By on June 14, 2015

Porsche Wins LeMans

Nico Hulkenberg in the #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid has taken the German sportscar maker to victory over sister company Audi. The car was also driven by Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy.

Second place was claimed by the #17 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, and Timo Bernhard.

Audi filled the third and fourth spots with its Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the third Porsche car took fifth.

Other notable finishes:

The top finishing LMP1 Toyota took sixth overall ahead of one of the Audis.

LMP2 was won by KCMG campaigning an Oreca Nissan.

Corvette Racing claimed first in LM GTE Pro.

SMP Racing in a Ferrari 458 Italia took the LM GTE Amateur win.

The only remaining front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo finished in 40th overall but was not classified as a finisher as it did not complete 70 percent of the distance covered by the lead Porsche.

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9 Comments on “Porsche Takes LeMans...”


  • avatar
    Fred

    Since the Porsche was based on the Audi and several people who worked for Audi went to Porsche, so it’s not a total loss for Audi. Party tonight at VAG!

    • 0 avatar
      colganc

      Have any source material that the 91 was based on the R18?

    • 0 avatar
      Jacob

      You have no basis to claim that Porsche 919 was based on an Audi chassis. Porsche’s power unit was a 2.0L V4 turbo petrol engine with a battery based hybrid-electric unit. The Audi is a 4.0L V6 turbo diesel with a flywheel energy recovery system. And considering how tightly the engine, brakes, and chassis must be integrated in the modern race cars, I highly doubt that Porsche 919 is based on the Audi R18 chassis.

  • avatar
    ajla

    “Corvette Racing claimed first in LM GTE Pro.”

    See you next year Ford.

  • avatar
    Steve Biro

    Anyone want to talk about Fox’s god-awful scheduling of its LeMans coverage across two cable channels and an online app with unnecessary interruptions and only approximately correct transition times?

  • avatar
    Eric Aubanel

    It was a gripping race, with many position changes, hard charging, and heartbreaks. Great watching experience on WEC paid livestream while listening to commentary on radiolemans.com. So happy for Corvette, after their other factory Corvette crashed before the race and the Larbre Covette didn’t finish. I wish AMR would come back to TUSC so that we could have three way Corvette-Ferrari-Aston Martin battles here in NA. Of course, next year we’ll have Ford GT, too.

  • avatar
    ZCD2.7T

    Ironic that Audi had the fastest car this year (as witnessed by the new lap record they set during the race), but lost due to mechanical issues and some bad luck. Previously, they hadn’t always been fastest (see Peugeot and Toyota) but generally prevailed due to being more consistent, with few mechanical issues and fewer mistakes.

    Still and all, congrats to Porsche – it’s great to see Audi and Porsche competing!

  • avatar
    Morea

    Toyota was a real disappointment this year being very much off the race pace.

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