Vice President of Motorsport at Porsche and Head of Group Motorsport at Volkswagen AG
For decades, engines and motor racing have been his world. Friedrich “Fritz” Enzinger worked in the motorsport department at BMW for many years, where he gained a wealth of experience, most notably in Formula 1 – and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Austrian moved to Porsche in 2011 and put together the LMP team, with new premises, new personnel and a new car. Four years later he celebrated his greatest successes with the Porsche 919 Hybrid: the 17th overall victory for Porsche at Le Mans and winning the manufacturer and team titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Under his leadership, he repeated this feat in 2016.
In 2017, the Porsche LMP team left the prototype stage with another overall victory at Le Mans and with more world championship titles. In 2019, Enzinger celebrated the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championship with Porsche in the FIA WEC GT-Pro class. Born in Styria, Enzinger, took over the position as Vice President of Motorsport at Porsche on January 1, 2019 and is in charge of all factory motorsport, including Formula E and GT, as well as customer racing. Parallel to this, Enzinger coordinates the motorsport activities of the Volkswagen Group.
Simona De Silvestro developed a passion for motor racing at an early age. Later on, she passed through many different series in professional motor sports. The Swiss-born driver began her career in karting before moving to America at the age of 18.
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