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Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, 16 race, Hockenheim, Title fight goes down to the wire at last race of the season
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, 16 race, Hockenheim
Stuttgart. The Porsche Carrera Cup Germany remains gripping until the end – only the title will be decided on Sunday.
On the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, Christian Engelhart (D / Konrad Motorsport) won at the wheel of his 450 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ahead of points’ leader Kévin Estre (F / Attempto Racing), and Nicki Thiim (DK / Attempto Racing) .
This puts Estre at the top of the overall standings with 229 points.
Engelhart sits second holding 221 points. With 20 points up for grabs at the 17th and final race of the season on Sunday,
Thiim in third overall (203 points) has to relinquish his hopes of taking home the title.
“It’s going to be incredibly exciting for the load-round, because I’m on pole position and Christian is right next to me in second,” Explained Estre.
“My third victory has given me enough self confidence to be champion,” stated Engelhart.
Commemorating the death of British pilot Sean Edwards, who had competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup since 2010 and which fatally injured at a private driver training on the Queensland Raceway in Australia on Saturday.
The field headed out for the formation lap.
When the lights went off, what Thiim INITIALLY viable to defend his pole position but after a braking mistake in the first lap, Engelhart managed to slip past him. Behind him, Thiim and Estre battled fiercely for positions, with Estre Ultimately winning the duel in lap eight.
When Christopher Zoechling (A / Konrad Motorsport) parked his Porsche trackside with tire damage in the tenth lap, the safety car came out and the race which flagged off after a duration of 25 minutes.
Porsche junior Connor de Phillippi (USA / Förch Racing by Luke Motorsport) Took off into the race from 16th on the grid and finished eleventh. ’The result was okay. Now I’m putting all my hopes on the next race, because i start from third and I’m Determined to score a podium spot, “said de Phillippi.
After a botched qualifying, Alex Ribera (E / Attempto Racing powered by Motorvision) headed into the race from 36th and saw the flag in 18th. ”Considering my grid position, the result is not that bad. I was fashionable to overtake a lot and I’m feeling confident for Sunday’s race. “
A decision has Already been made in the B-classification, with Rolf Ineichen (CH / Konrad Motorsport) in first ahead of Dominic Jöst (D / Attempto Racing ). This makes the new Ineichen amateur champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany.
The 17th and final round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany season over 18 laps (82 332 kilometers) takes off at 10am on Sunday and can be watched live on http://www.porsche.com . race 16
1 Christian Engelhart (D / Konrad Motorsport)
2 Kévin Estre (F / Attempto Racing)
3 Nicki Thiim (DK / Attempto Racing)
4 Philipp Eng (A / Logiplus MRS Racing)
5 Jaap van Lagen (NL / FE Racing by Land Motorsport)
6 Robert Lukas (PL / Förch Racing by Luke Motorsport)
7Jeffrey Schmidt (CH / German team Post by Project 1)
8 Pieter Schothorst (NL / Team Bleekemolen)
9 Norbert Siedler (A / Aust Motorsport)
10 Jeroen Mul (NL / Team Bleekemolen)
Points’ standings after 16 of 17 races:
1 Kévin Estre (F / Attempto Racing) 229 points
2 Christian Engelhart (D / Konrad Motorsport), 221
3 Nicki Thiim (DK / Attempto Racing), 203
4 Sean Edwards (GB / Project Team German Post by 1), 162
5 Norbert Siedler (A / Aust Motorsport), 158
6 Philipp Eng (A / Logiplus MRS Racing), 156
7th Jaap van Lagen (NL / FE Racing by Land Motorsport), 147
8 Robert Lukas (PL / Förch Racing by Luke Motorsport), 134
9 Connor de Phillippi (USA / Förch Racing by Luke Motorsport), 116
10 Jeffrey Schmidt (CH / German team Post by Project 1), 97
1 Rolf Ineichen (CH / Konrad Motorsport), 264
2 Jöst Dominic (D / Attempto Racing), 225
3 Nathan Wolf (NL / FE Racing by Land Motorsport), 178
1 Connor de Phillippi (USA / Förch Racing by Luke Motorsport), 116
2Jeffrey Schmidt (CH / German team Post by Project 1), 97
3 Alex Ribera (E / Attempto racing engine powered by Vision) 69
1 Attempto Racing, 434
2 Konrad Motorsport, 306
3 By Luke Förch Racing Motorsport 1, 259
Source: Porsche AG Media Database Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
In Memoriam: Sean Edwards
Will Not Forget You My Friend
Motorsports Event: Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Location: Hockenheim / Germany
Season: 2013 Season
The British race driver Sean Edwards was killed in a fatal accident October 15th, 2013 during a private driving training on the Queensland Raceway in Australia. The 26-year-old Edwards, who was contesting the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup this season, was sitting in the passenger seat as an instructor when the accident happened. This news has sparked immense regret at Porsche. Edwards has for many years been one of the most popular and successful pilots in the Porsche one-make race series.
“Our thoughts are with his family and we want to express our deepest condolences to his relatives,” said Hartmut Kristen, Head of Motorsport at Porsche.
