain perfect 2015 pole record

It was Porsche’s eighth consecutive WEC pole position, a run that stretches back to the 6 Hours of Shanghai last November

2015-09-18-1822 Porsche maintained its 100% success rate in taking pole position in the 2015 WEC as Marc Lieb and Neel Jani topped the average times in the 20-minute session at COTA this evening.

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