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Mar 18

Rebellion Racing ORECA LM P2 posts record time in Twelve Hours of Sebring Qualifying

So far in this young IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, it’s been all Cadillac.
The three new Cadillac DPi cars have dominated the Prototype class, first winning the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona after qualifying on the pole. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Jani can ‘enjoy racing again’ in 2017

Neel Jani says a weight was lifted from his shoulders by winning the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2016

The Swiss driver has been an integral part of Porsche’s 919 Hybrid LMP1 project since the outset of the programme in 2014, and was rewarded for his hard work by winning both the World Endurance Drivers Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Roar Before The Rolex 24, Day 2 – Hinchcliffe Back For 5th Time

Ricky Taylor, Neel Jani Post Top Laps Saturday

2011-02-18_0647 James Hinchcliffe, a man known for four IndyCar Series victories and a runner-up effort in last year’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition, is back in the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the fifth time, trying to embellish his resume as part of Mazda Motorsports’ two-car effort.

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Jan 05

Lotterer shows off his new colours

Former Audi star

Porsche Team has released the first pictures of its new driver André Lotterer aboard the 2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid while testing at Motorland Aragon in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Why does Switzerland produce great racing drivers?

Sixty-one years is a long time from anyone’s viewpoint, but in Switzerland it must feel like an eternity

Motorsport has been banned there since 84 people lost their lives at Le Mans in 1955, but that hasn’t stopped this small country producing some of the world’s most talented sportscar drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »

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