2015 was a mythical year for the Porsche Motorsport department. In 2014, after several years of absence Porsche returned as a factory team to the Le Mans 24h with only one mission : overall victory. Unfortunately they didn’t succeed. However, this only meant the Porsche Motorsport department was more motivated to reach the ultimate goal in 2015, knowing that it would be a hard and harsh battle with other competitors, budgets and everything that might come in the way of the ultimate dream : crossing the finish line at the La Sarthe race track in 1st position.
In this book, Porsche Victory 2015, René de Boer and Tim Upietz describe in a detailed way the complete process of the efforts it takes to fulfill a race-team’s dream and bring home the ultimate trophy. They start with the presentation of the Porsche LMP1 and LMP2 cars at Paul Ricard. A technical overview of both the Porsche 919 Hybrid and Porsche 911 RSR, including an in-depth description of the steering-wheels used in both cars.
Of course cars only won’t win the race, so you get a short biography of all of the drivers involved. Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard driving the red Porsche 919 #17, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb in the black/white Porsche 919 #18 and Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber and Nico Hülkenberg in the white/black Porsche 919 #19. All the customers teams driving Porsches,and the pilots involved are presented : #67 en #68 Team AAI, #76 Dempsey- Proton Racing, #88 Abu-Dhabi Proton Racing and #91 and #92 Manthey Racing teams.
After a brief presentation of the famous La Sarthe track, the book continues with the test week for the Porsche team at Le Mans, followed by the scrutineering , practice , qualification and of course the race.
Both in words and with gorgeous pictures you can literally follow everything that happens in the cockpit, on the track, and in the pits. The book can be seen as well as a great coffee-table book, with hundreds of pictures, as as a book you can read to learn more about the longest day of the year in racing-terms : race day at the Le Mans 24h.
As a Porsche race fan, there is no excuse not to have this book in your library.
Author : René de Boer & Tim Upietz
Publisher : Gruppe C Motorsport Verlag
Language : German / English / French
Pages : 192 pages with 440 color pictures
ISBN : 978-3-928540-79-7