Mark Webber, the new Porsche works driver, took the tennis diva out for a joyride in Porsche’s super sports car, the 918 Spyder.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova sped through her semifinal match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2014. It took the title holder from Russia just 59 minutes to clinch a place in her third final in succession at the world class Stuttgart tournament by beating Sara Errani (Italy) on Saturday.
Maria Sharapova and Mark Webber: Joyride in the 918 Spyder
And speed also played a part in her second appointment of the day as Mark Webber, the former Formula 1 star and new Porsche works driver, took the tennis diva out for a joyride around the surrounding Stuttgart area in Porsche’s super sports car, the 918 Spyder. At the invitation of Matthias Müller, Chairman of Porsche AG, the sports-loving Australian visited the WTA tournament in the Porsche Arena where he watched Maria Sharapova’s victory live from the side of Centre Court.
918 Spyder: fuel consumption: 3.1 l/100 km; CO2 emission: 72 g/km; Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100 km
918 Spyder (Weissach package): fuel consumption: 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emission: 70 g/km; Electricity consumption: 12.7 kWh/100 km
Porsche test driver Lars Kern opens the second season of the series ‘Porsche Top 5’ with actor Ansel Elgort.