Mark Webber tests the Porsche LMP1

Following Red Bull Racing’s decision to allow Mark Webber to test Porsche’s 2014 LMP1 car, the popular Aussie has joined his new employer at Portugal’s Algarve circuit.

“My first day in this fascinating project was an intense experience for me. I would like to thank Red Bull Racing for giving me the chance to join the project so early. It allows me to integrate with the team quicker and to contribute to further developing the LMP1 race car,” said the 37-year-old.

The car uses a direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine to drive the rear wheels and features a pair of energy recuperation systems that harvest power for an electric motor located on the front axle. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid also utilized a similar set-up that harnessed kinetic energy via an electric flywheel accumulator.

[Source: Porsche]

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