Porsche takes to the Spa part of the aerodynamics of Le Mans


The first three appointments of the WEC demands
aerodynamic very different
. While that Silverstone requires a pack of high
downforce, the layout of The Sarthe is the opposite, and the LMP1
mounted packs aerodynamic that offer the least resistance to the air to be able to
to achieve the maximum speed on the long straights of the route. half way
is Spa-Francorchamps
. In light of this fact and of the tests carried out
during the last week at MotorLand with more than 30 hours on the track, Porsche
919 Hybrid will use components of the aerodynamic Le Mans at the 6 Hours of

This was confirmed by the Director of the Team Porsche LMP1,
Andreas Seidl: “The set-up of a car on a track with more than seven
kilometres of climbs and descents is always complicated since there are find
a compromise between the downforce needed in fast corners and the
little resistance in their long straight lines
. In our test of resistance in
Aragon tested our pack aerodynamic of the 24h Le Mans for the first time and now we will use some components of Spa-Francorchamps. This test of 30
hours was positive
and we feel that we are ready for the second round of the

With this step, Porsche Motorsport demonstrating increased
preparation in relation to 2015
, where he suffered at Silverstone and at Spa-Francorchamps
not having a body kit high downforce, being exceeded in
both cases by the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. This pack came at the Nürburgring and was the first step towards a
second half of the season in which Porsche came back to win the
title of the WEC with Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley. In 2016 and
thanks to the punishment for Audi, Porsche yes that could win at the 6 Hours of
, where he showed a lot more competitive.