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Old 7 Aug 2013, 19:17 (Ref:3286995)   #2281
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Sorry if this has been quoted here before? I was reading a Porsche Magazine whilst waiting for my cars MOT test this morning...Porsche said they had debated wether to go F1 or WEC, but rejected Formula One as a "Tabloid Sport! and recognised WEC was followed by "Real Enthusiasts"...Cool!
Which of course most of us here have known for a loooonnnngggg time......
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Old 7 Aug 2013, 21:37 (Ref:3287021)   #2282
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Which drivers will take the remaing Porsche LMP1 seats?
I suspect they might go for an American for marketing reasons but not sure who. In the past Porsche has usually had somebody from the USA in their squad.
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Old 8 Aug 2013, 03:22 (Ref:3287125)   #2283
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Audi/Toyota don't have an American driver and Porsche and Audi have the same American marketing interest so i dont think there is a push for a token American driver. Selection purely based on ability in the cockpit.
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Old 8 Aug 2013, 08:03 (Ref:3287188)   #2284
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Audi/Toyota don't have an American driver and Porsche and Audi have the same American marketing interest so i dont think there is a push for a token American driver. Selection purely based on ability in the cockpit.
Yep. I don't think Porsche will base it on anything else.

In fact, so serious is this project, that some of the noises coming from them suggest beating the opposition is more important than the marketing from the project....!
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Old 8 Aug 2013, 09:40 (Ref:3287212)   #2285
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Dumas-Berhnard-Webber-Jani are for sure ..... names that are flying around in the rumour mill are :

Vernay-Lyonnais-Pla-Heidfeld-Conway-Luhr-Graff-Makowiecki-Martin-Watts-Stanaway-Christensen-Pilet-Tandy-Holzer-Lieb .

Some of the currant Porsche drivers have expressed a wish to stay in GTE , good .

There ya go , a right speculation of mixed talent . This is being talked about , and Porsche indeed seem to want a 3rd car for Le Mans ..... YES Source is this article from Endurance-Info below .
http://www.endurance-info.com/versio...nce-19837.html


I'd like to see Lieb in the car .
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Old 8 Aug 2013, 12:18 (Ref:3287277)   #2286
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In fact, so serious is this project, that some of the noises coming from them suggest beating the opposition is more important than the marketing from the project....!
Some mistake, surely!
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Old 8 Aug 2013, 12:33 (Ref:3287288)   #2287
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Vernay-Lyonnais-Pla-Heidfeld-Conway-Luhr-Graff-Makowiecki-Martin-Watts-Stanaway-Christensen-Pilet-Tandy-Holzer-Lieb .
I may be mistaken, but didn't Makowiecki come close to a Peugeot drive several years ago?
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Old 8 Aug 2013, 12:44 (Ref:3287294)   #2288
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In fact, so serious is this project, that some of the noises coming from them suggest beating the opposition is more important than the marketing from the project....!

Their marketing machine has been hard at work reminding everybody that they are returning for some time now. That is not to say that winning isn't a top priority as it goes hand in hand with exposure. That said, if anyone thinks that Porsche doesn't have something to prove and is going to be happy with not winning they are sorely mistaken.

It is a matter of pride within the motor sports group and beyond. I was reminded as much last Summer with a visit to the factory and having been fortunate enough to talk with certain employees. This is a way of telling anyone who thinks that they are not the same Porsche that most of us remember that they are back. They are going to do everything within their power to beat all comers, especially Audi.

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...and may they be successful.
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I may be mistaken, but didn't Makowiecki come close to a Peugeot drive several years ago?
yeah , I seem to recall something about that in the back of my mind . Same for varney , wasn't he a spare driver for them one year . Be great to see Pug return !
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Some mistake, surely!
In the article , Porsche Ceo expects them to win asap . I cant imagine Porsche doing anything else to be honest .
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Not really. We're talking about winning Le Mans here. That'll be Porsche's single aim. Any entries in the WEC could maybe see some american drivers in a couple of years...
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This is Porsche. Their marketing strategy often involves no marketing strategy, by which I mean they turn up to Le Mans, win it magnificently, and then all of a sudden we (the enthusiasts) have an urge to by a Porsche (not including me in this obviously, my Panda is somewhat easier to insure at my age than a 911). As Rennen said earlier, this is an enthusiast's sport and they know it. If you want to market your cars to Joe Public and sell your Cayennes or whatever to them, stick an ad on the tele or in a newspaper...that will do you more good than an F1 podium every now and again. And that's what they'll do.

To some people - most, in fact - "Porsche" is a brand name that is desirable. But that's built on a pedigree that we, the enthusiasts, have helped create. Porsche have obviously felt the need to continue that.

Ergo, every driver whose bottom touches the seat of this LMP1 Porsche will be the best driver available when the contracts are signed.
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This is Porsche. Their marketing strategy often involves no marketing strategy, by which I mean they turn up to Le Mans, win it magnificently, and then all of a sudden we (the enthusiasts) have an urge to by a Porsche (not including me in this obviously, my Panda is somewhat easier to insure at my age than a 911). As Rennen said earlier, this is an enthusiast's sport and they know it. If you want to market your cars to Joe Public and sell your Cayennes or whatever to them, stick an ad on the tele or in a newspaper...that will do you more good than an F1 podium every now and again. And that's what they'll do.

To some people - most, in fact - "Porsche" is a brand name that is desirable. But that's built on a pedigree that we, the enthusiasts, have helped create. Porsche have obviously felt the need to continue that.

Ergo, every driver whose bottom touches the seat of this LMP1 Porsche will be the best driver available when the contracts are signed.

I agree with what he said
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I may have missed it, but is there any info on what Energy Recovery System Porsche will use with their tiny 1.8 - 2.0 inline 4-cylinder turbo-charged engine?
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