Porsche has been running the 919 Hybrid on long distance reliability tests in Northern Spain. A three-day test at Aragon circuit saw all six 919 drivers clock up seat time in one 919 test car, including some night running.
Porsche 919 LMP1: Le Mans Testing
“This test focussed on reliability,” said Team Principal, Andreas Seidl. “Experience from our previous tests and first two races forced modifications which proved to be effective. This test showed some new weaknesses, which we will now try to fix. The coming two weeks will be used to prepare the two race cars and their spare parts for the pre-race test on 1st June in Le Mans. Furthermore, we will keep practicing all race specific procedures, especially pit stops.”
I wish I could say my recent radio silence was because I was down in Spain with the test team, but sadly not! Full workload at the minute and a couple of very high profile websites to build and fill with JG’s own brand of web copy. So busy that I’ve cancelled my Le Mans trip: will blog it from the sofa.