Published on March 8th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche 919 Hybrid Testing In Aragon
The Porsche Team has been testing with the Porsche 919 Hybrid in Aragon in Northern Spain for the past five days. It has been the third comprehensive test with the new Le Mans Prototype, which will be officially launched in its final livery on March 26 in Paul Ricard. There, on the historical circuit in Southern France, on March 27 and 28 the so called Prologue is going to take place a joint test for the entire field of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Since last Monday six Porsche works drivers have been sharing driving duties at the 5.078 kilometre long Aragon track: Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland), Marc Lieb (Germany) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain).
The first Porsche 919 Hybrid that was built still runs in its black carbon-fibre colours. Together the drivers covered 7,599 kilometres in Aragon, which increases the total mileage of the new 919 to 18,866 kilometres of testing.
Despite some strong and gusty winds, overall the testing conditions were fine with the track being dry all the time and temperatures reaching a maximum of 22 degrees Celsius during daytime and falling to a low of 2 degrees Celsius during night running. The opening race of the World Championship takes place on April 12 in Silverstone.