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Porsche 718 (Porsche System Engineering) '60-61


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Il 11/16/2020 at 6:18 AM , v6dino ha scritto:

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GENERAL DATA

Team:   Porsche System Engineering

Year of production:  1960

Engine:   Porsche 547/3 F4 1498cc

Frame: Steel trellis with tubular reinforcements

Fuel and lubricants:   Special petrol

Tires:   Dunlop

Place of Production:  Stuttgart (GER)

Designer:  Ferdinand Anton Porsche, Wilhelm Hild

Used in:   1960, 1961

Drivers:  Edgar Barth, Hans Herrmann, Dan Gurney, Joakim Bonnier

STATISTICS

GP Disputed:   8 (+ 9 extra Championship)

Wins:  0

Podiums:   3 (+ 9 extra Championship)

Pole Position:  1 (+ 3 extra Championship)

Faster Laps:   0 (+ 4 extra Championship)

 

718/2

With the single-seater version of the 718 - called "718/2" - Porsche landed definitively in the world of open-wheel racing, "attacking" the continental summits of F.2 in view of the 1960 season. The result was an amazing success that gave to Porsche the "Coupe des Constructeurs", the unofficial continental trophy that awards the best Formula 2 team of the year. Stirling Moss, Graham Hill and Jo Bonnier reaped numerous successes, including those at Aintree, Nurburgring, Zeltweg and Modena. The 1961 regulation change that lowered the engine capacity limit in F1 to 1.5 liters, effectively equating it to F.2 - as had happened in 1952 - made the 718 competitive for the World Championship: this convinced Porsche to take the field officially even in the top flight, engaging the young American emerging Dan Gurney alongside the expert Jo Bonnier and the Germans Hermann and Barth. It was immediately a positive year, with third place in the Constructors' World Championship and with the first great results in the top flight of Gurney, three times second in Reims, Monza and Watkins Glen. The 718 had a great longevity, above all thanks to that incredible character who was the Dutch Count Carel de Beaufort, a noble gentleman-driver who assiduously took them to the track painted in the orange national color and under the insignia of the stable named after his hometown Maarsbergen. until 2 August 1964, the day on which, during the German GP, he died in an accident. That was Porsche's last race in F.  

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  Massimo Piciotti

salieron los porsche ...lo maximo 

 

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