Porsche to chase top honours with Le Mans return

David Hobbs

Porsche is to return to Le Mans in 2014 with a full factory LMP1 prototype car, ending a 16-year absence from the 24 Hours race.

The move, announced by the Stuttgart-based company today, means that Porsche will field a factory-based team at the endurance classic for the first time since 1998 when it claimed the last of its 16 outright victories through Allan McNish, Stephane Ortelli and Laurent Aiello.