autosport.com
Search:
Find out more about our subscriptions
  AUTOSPORT+ LOGIN AUTOSPORT Plus  
Username:
Password:
WEC NEWS 

Brendon Hartley tests Porsche's LMP1 car at Monza

Porsche is yet to reveal tech specs

Porsche LMP1 candidate Brendon Hartley tested the German manufacturer's 2014 World Endurance Championship challenger for the first time this week.

The former Red Bull junior racer drove the petrol-electric hybrid over the course of a three-day test at Monza, sharing the car with Porsche stalwarts Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas.

What can Porsche's Le Mans comeback achieve?

Long-time Porsche driver Marc Lieb, who is in line for the second vacant seat, was not present at the test, and is likely to drive the Porsche coupe at Paul Ricard later this month.

A Porsche spokesman explained that the team did not want to have both potential drivers at the same test to "avoid competition between them".

No further details of the Monza test have been revealed.

Porsche is aiming to announce the remaining two drivers alongside Bernhard, Dumas, Neel Jani and Mark Webber before the end of the year. One potential date is the manufacturer's annual prize-giving event on December 14.

Daytona Competition
Subs
  More news  
    advertisement
  RELATED LINKS
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the autosport.com shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
Haymarket