03/01/2016

Motorsports at Porsche

Race series, vehicles, works drivers and more: Here you can find all information about Porsche's motorsports program.

1. Philosophy

From day one, we have strived to translate performance into speed – and success – in the most intelligent way possible. It's no longer all about horsepower, but more ideas per horsepower. This principle originates on the race track and is embodied in every single one of our cars. We call it "Intelligent Performance".
 

2. Race Series

World Endurance Championship WEC

The Le Mans 24-hour long-distance classic once again represents the ultimate highlight of the FIA World Endurance Championship season in 2017. In addition, there are eight other races on the calendar of the prestigious long-distance championship. In the premier LMP1 class, the Porsche LMP Team is determined to defend the title. At Le Mans, the team has clinched the 19th overall victory with the 919 Hybrid.

After a year’s break, the Porsche factory squad again returns to contest the GTE-Pro class, in which a world championship title is awarded. The Porsche GT Team fields two new 911 RSR.
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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Twelve races in the USA and Canada make up the 2017 calendar of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Some of the highlights include the long distance classics at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta, and, of course, the street race around the port district of Long Beach. The factory-run Porsche GT Team fields the new 911 RSR in the GTLM class in North America’s premier sports car championship, with customer teams campaigning the 911 GT3 R in the GTD class.
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Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has run exclusively as support to the Formula 1 races since 1993. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup offers drivers and teams professional international motorsport at reasonable costs. Long-term planning and stable sporting and technical regulations ensure consistency.
More about races and results.

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland

The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is one of the most tradition-steeped single-make series in the world. In a long-established tradition, the Carrera Cup Deutschland adds to the action of the DTM race weekends as a partner race series. With the launch of the Porsche Junior programme in 1997, Porsche initiated a successful youth development project.

3. Race Cars


Porsche 919 Hybrid

The racing car is a technology platform and test lab for future series models. No other prototype in the WEC starting field has such an efficient and complex hybrid system as the new Porsche 919 Hybrid.

For more information and technical data click here.


Porsche 911 RSR

Porsche tackles the 2017 racing season with the most spectacular nine-eleven ever. The new 911 RSR is an all-out newly developed GT racer that makes full use of the breadth of the regulations. The works-run Porsche GT Team fields the 911 RSR in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) including the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCarChampionship contested in the USA and Canada.

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For the 2017 season, customer teams once again line up on the grids of many international racing series with the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Boasting a completely redeveloped drive, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup tackles the 2017 season – initially exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland as well as in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. From 2018, the latest version of the world’s most-produced GT race car will then be campaigned in all of Porsche’s 20 one-make race series around the world.

Securing four victories in the hotly-contested IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport celebrated a successful maiden season on the most demanding racetracks of America. The new clubsport racer from Weissach, which has also underlined its potential in other racing series, was added to the broad range of Porsche racing vehicles in 2016.
 

4. Works drivers


This is the 2017 season driver line-up:

LMP1 works drivers:

Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, Neel Jani, André Lotterer, Nick Tandy

GT works drivers:

Jörg Bergmeister, Michael Christensen, Romain Dumas, Kévin Estre, Wolf Henzler, Richard Lietz, Patrick Long, Frédéric Makowiecki, Sven Müller, Patrick Pilet, Laurens Vanthoor, Dirk Werner

Young Professionals:

Matteo Cairoli, Mathieu Jaminet

Porsche Juniors:

Matt Campbell, Dennis Olsen, Thomas Preining

LMP1 works drivers

GT works drivers

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