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Mark sets fastest lap of the day with the Porsche 919 Hybrid

on October 14, 2016 2016 Season, Fuji, On the track news, WEC Races with 0 comments
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

On the first day of practice for the seventh out of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship 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 constantly […]

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Webber confirms retirement from motorsport to take on new role with Porsche

on October 13, 2016 2016 Season, Mark Webber News, On the track news with 30 comments
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For immediate release October 13, 2016 Following this afternoon’s announcement by Porsche that Mark Webber will assume a new role as special representative for the German automotive manufacturer as he signs off on a long and successful career behind the wheel, the 40-year old Australian has confirmed his intentions and future plans. “Of course hanging up […]

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Mark Webber calls time on his racing career to become Porsche representative

on October 13, 2016 2016 Season, Porsche News with 0 comments
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Stuttgart. 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 […]

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Mark’s Fuji Memories

on October 11, 2016 2016 Season, Fuji, On the track news, Porsche News, WEC Races with 0 comments
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Of all the venues I’ve been to in the past 20 or so years of racing, Japan has always been a special place to go to. The whole country is crazy for motor sport and embrace us drivers regardless of which team we’re driving for or which country we’re from. The Japanese love Super GT, […]

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Mark and Porsche take 919 hybrid to the streets of London

on September 27, 2016 2016 Season, Off the track news, Porsche News with 0 comments
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Mark Webber brings Porsche race-winning technology alive on the city streets of London – with the 919 Hybrid and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. This morning, the two most advanced Porsche cars built so far, the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid LMP1 and the all-new Panamera made history; the world’s fastest petrol: electric race car took to the […]

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Three in a row – Mark and his team mates score hat-trick in Texas

on September 18, 2016 2016 Season, Circuit of the Americas, On the track news, WEC Races with 1 comment
Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber (l-r)

By taking the season’s fifth win, Porsche has extended its lead in the manufacturers’ standings of the FIA World Endurance Championship. At the sixth out of nine championship rounds, held in Austin, Texas, the reigning world champions, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber achieved their third victory in a row in tropical weather conditions. […]

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Porsche 919 Hybrids to start from rows two and three

on September 17, 2016 2016 Season, Circuit of the Americas, On the track news, WEC Races with 0 comments
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from positions three and five on the grid for the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Austin, Texas. The reigning world champions, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber, qualified in third. The current championship leaders, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb, will start […]

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Porsche 919 Hybrids defy the Texan heat

on September 16, 2016 2016 Season, Circuit of the Americas, On the track news, WEC Races with 0 comments
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With its two Le Mans prototypes, Porsche enjoyed a smooth first day of the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). With ambient temperatures of up to 35 degree Celsius, the two Porsche 919 Hybrids covered 158 laps in total of the 5.513 kilometre long Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. In […]

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Mark’s Austin Memories

on September 13, 2016 2016 Season, Circuit of the Americas, On the track news, WEC Races with 0 comments
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A challenging track with big crowds, private Porsche collections and a huge sportscar following – here’s what makes racing in the States special for Mark. Sportscar racing has a huge following in America and they love their big endurance events such as the Sebring 12 hours and the 24 hours of Daytona. It’s also Porsche’s […]

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Porsche wins WEC debut in Mexico

on September 4, 2016 2016 Season, Mexico, On the track news with 1 comment
Porsche Team: Mark Webber

The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber won the thrilling six-hour race in Mexico City. By winning the fifth of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the 919 Hybrid Porsche further extended its lead in the manufacturers’ standings. The trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb […]

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