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FE – Porsche espère un top 10 pour ses débuts

Porsche espère marquer ses premiers points dès ses débuts en Formule E, ce week-end à Dariya.

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Porsche officially retires 911 RSR

Porsche has officially retired the current incarnation of the 911 RSR. After three seasons, thirteen wins, 34 podium finishes and titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, along with victories at Le Mans and Sebring, the RSR will go down in motorsports history as one of the most successful Porsche race cars of all time.

In 2019, in IMSA competition, the RSR scored six GTLM class wins, including a record string of five in a row. Included in those wins were the endurance races at Sebring and Watkins Glen, as well as the sprint races at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway, Mid-Ohio and the streets of Long Beach, California.

Earlier in the season, Total 911 sat down with Earl Bamber to discuss the championship and the Porsche 911 RSR. “One advantage is that we have a flat six engine, which is better for weight distribution. Our car was designed to run to the limit of the rules. We all have idiosyncrasies, as we are a short wheelbase car which is better on a tight circuit whereas BMW is a long wheelbase car, which is better on a track with high speed corners, like Road America. Our car is well suited for the variety of tracks we run on in IMSA. You can’t be good everywhere. That’s why we do a championship, right?”

The Porsche 911 RSR proved to be the right tool for the job, both in the IMSA and in the FIA-WEC, where Porsche also won the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world championships.

Laurens Vanthoor, who shared driving duties with Earl Bamber all season in the #912 and won the drivers’ title with Earl, summed up his feelings at Petit Le Mans. “I came to Porsche three years ago. I finally got the chance to drive in the USA. It’s something I’ve always wanted. The IMSA series was completely new territory for me. I had to get used to the racetracks, the processes and the car. Now I’ve won the title with my friend Earl. For me personally, a dream has come true.”

Even though the #912 car and driving duo of Bamber and Vanthoor won the championship, the contributions of the #911 car and drivers should not be overlooked. Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet, the season long drivers of the #911, finished second in the championship, just a few points behind.

During the season, the #911 squad took wins at Sebring, Watkins Glen and Virginia International Raceway. The overall performance of the Porsche team was outstanding, as they defeated strong manufacturer efforts from Ford, Chevrolet, BMW and Ferrari to secure the IMSA GTLM championships.

Perhaps Frédéric Makowiecki, the third driver on the #911 car at Motul Petit Le Mans, summed it up the best. “It was a perfect season for Porsche. If you take home all the titles in the enormously competitive GTLM class, then it’s proof of perfect teamwork, strong performances in the cockpit and an extremely competitive car. The Porsche 911 RSR has enabled us to secure many victories. The new 911 RSR has some big shoes to fill next season.”

Total 911 awaits the start of the 2020 season at Daytona in January and the debut of the next generation of the venerable Porsche 911 RSR.

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Macao 2019 – Podium pour Laurens Vanthoor et Earl Bamber avec la Porsche 911 GT3 R

Porsche a terminé sur le podium de la Coupe du Monde FIA ​​GT à Macao (Chine) avec deux des 911 GT3 R de Rowe Racing. Les pilotes d’usine Laurens Vanthoor et Earl Bamber ont offert aux fans chinois un combat acharné et ont terminé la course aux deuxième et troisième places. Les véhicules identiques de …

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Here Is How You Can Watch Porsche’s First Formula E Race This Weekend

The 2019/2020 FIA Formula E season begins this weekend with a double-header weekend in the Saudi Arabian city of Diriyah. This will mark Porsche’s first foray into open-wheel racing since it left Formula 1 as an engine supplier in 1991. This time the team is 100% Porsche and staffed by many of the world championship winning geniuses behind the 919 Hybrid LMP1 effort. Porsche has decided that its future will be electrified, and with the recent launch of the Taycan, Porsche’s new Formula E car—the 99x Electric—further cements that.

Here in the U.S. you’ll be able to watch both of the weekend’s two « E-Prix » races on various Fox Sports properties. In other countries Formula E does broadcast the full races live on its YouTube channel. I’m not suggesting that you try some kind of digital method of tricking YouTube into thinking you are in another country, that would be unethical. *wink wink*

Of course, if you aren’t already, you should definitely be following TAG Porsche’s Formula E team on Twitter. It’s important that we support our favorite Porsche drivers Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer on Twitter with our votes for #Fanboost! Fanboost in Formula E allows the driver with the most votes a short power boost that they can use during the E-Prix. It’s a little like Porsche’s overboost button you might find on the steering wheel of your street going Porsche. If they get enough of our votes, they’ll have that small advantage to use during the race. Check it out!

 

This is how Porsche says goodbye to its comfort zone.

 

 
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FIA GT World Cup: Podium for Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber with the Porsche 911 GT3 R

Porsche has finished on the podium at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau (China) with two of Rowe Racing’s 911 GT3 R.

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