The tech behind Porsche's F1 record beater

The tech behind Porsche's F1 record beater

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo made headlines throughout 2018 with its record-chasing - even though F1 retook the fastest lap at Spa - but the car's conception was always about far more than just making it into the history books

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo's clear visual differences from its World Endurance Championship LMP1 challenger origins suggest an undertaking that began with a blank piece of paper. Instead, the finance men and logic won out over white-knuckle record chasing.

After all, why should Porsche commit boatloads of cash to a programme it ended when it withdrew from the WEC following the 2017 season? That decision followed the dieselgate scandal and the realisation of its Formula E ambitions.

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