Porsche has clinched the FIA World Endurance Manufacturers' Championship with a 1-2 sweep in a wild, wet-turned-dry FIA WEC Six Hours of Shanghai. DMG MORI congratulates Porsche to this remarkable achievement!
By bringing home, another race win in the penultimate round of the championship at the six hours race in Shanghai, China, Porsche secured the manufactures’ title for Porsche. This is despite the team is still being regarded as newcomers only Porsche’s second season. After the young squad from Weissach took the endurance racing crown jewels with a one-two victory in Le Mans on June 14th, they have now added to their tally with the first World Championship title for Porsche since 1986. “What this team have done in this short period of time is just incredible,” said Mark Webber. “To come at this level and have the results they have this year – it’s really hard to produce these type of cars and this type of performance week in week out, it’s an incredible performance.”
The ground breaking and highly complex technology of the Porsche 919 Hybrid proved itself on the world’s race tracks in record time – and, even more important, it continues to prove its road relevance. The final factor in Porsche’s dominance is reliability, which the 919 now has in spades. The team have had only one DNF (Did not Finish) this season, the No17 at Silverstone and only one mechanical problem that compromised the No18 at COTA, although it finished the race.
The 919 hybrid was created from scratch with lots of courage instead of copying the competition’s solutions. Its hybrid system combines road relevant downsizing turbo technology with efficient fuel direct injection for the two-litre-four-cylinder combustion engine and uses an entirely new state of a lithium-ion battery to store electricity from two different energy recovery systems – brake energy from the front axle and exhaust energy. The energy recovery from the exhaust is unique in the WEC and makes the 919 hybrid also able to generate electrical power when accelerating. The system’s power is almost 1,000 HP.