As an ambitious young woman in motorsport, Emma Kimiläinen was aiming for the top. After some success in Nordic motorsport, running Finnish Formula Ford and Swedish Radical championships, she was awarded a factory Audi team DTM test seat and continued in ADAC Formel Masters and Formula Palmer Audi. Then she walked away from it all, taking a four year hiatus from racing. She’s always said that her funding simply dried up and it was time to take a break, but the truth, as it turns out, is a bit more sinister and a whole lot more creepy.
For the 2010 season, still hoping to eventually make her way to Formula 1, Kimiläinen was negotiating for a ride … More
This is the Porsche 919 EVO. It’s what you get when you take a Le Mans-winning prototype and rip up the rulebook. In 2018, Porsche set it’s engineers a single goal – make a car go faster than anything else.
But how did Porsche make the 919 faster than even the latest F1 cars? What rules did Porsche need to ignore to turn an LMP1 car into a machine capable of being the fastest car ever to lap the Nurburgring?
The Porsche 919 was a dominant machine in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 category, winning 17 of the 33 races it took part in and winning three championships in a row from 2015 to 2017.
It was a truly ground-breaking car, with an astonishingly efficient V4 engine and one of the most advanced hybrid systems ever.
After winning Le Mans three times over, the time came for Porsche to retire the 919 and with that, their LMP1 campaign. So Porsche looked for a way to give it the send-off it deserved.
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