Race updates FIA WEC 2017

6 hours of Fuji: rain, fog and red flags.

Dominated by fog and persistent rain, the Porsche 919 hybrid #1 finished the seventh of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship third in LMP1 class. This year’s Le-Mans winners #2 finished fourth after starting from pole position. Porsche now continues to lead the manufacturers championship with 270 points, followed by Toyota with 211.5 points after their one-two win on home soil. Match point for Porsche in Shanghai: at the 8th round of 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche can defend its manufacturers title for the third consecutive time.

In GTE Pro class, the two Porsche 911 RSR of Porsche GT Team secured places two and three after a difficult race. Supporting his team Porsche ambassador Patrick Dempsey also paid a visit to the FIa WEC 6h of Fuji. In honor to the breast cancer awareness Dempsey Proton Racing wrapped the Porsche 911 RSR in pink.

Austin: One-Two victory.

If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together. So harness all your skills. Learn to play along. Always keep your pace. Stick together all the way through. And you will realise: the greatest moments are created together.

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Porsche The FIA WEC 6h of Austin.
1 -2 overall and GT podium finish.

Mexico: One-Two victory.

The Weissach-based team with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids achieved a dominant one-two victory on a challenging course at the 6h of Mexico on 2.250m. The two Porsche prototypes even lapped the competition provided by Toyota on the estimated 4000km long Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez track, while Hartley set the fastest race lap (1’25.730).

Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the Porsche 919 Hybrid has now competed in 30 races, achieving 17 pole positions, 16 race wins – including six one-two victories – and ten fastest race laps.

Likewise, the Porsche GT Team has made a successful start into the second half of the season in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC. Against all predictions, the weather stayed dry during the well-received six-hour race and after 208 rounds the Porsche 911 RSR crossed the finish line in GTE-Pro class in third place. In the GTE-Am class, the Dempsey Proton Racing (2015-spec 911 RSR) celebrated its second win in a row this season.

Nürburgring: Go for it

Some things you won't know if you don't try them. Some things you'll never see if you don't look for them. And some moments you won't believe until you experience them.

So when you have a great idea, but you're not sure if it will work, go for it. When you want a change, but everyone else thinks you're crazy, go for it. When there's something on your mind that you've always wanted to do, go for it. And when you reach a moment that you never want to end, make it yours forever. Because sometimes all it takes is to aim as high as you can and go for it. We thank our teams for exceptional results in all classes and an overall 1‐2 finish at the FIA WEC 6h of Nürburgring 2017.

Le Mans: Overall victory 919 Hybrid.

For the 19th time in total and for the 3rd time in a row Porsche wins the 24 hours of Le Mans – the toughest endurance race in the world. Once again the Porsche 919 Hybrid has combined performance and efficiency to lead us to victory. A result to make us proud. Technological insights that are mirrored in our current E-Performance models.

Spa: Great Fights.

In the last race before the Le Mans 24-Hours, the Porsche 919 Hybrids finished third and fourth. At the six-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, both prototypes endured a troubled contest. Hartley had the consolation of setting the overall fastest race lap to underline the 919 Hybrid’s potential. But it was a pair of Toyotas that took the laurels.

As the race progressed, the GT field sorted itself into respective brands: This weekend, the two 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR became the third force behind Ferrari and Ford. In the GTE-Am class, the Dempsey Proton Racing customer team celebrated a podium finish with the Porsche 911 RSR (model year 2015).

Silverstone: Three Podiums

After six hours of racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener on the challenging British Grand Prix circuit, the Porsche 919 Hybrid with the starting number 2 crossed the finish line just 6.173 seconds behind the winning Toyota. The second Porsche 919 Hybrid with the starting number 1 finished third.

Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki planted the new Porsche 911 RSR with the starting number 91 on the third grid spot in the GTE-Pro class. The Porsche 911 RSR campaigned by the customer squad Dempsey Proton Racing, finished third after a dramatic final lap.

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