Long-standing partners ensured success of the Porsche LMP1 project

Schaeffler, the German industrial and automotive supplier and the squad’s official technology partner, has also been on board since the launch of the project. In terms of energy efficiency and future technologies, the multinational company shares the same goals as the LMP team and intends to help shape the mobility of tomorrow.

As the official communications partner of the Porsche LMP Team and part of the Vodafone Group, Vodafone Global Enterprise offers communication services for multinational companies. The global data network of Vodafone Global Enterprise includes established and expanding markets in 150 countries. Over 3,000 employees take care of more than 1,700 corporate clients worldwide.

The renowned tyre manufacturer Michelin from France and the United States energy company Exxon Mobil Corporation, with its lubricant brand Mobil 1, traditionally use their motorsport commitment, and consequently the 919 Hybrid, to develop and test new technologies that also benefit Porsche’s production vehicles. Both companies have supported the Porsche Team from day one of the project. 

Porsche 919 farewell tour
Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche LMP Team (2): Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley; Porsche LMP Team (1): Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy

The lighting manufacturer Trilux from Germany’s Arnsberg has backed the LMP Team as an official lighting partner with custom-made, energy-efficient and future-proof lighting solutions. The brewery C. & A. Veltins, as a long-standing partner of Porsche Motorsport, has also supported the squad as actively as the battery cell manufacturer A123 Systems from Michigan (USA) and SBG Sports Software from England.

The modern furniture maker Walter Knoll lent the Porsche Hospitality facilities a distinctive atmosphere and exclusive look at the WEC racetracks. Hauser Catering satisfied the culinary needs at race pace, with Red Bull supplying guests and the LMP Team with energy drinks. 

Alpinestars attired the drivers with flame-retardant yet lightweight race clothing, with UVEX providing the Porsche Team with protective gear. The commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania and the tool supplier Hazet provided further support towards the successful implementation of the demanding LMP race project. 

Porsche will continue its campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC with the 911 RSR, with four factory-run vehicles fielded in the GTE-Pro division at the 2018 Le Mans 24-hour race.