Drivers

Vic Elford – an extraordinary all-rounder

There are some racing drivers who are fast everywhere. One of the best examples of such all-rounders is Vic Elford. In one year, he won the Monte Carlo Rally as well as the Targa Florio and scored a point at the Monaco Grand Prix. ...

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Pedro Rodriguez – 1,000 kilometres in 4:01:09

Mexico’s Pedro Rodriguez commanded the legendary Porsche 917 better than just about anyone, with Jo Siffert his only equal. He shared a series of swashbuckling duels with the Swiss, who was a fellow driver for John Wyer’s Gulf team. Rodriguez also became one of the leading drivers in Formula One. ...

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Helmut Marko – the doctor in the cockpit

A doctor of law, Helmut Marko partnered Gijs van Lennep to victory in the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. In one of the fastest Le Mans performances of all time, they recorded an average speed of 222.304 kilometres per hour in their Porsche 917. ...

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Peter Gregg

Together with his friend and business partner Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg was hard to beat in the North American IMSA races. They drove a Brumos Porsche with the starting number 59. ...

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Reinhold Joest – sustained success at Le Mans

Reinhold Joest from Odenwald was a successful racer in his time. He has since become an incredibly prolific performer in Le Mans as the boss of Joest Racing, winning four titles with racing cars from Porsche and triumphing a further 11 times with Audi models. ...

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Jacky Ickx – four-time winner in Le Mans

Belgian-born Jacky Ickx was one of Porsche’s most successful racing drivers of all time, winning four of his six starts for the team in Le Mans. His best performance in the Formula One World Championship was a second-place finish. ...

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Vern Schuppan

Born in Australia, Vern Schuppan won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1983 and was part of the Porsche works team until 1988. ...

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Hans-Joachim Stuck – a man with brains

For many years, Hans-Joachim Stuck was an integral part of the Porsche works team. Even as President of the German Motorsport Association (DMSB), he maintains close contact with fellow car enthusiasts working for racing manager Peter Falk. ...

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Brendon Hartley – the young hotshot

In June 2017, a pair of Kiwis raced to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley achieved this feat together with his compatriot Earl Bamber and the redoubtable German Timo Bernhard, the three racers triumphing in the Porsche 919 Hybrid. ...

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Mark Webber – a mature team player

Mark Webber is not only a successful Formula One racer, but also won the World Endurance Championship in the LMP1 class. Since ending his motor racing career, he has maintained close links with Porsche as an ambassador. ...

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