Porsche Motorsport will once again enter four works cars for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019.
The German car manufacturer from Stuttgart at least hopes to do so, since they have announced four driver line-ups.
Porsche #91 is one of the FIA World Endurance Championship entries, and therefore secured a Le Mans entry. Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz will continue for the rest of the season, and will once again be joined by Fred Makowiecki at the 24-hour race in June.
The defending Le Mans winners, and current GTE Pro Championship leaders in the FIA WEC, Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre will naturally continue their work together, with their teammate from this years win, Laurens Vanthoor, joining them in Porsche #92.
Earl Bamber, Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet will have the honours of driving #93 on their own again, with one of the Porsche entries from the USA, that they hope to get entered.
Sven Müller is the only remaining driver in #94, from the 2018 race. He will be joined by the two Porsche Young Professional drivers Dennis Olsen and Mathieu Jaminet. Even though Müller is only 26, he is the most experienced in that car.
It’s a tough fight for the entries at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but Porsche clearly has done some thinking behind announcing the drivers so early. Not only are they defending GTE Pro winners in the race, but they bring quite a bit of marketing money to the race, which all of a sudden might be reduced in the coming years, if they don’t get 4 Pro car entries for the car.
The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be run at Sebring on Friday 15 March, in a 8 hour or 1000 Miles races, whichever occurs first.