Le Mans runs a 24-hour race on a yearly basis. This was the 83rd running. Porsche won its 17th victory with a two in one finish. The race was won by a Porsche 919 Hybird. Forty-five years ago Porsche had its first win at La Sarthe. A second Porsche came in second and a third Porsche 919 Hybird won fifth place.
Porsche has won the endurance race more than any other car and is closely associated with the Le Mans race.
In 1998 Stephane Ortelli won first place in a Porsche GT1.
The CEO of Porsche expressed great pride over his team, saying that they wouldn’t have “…dream of…” such fabulous results in the race.
Porsche had not been among the top ranking cars, previously. It rose to the top, after design improvements were conducted at the Research Center in Weissach. The Porsche 919 Hybird was given a turbo engine and two energy recovery systems. The car delivers 1000 HP.
The car was tested at the 83rd Le Mans 24-Hours. It set a record. The pit crew performed 90 pit stops.
The car was in eighth place at one point and sixth place at another point.
Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber, and Nick Tandy finished out the race with no errors and by using their own wits.
The number 17 car had the lead in earlier races but lost time at the pit stops. At the end of the third race, they were in fourth place. With hard work, the drivers and the pit stop crew brought the car up to second place.
For the Porsche 919 Hybird, braking stability proved to be a problem.
All in all the car did fabulously. The improvements to the design brought the car up to a level at which it could excel and triumph over the competition.
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