Porsche's going all in for Le Mans in 2015! Earlier today Porsche announced they will enter a third Porsche 919 Hybrid for the 24-hour race in Le Mans (France) on June 13/14 in 2015. There's no word yet on who will drive the third 919 (Jenson Button anyone?) but Porsche did confirm that current works drivers Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Brendon Hartley, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Mark Webber have all been confirmed to continue for 2015.
Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Board, Research and Development, Porsche AG, said: “In 2014 we have been competitive immediately with the most complex and innovative race car Porsche has built so far. To date we have achieved five podium places, three pole positions and two record laps, in Shanghai and Bahrain. These are outstanding results. But this programme doesn’t just produce success on race tracks, but also on the engineering side. The target is the highest performance with maximised efficiency in ever growing dimensions. This is why we will take on the challenge with three Porsche 919 Hybrids in 2015.”
As a dress rehearsal for Le Mans in 2015, the third 919 will be entered in the six-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps on May 2.
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