Tag Archive: Porsche

Jan 24

Porsche GT Team goes “Back to the Future” with driver lineup for 2018 Season

Porsche factory drivers Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy have been linked together since 2015

2017-09-16-0067They made up two-thirds of the driver lineup for the No. 19 Porsche 919 Hybrid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which they won alongside F1 racer Nico Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 23

ELMS: Three iconic manufacturers, one freat season of racing

The 2017 season was a straight fight between three iconic manufacturers
2017-11-18-0036The LMGTE class in the 2017 European Le Mans Series may have featured the smallest grid of the three categories but what it lacked in numbers it made up for in quality of the teams and drivers entered.

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Dec 13

Busy weekend for Porsche as 2018 plans materialize for GTLM, GTD

Among the announcements was the driver lineup for the two-car Porsche GT Team

2017-11-16-0220Porsche held its annual “Night of Champions” season-ending celebration in Stuttgart, Germany over this past weekend, and while it was a time to celebrate accomplishments from the 2017 season, the manufacturer also took advantage of the opportunity to shed some light on its 2018 plans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

WEC: How LMP1 was won

Porsche’s parting shot

2017-11-18-0034As Porsche LMP Team departed the WEC with a third successive sweep of the FIA World Endurance Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championships, a look at how the titles were won reveals that a typically dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours proved to be, as so often, the decisive point. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Hartley doubts F1 chance would have happened without Le Mans win

Hartley doubts Toro Rosso would have given him a surprise F1 chance had he not won Le Mans for Porsche in June.

2017-10-22_0394 doubts he would have got a second chance to reach Formula 1 with Toro Rosso had it not been for his dramatic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

WEC: Porsche takes final pole for 919 Hybrid in Bahrain; Signatech Alpine claims 3rd LMP2 pole in 2017

WEC 6H of Bahrain – Rigon and Bird on pole on the #71 Ferrari 488

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Porsche took a final pole position with the ultra-successful 919 Hybrid as it bows out of competition at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

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Nov 17

WEC: Bernhard heads Porsche 1-2 in FP3; Calado quickest for Ferrari

The Headlines from Free Practice 3 at Bahrain ahead of tomorrow’s 9th and final round of the 2017 season….

2017-11-16-0151Timo Bernhard sets fastest time in FP3 for No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Recently crowned champion sets a best lap time of 1m42.438s.

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Nov 09

Fernando Alonso poised for Toyota LMP1 test in Bahrain

Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 with rising Thomas Laurent and Mike Conway

2017-10-22_1005Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

WEC: Toyota takes win in Shanghai as Porsche seals WEC titles

Ford take win after epic duel; Ferrari seals GT Manufacturers’ title

A dominant victory in the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship for Toyota was not enough to prevent Porsche from winning the World Manufacturers’ Championship today in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai Free Practice 2

Status quo in LMP 1 & 2, Ferrari and Porsche to the fore in GTE

The Headlines from FP2 at Shanghai in preparation for the 8th round of the 2017 FIA WEC.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

WEC: LMP1 – Porsche’s Bamber and Hartley claim pole at Fuji

LMGTE – Porsche take second pole of season with No.91 911 RSR

Porsche's Bamber and Hartley Claim Pole at FujiPorsche LMP Team’s Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley combined to take a second pole position of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season at a wet Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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