Tag Archive: Porsche

Dec 08

Porsche Aims for North American Titles With Pair of 911 RSRs

Porsche North America will field two factory entries in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

After finishing fourth and eighth in the 2016 team and driver standings, the German marque is preparing a Stateside return with a pair of brand new race cars and refreshed driver lineups for each. 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 25

Change at Porsche Motorsport: new tasks for Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas

After Le Mans win and World Champions title

Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb, Neel Jani Two world class drivers, who have tasted success at the very pinnacle of their sport, are about to drive forwards on a new road: From the end of the season, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb leave the LMP1-Team and their seats in the over 900 hp 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototypes to begin new tasks at Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

The most spectacular nine-eleven ever: New 911 RSR for Le Mans

Porsche will tackle the 2017 racing season with an all-out newly developed GT racer

Porsche 911 RSR (991) 2017 model The new 911 RSR makes full use of the breadth of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six unit positioned in front of the rear axle. The four-litre, extremely light aggregate features direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterised by outstanding efficiency. The new 911 RSR will make its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017. 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 »

Nov 06

WEC: Porsche win in style to take Manufacturer Championship crown in China

Start-finish win and manufacturers’ title for Porsche 919 Hybrid

A fourth win of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship for the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid crew of Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley secured a second consecutive 2016 FIA World Endurance Manufacturer title for the German marque with one round remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

WEC: Porsche on pole for 6 Hours of Shanghai in tense session; Ford lock out LMGTE front row

The Porsche 919 Hybrid takes pole position in Shanghai

In bright sunshine and rising track temperatures, a tense qualifying session took place following a slight delay due to barrier repairs following an incident in a support race.

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Nov 04

WEC: Porsche on top again in FP2; Ferrari lead the way in LMGTE Pro

6 Hours of Shanghai – Porsche 919 Hybrid sets fastest lap of the day

2016-07-24-Sunday-0015 The Porsche Team with the two 919 Hybrids in general had a positive first day of practice for the eighth out of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Shanghai.

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Nov 04

WEC: Hartley leads way for Porsche in FP1

The Headlines from FP1 at Shanghai…….

2016-07-23-Saturday-0165 No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid leads the way in the first 90-minute Free Practice session as Brendon Hartley claims best lap of 1m46.781s.  No.8 Audi R18 places second with Lucas Di Grassi setting a 1m46.979s to go within 0.2s of leading Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

WEC: Match point for Porsche in the fight for the manufacturers’ championship

FIA World Endurance Championship Round 8 preview, Shanghai (China)

2016-07-24-Sunday-0143 On November 6 the FIA World Endurance Championship is having its eighth and, at the same time, penultimate round of the 2016 season. One year ago in Shanghai Porsche celebrated an early win in the manufacturers’ world championship.

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Oct 10

WEC: Race for World Championship begins to hot up at the foot of Mount Fuji

Race for World Championship begins to hot up at the foot of Mount Fuji

Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber On October 14-16 it’s time for the seventh out of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship. For Porsche the six-hour event at the Fuji International Speedway kicks off as the race for its mission to defend its title hots up.

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Sep 27

BMW to enter WEC from 2018

“We want to further expand our activities in GT racing and compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship”

2016-01-14-15-26-49_0264 One of the world’s most recognisable automotive companies, BMW, has announced that it will be joining the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

WEC: Porsche win in 6 Hours of Mexico; RGR Sport thrill home crowd

The No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard took their second win of the season

2016-07-23-Saturday-0165 The fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Mexico saw a six hour race that had drama and excitement that had the large and enthusiastic Mexican crowd on the edge of their seats.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Corvette Racing Captures Fifth Win Of Season At VIR, Magnussen, Garcia Shine In Michelin GT Challenge

Lamborghini Gets First WeatherTech Championship Victory With Snow, Sellers, Paul Miller Racing At VIRginia International Raceway

Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia kept the No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R up front throughout most of Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway, and then prevailed in a one-lap sprint to the checkered flag to win their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

WEC: Porsche motorsport in Mexico – inspiring for more than 60 years

FIA World Endurance Championship WEC, LMP1, Round 5, Mexico  City

2016-07-22-Friday-0080 A debut in Central America: In 2016 the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be held for the first time in Mexico City. When Porsche enters the 919 Hybrid into the fifth round of the WEC on September 1st to 3rd this also means a return. Back in 1954, a class win at the famous road race “Carrera Panamericana” proved to be groundbreaking for the company.

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Jul 31

WEC: Drivers keeping super fit ready for Mexico

Like many top drivers he puts in hundreds of kilometres on a bike to keep fit, but 100 miles…?

There may be a break away from FIA WEC race action for a few weeks, but many of our drivers are keeping busy – race fit and physically fit so they’ll be ready for the 6 Hours of Mexico on 3rd September. 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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Jul 21

WEC: FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 technology

How  the hybrid technology of the Porsche LMP1 race car works

Porsche 919 Hybrid 01 This weekend the Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid has its only 2016 appearance in Germany. At the six-hour race at the Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the series’ leader fights for points for its title defence. At the same time its mission is the technology of future sports cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

The WEC gets ready for an action-filled return to Germany

The WEC is delighted to once again be heralding the return of the Spirit of Le Mans to the Eifel region of Germany

“We are bringing the excitement and positive energy from Le Mans to the Nürburgring,” said Porsche Team’s Marc Lieb today at a press conference held to highlight the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Nürburgring which will take place from 22-24 July.  Read the rest of this entry »

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