17th overall victory:
Porsche wins 24h Le Mans
On 14 June 2015
The chronology of a great team performance. In time lapse:
A perfect start for
The first safety car phase bunches the field closer together. Events are happening thick and fast.
As so often happens, everything changes at night. A stop-and-go penalty for the leading trio of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber (17) puts them back to fourth. But Nico Hülkenberg (19), who has taken over the 919 Hybrid from Earl Bamber after 92 laps, takes the lead. Bamber: “The race is really quick.”
The 911 RSR from
Everybody is wide awake at
Clever manoeuvring in the dawn: After 249 laps, Earl Bamber in start number 19 is again replaced by Nico Hülkenberg. Hülkenberg is called into the pits on lap 276.
Confidence is growing in the
Will the dream come true? The computer doesn't lie. Unless anything major goes wrong, victory should be certain. The Audis can no longer attack. It is looking like a
Vice President LMP1 Fritz Enzinger has tears in his eyes. Hülkenberg drives to a majestic victory. The last command from the pit lane: He should wait for Brendon Hartley in second place for the victory photo.
Nico Hülkenberg (19) drives past the chequered flag together with Brendon Hartley (17): a one-two finish after 24 hours and 395 laps. Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey takes an incredible second place in the GTE Am class. Matthias Müller embraces Fritz Enzinger. The Chairman of the
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