Porsche 919 Hybrid ready for COTA in Austin, Texas


Porsche 919 Hybrid ready for COTA in Austin, Texas


Two weeks after the victory in the first race disputed in the City of Mexico, the World Championship Endurance FIA (WEC) the Porsche 911 Hybrid is ready for the challenge of the weekend to Austin, Texas, at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). This will be the sixth of the nine tests of the Championship WEC 2016 and for Porsche is the next stop in their mission to defend the title. The demanding track of the DIMENSION, where he runs the Formula 1 Grand Prix of the united States and is recognized as one of the favorite of all the series of international motor racing. It is expected that the temperature is close to 90 degrees F so that the schedules of the race posed an additional challenge: the test of six hours will start at 17:00 hours, with the sunset scheduled for 19:32.

Porsche leads the World Championship for Constructors having won four races in 2016: Silverstone, Le Mans, Nürburgring, and Mexico City. This is the third season for the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid and during the five tests in the competition this year contested to date, Porsche has achieved 201 points, Audi is second (158), and Toyota took the third place (112). In the World Championship of Drivers, the trio victorious at Le Mans this year, formed by Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) has extended their lead to 41 points, just ahead of the drivers of Toyota's best classifieds. The first Audi drivers followed in third place with 74,5 points. The other official drivers of Porsche, Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) recently achieved two consecutive wins and improve to fifth place overall. The current champions of the world add up to 53,5 points.

Porsche 919 Hybrid ready for COTA in Austin, Texas

The Porsche 919 Hybrid developed in Weissach compete in the top category of the 31 cars registered, which is the class 1 of the prototypes of Le Mans (LMP1). Has twice won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and has a total power of more than 900 horses. Your combustion engine is an innovative thruster of small size. This ultra-compact engine V4 turbo petrol drives the rear axle with almost 500 horses. Two different systems of energy recovery, one that takes the energy from the braking of the front axle and another to the exhaust, fed to a battery of ions of lithium, on-demand, it passes the power to an electric motor that moves the front axle with an extra power of more than 400 horses. “The World Championship this year is being extremely tight,” said Fritz Enzinger, Vice president of the Project LMP1. “These long-distance races of the WEC we are showing hard-fought battles until the last minute, with the levels of technical and sports highest that you can imagine.

In Mexico the four-car LMP1-head scoring with a difference of three tenths of a second in training and, after the race, the three builders we had a team on the podium. We are the prey and no way we can relax in our title defense”. Team Principal, Andreas Seidl added: “In 2015 our Porsche 919 Hybrid dominated in Austin, but that is not what we expect to happen this year. However, we believe that our 919 will fit in well to the fast corners of the Circuit of the Americas. Austin is always very challenging for the drivers and for the whole team. The training sessions are late, the race ends at 23:00 hours and, typically, makes a lot of heat”.
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