LMDh - Porsche & Penske Collaborate

LMDh - Porsche & Penske Collaborate

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Leithen

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7,519 posts

232 months

Tuesday
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Interesting announcement - Porsche & Penske will collaborate for the works Porsche LMDh competition team.

https://presse.porsche.de/prod/presse_pag/PressRes...

andy97

4,168 posts

187 months

Tuesday
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I think they have worked together before, certainly in the LMP2 days.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_RS_Spyder

Leithen

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7,519 posts

232 months

Tuesday
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I seem to remember Penske wanting to take on the 919 as a customer entry when Porsche withdrew, but Porsche said no. Pity if true.

entropy

4,135 posts

168 months

Tuesday
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Interesting. I wonder if Penske would be allowed to run LM24? I'm guessing Penske will serve as the factory team in North America/IMSA and Weissach serving WEC.

Allyc85

7,208 posts

151 months

Thursday
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Great news, made even better by the fact that they will make cars available for privateers straight away.

DanielSan

16,082 posts

132 months

Thursday
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entropy said:
Interesting. I wonder if Penske would be allowed to run LM24? I'm guessing Penske will serve as the factory team in North America/IMSA and Weissach serving WEC.
Depends how many cars Porsche chose to enter at LM, if they were onky entering the 2 cars I can't see there being an issue with 2 becoming an effective 4 car entry with the 2 Penske cars there in another garage

Leithen

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7,519 posts

232 months

Thursday
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DanielSan said:
entropy said:
Interesting. I wonder if Penske would be allowed to run LM24? I'm guessing Penske will serve as the factory team in North America/IMSA and Weissach serving WEC.
Depends how many cars Porsche chose to enter at LM, if they were onky entering the 2 cars I can't see there being an issue with 2 becoming an effective 4 car entry with the 2 Penske cars there in another garage
As I read it Porsche and Penske will be collaborating to run the factory entries in Le Mans and US. Similar to Audi and Joest at Le Mans?

Presumably the customer cars will be up to the customer teams to run.

airbusA346

576 posts

118 months

Yesterday (07:06)
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entropy said:
Interesting. I wonder if Penske would be allowed to run LM24? I'm guessing Penske will serve as the factory team in North America/IMSA and Weissach serving WEC.
How I understand it is: Penske will run 2 works cars in IMSA and WEC/LM24. The Penske workshop will be used for the IMSA cars and the Weissach workshop will be used for the WEC cars.

CanAm

6,870 posts

237 months

Yesterday (09:06)
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andy97 said:
I think they have worked together before, certainly in the LMP2 days.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_RS_Spyder
They certainly have! The Penske Porsche 917/30.

LukeBrown66

704 posts

11 months

Yesterday (13:33)
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The yellow DHL car was also a Porsche Penske design and with Acura they basically totally showed up Audi et al by winning races in a class lower car in a way. It was fabulous engineering and envelope pushing by both.