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18th overall win for Porsche after drama in Le Mans

on June 19, 2016 2016 Season, Le Mans, On the track news, WEC Races with 0 comments
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

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. One lap later it was the number 2 Porsche 919 […]

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18th pole position for Porsche in Le Mans

on June 16, 2016 2016 Season, Le Mans, On the track news, WEC Races with 1 comment
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The Porsche Team with the innovative 919 Hybrid secured the 18th pole position in total for the brand at the Le Mans 24-Hours. 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 […]

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Both Porsche 919 Hybrid in front after first qualifying

on June 15, 2016 2016 Season, Le Mans, On the track news, WEC Races with 0 comments
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

With a strong performance the two Porsche 919 Hybrids came first and second in the first of three qualifying sessions for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The best lap time for the field of 60 cars was achieved by Neel Jani on Wednesday night. Early into the session, the Swiss lapped the 13.629 kilometre long […]

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KIWI LE MANS TRIBUTE

on June 15, 2016 2016 Season, Le Mans with 0 comments
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Mark’s Porsche teammate and fellow reigning World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley will be paying tribute to Kiwi racing legends Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race. The New Zealand duo became the first Le Mans winners from their home country in 1966 and Brendon has created a special helmet […]

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MARK’S MEMORIES LE MANS

on June 13, 2016 2016 Season, Le Mans, Mark Webber News, On the track news with 4 comments
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Ahead of the season highlight at Le Mans, Mark shares some of the memories he has of the race I think I first heard about Le Mans in the mid 1980s, when the Rothman Porsches were dominating with Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx. As a young boy you remember those famous Le Mans cars probably […]

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Porsche 919 Hybrid going over 320 km/h on a country road

on June 5, 2016 2016 Season, Le Mans, On the track news, Porsche News with 0 comments
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The 2016 Le Mans event has begun: The Porsche Team has used the official pre-test to set up the two Porsche 919 Hybrids for the 24-Hour marathon on June 18/19. Today provided the only opportunity to test on the 13.629 kilometre long Circuit de la Sarthe. The track includes 9.2 kilometres of what are normally […]

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Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

on May 7, 2016 Uncategorized with 0 comments
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team. Despite 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. After two punctures, the […]

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Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa

on May 6, 2016 2016 Season, On the track news, Spa with 1 comment
Porsche Team: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard (l-r)

The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car […]

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Debut for Le Mans package in Spa

on May 5, 2016 2016 Season, On the track news, Porsche News, Spa, WEC Races with 0 comments
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber

Round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Spa-Francorchamps: For the first time the two Porsche 919 Hybrids have run with the aerodynamic package which is designed for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The most eye catching part of the specification for the season’s highlight on June 18/19 are the new headlights. Just as […]

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MARK’S MEMORIES – SPA

on May 3, 2016 2016 Season, On the track news, Spa with 1 comment
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Spa is not only one of Mark’s favourite circuits, he also has great memories of watching one particular race growing up and notching up his first, big international win there: Spa is a favourite for many drivers and has provided for some exciting racing in the past. I remember watching one particular race over and […]

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