To be a racing driver seems as though it would surely have a certain glamour about it; everyone watches with envy as you pilot a cutting-edge piece of rolling technology around a complicated course at breakneck speed, privy to shots of more adrenaline (and G-forces) than most will ever experience in a lifetime.
Fernando Alonso apparently will have to wait to make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut with one of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
In April, the WEC enters a new round. The 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid will be ready. Here are the first pictures of the new race car.
The first details about the 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 racing car have emerged with the German marque promising a plethora of updates for the updated racer.
“We will be keeping the throttle down, and even shift up a gear! Motorsport is deeply rooted in the Porsche marque and for us it is more than an end in itself. On race tracks around the world, we test and develop technologies that are relevant for our sports car customers on the street,” emphasised Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development, in his speech. “Motorsport is the soul and principle of this company. The best and most innovative technologies in our road-going sports cars come directly from motorsport,” added Porsche CEO Matthias Müller.
Porsche will wait until next year before deciding who will fill the vacant seats alongside Nico Hülkenberg in its additional LMP1 entry for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Porsche Team has concluded a three-day test in Aragon in Northern Spain with the Porsche 919 Hybrid and Nico Hülkenberg.