The Alley
Young and old “rookies” in Bahrain
Nov22

Young and old “rookies” in Bahrain

  A number of new faces were seen in action at the FIA World Endurance Championship Bahrain test including some young stars of the future plus an ex-Formula 1, NASCAR and IndyCar race winner – Juan Pablo Montoya. Of the three drivers selected by the WEC promoter for an opportunity to get behind the wheel of the highly developed LMP1 hybrid prototypes, it was New Zealander Richie Stanaway who set the fastest time of the day...

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Porsche triumph despite Bahrain trouble
Nov21

Porsche triumph despite Bahrain trouble

Porsche has triumphed in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley taking the driver’s championship despite a trouble-filled final race in Bahrain. While the No.18 Porsche charged to Porsche’s sixth victory of the year with Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb at the wheel, the No.17 championship leader had two extended visits to the garage with engine and hybrid problems...

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Porsche wins again in Shanghai
Nov02

Porsche wins again in Shanghai

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 in China. With the No.18 Porsche finishing in second place, 26-seconds behind the No.17 car, Porsche clinched the 2015 FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship. Now holding a 70-point lead in the Manufacturers’ standings over Audi, Porsche cannot be beaten no...

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Porsche and Ferrari at the front in China
Oct31

Porsche and Ferrari at the front in China

Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley took a fourth FIA World Endurance Championship pole position in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid at Shanghai. Porsche scored another 1-2 in qualifying to maintain its perfect pole record in the 2015 World Endurance Championship and ensure that Webber, Hartley and teammate Timo Bernhard stretch their title advantage to two points. The title leading No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Mark Webber and Brendon...

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Porsche v Audi in Shanghai
Oct30

Porsche v Audi in Shanghai

After trailing the two Audi R18s in the first 90-minute free practice session for the 6 Hours of Shanghai, the two Porsche 919 Hybrids returned to the top of the timing screens in the afternoon, with the No.17 Porsche of Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley posting the quickest time of the day. The 1:45.111 lap, posted by Webber early in the session, was more than two seconds quicker than the current lap record, a 1m47.442...

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