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about Porsche

Porsche has been successful in many branches of motorsport of which most have been in long distance races.

Despite their early involvement in motorsports being limited to supplying relatively small engines to racing underdogs up until the late 1960s, by the mid-1950s Porsche had already tasted moderate success in the realm of sports car racing, most notably in the Carrera Panamericana and Targa Florio, classic races which were later used in the naming of street cars. The Porsche 917 of 1969 turned them into a power house, winning in 1970 the first of over a dozen 24 Hours of Le Mans, more than any other company. With the 911 Carrera RS and the Porsche 935 Turbo, Porsche dominated the 1970s, and even has beaten sports prototypes, a category in which Porsche entered the successful 936, 956 and 962 models.

Porsche is currently the world's largest race car manufacturer. In 2006, Porsche built 195 race cars for various international motor sports events, and in 2007 Porsche is expected to construct no less than 275 dedicated race cars (7 RS Spyder LMP2 prototypes, 37 GT2 spec 911 GT3-RSRs, and 231 911 GT3 Cup vehicles).

Porsche regards racing as an essential part of ongoing engineering development—it was traditionally very rare for factory-entered Porsche racing cars to appear at consecutive races in the same specification. Some aspect of the car almost invariably, was being developed, whether for the future race programs or as proof of concept for future road cars.


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seasons

1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964,

finishing positions

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driver championships

constructor championships

wins

# event driver
1 1962 French Grand Prix round 4 Dan Gurney

pole positions

# event driver
1 1962 German Grand Prix round 6 Dan Gurney

drivers who drove for Porsche

# driver
1 Edgar Barth
2 Carel Godin de Beaufort
3 Umberto Maglioli
4 Wolfgang von Trips
5 Maria de Filippis
6 Harry Blanchard
7 Hans Herrmann
8 Dan Gurney
9 Jo Bonnier
10 Ben Pon
11 Rob Slotemaker
12 Heinz Schiller
13 Colin Davis
14 Heini Walter
15 Nino Vaccarella
16 Gerhard Mitter
17 Carlo Abate

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Mezger oversaw development of the flat-12 that powered the Porsche 917 to a pair of Le Mans 24 Hours victories in 1970 and '71 and the flat-sixes for the 935, 936 and 956/962 designs that between them won the French enduro no fewer than 11 times.<br>He also headed up Porsche's ill-fated and short-lived return to F1 in 1991 with the 3.5-litre V12 engine used by the Footwork team at the end of a ...

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Despite its amazing history in sportscar racing, Porsche has only ever dabbled in single-seaters. A modified 550RS first appeared on the German Grand Prix grid in 1957, and some RSKs raced sporadically in '58 and '59.<br><br>Dan Gurney, Porsche, 1962<br>Photo by: Porsche AG<br><br>The first attempt as a full works team was not without success – Dan Gurney finished third in the 1961 world ...

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The seven-time Bathurst 1000 champion is set to partner Stephen Grove in a two-car Grove Racing line-up.<br>The Australian GP support races, which include a 45-minute enduro, will mark Lowndes' first appearance in the one-make series.<br>However it will be his second start in a Porsche for the year, having debuted for the brand as part of the factory-backed Earl Bamber Motorsport line-up at the ...

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The German manufacturer was known to be considering an F1 programme, its first for almost three decades, as it joined the process establishing new engine rules for 2021 and beyond.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Mercedes would welcome Porsche to F1 "sandpit" in 2021<br>When Porsche produced a bigger F1 flop than Honda<br><br><br>However, Porsche's F1 prospects ended when the parent Volkswagen Audi ...

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The former team principal of the marque's ultra-successful World Endurance Championship LMP1 squad was due to become head of Porsche Motorsport with responsibility for both its Formula E and GT racing programmes.  Seidl, who led the FE project through this year, resigned from Porsche last month and will take up a senior F1 position with a team, widely predicted to be McLaren.  He had ...

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The former team principal of the marque's ultra-successful World Endurance Championship LMP1 squad was due to become head of Porsche Motorsport with responsibility for both its Formula E and GT racing programmes.  Seidl, who led the FE project through this year, resigned from Porsche last month and will take up a senior F1 position with a team, widely predicted to be McLaren.  He had ...

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Although his departure from Porsche has not been confirmed and it is not yet known which F1 team he is heading for, 42-year-old Seidl has an extremely strong CV that would make him well-qualified for a team principal role. He made his name working for the BMW Sauber F1 team until 2009, then led BMW's return to the DTM as head of operations. That programme resulted in title victory for Bruno ...

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In April this year Neel Jani set a 1m41.770s around the 4.352-mile Spa circuit in the revised Porsche, which has an uprated V4 turbo engine and energy retrieval systems that give it a peak output of 1160bhp plus 50 percent more downforce and active aerodynamics. Jani’s lap beat Lewis Hamilton’s pole time for the 2017 Belgian GP by almost a second. That made it unofficially ... ...

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Porsche has played a part in the discussions over the future F1 power unit regulations that have continued since the basic package was announced last October, in company with the four existing suppliers.Thus far it has made no formal commitment to the FIA and Liberty.However, it has indicated to Motorsport.com that it would only return as a partner of an existing t ...

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Hartley has been a Porsche LMP1 driver in the World Endurance Championship since 2014, winning the drivers' title on two occasions and scoring an overall win in the Le Mans 24 Hours for the German manufacturer.But after announced it was calling time on its prototype programme at the end of 2017, Hartley sought alternative employment – and, having now contested three F1 races with Toro ...

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Lutz Meschke, deputy chairman of Porsche's executive board and member of the board for finances and IT, confirmed its interest at last month’s Italian Grand Prix, giving hope that one of the automotive world’s most famous manufacturers might return for the first time since 1991.While Porsche is a long way from committing, and it’s unclear whether it would return only as an engine ...

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Hartley got a surprise Toro Rosso chance for this weekend's United States Grand Prix at Austin, with Carlos Sainz released to join Renault early and Pierre Gasly fighting for the Super Formula title at Suzuka following a two-race stint as Daniil Kvyat's replacement.Red Bull backed Hartley's early single-seater career, which included a Formula Renault Eurocup title and third place in ...

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Should the new engine rules go in a favourable direction there's a good chance that a Porsche engine will be on the Formula 1 grid in 2021, after a break of exactly 30 years.Dan Gurney, Porsche, 1962P ...

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