Legendary The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project

$90.00

Heike Hientzsch

Description

A lavishly illustrated two-volume history of the world-class Porsche 919 Hybrid prototype racing car which made its competitive debut in 2014 and marked the return of Porsche to top-tier racing. This book explores all aspects of the creation and performance of this spectacular racing car, the first Class -1 sports prototype Porsche produced after the RS Spyder, which raced until 2010.

Volume I documents the history of the car, exploring the drama, successes, and setbacks that Porsche encountered. The text is by Heike Hientzsch, who was herself part of the LMP1 team. She takes the reader into the pits and behind the scenes of the Porsche racing department in Weissach, and interviews top race car drivers like Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard.

Volume 2 features insider photographs by Jürgen Tap, who accompanied the Porsche team with his own team of photographers. It is an illustrated chronology of this exciting epoch of racing history, and transports the reader on a fascinating journey around the world in the company of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Heike Heintzsch is a journalist and editor who works for the Porsche LMP1 communication team. She worked in Formula 1 for 13 years, until 2012, first for BMW and then for the Sauber team. Jürgen Tap is a Hamburg-based photographer who specializes in race car photography. His previous publications include 10 books about Porsche and Ferrari.