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Porsche Webber14Porsche factory works driver Mark Webber spent the night in a local hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, after his accident in the six-hour race on Sunday. He sustained bruising and concussion. Mark is still under observation at the hospital with his team-mates and colleagues visiting him. He is set to return to the UK later this week.

On Monday morning Brazilian time he said: “I’m quite sore this morning, am pretty bruised and have got a stinking headache. I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened. The team is looking into the details to find out more. Thanks to the medical team at the track and here at the hospital, who did a great job and are looking after me very well.” Read More »

– Tom Kristensen celebrates widely recognised farewell with podium result
– Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer are runners-up in the championship
– Audi surrenders constructors’ title for the first time after two years as World Champions

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The Porsche Team has achieved its maiden win with the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in the final race of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship in São Paulo with the driving trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany). At the same time as the team achieved the biggest success of its debut season, it had its greatest shock when Mark Webber had a very heavy accident in the sister car with less than half an hour to go before the end of the six-hour race.

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Porsche Brazil14dA successful conclusion to the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) for Porsche Team Manthey: With a strong performance in the gripping six-hour race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the French Porsche works drivers Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet finished second in the fiercely competitive GTE-Pro class at the wheel of their Porsche 911 RSR. With this, the pair notched up another podium result with the 470 hp GT racer from Weissach to add to the two double victories at Silverstone and Shanghai. In the Manufacturers’ Championship, Porsche secured runner-up honours. Read More »

– Battle for manufacturers’ title and runner-up’s spot for the drivers
– Tom Kristensen ends professional career
– Special visual appearance of the number 1 R18 e-tron quattro

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– Le Mans record winner to become representative and partner of Audi
– Last race on November 30 in WEC finale in Brazil
– Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Ullrich: “We’re happy that Tom Kristensen has been and continues to be an ‘Audian.’”

One of the really big names in sports is retiring: Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will contest his last race as a professional race driver in São Paulo (Brazil) at the end of November. The 47-year-old Dane will be retained by the brand with the four rings as a representative and partner of Audi Sport. Read More »