Motor racing Porsche and DMG Mori aim for the hat trick
It is the fourth year of their cooperation, and for this year Porsche and DMG Mori plan the third championship title in a row. DMG Mori partners with the Porsche LMP1 Team in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Porsche returned to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with its own LMP1 Team and DMG Mori as its exclusive premium partner in 2014. The second season already brought victory in Le Mans and the driver and constructor world champion titles. The team repeated these successes in 2016. So achieving the hat trick is, of course, the aim of the coming season.
DMG Mori is once again on board and, with its CNC solutions, is commited to ensuring that only the very best motor sport components are built into the Porsche 919 Hybrid, the company says.
It is the same story every year – often only a matter of seconds separate the winner from the rest of field. The changes in the technical regulations necessitate consistent reworking of the vehicles. This also applies to the new WEC season, in which the Porsche LMP1 Team together with DMG Mori aim at repeating the success of previous years.
The focus of the Porsche LMP1 Team is on the two LMP1 vehicles. Powered by an output of around 900 PS the Porsche 919 Hybrid completed race after race in the first positions. Before the start of the coming season the Porsche engineers were confronted with the challenge of adapting the aerodynamics, drivetrain and chassis in such a way that the racing car meets all the requirements of the FIA on the one hand, while still remaining the fastest vehicle on the track on the other. After all, the competition is snapping at the heels of the LMP1 Team from Weissach.
It is also a matter of seconds and even fractions of a millimetre where development and production is concerned, just as it is on the circuit. This is where DMG Mori comes into play, as the exclusive premium partner and equipment supplier with its innovative machining solutions. The quality and precision of the components are decisive for their durability, while sophisticated materials require efficient and advanced machining. This is usually accomplished in single-part production.