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12/12/2017 12:01

History of the Porsche 919 Hybrid and its three wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (video)

Porsche holds the win record at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a total of 19 to date. With its Porsche 919 Hybrid, the German marque added three victories to its track record in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Here is a look back at the car's tremendous history.

History of the Porsche 919 Hybrid and its three wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (video)

Porsche has decided to withdraw from the LMP1 scene after winning new Manufacturers and Drivers titles this season in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). In its four years of involvement, the German marque earned three world titles, 17 wins in 34 races, seven one-twos, 20 pole positions and 13 best in-race laps.

Among these triumphs figure three victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans:

2015: Nico Hülkenberg, Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber, #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid

2016: Neel Jani, Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb, Porsche #2 919 Hybrid

2017: Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid

In this video, relive the highlights of the Porsche 919 Hybrid's career, from its creation to its final race, by way of its wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

Porsche will still compete in the LMGTE Pro class as announced last Saturday at the "Night of Champions." Indeed, four official Porsche 911 RSRs are set to be fielded at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 16-17, 2018).

VIDEO: YouTube - Porsche

PHOTO: The second win for the Porsche 919 Hybrid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 2016. 

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