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Endurance: Two major test sessions for Porsche

To prepare for the second part of the FIA World Endurance Championship the Porsche Team has held two major test sessions.

The German test has been testing with the Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid for three days at the Eurospeedway Lausitz near Dresden in Germany.

The Porsche works drivers Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Mark Webber covered 2,031 kilometres in total.

The other three LMP1 works drivers, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Marc Lieb tested in July in Paul Ricard, South of France, where they did 2,167 kilometres.

Porsche 919 Hybrid
Porsche 919 Hybrid (Photo: Porsche AG)

Team Principal Andreas Seidl explained the team have successfully tested improvements in all areas of the car. “The introduction of our new aero update was important. It provides a higher downforce level and should help to improve the 919 Hybrid’s race performance for the remaining rounds of the championship,” he said.

Early in September the Porsche 919 Hybrid will undergo another test before September 20 when the fourth of eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship is held in Austin, Texas.