Porsche reviews early years at Le Mans: VideoMon, 12 Dec 2011
Porsche will make its return to the LMP1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. To celebrate, it has released another teaser video that highlights the brand's history at the famous race from the early years.
Porsche has more wins at Le Mans than any other manufacturer, including Audi. The company has 16 overall victories, including seven in a row from 1981 to 1987. Scores of famous racers have sat in the driver's seat, including Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Hurley Haywood and Hans-Joachim Stuck.
When the announcement of Porsche's return came last summer, Penske Racing made it known that it would love to back a Porsche team at Le Mans. Roger Penske said his organization wanted to follow up on its success with the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 in the American Le Mans Series, though no deal has been made.
The company won't be back until 2014, which means that Porsche still has some hurdles to jump, such as finding a pilot or two and, well, building a car.
We'll definitely be watching. The company is setting up its YouTube channel for a running series of these teaser videos, so stay tuned.
By Jake Lingeman