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COTA Notebook #2
Sep18

COTA Notebook #2

SPECIAL GUESTS. The Lone Star Le Mans event has not only attracted the world’s finest sports car teams and drivers to Circuit of the Americas – there are some special guests too. Ex-F1 ace, NASCAR driver and this year’s Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya was seen in the Porsche FIA World Endurance Championship garage this morning. The Columbian of course is no stranger to sports car racing – he is a three-time...

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Hartley tops times in final practice
Sep18

Hartley tops times in final practice

Porsche continued to dominate the action at Circuit of The Americas this morning in Texas with New Zealander Brendon Hartley setting the fastest time in the FIA World Endurance Championship final practice. Hartley stopped the clocks at 1:46.435 – 3/1oths of a second faster than his teammate Neel Jani. Despite Lucas di Grassi’s Audi briefly appearing at the top of the timing screen last night, Porsche has dominated the...

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Porsche grabs early advantage
Sep17

Porsche grabs early advantage

They won Le Mans, triumphed at the recent round at the Nurburgring and now Porsche look set to be the prototype squad to catch at the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Circuit of The Americas. In this afternoon’s opening practice session, Porsche went 1-2 with Romain Dumas setting a blistering time of 1m47.231s, quicker than Benoit Treluyer from Audi’s best ever LM P1 lap of  1:47.375 from 2013! The...

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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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