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Porsche Hybrid 919 Racing Vehicle Seminar

Alexander Hitzinger
September 23, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Paul G. Allen Building,420 Via Palou Mall

Space is limited. RSVP to Jim Chen, jimchen@stanford.edu if you would like to attend.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is the brand's most complex and efficient race car to date Competing as a Class 1 Le Mans Prototype (LMP1) in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 919 Hybrid acts as a running research laboratory for future sports car technology. After a 16-year absence, Porsche returned to endurance racing in 2014. The 919 Hybrid was born after only two years of development, and in June 2015 led Porsche to its 17th overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most important endurance race. The team’s Technical Director, Alexander Hitzinger, will lead a seminar regarding the main tasks and challenges presented in designing and building a race car which even exceeds the complexity of current Formula 1 cars. The project started from a blank page with no team or infrastructure and no knowledge base for the type of complex race car. Mr. Hitzinger will go through the project timeline and give a brief description of the technical regulations for LMP1 cars, showing how they built the foundation for the concept of the car. He will go step by step through the concept phase and the decision making process which, following the philosophy of “Efficiency Equals Performance,” resulted in the final concept for the 919 Hybrid.

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Energy 3.0 and Professor Friedrich Prinz
Contact Email: 
jimchen@stanford.edu