Porsche is hard at work preparing its new LMP1 race car, with the German automaker planning for a mid-2013 debut.
The new LMP1 sports prototype will be run by Porsche’s own works team based in Weissach and will compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours race and in the World Endurance Championship series.
The LMP1 project will be headed by Fritz Enzinger while Porsche’s Head of Motorsport Hartmut Kristen will continue to be responsible for all other motorsport programs worldwide for the German automaker.
For the 2013 season, Porsche will continue its support in GT racing, offering teams an upgrade package to position the GT3 R to be an even more formidable car on the race track.
“In factory sport the regulations must be based on technology while in customer racing a stronger alignment of the relative strength by Balance of Performance measures is legitimate,” said Wolfgang Hatz, Porsche AG Board of Management Member for Research and Development.