The official Pre-test for the 2015 Le Mans 24-race will finally see what Porsche has to offer: three 919 Hybrid models, that will be colored in red, black and white. And of course, every color represents something, that Porsche team believes in. Let's see what.
The red prototype represents Tradition and it will race under number 17 with drivers Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia). In fact, the car number and the color red are a special tribute to the Porsche vehicle, that, back in 1970, won a total of 16 races in Le Mans.
The black prototype LMP1 with number 18 represents Technology. This number is, in fact, a symbol for the technical relationship between the 919 Hybrid model and the 918 Spyder sports car. Furthermore, a black 918 model set a record for fastest lap back in 2013, as the vehicle travelled more than 20 kilometers in 6 minutes and 57 seconds. The brave driver was Marc Lieb (GER), who will also be competing this year again and he will use one more time the 919 model. The other drivers are Romain Dumas (France) and Neel Jani (Switzerland)
And the third car is a symbol of a Return and will proudly bear number 19. The white color represents the return after a long, 16-year absence. The color will also be used with the two Porsche 911 RSR vehicles, that will compete in the GTE Pro Class. In this year's Le Mans the 919 Hybrid will be driven by Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Nico Hülkenberg (Germany) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain)
We all know how tough the Le Mans race is and that it contains lots of science, unseen by ordinary people and we hope, that the three Porsche vehicles will not only represent tradition, technology and return, but also success and victory!