Positive Porsche Test in Spain

Photo - Porsche/ACO:  Porsche 919 in its camouflage testing livery 

Porsche has completed a second test session of 2017 at Motorland Aragon in Spain, the first of the year with the new-for-2017 specification 919 Hybrid.  The team announced that 7,200km was completed over five days with all six drivers present.

Chief race engineer Stephen Mitas said: “The focus was split between development work and endurance.  There were only minor issues, including fog during the planned night session.  The test was therefore extended by two days, joining Toyota on track.”

Team Principal Andreas Seidl added: “Conditions in general were good, dry and sunny during the days, high humidity and fog in the evenings.  The main focus was approval of the 2017 car spec for Silverstone and Spa, reliability, set up and tyre testing.

“It was a very positive test with the full 2017-spec [919] on track for the first time, preparing for Silverstone but still some homework left for Le Mans.”

The drivers, meanwhile, have been testing out new race suits for 2017 in a photo shoot organised by the manufacturer.

André Lotterer, Nick Tandy and Neel Jani 

Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley, having fun at the photo shoot!