Race cars, no matter what level or series, are always limited by rules and regulations. Some are highly restrictive while others offer a lot of freedom within defined parameters. At the end of the day there are always compromises. After the 2017 season, Porsche pulled out of the LMP1 WEC prototype class. Still, the team wasn't quite finished with the car. This year, Porsche plans to lap an unrestricted version of the LMP1 car, the 919 Hybrid Evo, at various tracks around the world. It all starte
Porsche 919 Hybrid
It's like 2014 all over again. Sort of.
Porsche could be pushing Audi out of Le Mans.
Porsche is testing a high-voltage electric powertrain in the Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid. We'll see it in a production version EV before too long.
With Porsche taking a pit stop at second place 10 minutes before the race's end, it looked like they had given up the fight. Meanwhile the Ford GT more or less cruised to the GTE Pro win on its big anniversary.
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Demonstrating just how challenging endurance racing can be, defending champion Brendon Hartley crashed his 919 Hybrid into another Porsche at Silverstone this weekend.
Porsche is gearing up to defend its titles at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship with a revised version of its victorious 919 Hybrid prototype.
After sealing the championship in Bahrain this weekend, Porsche gave Juan Pablo Montoya the chance to test-drive its victorious 919 Hybrid. He set the fastest time of the day. If the test is any indication, he could yet win the elusive Triple Crown of Motorsports.
Porsche took another one-two victory in the 6 Hours of Shanghai to lock down the manufacturers' title in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship one round early, putting it in prime position to take the drivers' championship as well.
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Porsche's Neel Jani and Timo Bernhardt have both clocked qualifying times in the 919 Hybrid that eclipse the previous record (for the current configuration that is) set by the Peugeot 908 HDI in 2008.
Ahead of the first test session of the season, Porsche has revealed its revised 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer with which it will take on Audi and Toyota at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Porsche is giving the 919 Hybrid a design overhaul for the 2015 racing season in hopes of finding more success than last year. The first images released by the company show a simple horizontal intake running across the front of the coupe and gills along the car's sides. Power still comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged V4, plus an electric motor for the front axle.
It was a mixed bag for the Porsche team at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo this weekend – the last race of its first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship. On the one hand, the German team took its first win since launching its LMP1 effort at the start of this season. On the other, its star driver suffered a massive crash that left him in the hospital.
Sahara Force India Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg is officially part of the Porsche factory team for next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans; the last time a current F1 driver got permission from his team to compete in the world's biggest endurance race was in 2009 when Toro Rosso let Sébastien Bourdais pilot for Peugeot.
It's safe to say that things for Porsche didn't go quite as well at Le Mans this year as it might have hoped. After a sixteen-year gap, the winningest manufacturer in endurance racing history returned to the Circuit de la Sarthe this year hoping maybe not for outright victory in its first time back, but definitely a strong finish on which it could build on for next year. All the while it undoubtedly hoped its 911s would hold their own in the GT classes.