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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
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
Communication Porsche AG
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Destination: Driving Pleasure.
The Porsche Travel Club combines driving a Porsche along extraordinary routes with a high level of exclusivity.
On all routes, you’ll stay at some of the world’s finest hotels and dine at some of the best restaurants.
Leave your everyday life behind, whether you choose for a Porsche Shortbreak, a two day tour, or a Porsche Tour for several days.
Leave your everyday life behind, right from the very first moment. Spend one or two days driving along some of the most beautiful routes in Germany and further afield.
or a Porsche Tour for several days.
Enjoy the exhilaration of driving a Porsche on a tour of some of the most attractive regions in Europe. Spend several days staying at some of the finest hotels along some of the most impressive routes, taking home with you a wealth of lasting memories.
Drive through the impressive Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, enjoy Italian flair and great landscapes in Tuscany or discover Southern Germany with everything Bavaria, the Black Forest and Heidelberg has to offer.
Porsche Travel Club Philosophy
Dine in renowned restaurants. Stay in excellent hotels. And go on fascinating routes. Always in conjunction with an impressive companion – a Porsche. For all offers, Porsche Travel Club will take care of the entire organization. They are accompanied by experienced guides. In German, English and – in conjunction with the Porsche Travel Club team – of course other languages.
Leave everyday life behind.
For several hours or several days – just the way you like it.
That is Porsche Travel Club’s philosophy. For more than 15 years.
Choose your favorite tour and embark on a journey that will lift you out of the everyday.
All tours: [Link on website / www.porsche.com/travelclub]
Take your seat right behind the wheel of a Porsche and enjoy!
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Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber to contest Le Mans for Porsche, World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours
Stuttgart. The Australian Formula 1 pilot Mark Webber has signed a contract with Porsche that extends over several years.
From the 2014 season he will compete in Porsche’s new LMP1 sports prototype at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the sports car World Endurance Championship WEC. The 36-year-old Australian has already raced at Le Mans twice. In 1998 he finished runner-up in the FIA GT Championship at the wheel of a sports prototype. Over the course of his Formula 1 career from 2002 until today, Webber has achieved 36 podium places, nine race victories and has started from pole position eleven times.
“It’s an honor for me to join Porsche at its return to the top category in Le Mans and in the sports car World Endurance Championship and be part of the team.
Porsche has written racing history as a manufacturer and stands for outstanding technology and performance at the highest level,” says Mark Webber.
“I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge after my time in Formula 1. Porsche will undoubtedly set itself very high goals. I can hardly wait to pilot one of the fastest sports cars in the world.”
“I’m very pleased to have secured Mark Webber for our LMP1 project as one of the best and most successful Formula 1 pilots of our time,” says Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development at Porsche AG.
“Mark is without doubt one of the world’s best race drivers, he has experience at the Le Mans 24 hour race and on top of that he’s been a Porsche enthusiast for many years.”
“I learned to appreciate Mark’s qualities when we were both involved in Formula 1,” says Fritz Enzinger, Head of LMP1. “He is one of the best pilots I could imagine for our team. I’m absolutely delighted that we have such an experienced and fast regular driver onboard from 2014.”