Tag Archive: Porsche

Sep 16

Porsche move back to the front in tight strategic battle; Ferrari in control of LMGTE Pro

The Headlines after the first 2 hours at COTA…..

2017-09-15-0134Porsche run 1-2 in battle of tyre strategies at COTA. No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Nick Tandy has 5-second lead over Earl Bamber piloted No.2 car.

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Sep 15

WEC: Last gasp Tandy seals pole for No.1 Porsche; Lapierre stars in LMP2 qualifying

The 488 GTE of Rigon and Bird on pole in the 6 Hours of COTA

2017-09-15-0028Porsche claimed a front-row lock-out in qualifying at COTA this afternoon for the second race in succession. The Ferrari no. 71 of AF Corse recorded a second consecutive pole position and a third of the season.

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Sep 15

Porsche heads Toyota in first track action at COTA

6 Hours of COTA: Jani sets fastest lap in Free Practice 2

2017-09-16The first free practice session for the 6 Hours of COTA has taken place at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, round 6 of the WEC.

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Sep 03

WEC: Porsche and Aston Martin win in Mexico

6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T

2017-07-14-0043Porsche LMP1 Team put on a commanding display today during the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T, with the No.2 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber taking their third win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Aug 17

BMW M8 GTE: Test programme continues in Spain

BMW Motorsport has carried out further testing as part of its development programme for the new BMW M8 GT

At Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya last week, Martin Tomczyk (GER), Nick Catsburg (NED), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Philipp Eng (AUT) took turns behind the wheel of the GT racing car which will join Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche in the LMGTE Pro category of the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 03

Buemi: no championship has a brighter future

Both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche confirmed that they would be joining the series in Season 6

2017-07-30_13281Ex-Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi reckons that the all-electric racing series is the place to be for manufacturers in motorsport right now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Formula E Founder and CEO believes the 2016/17 season has been a ‘take-off’ one for the championship

“This has been our take-off season” – Agag

2017-07-28-1012The season finale in Montreal was sold out, with the packed grandstands treated to a typically unpredictable race.

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Jul 28

Porsche set to compete in Formula E from 2019-20 season

German manufacturer confirms its intention to enter Formula E in season six

(L-R) Oliver Blume, Alejandro Agag and Michael SteinerPorsche has today revealed plans for a factory-backed works team to compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship starting in season six. As part of a new strategy and realignment of Porsche’s existing motorsport programme, the German manufacturer has committed to join Formula E from the 2019/20 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

WEC statement on the departure of Porsche

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest regrets this precipitous departure

2017-07-15-0041The manufacturer Porsche, which recently confirmed its participation in the FIA ​​LMP1-H World Endurance Championship up to the end of the 2018 season, and which has been actively involved in the development of the technical regulations that will come into force in 2020, has just announced the withdrawal of its LMP1 hybrids from the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

New Porsche goes 1-2 in caution-free WeatherTech Championship Race at Lime Rock

Pilet crossed the stripe 14.5 seconds ahead of Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 912 Porsche

The two-car Porsche GT Team has come on strong since returning from the traditional midseason break for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and both cars delivered on Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park, when the team finished 1-2 in the two-hour and 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

Bruni Gives Porsche 450th Major North American Sports Car Pole at Lime Rock

Extending the German manufacturer’s lead to 100 over Chevrolet, its next closest competitor

Italian racer Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni spent quite a few years battling against Porsches in top-level sports car racing around the world while driving for another manufacturer, but it hasn’t taken him long to get used to his new job as a Porsche works driver.

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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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Jul 14

WEC: Porsche 1-2 in Second Free Practice Session at Nürburgring

6 Hours of Nurburgring

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Porsche opened up the gap in Free Practice 2 at Nürburgring this afternoon as Brendon Hartley set the fastest lap of the day during the first simulated qualifying runs.

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Jul 09

New Porsche, Lexus claim First WeatherTech Championship Poles in Canada

Lexus got its first-ever WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class pole

2017-07-08_086Two manufacturers with storied histories in North American sports car competition added another chapter at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday in qualifying for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

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Jul 07

Porsche and Toyota both looking forward to top class Nürburgring battle

The two manufacturers came together to talk about next week’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-06-04At a press conference today in Cologne, the media were treated to the special, and unusual, sight of a Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car outside Toyota Motorsport’s headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 04

Porsche commits to Motul Sepang 12 Hours return

German marque confirms full Intercontinental GT Challenge campaign

Sepang 12 Hours logoSepang hosts Asian leg of global GT series on December 7-10. 2017 champions to be crowned following day/night race. Porsche will compete at the Motul Sepang 12 Hours in Malaysia on December 7-10 following the German manufacturer’s commitment to support teams at each of this season’s four Intercontinental GT Challenge rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

GT4 European Series Southern Cup celebrates Dijon-Prenois return with bumper 33-car entry list

Aston Martin, BMW, Ginetta, Maserati, McLaren, and Porsche

2017-05-06Following two successful events at Nogaro and Pau, the GT4 European Series Southern Cup is riding on the momentum with a superb 33-car entry list set for round three of this year’s campaign held at Circuit Dijon-Prenois on July 1-2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche leads after disaster for Toyota

12 Hour report

2017-06-18-The RaceAt the mid-way point in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 3rd round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid is leading after a disastrous night for Toyota Gazoo Racing.

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Jun 09

What has the 919 Hybrid in common with the power supply of a village?

24 fun facts from Porsche on the 24 Hours Le Mans!

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The initial roll-out of the first 919 was done by Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard on June 12 in 2013 at the Weissach test track. A little over two years later, he became world endurance champion with the further developed Le Mans prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

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