Porsche Victory 2016 (24h LeMans)
by René De Boer and Tim Upietz
The 18th overall victory for Porsche at the legendary 24h race of Le Mans was a real sensation. The Porsche drivers Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb had fought an eye-to-eye battle with the two Toyota's for more than half of the race. Towards the final phase of the race, Toyota seemed to be on its way to the title until the tide surprisingly turned three minutes before the end. Thus, the Stuttgart-based automobile manufacturer celebrated its second Le Mans victory in a row. The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber lost a lot of time due to a repair during the night, but showed a bravura recovery.
In the LMGTE-Pro class, both factory Porsche 911s retired early, with the 911 RSR of the Dempsey-Proton-Racing team finishing eighth. The best-placed Porsche team in the LMGTE-Am class was Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing, which celebrated a podium finish with third place.
This book documents in words and pictures the appearance of all Porsche teams at Le Mans, from the presentation of the cars to the test day, technical scrutineering, free practice and qualifying sessions, the warm-up and the race. Also the traditional meeting with the previous year's winners for handshakes, the press conference as well as the drivers' parade pass in review.
Language: German, English and French
Publisher: Gruppe C Motorsport Verlag GmbH
Year of publication: 1st edition 2016
Scope: 192 pages / approx. 440 illustrations
Dimensions: approx. 24.5 x 32.5 cm