When Ferdinand Porsche first said “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams so I built it myself, he couldn’t possibly have known how well that statement would stand the test of time. Today, more than 60 years later, I find myself more and more entrenched in the world of Porsche motorsports each and every day. I’m fascinated with the history of a company that has consistently produced some of the most winning race cars in motorsports history.
Here’s a brief look at some of the combined accomplishments of Porsche’s motorsport efforts.
|Makes and Team World Championship||14|
|Long Distance World Championship||8|
|German Racing Championship||6|
|European Hill Climbing Championship||20|
|Formula 1 Driver-World Championship (McLaren with the engine designed and built by Porsche for TAG)||3|
|Formula 1 victories (McLaren with the engine designed and built by Porsche for TAG)||25|
|Formula 1 victories (together with the victory in Rouen in 1962)||2|
|Daytona (24 Hour Race)||20|
|IMSA Supercar-Race (USA)||15|
|Le Mans (24 Hour Race)||16|
|Sebring (12 Hour Race)||18|
|Rallye Monte Carlo||4|
I’ve been fairly vocal about my choice for a favorite Porsche race car: The Porsche 917 and it’s many variants. What about you? What are your favorite Porsche race cars and why?
Porsche 917, Possibly the Best Race Car of all Time
Porsche 917 and Making History at Le Mans
History of the Porsche 917 Part II
Porsche 962 and PDK Transmission
Porsche Wins 12 Hours of Sebring