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Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, rd 5-F1 race in Silverstone/Great Britain-René Rast celebrated his 3rd win in a row

Start, René Rast (D) vorne – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

 

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, round 5 at the Formula 1 race in Silverstone/Great Britain

René Rast takes the points’ lead with third straight win

René Rast (D) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Nick Tandy (GB), René Rast (D), Norbert Siedler (A) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Stuttgart. A change at the top of the points’ table in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup:

René Rast (D) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup  – GP England 2011

In Silverstone, Germany’s René Rast celebrated his third win in a row with his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup fielded by VELTINS Lechner Racing to snatch the points’ lead in the world’s fastest international one-make race series.

Nick Tandy (GB) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Behind the title defender on the time-honoured circuit, local hero Nick Tandy (Konrad Motorsport) secured second place, with Austria’s Norbert Siedler (VELTINS Lechner Racing) in third.

Norbert Siedler (A) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

In Silverstone of all places, René Rast made the most of the moment. After winning in Monaco and on the Nürburgring, he not only fended off his arch rival Nick Tandy, who last year secured his first victory in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on his home track.

On the demanding Grand Prix circuit, he also profited from Briton Sean Edwards’ unlucky weekend. Driving for the Abu Dhabi by tolimit squad, the Barcelona winner and former points’ leader didn’t quite find his usual speed neither in the partly wet qualifying nor in the race in dry conditions and had to settle for tenth. In the overall classification he ranks second two points ahead of Nick Tandy, who has finished four of the five races to now in second place.

While René Rast again demonstrated his skill with a lights-to-flag win, despite flat-spotting two tyres in the first lap, Kévin Estre narrowly missed out on a big surprise.

Kevin Estre (F) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

The Supercup rookie from France took up the race from the second row for Hermes Attempto Racing, and salvaged his fourth place behind the leading trio with a mammoth effort after facing strong opposition from Christian Engelhart (Konrad Motorsport)

Christian Engelhart (D) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

and Jeroen Bleekemolen (Abu Dhabi by tolimit).

Jeroen Bleekemolen (NL) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

This marks his best result in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup so far.

Christian Engelhart (D)  – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Engelhart, the Istanbul winner from Germany, came fifth, with the double Supercup champion from the Netherlands yielding sixth place.

Stefan Rosina (SK) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Kuba Giermaziak (PL) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Finishing behind them were Slovakia’s Stefan Rosina and Poland’s Kuba Giermaziak of the VERVA Racing Team in seventh and eighth respectively, with the Supercup record-winner Patrick Huisman (Team Bleekemolen) from the Netherlands finishing in ninth.

Nick Tandy (GB), René Rast (D), Norbert Siedler (A) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

René Rast (winner):

“That was a tough race. I got away well at the start and was able to pull away a little, but then Nick got faster and faster. In the first lap I flat-spotted both front tyres, and I had to really fight with the car. Luckily I could hold on to my first place to the flag. It was a fantastic weekend for our team.”

René Rast (D) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Nick Tandy (second):

“Obviously it would have been great to win my home race. But second place isn’t bad. I caught up to René quicker than I thought after the start which just goes to show how great our car set-up was. But I was never in a position to really attack. In the last lap I tried again but went sideways a little off the circuit. And that was that. Now we’ll try our luck on the Nürburgring.”

Nick Tandy (GB) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Norbert Siedler (third):

“My start was miserable otherwise I could have perhaps put René under pressure. But I think I can be very happy with third place in Silverstone.”

Norbert Siedler (A) – Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – GP England 2011

Race result
1. René Rast (D), VELTINS Lechner Racing, 25:38.805 minutes
2. Nick Tandy (GB), Konrad Motorsport, + 0.691 seconds
3. Norbert Siedler (A), VELTINS Lechner Racing, + 2.415
4. Kévin Estre (F), Hermes Attempto Racing, + 10.928
5. Christian Engelhart (D), Konrad Motorsport, + 11.607
6. Jeroen Bleekemolen (NL), Team Abu Dhabi by tolimit, + 12.054

Drivers’ classification after 5 of 9 races*
1. René Rast (D), 85 points
2. Sean Edwards (GB), 74
3. Nick Tandy (GB), 72
4. Norbert Siedler A), 69
5. Jeroen Bleekemolen (NL), 58
6. Christian Engelhart (D), 53

* It has yet to be decided if and when there will be a replacement for the cancelled Formula 1 race in Bahrain with two rounds of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup.

Round 6 of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup takes place on 24th July as support to the Formula 1 race on the Nürburgring.

SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database
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VIDEOS:Porsche Human Performance Centre – get a racing driver figure with Porsche

VIDEOS:Porsche Human Performance Centre – get a racing driver figure with Porsche
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Porsche Human Performance Centre: http://www.porsche.co.uk/humanperform…

Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone UK recognizes that the most important component of any vehicle is the driver and is dedicated to improving well being, fitness and competitive performance.

Fit to race?

Take some time to view the videos below that can give you a greater understanding of the Porsche Human Performance Centre for one’s health and driving-specific fitness levels. The centre is there for advice, exercise and nutritional plans are prescribed to provide structure and motivation to achieve ones goals. A heat chamber is available for specialist acclimation training for racing drivers and endurance athletes prior to racing in hot climates.

Not all of us are fortunate enough go to the Porsche Human Performance Centre in the UK, however one can benefit from viewing the videos to better understand the extensive training that goes into a car racing drivers as a true athlete of  the track.

Porsche Human Performance offer lab testing and training services for endurance athletes in a range of sports including triathlon, cycling, running and rowing. All assessments include detailed body composition analysis, an aerobic test to determine lactate threshold, VO2 max, heart rate training zones and a written report containing all results.

Good visual skills, reactions and responses are critical for drivers at all levels both on the road or on the track. At Porsche Human Performance they use the BATAK machine amongst other devices and techniques to assess and improve visual skills and hand eye coordination.

The annual ‘Get Race Fit’ event, held at The Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone, is hosted each January by the Porsche Human Performance Team and is designed to educate and inspire drivers in ways to get fit for the upcoming racing season. This year 2011 the special guest was Formula One driver Mark Webber, who shared his unique insight and experience into the importance of fitness in top level motorsport.

Competing in the heat is one of the biggest challenges faced by any driver or athlete. At Porsche Human Performance they have a thermostatically controlled training room where one can simulate the high cockpit temperatures encountered in racing cars and hot countries to allow drivers and athletes to acclimate to the conditions without leaving the UK.

Replacing the electrolytes lost in sweat not only helps racing drivers and athletes to remain optimally hydrated but it can stop cramping and prevent performance dropping away in hot or arduous conditions. The difficulty is that everyone loses electrolytes in varying amounts. At Porsche Human Performance we offer a service to evaluate sweat sodium losses and advise drivers and athletes what sports drinks and supplements to use to replace their individual losses accurately.

The Inbody analyzer used at Porsche Human Performance measures a drivers’ weight, body fat mass, body water and lean muscle mass. It is an excellent tool for providing an insight into someone’s basic fitness and tracking changes to the body that result from training or nutritional programmes.

A wellness check with Porsche Human Performance takes just 30 minutes and gives you a huge amount of information about your cardiovascular health. It includes Inbody body composition analysis, blood cholesterol and glucose testing and a blood pressure check. A comprehensive consultation on the results highlights any areas in which it would be desirable to improve and offers suggestions on how to go about this.

 
 

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