The Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car has been reworked for the 2015 World Endurance Championship season, and at the season Prologue in Paul Ricard, France, the car has already showed some significant signs of success.
How do we mean? Well, after every session at the Paul Ricard Circuit WEC Prologue, a Porsche 919 Hybrid topped the time sheets.
The manufacturer further boasts that the fastest lap time of the day was set in a Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, which posted 1 minute, 37.22 seconds in the hands of Neel Jani. Six of Porsche’s nine total LMP1 driver lineup was at the circuit, with Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) in one car, and Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) in the other.
As previously announced, Porsche will in fact be fielding three cars in the WEC season, but only at the Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans races.
But dominating the time sheets isn’t the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s only source of bragging rights; the manufacturer further boasts that they hold the honors of being the first automaker to advance into the top, 8 MJ energy-recuperation division. Needless to say, 2015 is already shaping up to be an exciting – and hopefully victorious – WEC season for Porsche.