Simona de Silvestro
Simona de Silvestro adds: “And he won with it at Mid-Ohio.” The men nod approvingly. “The average speed is more than 350 km/h in the four qualifying laps, and the top speed is around 380.” Günter Steckkönig interrupts immediately: “Do you always drive at full throttle?” A quick answer: “Always, at least in the qualifying race.”
Günter Steckkönig’s name does not appear in any of the lists of starters for an IndyCar race. “But I have driven this Porsche ” A wide, warm smile appears under his distinctive moustache: “I sneaked my way in, so to speak.” He recounts a story about test laps driven by a few automotive journalists with the single-seater at the new Nürburgring at the end of the 1980s. “You can also let him drive at night,” said the long-serving mechanics, putting in a good word with the team bosses on his behalf.
1988: Born in Thun, Switzerland 2006: Fourth place in the American Formula BMW USA 2010 to 2013 and 2015: IndyCar Series, second place in Houston in 2013 2014: Sauber F1 team, Affiliated Driver 2015 to 2016: FIA Formula E (Team Andretti) 2017 to 2019: Australian Supercars Series 2018 to 2019: Test driver in the Venturi Formula E team 2019: Works driver at Porsche, test and development driver for FIA Formula E 2020: ADAC GT-Masters in the Team 75 Motorsport of Porsche brand ambassador Timo Bernhard
1936: Born in Stuttgart-Degerloch 1953: Apprenticeship at Porsche as car mechanic, further qualification as technician 1962: Test driving at Porsche 1968: First outing as Porsche works driver in the Marathon de la Route 1969: Test driver of Porsche 917 1976, 1981 and 1983: Starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1983: Several victories on the Nürburgring with the 928 S
Jun 01, 2020 at 15:20