Saturday, November 1, 2014

High Quality Images of Porsche Drivers


      Pfanatics tend to stick to what we love, Porsches, more specifically the cars and for the most part here at Pfanaticle we pay less attention to the drivers. These high quality photos draw all our attention to the driver. Above is Mark Webber, well known Porsche racing team member. This photo looks like it was done for GQ or something, it's great. His uniform, the background, and of course his face are all so clear and detailed. The Porsche logo on his chest shows some reflection due to the suit not being completely flat. These photos had me stopping and looking for just as long as any other Porsche photo does. 




Friday, October 31, 2014

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland: Winner portrait: Philipp Eng wins the Porsche Carrera Cup



Stuttgart. When he takes off his helmet and climbs out of the cockpit of his car he always looks a little dishevelled. Philipp Eng is not pretentious – he’s a race driver with rough edges and tousled hair. After a season that ran more like the Spa rollercoaster than the flat track of the Lausitzring, Eng was finally crowned the new champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. The Austrian won this accolade thanks to consistently good performances and three race victories. This balance offset the points he thought he had lost from the Spielberg round. 

At the fifth weekend of the season, a protest was lodged against Eng’s Project 1 team when his vehicle was found not to be in compliance with the regulations. The points Eng earned in Austria (a victory and third place) were disallowed and he was not permitted to climb the podium at Spielberg: A bitter blow for the Austrian-born pilot. The team led by owner Hans-Bernd Kamps lodged an appeal and the proceedings before the sports authority in Frankfurt was decided in favour of Project 1. 

With this triumph under his belt, Eng travelled to the season finale at Hockenheim eleven points ahead of his closest rival Michael Ammermüller. Securing seventh place at race 17 and third from race 18 earned the native of Salzburg the all-important points towards claiming the title. The line of well-wishers was long when Eng came into the paddock after his last outing. There was no end to the handshakes and congratulations and Eng revelled in the attention. He had worked long and hard for such an accolade. And now he would enjoy the fruits of his efforts with his partner Vivien at his adopted home of Stuttgart. “And in the wonderful atmosphere of the Porsche night of champions in December at Stuttgart I will for sure raise my glass again to this title,” explained Eng with a grin from ear to ear. At 1.72 metres tall, Eng is the perfect height for a race driver. And when he proudly accepts the trophy on the podium at Hockenheim he will no doubt seem to have grown a great deal taller.


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database

Porsche of the Week



      Laguna Seca is home to a great race track and many Porsches have frequented the curves. This Porsche 356 is fitted with a trailer to pull the racing Porsche. It's really quite the sight. I can't imagine seeing this on the freeways, it's great! At the track these cars must turn heads but they'll do that anywhere they're seen together. That's one impressive Porsche Pfanatic.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), LMP1 test in Aragon (Spain)


Last in-season test with the Porsche 919 Hybrid successfully completed

Stuttgart. Today the Porsche Team has concluded this year’s in-season testing schedule with the Porsche 919 Hybrid after four days running in Aragon in Northern Spain. In total the drivers covered 4,284 kilometres between Monday and Thursday.

The majority of the test work in the lead up to the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on November 2 in Shanghai was done by the regular LMP1 drivers, Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas (France) and Neel Jani (Switzerland). However, once again Porsche works drivers from the GT category were invited to drive the LMP1 car. In Aragon Richard Lietz (Austria), Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) got behind the wheel of the 919 Hybrid, following their colleagues Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France), who tested in September at Magny-Cours (France).

With pleasant ambient temperatures and a dry track, the testing conditions were good. Team Principal Andreas Seidl recapped: “We came here with a very comprehensive programme for our final 2014 in-season test and we’re pleased to have ticked off our entire job list. The focus was on set-up work for the three remaining races in Shanghai, Bahrain and Sao Paulo. We were working on the suspension settings and aerodynamics, but also carried out detailed tyre testing. Again, our team and our regular drivers worked very productively, while Richard, Patrick and Nick also did a very good job. The Porsche squad of GT works drivers is top-class and very well trained. Right from the beginning, the LMP1 team benefitted from that, and we are happy to give something back with the chance to test for us. Internal promotion is important. Overall, after these four days we feel well prepared for the three six-hour races in November.” 



Please note: Photo and video material relating to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) are available for accredited journalists from the Porsche Press Database at https://presse.porsche.de. You can also activate the Porsche Motorsport SMS information service there, which provides you with main news. Via @PorscheRaces on Twitter you can get the latest information, photos and videos relating to Porsche Motorsport live from racetracks all over the world. The digital 2014 Motorsport Media Guide can be accessed by journalists at https://presse.porsche.de/motorsport. Porsche Communication also provides a new service for journalists, bloggers and online multipliers at www.newsroom.porsche.com.


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database

Porsche 917 Racing Art



      This Porsche 917 with Gulf colors looks great as a piece of art. The Porsche looks super realistic and the way it's colored on the track and the greenery surrounding gives the feeling of speed. The colors pop off the page which also enhances the speed factor. This piece looks like it could be mixed media or just paint, whatever it is it's very classy. This piece could go anywhere in the house, from living room to main hallway, and of course the staple man cave or garage. 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Porsche Team Germany player wins Luxembourg Open


Annika Beck celebrates first WTA title

Stuttgart. Annika Beck is off the mark: the Porsche Team Germany player won the Luxembourg Open and at the same time celebrated her first career WTA title. In Saturday’s final, the 20-year old was an easy 6-2, 6-1 victor against the Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Last year saw Annika Beck lose the final of the 250,000 dollar indoor tournament in the Grand Duchy. However this time around against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, the 2012 French Open junior champion converted her first match point after one hour 33 minutes to record her first ever win on the WTA-Tour. It was the fifth WTA title this year for a Porsche Team Germany player – the previous winners were Andrea Petkovic in Charleston and Nuremberg, Mona Barthel in Bastad und Sabine Lisicki in Hong Kong. Representing the Porsche Talent Team Germany, Anna-Lena Friedsam won her first WTA tournament when triumphing in Suzhou, China in September. 


Please note: the Porsche Team Germany and Porsche Talent Team Germany photo libraries, a part of the Porsche Press Data Bank, is available to all accredited journalists at the internet address http://presse.porsche.de. Further contents can be found at www.newsroom.porsche.com, the new Porsche Communication service for journalists, blogger and online multipliers.


SOURCE: Porsche Motorsports Press Release Database

Blue Vintage Porsche 911 with Key



      This vintage Porsche 911 in blue is great on its own but is even better with the key below. The Porsche is sweet, the very thing I look for in a car. I love the shape, the clean lines, the bright paint and the even brighter accents in silver. This photo goes to the next level by splitting the image in color and object. The key is great, it has a great shape and cool size, and the blue offsets the car but draws us in even further. This is perfect for a computer background, it's the one I use for Pfanatic work and it's great. Love it, can't get enough. 

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