Tag Archive: Porsche

Aug 29

Porsche claim front-row at Nurburgring (+photos)

The two Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 racers will start from the front row for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2015-08-29 - SaturdayRomain Dumas and Marc Lieb shared the qualifying driving duties to register a best two lap average of 1m36.473s in the No 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. This eclipsed the second Porsche 919 Hybrid entry, driven by Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, by just 0.069s.

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Aug 29

Porsche head Audi in incident packed FP3 at Nürburgring (+video)

Porsche fought back in Free Practice 3 at Nurburgring this morning with a conclusive 1-2 in the 60-minute session

In cool but dry and sunny conditions, Marc Lieb set a best lap of 1m36.036 in the No.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. The local ace headed the sister No.17 Porsche 919, which in the hands of Mark Webber stopped the clocks at 1m36.647s. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Porsche confirms LMP1 programme up to end of 2018

Porsche continues racing into the future with the 919 Hybrid

The board of Porsche AG has decided to extend the Le Mans prototype programme until the end of the 2018 season. With its ground-breaking concept – a downsizing turbo engine and powerful energy recovery systems, combined with an extreme lightweight design – the racing car with a performance of around 1,000 hp serves as a research laboratory for future sports car technology.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Patrick Dempsey interview: Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

“It’s an incredible metaphor for how you should live life”

2014-07-13-3355The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season resumed this past weekend at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit during the Belgian Grand Prix for the first of a series of double headers.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Want to meet Patrick Dempsey in the Green Hell?

Made possible by Porsche…

For the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, fourth round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, Porsche has put together a contest to win a weekend for two with the opportunity to meet Patrick Dempsey, recently second in his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Nick Tandy, from Porsche to KCMG

In 2015 he won at the 24 Hours along with Nico Hülkenberg and Earl Bamber

2015-06-14-The Race-0179After having won at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans as a factory Porsche LM P1 driver at the wheel of the 919 Hybrid, at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring Nick Tandy will rejoin Chinese team KCMG…itself a winner at Le Mans in the LM P2 class in June! Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

20 cars for Nürburgring test and press conference

Toyota, Porsche, Audi and Bykolles will each be fielding one car to give the German fans a first glimpse of the LMP1

Some of the teams and drivers competing in the 2015 World Endurance Championship will be heading to the Nürburgring for a test session organised by Toyota Racing on the 27/28 July ahead of the first visit to Germany by the WEC on 28-30 August. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Porsche’s ties with Austria

The Osterreichring circuit was opened in 1969 as a replacement for the previous circuit at Zeltweg aerodrome

Austria, home of the Red Bull Ring that will be hosting the third round of the European Le Mans Series on 12 July, has been the scene of many a memorable moment for Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Patrick Dempsey to enter Ennstal Classic in Austria with Porsche

No less than twelve vehicles tackle the Ennstal Classic for the Porsche squad from 16 to 18 July.

2014-07-13-1722 Taking on the challenge in the mountainous Styria region in Austria is actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Mark Motors Winning Race for Porsche customers at Calabogie Motorsports Park

Calabogie creates a great challenge for teams and drivers

The annual rounds of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin at Calabogie Motorsports Park are unlike any other event in the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Shell fuels the innovation behind 2015 Le Mans achievements

Porsche’s historic 17th victory at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours saw a landmark in the development of sports-prototype racing.

The 2.0 litre V4 turbocharged internal combustion engine fitted to the Porsche 919 Hybrid, allied to an 8 megajoule hybrid energy system, was the smallest to have triumphed at the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe for 37 years.

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Jun 17

Thirty-four cars for first WEC race in Germany

World Endurance Championship approaches the half way stage of the 2015 season

2015-06-14-The Race-21After the high powered drama at the 24 Hours of Le Mans the focus now shifts to the next round of the World Endurance Championship and the new event on the calendar at Nürburgring in Germany, the home race for Audi and Porsche and close to Toyota’s base in Cologne.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Formula E stars in action at Le Mans

Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium

2015-06-14-The Race-24Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche seals historic victory at Le Mans, taking convincing 1-2

Nico Hülkenberg became the first driver to win the race overall at his first attempt since Laurent Aiello in 1998

2015-06-14-The Race-0174Porsche sealed an historic victory today in the 83rd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the German marque finishing a convincing first and second in front of 263,500 spectators to break Audi’s stranglehold on the jewel in the crown of sportscar racing.

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Jun 14

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche, KCMG, Corvette and Aston Martin leading the way

Porsche, Audi and Toyota have continued to run strongly through the night into the second turn of the clock

2015-06-14-Wednesday-194As the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours rolls towards its final quarter – the 6 hours being the distance of a regular round of the World Endurance Championship – there have been incidents throughout all four classes which have had an effect on the overall classification.

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Jun 13

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche holds sway at half way point

The British driver’s nearest rival is Marco Bonanomi in the no9 Audi R18.

2015-06-14-The Race-36At the half way point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the no19 Porsche of Nick Tandy is holding a comfortable 61 second lead after 193 laps of racing.

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Jun 13

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche and Audi battle it out for first six hours at Le Mans

The incident packed first 6-hours saw drama and excitement at every turn of the 14km Le Mans track. 

2015-06-14-The Race-19As the race distance reached twenty-five percent the no7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer overtook the no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber to take the lead just before the Frenchman dived into the pits.  The no17 Porsche had taken the lead on the opening lap of the race.  The lead changed hands three times in the last 30 minutes of the sixth hour.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Jan Magnussen leaves medical care

The driver from Corvette Racing – GM was victim of a violent track exit during the first part of the timed session.

The Danish driver lost control of his Corvette C7R n°63 in the Porsche corners, violently hitting the protection rail, obliging race control to get the red flag out.

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Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche throws down the gauntlet in first qualifying session

The no18 Porsche of Neel Jani posted the fastest qualifying lap of the current configuration of the Le Mans circuit

2015-06-14-Tuesday-1The Swiss driver crossed the start finish line after just 3m16.887 to complete a lap of the 14km circuit in the first qualifying session, smashing the previous qualifying lap record of 3m18.513 set by Stéphane Sarrazin in a Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP.

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May 26

Tradition, Technology and a return: the colours of the Porsche 919 Hybrid

Style icons and a provocative livery in Le Mans

The official Pre-test will see the world debut of the 2015 Porsche Le Mans race cars in their individual colours: The three Porsche 919 Hybrids will appear for the first time in their base colours of red, black and white. Read the rest of this entry »

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