The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans for Team Project 1 (LMGTE Am)
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The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans for Team Project 1 (LMGTE Am)

43 teams (fielding 61 cars) competed in the 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Super Finale of the FIA WEC 2018-19 World Endurance Championship. There were winners, of course, but also mechanical glitches, track incidents and early retirements. Joy for some, disappointment for others... Here’s a summary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Team Project 1, which ran in the LMGTE Am class.

Team: Team Project 1

Class: LMGTE Am

Car: Porsche 911 RSR

Drivers:

  • Jörg Bergmeister (17th participation)
  • Patrick Lindsey (2nd participation)
  • Egidio Perfetti (2nd participation)

For this 87th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Final, the #56 Porsche 911 RSR sported a feminine-inspired livery designed by contemporary artist Richard Phillips. Jörg Bergmeister qualified the car in 51st position with a time of 3:52.750 clocked during the first session. In the race, the German team only experienced one hiccup when Egidio Perfetti left the track at the Forza Motorsport chicane on Saturday at 18:37. Though the #56 Porsche crossed the finish line in second place in LMGTE Am, the car was officially declared the winner in the class by the race stewards after the #85 Ford GT was disqualified for breach of fuel tank capacity regulations. Also, Team Project 1 won the FIA Endurance LMGTE Am Teams Trophy. "Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the perfect way to end our first season in the FIA WEC," said Jörg Bergmeister.

PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES DU MANS, THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2019, RACE. The #56 Porsche 911 RSR of German outfit Team Project 1 driven by Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey and Egidio Perfetti.