Porsche 963, Porsche Penske Motorsport (#75), Felipe Nasr (BR), Nick Tandy (UK), Mathieu Jaminet (F)
Porsche Penske Motorsport fields three hybrid prototypes at Le Mans
Powerful partner portfolio benefits from works team’s sporting chances
Officials partners and suppliers support the team in many areas
Porsche Penske Motorsport tackles the 24 Hours of Le Mans backed by strong partners. At round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the factory squad will also field a third Porsche 963. Sharing driving duties in this vehicle are Brazil’s Felipe Nasr, Frenchman Mathieu Jaminet and Nick Tandy from the UK. The goal is to clinch the 20th overall victory for Porsche in the world-famous endurance race, which celebrates its centenary this year. As the sporting chances for the Porsche Penske Motorsport works team grow, so too does the visibility of the sponsors and partners. They are also represented with their brand mark on the special livery that adorns the Porsche 963 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sports car manufacturer.
Like at the WEC races, the same driver line-up will share driving duties in the two other hybrid prototypes, with Michael Christensen from Denmark, Dane Cameron (USA) and Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki in the No. 5 car and the No. 6 car helmed by Germany’s André Lotterer, Laurens Vanthoor from Belgium and Frenchman Kévin Estre.
“We’ve managed to assemble a great portfolio of partners for the first season with the new Porsche 963 and are delighted with the great and productive collaboration,” states Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President of Motorsport. “When we envisaged campaigning a third hybrid prototype for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, everyone was immediately on board.”
Ansys: Official technology partner
As a leading provider of engineering simulations, Ansys closes the gap between the design phase and the finished product. For more than 50 years, the company’s software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. Its diverse field of applications ranges from sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices.
Penske Automotive Group: Official partner
Penske Automotive Group, Inc. is a diversified international transportation services company and one of the world’s premier automotive and commercial truck retailers. PAG operates dealerships principally in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Japan and is one of the largest retailers of commercial trucks in North America for the Freightliner brand. PAG also distributes and retails commercial vehicles, diesel and gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs nearly 27,000 people worldwide. It is a member of the Fortune 500, Russell 1000, and Russell 3000 indexes and is ranked among the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.
HELLER: Official technology partner
HELLER develops and produces state-of-the-art CNC machine tools and manufacturing systems for companies in the automotive industry and its suppliers, general mechanical engineering, the aerospace industry, energy technology and contract manufacturing, and more. As one of the leading machine tool manufacturers in the machining sector, the company employs over 2,600 staff worldwide in five production facilities on four continents and over 30 sales and service subsidiaries. For HELLER, the technology partnership with Porsche Penske Motorsport perfectly reflects its own values: cutting-edge technology, expertise, digitalisation, efficiency and perfection down to the smallest detail.
Michelin: Official partner
Michelin is a global tyre manufacturer headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The company employs 111,200 people worldwide and has sales organisations in over 170 countries and 67 facilities in 17 countries on five continents. Michelin is one of the three largest tyre manufacturers in the world and operates test and development centres in Europe, the USA and Japan. The company also sells road maps, hotel and travel guides, and mobile navigation solutions for travel planning.
Mobil 1: Official partner
Mobil 1 engine oil is one of the world’s most renowned brands of synthetic lubricants. Thanks to advanced technology, high-performance products meet strict industry standards and provide mechanical components with exceptional protection even under extreme conditions. Mobil 1 oils optimise engine performance and service life. For more than 25 years, Porsche Motorsport teams have relied on Mobil 1 lubricants in the world’s most demanding racing series.
TAG Heuer: Official timing partner
TAG Heuer and Porsche share a long-standing partnership focused on innovation and motorsport. Founded by Edouard Heuer in 1860 in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, the luxury watch brand is part of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s leading luxury group. TAG Heuer's headquarters are located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The company employs more than 1,500 people and operates in 139 countries. The comprehensive and long-standing collaboration between TAG Heuer and Porsche ranges from sporting competitions to product development. The special edition TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph is the first joint watch production of the two brands.
BOSS: Official apparel partner
As the official apparel partner, HUGO BOSS fits out the Porsche Motorsport team at the racetracks and in workshops around the world. The brand partnership between the two companies also extends to areas beyond motor racing. Twice a year, for example, the “Porsche x BOSS” collection is released and sold in BOSS stores and the brand’s online shop.
Multimatic: Official technology partner
As a privately held company with global operations, Multimatic supplies engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. Its core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanical components and suspension systems as well as body parts and structures through to the design and development of lightweight composite systems for the automotive sector. The specialist’s range of services also encompasses the design, development and limited production-run of niche vehicle designs. Since 1992, Multimatic has used motorsport as a high-speed laboratory for innovative engineering, creative thinking and quick troubleshooting. The company has its headquarters in Toronto, Canada. Multimatic also has engineering offices and plants in North America, Europe and Asia. Factory and customer sports programmes are managed by the company from North America and the UK.
Snap-On: Official technical supplier
Snap-On is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing tools, workshop equipment and diagnostics as well as repair manuals and system solutions for professional users, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries, the military, renewable energy generation and manufacturing. Founded in 1920, the company sells its products and services through a global franchising network as well as dealer and direct sales channels under a variety of well-known brand names. Snap-On is a publicly traded company listed on the S&P 500 stock index. The company is headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Puma: Official technical partner
The multinational sports lifestyle brand Puma is the exclusive partner of the Porsche Motorsport Team for fire-resistant clothing, shoes and luggage. The racing overalls worn by the Porsche works drivers and the overalls of the pit crews showcase the latest development in terms of fire protection. All members of the Porsche Motorsport team around the world wear Puma shoes and travel with Puma luggage.
SACRED Coffee: Official hospitality supplier
SACRED has established a reputation as one of London’s leading coffee and tea brands since 2005. The brand’s roots go even deeper with SACRED’s own tea plantations in Sri Lanka being owned and run by SACRED owner Tubbs Wanigasekera’s family for over four generations.