Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining join the Porsche Formula E project

Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining join the Porsche Formula E project

Press Release 30 September 2019 New faces in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining join the Formula E project

Stuttgart. In Simona De Silvestro and Thomas Preining, the TAG Heuer Porsche For- mula E Team welcomes two newcomers on board. De Silvestro and Preining will sup- port the works team as test and development drivers in its debut season. They are involved in the simulator work in Weissach and will be on-site at select Formula E races. The two drivers will also be available to the team for in-season testing.

Experience and expertise

De Silvestro is no stranger to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The 31-year-old Swiss woman already has experience of the world’s first fully-electric street racing se- ries. She drove in the final two races of the Formula E inaugural season in 2014/15. She was then signed as a regular driver by Andretti for the 2015/16 season. Last sea- son, 2018/19, she supported the Venturi Formula E Team as a test driver.

Even as a youngster, De Silvestro was passionate about motor racing. Since then, she has passed through many different professional motorsport formulas having started her career in karting, before moving to America at the age of 18. De Silvestro finished fourth in Formula BMW USA in 2006. She then raced in the Atlantic Championship and IndyCar Series. In 2010, she was named Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500. In 2013, she finished second to earn a spot on the podium in Houston. She then had a brief foray into Formula 1 as an affiliated driver with the Sauber F1 Team in 2014. The Swiss woman has spent the last three years competing in the Australian Super- cars Championship. De Silvestro is the first female Porsche works driver.

Youngster from Porsche’s own talent factory

Thomas Preining has been a permanent fixture in the Porsche squad since 2017. How- ever, in joining the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, the 21-year-old Porsche Young Professional is entering new territory, having previously driven in various GT classes.

Despite still being at the start of his career, Preining can look back on numerous suc- cesses. After starting out in karting, he raced up in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship, before switching to the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland as a Porsche Junior in 2017. The Austrian caught the attention of the motorsport community in the same year, fin- ishing second in the rookie standings.

The youngster then dominated the 2018 season, winning ten races on his way to the title. Preining also impressed in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. He finished third in the Drivers’ Championship and, together with cham- pion Michael Ammermüller, secured the Team title for Lechner Racing. In 2019, now a Porsche Young Professional, Preining is driving for Porsche customer team Gulf Racing in the FIA WEC (GTE-AM class) and also competes in the ADAC GT Masters with Herbert Motorsport.

He and his team-mates finished fourth in the 6 Hours of Fuji, the 1000 Miles of Sebring, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Fritz Enzinger (Vice President Porsche Motorsport and Group Motorsport Volkswagen AG):

“In Simona and Thomas, we have acquired two proven talents for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. Simona comes with a wealth of experience gained in various different race series and is also a familiar face in Formula E. We are looking forward to working with her and welcome her to the Porsche family. Thomas has been with us since 2017, during which time he has demonstrated his talent in GT racing on numerous occasions. With the Formula E programme, we are giving Simona and Thomas the opportunity to develop as drivers and to make a positive contribution to the Porsche Formula E project.”

Carlo Wiggers (Director Team Management & Business Relations Porsche Mo- torsport):

“We are delighted to have secured the services of two outstanding racing drivers for the Porsche Formula E programme, in Simona and Thomas.

As well as their sporting attributes, they are also both very well suited to our team. Simona and Thomas are excellent team players, who are very keen to help move the team forward. That is one of the keys to success in Formula E. Their experience and tireless dedication, both on and off the track, complete their profiles. With these two additional drivers, our over- all package is really taking shape. This gives us confidence for our first season in For- mula E.”

Simona De Silvestro (Porsche works driver):

“It is a great honour to work for this prestigious brand. I am really looking forward to my new role as test and development driver for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. Over the last few years, I have gained a lot of experience from my previous involvements in Formula E. I will do my best to help Porsche on the road to success.”

