How Porsche is kicking the WEC when it’s down
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How Porsche is kicking the WEC when it’s down

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Porsche is publicly committed to team orders in its bid to bow out of the LMP1 with another WEC title. Doing so is hurting the championship it will be leaving behind, and its own legacy

To: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Porscheplatz 1, D - 70435 Stuttgart

Cc: Andreas Seidl
Porsche Motorsport
Porschestrasse 911, D - 71287 Weissach

I am writing to inform you that I was disappointed - and subsequently a little bit depressed - by the Porsche LMP1 team's conduct at the recent Mexico City round of the World Endurance Championship. I feel you were mostly to blame for a largely boring race that did a disservice to the championship.

We could not have predicted that Toyota would have been quite so uncompetitive, particularly after the promise it showed around its bogey circuit at the Nurburgring in July. But it was evident pretty early in the weekend that your 919 Hybrid had a clear advantage at altitude in Mexico. Your only rival wasn't a threat, so why not let your two cars race each other?

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