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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

grid positions

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

Porsche news

The manufacturer joined the electric championship in 2019-20 and after Pascal Wehrlein was disqualified in Puebla last season for incorrectly declared tyres, it is yet to win a race.<br>In that time, its fierce Stuttgart rival Mercedes has joined the grid in a factory capacity and scored a drivers’ and teams’ world championship title double.<br>Porsche’s new vice president of motorsport ...

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The Volkswagen Group, which owns the Porsche and Audi brands, has been involved in recent meetings with the FIA and current F1 manufacturers to discuss a potential entry from 2026, when new engines rules come into play.<br>Progress has been made in trying to frame new regulations to please both current teams and those outside of F1, with the MGU-H set to be abandoned as a ...

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While discussions involving team bosses and engine supplier representatives have been ongoing for some time regarding the future rules, tomorrow's high-level gathering will consider the global picture and what the major car manufacturers want from F1.<br>The hope is that the 2025 rules will encourage new OEMs and specifically the VW Group to enter the sport, with one source describing the meeting ...

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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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