In 2006, Edwards became champion in the FIA GT3 European Championship. He has competed in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup since 2008, and in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland since 2010. Sean Edwards was the son of the ex-Formula One pilot Guy Edwards.
Source: Porsche AG
Super sportscar equipped with a hybrid drive takes the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6.57 minutes
918 Spyder tops global debut with a Nürburgring lap record
Stuttgart. As the first vehicle to boast global road homologation, the Porsche 918 Spyder* has conquered the 20.6-kilometre lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes. Achieving a time of exactly six minutes and 57 seconds, the super sportscar equipped with a hybrid drive shaved 14 seconds off the previous record.
Wolfgang Hatz, member of the Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, had the following to say:
“We promised a great deal with the 918 Spyder, namely to redefine driving pleasure, efficiency and performance. We have kept our word.”
As is always the case with Porsche, the 918 Spyder is also leading the way for future generations as the latest in the line of super sportscars. It is currently making its global début at the International Motor Show (IAA). With its unique spread, the model blends maximum driving dynamics with minimal fuel consumption. By taking the Nürburgring record, the sportscar is demonstrating the enormous potential that lies in Porsche’s pioneering plug-in hybrid concept, and is underpinning the leading role the company enjoys when it comes to developing sporty hybrid vehicles.
“The radical hybridisation of the 918 Spyder from the very outset is what made this lap record possible” says Dr. Frank Walliser, head of the 918 Spyder project. “The lap time on the Nordschleife is and remains the toughest measure of a super sportscar. Posting a time of 6.57 minutes, we achieved a result of which everyone in the development team and at Porsche as a whole is rightly proud.”
The record, which was previously held for four years, was even broken during the first attempt in the test drive on the morning of September 4.
All three drivers – Former European Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb – were quicker than the existing record with each lap driving the two 918 Spyder models used, and posted lap times of less than seven minutes on numerous occasions.
Ultimately, it was Marc Lieb who posted the absolute best time of 6.57 minutes, driving at an average speed of 179.5 km/h, as measured by Wige Solutions. Marcus Schurig, editor-in-chief of sportscar magazine “sport auto”, was on hand as an objective observer of the record-breaking runs.
The two sportscars, which deliver an output of 887 bhp (652 kW), were equipped with the optional “Weissach package” to increase the driving dynamics, and lead out on the standard Michelin tyres developed specifically for the 918 Spyder.
* 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption: 3.3–3.0 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 12.5–13.0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 79–70 g/km
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Five million Porsche fans on Facebook have a chance to win a drive in the one-of-a-kind 911 model at the Porsche Experience Center at Silverstone in the United Kingdom
Porsche builds a unique model based on the votes from its Internet community
Stuttgart. ”5 million reasons to celebrate!” – It was this slogan that got sportscar enthusiasts on the Internet involved in designing a unique Porsche 911 Carrera 4S model. The sportscar manufacturer based in Zuffenhausen, Germany, launched the campaign to show its appreciation for the five million “Likes” it has received from fans.
Porsche is now running a competition on its Facebook page (facebook.com/porsche) until August 18 for the chance to win a drive in the one-of-a-kind 911 model at the Porsche Experience Center at Silverstone in the United Kingdom.
Nine scale models of the vehicle are also available for the runners-up.
As part of the “50 years of the Porsche 911″ anniversary celebrations, 54,000 social media users voted on their ideal design for the Porsche 911. Working with “Porsche Exclusive”, the vehicle was painted in the unique colour Aquablaumetallic and kitted out with a range of equipment, including 20-inch Carrera S wheels with a special paint finish in white.
The unique model also features the “Aerokit Cup” package, consisting of a front apron with additional front spoiler lip and a new rear lid with fixed spoiler. A film set developed especially for this 911 model with the wording
“5M Porsche Fans” along with custom-made door entry guards with the wording “Personally built by 5 Million Porsche Fans” make this vehicle a genuine original.
It will soon be possible for all Porsche enthusiasts to experience the vehicle on the driving courses at Silverstone.
The runners-up in second place through to tenth place in the competition will receive a 1:43 scale model of the 911 Carrera 4S “5M Porsche Fans” vehicle.
The competition is open to anyone with a Facebook account and a valid driver’s licence. For more information about the competition and the unique model, along with the terms and conditions of participation, visit http://www.porsche.com/5million and http://www.porsche.com/exclusive.
Definition of prize …more information here >> “Terms and conditions“<<
The winner and his/her friend, who will accompany the winner to the event, will go on a trip to the Porsche Experience Center Silverstone, UK either on September 4th or September 6th 2013 (depending on the schedule of the winner and his/her friend of choice).
The trip will include the following for both persons:
Return flights (Economy Class) or train tickets (Second Class)
Transfers between the airport/train station and the hotel, as well as the hotel and the Porsche Experience Center
Hotel accommodation (max. 2 nights) for the duration of the driving event (1 day).
Participation in the driving event at the Porsche Experience Center and lunch
Participants who rank the 2nd -10th place will each receive 1 model of the 5M car in 1:43 scale.
Find out how to take part: www.porsche.com/5million
*Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 5: 11.0-10.5 l/100km, 259-247 g/km
Source: Porsche AG
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