Tag Archive: Timo Bernhard

May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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Apr 16

WEC: Second row on the grid for the two Porsche 919 Hybrids

On a drying track, with very low ambient and track temperatures, the front row went to Audi

2016-04-16-0085The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start third and fourth on the grid for the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone on Sunday.

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Apr 13

WEC and Le Mans: Porsche ready for the 2016 FIA WEC (+video)

This season, the team are looking to repeat that performance

2016-03-24-0049Four months ago, Porsche won two titles in the 2015 World Endurance Championship titles having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier in the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Porsche completes LMP1 tyre test in Abu Dhabi

The Porsche Team today concluded its second test of the year in Abu Dhabi

In total the current World Championship winning team has spent eight days at the 5.554 kilometre long circuit in the United Arab Emirates, testing tyres with partner Michelin and new components on its 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

24 Hours of Le Mans: Timo Bernhard working hard to win again!

Timo Bernhard, the 2015 World Endurance Drivers’ Champion, already won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010 with Audi

Having been involved in the 919 Hybrid programme from the outset, he dreams of repeating the feat with Porsche this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 05

2015 World Endurance Champions honoured by FIA

Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley were crowned as World Endurance Drivers’ Champions

At Le Lido in Paris the 2015 FIA World Endurance Champions collected their trophies alongside the other winners from Formula One, World Rally Championship, World Touring Car Championship, World RallyCross and the other continental championships from around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

WEC: Porsche claim Shanghai win and Manufacturers’ Championship

With the No.18 Porsche finishing in second place, 26-seconds behind the No.17 car

Porsche secures World Championship title by another one-two win Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley extended their title lead in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship by scoring a fourth consecutive victory, at Shanghai today. 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 10

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji qualifying report

What the drivers say after qualifying for 6H Fuji

Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, driving the No.17n Porsche 919 Hybrid, took an excellent pole position for the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway. 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 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 30

6 Hours of the Nurburgring: Porsche beat Audi to win at Home in Germany (updated)

Manthey complete perfect day for Porsche

2015-08-30 - SundayPorsche Team took a memorable 1-2 finish on home soil at the Nurburgring today as the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid car claimed a maiden win for Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. It was the second consecutive WEC win for Porsche after its Le Mans triumph in June.

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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 »

Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche sweeps front of Le Mans grid

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2015-06-14Although the weather forecast called for scattered thunderstorms, the race track remained dry throughout both Qualifying Practice sessions tonight at Le Mans.

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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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