Tag Archive: Porsche

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 »

Jul 13

Toronto: A mythical track for Jean-François Dumoulin

Third road circuit event of the 2016 season – NASCAR Pinty’s series

2016:07:03_13:44:21_0640 Jean-François Dumoulin will take part in the Pinty’s Toronto Grand Prix this Saturday, July 17 in the streets of the Queen City and at the wheel of the #04 Dodge Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA. This circuit was kind to him in the past, notably in 2000 when he robbed first place after overtaking more than 50 cars, winning the race for the New Tech Motorsport team while racing at the wheel of a Porsche 993. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

WEC: 6 Hours of Nurburgring final entry list revealed

The race around the 5.148 km circuit to see who will come out ahead between Porsche, Audi and Toyota

2015-08-30-Sunday-0042 In just two weeks the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be in full swing, with practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring taking place on Friday and Saturday 22/23 July.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Tales of Porsche, Le Mans 24 Hours and Le Mans Classic

Seven of the ten former winners of Le Mans 24 Hours on the grid of Le Mans Classic this year have raced a Porsche in the iconic endurance race

2016-06-19-0193 The ten former winners have 22 Le Mans 24 Hours wins between them but only three drivers contributed to Porsche’s record eighteen victories: Dutchman Gijs van Lennep and Frenchmen Henri Pescarolo and Romain Dumas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Ford, Porsche lead point races entering Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Continental Tire Challenge practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will begin on Friday

A pair of Toronto-based Ford teams lead the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge standings heading to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for Saturday’s race, Round 5 of the 2016 season, although Porsche teams are heating up the challenge with three consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

United Autosports enters ultra-successful Porsche for team’s maiden Le Mans Classic outing

Team Owner Zak Brown to race multi-race winning Porsche 962 that prevailed in North America

United Autosports enters ultra-successful Porsche for team's maiden Le Mans Classic outing 1 United Autosports returns to Le Mans just three weeks after the Anglo-American team placed second and fifth in the “Road to Le Mans” race – this time turning back the clock to compete in the Le Mans Classic for the first time next weekend (8-10 July). United Autosports takes a 1986 Porsche 962 that was phenomenally successful in North America during the mid-1980s.

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Jun 26

Romain Dumas (Porsche): from victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the pole at Pikes Peak

The French driver clocked the best time in qualifying which takes place on the lower part of the hillclimb

2016-06-19-0411 Anyone would have taken the time to celebrate his second victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but not Romain Dumas who, the very day after his win with Porsche and teammates Neel Jani and Marc Lieb, took off for Colorado to compete in the “race in the clouds.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

WEC: All attentions now turn towards the 6 Hours of Nurburgring

The German round will take place at the legendary 5.148 km (3.349 mile) track in the Eifel mountains between 22-24 July

World Endurance Champions and 24 Hours of Le Mans winners Porsche will be headlining a 33-strong field for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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

F1 European GP: Rosberg Baku in charge with dominant win

An untroubled afternoon for the championship leader
Nico Rosberg has rebuilt his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 World Championship standings to 24 points after cruising to a lights-to-flag in the first F1 event to be held in Baku.
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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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