Porsche – “Our mission for Le Mans 2014”

Porsche have launched a trailer about their return to LMP1 series enduring racing:

Missing from the video, but arguably crucial to their strategy, is the presence of Australian Formula 1 driver, Mark Webber. Webber announced his retirement from the front-running Infiniti Red Bull Racing team earlier this year, returning to Le Mans racing after more than a decade away and with a marque that carries so much history with it.

It must’ve been hard for Webber to give up Formula 1. Not that he’ll miss Vettel, but that’s fair…

I’m an F1 fan, and whilst I’ll try and catch live feeds of the 24 Heures le Mans race each year, I’m not really across the series that Le Mans is part of – the WEC (World Endurance Championship). Webber’s arrival will change that, as will Porsche’s return. This is, after, the marque that Steve McQueen’s character raced for in the excellent 1971 film Le Mans

“Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.”

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