Norbert Singer: My Racing Life with Porsche 1970–2004
In the mid-1980s Porsche ventured into unknown - and, as it turned out, very difficult - territory with its single-seater programme in the American CART series. Singer details the tumultuous saga from the inside. A more enjoyable recollection is the artful transformation of a racing prototype into a Gran Turismo car, the Porsche 962 LM GT1, which conquered Le Mans in 1994. Continuing the GT1 theme, Singer led the development of the first mid-engine 911 in 1996, one of those cars then winning at Le Mans in 1998. It was the 16th triumph for Porsche at the world’s most famous endurance race. Singer was involved in all of them as an engineer, and most of them as a tactician and strategist on the pit wall. His detailed recollections of those 24-hour marathons make up much of the book, from his escape from the CEO, to an improvised air lift for parts.
At the end of the 1990s the man with the reading glasses always sitting low on his nose designed the groundbreaking aerodynamics on the LMP2000 Spyder - only for the car to be resigned to secrecy in a hangar. The famous Carrera GT super sports car also had Singer’s touch in the wind tunnel. As Porsche boss Wendelin Wiedeking said at the time, “Singer will come up with something”. After retiring Singer continued to support customer teams at race tracks until 2010, before passing his knowledge onto the next generation of engineers with a stint as a university lecturer.
Forty years of racing with Porsche, as told by Norbert Singer and written by Wilfried Müller, who is known to motorsport enthusiasts for his Peter Falk and Walter Röhrl biographies.
This book is the first work by the publisher done in cooperation with the Porsche Museum. The “Edition Porsche Museum” has its own Porsche part number (MAP09029920) and can obtained through the manufacturer’s distribution channels, including any Porsche dealer or the museum store
(PUB 12/2020, Autores: Norbert Singer, Wilfried Müller, Idioma: Inglês, 360 págs, 24X28 cms, 293 fotos a cores e 172 p/b , 16 gráficos e documentos)