Thomas Preining (Porsche Young Professional):

“I am very much looking forward to my new role in the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. I have followed Formula E closely from the word go. I am very excited to see what it feels like to drive the Porsche 99X Electric on the track. It is great to be able to support Porsche in its debut season in Formula E, and to be a part of this future-oriented project from the outset.”


Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft Porscheplatz 1

70435 Stuttgart

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Porsche SE: Family speakers honour the lifetime achievement of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch

Stuttgart, 27. August 2019

“We mourn with the family the loss of Ferdinand K. Piëch, the extraordinary manager and engineer, the strategist and simply the car-enthusiast, who he was all his life.”

With these words Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (“Porsche SE“), Stuttgart, and speaker of the Porsche family, responded to the news of the death of  Porsche SE’s long-time former member of the Supervisory Board and past shareholder, Ferdinand K. Piëch.

At the same time Dr. Porsche emphasized, that over decades the life path of Ferdinand K. Piëch was closely interwoven with his own:

“My cousin and I shared many memories. At the centre stage was the struggle for the legacy of our grandfather Ferdinand Porsche which we have carried forward successfully.”

Dr. Hans Michel Piëch, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche SE and speaker of the Piëch family said:

“The life’s work of my brother goes above and beyond the companies he worked for. He shaped the German car industry more than any other. And he was closely related to the employees of the Volkswagen Group, in both good times and in bad. Our thoughts are with his wife Ursula and his children. We mourn with them as we mourn with the employees of the Volkswagen Group and all car-enthusiasts, whose lives Ferdinand K. Piëch enriched with his passion.”


Ferdinand Piëch, Porsche family contrarian has died at the age of 82

The German press is reporting today that Volkswagen Group magnate and Porsche family contrarian Ferdinand Piëch has died at the age of 82. Seen as one of the fathers of quattro, Piëch led Audi from 1988 to 1993, the Volkswagen Group from 1993 to 2002, then chairman of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board.

Reports suggest that Dr. Piëch collapsed Sunday in a restaurant in Rosenheim (Bavaria). He was rushed to a hospital where he eventually passed.



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Steve Anderson Illustrations – Porsche Art

Looking for something for that special Porsche person?

Please check out Steve Anderson Illustrations art work.

♥️In regards to Steve ♥️

We also want to take the time to honor and remember Steve. He was one of our friends and is well known in the transportation art industry here in Southern California.

Unfortunately, we lost him last month from a heart attack at a early age of 51. His wife deeply wants to keep his legacy alive and still provide/market his prints/published work. He has a wonderful family of 5 children.

Please take the time and get to know his fabulous art work known worldwide.

Here’s the link to the new website:

More information regarding our friend Steve Anderson Illustrations

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Posted by on June 6, 2018 in Porsche


Frank Kayser’s Porsche WerksTeam – Printa.Gallery

Well known Photographer Frank Kayser now has limited fine art, plexi and framed Porsche Werks Teams/Motorsport prints available ( yes, limited ! )

Check out his new shop which Frank has been a planning for years.

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Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Porsche


New Book Release – Porsche Works Team: Porsche at the top 24-Hour Races: Nürburgring / Le Mans / Daytona

New book “Porsche Werksteam” its available in the USA and Canada. It took 4 years – Frank Kayser and his crew followed the werks teams during that time during the major 24h and international races.

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• 24-hour races are the supreme discipline in motorsports. Every year, more than 200,000 fans meet in Le Mans for the race over the weekend. This book goes behind the scenes to document every detail and emotion

• The photographer and author spent three years following the Porsche team

Endurance races are the supreme discipline in motorsports. Several times per year, the best race drivers worldwide are on the tracks for 24 hours.

The 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and in Daytona are the toughest tests for man and material. Le Mans as the third run is the icon among the legendary races. In recent years, Porsche set standards in the endurance race world championship – with perfection and passion.

