Each summer, the Le Mans 24-Hour race is held in France. This is one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world and professional teams work year-round to perfect their cars. This year, the results were good for Porsche at Le Mans 2019. At the end of the two-day event, which is the conclusion of the racing season, Porsche won all five GT titles.
- Porsche drivers Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre earned the drivers’ world crown for the FIA World Endurance Championship.
- The Project 1 customer squad came away as the GTE-Am class champion, earned the team champions title, and claimed the drivers’ championship title.
- Earlier in the season, Porsche has already earned enough points to claim the manufacturer’s world championship.
Porsche now has 108 class wins, which makes it the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans history. In the Le Mans race itself, the Porsche teams earned a double podium with second and third place finishes. Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz, and Frederic Makowiecki drove the No. 91 car to second place. The third-place finishers were Earl Bamber, Patrick Pilet, and Nick Tandy in the No. 93 car. Both cars crossed the finish line less than 70 seconds after the first-place car.
You may not be able to drive your Porsche at Le Mans, but it’ll make every day’s commute through Memphis feel pretty close. To experience the difference a Porsche makes, stop into Gossett Porsche.