Ever wonder what – besides track testing and (presumably) racing simulators – the average Porsche GT works driver does as part of his routine to prepare for the grueling season of competition ahead? Apparently, a lot of aerobic exercise and team-building.
The folks at Racer report that every year for the past 13 years, during the racing pre-season, there is a Porsche GT works Driver Training Camp wherein each factory WEC driver does 6 hours of endurance and power exercises per day, for eight days. This year, two Porsche Junior drivers and a Porsche Cup Scholar also went through the rigorous training.
Additionally, the Porsche GT works drivers are put through team-building exercises to bolster cooperation and communication – two much-needed qualities for such a diverse group. Said works driver Patrick Pilet: “The atmosphere here is great. It’s fantastic that the young drivers are here with us. After eight days together you really feel like a team.”
This year, Porsche Head of Sport Dr. Frank Steffen Walliser also made an appearance, and performed some of the exercises with the drivers. He remarked: “I was able to experience first hand just how fit our guys are, and there’s a great team spirit among them.”
The 2015 World Endurance Championship series kicks off April 12th, at Silverstone.