Star photographer Frank Kayser and his team observed the delicate and deeply exhausting work of the Porsche team for three years. The world-famous photographer was allowed where other press photographers were not: in the pit, in the pit lane during the change of tyres and drivers, in the closed off areas of the racers’ quarters.

His photos show the stress, the top performance, the eternal night, and the success of perfection.

With photography by Kayser, detailing a world previously unseen by outsiders, and a passionate text by journalist Heike Hientzsch sketching the participants’ emotions, this book illustrates the true nature of endurance races – the tension, exhaustion, and the dedication.

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Publication date

February 13, 2018



Product Dimensions

11.7 x 1.1 x 11.8 inches

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5.16 pounds

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Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Porsche


New Book Release: “Hurley Haywood’s Life Story”

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The Book Everyone’s Been Waiting For!

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After three years of research, countless interviews, and looking through thousands of photos it’s finally here: Hurley Haywood’s life story.

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From his upbringing in Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois, to his chance meeting with Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood was destined to drive anything he could get his hands on. Life-long relationships with Porsche and the Brumos dealership provided the kinds of opportunities of which most racing drivers only dream.

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With three overall victories at Le Mans, five at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Haywood is the world’s most successful endurance sports-car racer. In addition, Haywood won several championships and dozens of other races during a career spanning more than 43 years.

Photo credit: Visions of Power Press

Now, in this book of 420 pages with over 650 photos, Haywood tells it all. From the beginning.


Hurley’s 2018 Book Signing Tour:

March 2, Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles California: The world debut of HURLEY: From the Beginning!

March 3, LAX Hilton, LA Literature and Toy Meet: Tables 284 and 285 in the Pacific Room.

March 9-11, Amelia Island Concours: East Coast Debut of HURLEY: From the Beginning!

April 22, TBA Los Angeles, CA: Luftgekühlt V

August 21-26, Location TBA: Monterey Car Week

September 27-30, Laguna Seca: Rennsport Reunion VI

Stay tuned as they add more signings. At this time, no signed books will be available via on-line ordering.

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Posted by on February 27, 2018 in Porsche


It’s my world, Porsche – book by Stephane Coradi

Need a gift 🎁 idea for the end of 2017, or beginning of the new year 2018?

Offering a fabulous Porsche book called, “It’smyworld,Porsche” from our good friend Stephane Coradi, a great book for Porsche enthusiasts alike, 119 pages, 400 Photos, beautiful graphics and the history of the Porsche world.

Info at 06 22 36 60 32.

Or Visit the website to place your order:

Can ship to USA and other parts of the world.

For more copies, please contact Stephane Coradi at:





Engineers, drivers, cars, victories!

Of course…

But also FUN! The eyes of children who shine, years to dream, to offer different objects …

And then the acquisition! The satisfaction of finally leading this myth, to photograph it from every angle, the joy of the outputs.

The Porsches won in unlimited sets: this book follows the same graphic variety of the planet Porsche.

And if you want to include your own memories (buying photos, selfies with pilots, rallies, driving courses, etc.)

You can – or not – use pages and stickers for this purpose …

It’s my world, it’s YOUR world!

Preface by Jürgen Barth



Your Porsche is beautiful, it shares your life.

It’s my world, the book that welcomes you to the Porsche world from a graphic angle.


It’s my world is the book that welcomes you to Porsche history.

It presents itself as a dictionary of the Porsche world, on the angle of graphics and the art of living, adding a double reading thanks to winks explained elsewhere.

But it also includes five blank pages and adhesive labels that allow you to find your place in this dream world.

It showcases a multitude of artists, original objects and particularly neat photos.

It’s my world is designed and manufactured in the South West. The first 356 copies are numbered by hand. Fetish numbers have been reserved and offered to contributors and drivers, see when ordering.


Buy the book online with Paypal.

Are you a professional or a Porsche club member and you want to customize your editions (jackets, bookmarks with your logos, anything is possible!)

For your members or your customers, contact Stephane at:

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Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Porsche

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