06/14/2016

Ready for Le Mans

The Porsche Team is set for the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours race on June 18 and 19, 2016: The team has come together for the official team photograph with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids and the six drivers.

The Porsche Team is ready: The reigning World Champions, Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), alongside the current leaders of the FIA World Endurance Championship, Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) came together for the official team photograph.

On Wednesday and Thursday three qualifying sessions will be held, running up to midnight on both days. On Friday at 1:00 pm there will be the Porsche press conference. In 2016, for the first time, it will be broadcast here live on the Porsche Newsroom at: https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/lemans2016

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Porsche racing in Le Mans

Porsche offers live information during the race as well as stories, pictures, facts and background information about Porsche racing in Le Mans – here in the Porsche Newsroom.

The preview:
919 Hybrid goes to Le Mans as title defender

The race strategy in Le Mans:
The racing strategists have to calculate many factors: refuelling stop, tyre change, racing drivers, accident and pit crew.

Successful test for Le Mans:
The countdown is on. The official pre-test has marked the start of the final stage of preparations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Record in Le Mans:
In 2015, Neel Jani established a record for the 13.629-kilometre lap in France.

919 Hybrid's steering wheel:
Taking a look at the steering wheel and its technical features.

Debut for Le Mans package:
Part of the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s Le Mans specification is a new headlight system, which gives the car a fresh look.

World debut for the new 919 Hybrid:
 Porsche is presenting its race car for this season.

Schedule for the Le Mans 24-Hours

Wednesday, June 15:
4:00 – 8:00 pm Free practice
10:00 pm-midnight Qualifying

Thursday, June 16:
7:00 – 9:00 pm Qualifying
10:00 pm-midnight Qualifying

Friday, June 17:
1:00 – 2:00 pm Porsche press conference in the Porsche Experience Center
5:30 – 7:30 pm Drivers’ parade in the downtown area

Saturday, June 18:
09:00 – 09:45 Warm-up
2:22 pm Beginning of the race start ceremony
3:00 pm Start of the race

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  • At https://presse.porsche.de/motorsport the new Porsche Motorsport Media Guide is available.

  • Videos can be found on the Porsche channels on Vimeo and YouTube.

  • www.newsroom.porsche.com bundles the latest press releases and background information and is accessible without registration.

  • The official WEC App can be downloaded free of charge in its basic version and can be extended (not free of charge) by a live stream. Several live features, such as on-board cameras, timing and GPS tracking, are implemented in the Porsche Motorsport App (free of charge).

  • On the Web current information is available from www.fiawec.com an www.24h-lemans.com. Further interesting information about Porsche Motorsport waits at Porsche.com/FutureSportscar.

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