“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.
Nico Hülkenberg got his first impressions of the Porsche 919 Hybrid this week, as the German Formula One ace had a seat fitting in the LMP1 contender in preparation for on-track testing later this month.
The first driver for the third Porsche 919 Hybrid to be entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2015 has been signed: Nico Hülkenberg will join the Porsche Team.