Porsche 919 hit the track at Paul Ricard
For the Porsche Team the final stages of preparation for the 2014 World Endurance Championship have begun. The team tested its newly developed 919 Hybrid, entered in the top class of Le Mans Prototypes, for three days (March 24-26) at the Circuit Paul Ricard. For the first time the innovative hybrid LMP1 racecars have appeared in their final livery on a race track. The graphic in the design shows the first letters of Porsche’s market core Porsche Intelligent Performance.
During Porsche’s exclusive test all six LMP1 works drivers were on duty. Both driver line-ups, Romain Dumas-Neel Jani-Marc Lieb and Timo Bernhard-Brendon Hartley-Mark Webber completed a comprehensive test programme. The programme was interrupted several times due to technical problems, but, nevertheless, the test was highly productive, including night running and countless pit stop practices. Together the two 919 Hybrid cars covered a mileage of 4,756 kilometres.
After the Prologue, the test shared by the whole WEC field on March 28 and 29, the first round of the World Championship will follow on April 20, it is the 6 Hours of Silverstone.