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SILVERSTONE CLASSIC: THE RACE ON THE RUNWAYS

It is exactly 70 years since Silverstone hosted its very first Grand Prix and that’s a magical milestone that will be celebrated in style at next month’s magnificent Silverstone Classic (20-22 July).  Not only does the festival’s peerless programme of 21 captivating retro races feature more than 80 iconic Grand Prix cars from yesteryear but … Continue reading

STARS AND CARS STEAL THE SHOW AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC PREVIEW

Formula 1 stars, Le Mans winners, touring car champions, motor sport legends and one of Britain’s most decorated Olympians were among the fast and famous revving up today (Wednesday) for this summer’s eagerly-anticipated Silverstone Classic. Held in and around Silverstone’s iconic Wing complex and on the hallowed Grand Prix track, the star-studded Preview acted as … Continue reading

PODIUM FINISH AND TITLE WIN FOR PORSCHE IN A HIGHLY EMOTIONAL WEC FINALE

For the second consecutive year Porsche has taken everything in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC): victory in Le Mans, winning the manufacturers’ world championship in Shanghai and now again the drivers’ world championship at the finale in Bahrain. In the last of nine WEC rounds in 2016 Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and … Continue reading

START-FINISH WIN AND MANUFACTURERS TITLE FOR THE PORSCHE 919 HYBRID

Porsche celebrates its sixth race win this season and the successful defence of the manufacturers’ world championship title in Shanghai. At the penultimate of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) the race winners were Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), who started from pole position. The trio with … Continue reading

THE PORSCHE 919 HYBRID TAKES POLE POSITION IN SHANGHAI

The reigning world champions, Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), took pole position for the eighth and penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Shanghai. The current championship leaders, Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE), will start sixth on the grid for the six-hour … Continue reading

PORSCHE 919 HYBRID SETS FASTEST LAP OF THE DAY IN SHANGHAI

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. The reigning World Champions, Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), were fastest in both of the two 90-minute … Continue reading

MATCH POINT FOR PORSCHE IN THE FIGHT FOR THE WEC MANUFACTURES CHAMPIONSHIP

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. Nothing less than the defence of this title is the target for this year’s six-hour race at … Continue reading

PORSCHE 919 HYBRID ON THE FRONT ROW IN FUJI

The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from positions two and six on the grid for the seventh round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan. The reigning world champions, Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), have qualified for front row. The current championship … Continue reading

PORSCHE FASTEST IN FUJI WEC PRACTICE

On the first day of practice for the seventh out of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Mark Webber set the fastest lap of the day with the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The Australian lapped the 4.549 kilometre long Fuji International Speedway during a qualifying simulation on Friday afternoon in 1:24.074 minutes. In … Continue reading

MARK WEBBER CALLS TIME ON HIS RACING CAREER

At the end of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season Mark Webber will quit his professional racing career to become Porsche special representative. The six-hour race in Bahrain on November 19 will be the last time the reigning World Champion from Australia will compete as a works driver. Afterwards new tasks await the nine … Continue reading

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