The Alley
Ready for prime time
Sep16

Ready for prime time

There comes a time in nearly every race, season or career where a driver’s talent and experience comes together in a magical blend of speed, consistency, discipline and creativity. Drivers in the zone seem to consistently optimize a car, a situation or their performance. For some that zone is fleeting, while others seem to set up residency. In a Lone Star Le Mans paddock filled with top factory shoes in both the TUDOR United SportsCar...

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The Patrick show
Sep13

The Patrick show

His popular television character was written out of the show’s script earlier this year, but Patrick Dempsey starred in a different show this summer. Dempsey realized his racing dream by finishing on the podium at the fabled 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dempsey’s well-earned second place finish at Le Mans in the popular GTE-AM class, which combines Pro and Amateur drivers, was the result of his own long running sports car racing program....

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Porsche take 1-2 Nurburgring finish
Aug30

Porsche take 1-2 Nurburgring finish

Porsche had a day to remember on home soil at the Nurburgring, taking a 1-2 finish in both the Prototype and GTE-Pro classes in the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid car claimed a maiden win for Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. It was the second consecutive WEC win for Porsche after its Le Mans triumph in June. The win for Webber, Hartley and Bernhard today means they are...

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Porsche take Nurburgring pole
Aug29

Porsche take Nurburgring pole

Porsche has dominated qualifying to put the two 919 Hybrid LMP1 racers on front row for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb shared the qualifying driving duties to register a best two lap average of 1m36.473s in the No.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. This topped the second Porsche 919 Hybrid entry, driven by Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, by just 0.069s. Dumas started and finished the qualifying session, setting the...

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Porsche confirms P1 program through ’18
Aug28

Porsche confirms P1 program through ’18

As the FIA World Endurance Championship teams gathered in Germany for round four of the championship this weekend, Porsche revealed on home soil that they will be part of the LM P1 battle through to at least the end of 2018. Porsche made its debut last year and dominated the late season races of last year’s FIA WEC before winning at Le mans this year. “Motorsport is an important part of Porsche’s brand identity – but not an end...

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