Tag Archive: Porsche

Jan 26

24 Hours of Le Mans: Who will join Porsche on the grid at Le Mans in June?

Thirteen of the places at Le Mans are awarded on the basis of results achieved in 2015 at the 24-hour race

2015-09-18-1822 The full list of guaranteed entries for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, has been announced by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (HERE).

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Jan 20

IMSA: The 12 Hours of Sebring poster unveiled

An air force base during World War II, the Sebring circuit is known as merciless

The Sebring International Raceway has revealed the poster for the 64th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, second round of the 2016 season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new name of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which will take place March 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Porsche Caymans pace Roar Before The Rolex 24

Compass360 Racing debuts GT350R-CLong-time Street Tuner (ST) contenders Compass360 Racing debuted its No. 76 Ford Shelby GT350R-C at the session. Pierre Kleinubing was fourth-fastest on the day in the new car he co-drives with Paul Holton, running a best lap of 1:58.839 (107.843 mph).

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Dec 14

Kevin Estre becomes a Porsche works driver

In 2016, Frenchman Kevin Estre will take a vitally important step in his career

Kevin Estre becomes a Porsche works driver After two seasons at McLaren GT crowned with pole positions, victories and records he will become a works driver for German manufacturer, Porsche.

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Dec 13

Porsche confirms Proton Proton Racing in LMGTE Pro for 2016

The duo will compete in the LMGTE Pro category, and will be joined at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by Wolf Henzler

During the Night of Champions in Weissach, Germany, Porsche has confirmed that World GT Champion Richard Lietz will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship to defend his title with Michael Christensen, and in 2016 will race a Proton-Dempsey Racing-entered Porsche 911 RSR.   Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Honours for Porsche and Audi awarded by the BRDC

We are deep in the middle of prize-giving and awards season, and that of the British Racing Drivers’ Club was held on Monday in London

Owners of the Silverstone Circuit in the UK, the Club was founded in 1928 and has been recognising excellence in British and Commonwealth motorsport since that time. 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 02

A look at the Ford GT’s design and aerodynamics (+video)

It will first be seen on track with its rivals from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche at The Prologue in March, the WEC’s official pre-season test

Here’s a look at some of the thinking behind the new-for-2016 GTE racer from Ford which the company intends to enter in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMGTE Pro category.   Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

The Final Countdown: Championship Calculations

Calculations for each of the remaining titles

This weekend will see the final battles of the 2015 season and with eight titles still yet to be decided there are going to be plenty of people in the paddock and around the world trying to calculate what each team needs to do to secure the world title in each of the classes.   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 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 09

WEC: Brendon Hartley leads Porsche fightback in FP2

Benoit Treluyer was second in FP2 for Audi Sport Team Joest

Porsche emerged fastest in the second of today’s Free Practice sessions at Fuji Speedway as the teams continue to prepare for Sunday’s sixth round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship. 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 20

WEC: Porsche and Ferrari take LMGTE honours at COTA

6 Hours of COTA: Third win in a row for Bertolini-Shaytar-Basov

2015-09-17-2228 There were further celebrations for Porsche as the PorscheTeam Manthey squad claimed another fine 1-2 formation finish in the LMGTE Pro category. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Sep 18

Porsche leave it late in FP2 night practice at COTA

Porsche claimed the top position in both of today’s Free Practice sessions

2015-09-17-3111It looked like the no8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro was going to post the fastest lap of the second 90-minute Free Practice session with Lucas Di Grassi’s 1m47.684, but Timo Bernhard in the No17 Porsche 919 Hybrid beat it with just three minutes left on the clock.

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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 »

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