Porsche’s racing efforts are off to a promising start this World Endurance Championship season, as at the inaugural 6 Hours of Silverstone race, the automaker took second in both the LMP1 class and the GTE-Pro class. Last year, Porsche waited all season long to see that level of pay-off in LMP1, when the 919 Hybrid finally posted its first victory at the Sao Paulo season finale.
Porsche is rightfully enthused about both of its second place finishes at the 6 Hours of Silverstone this year, a race hosted at one of the most storied circuits in the world. To celebrate, the manufacturer uploaded this video to the official Porsche YouTube channel, trumpeting the “Fighters with a Heart” which make up the Porsche motorsports teams.
… Okay, “to celebrate” is perhaps the wrong phrase. This video is clearly more advertisement than anything, with Porsche merely using the 6 Hours of Silverstone as an opportunity to boast about its own go-fast heritage more than anything. Heck, half the video looks like predictably bleak German stock footage.
But to be fair, the automaker probably is enthused about the second place finishes – as, of course, are we.