Frédéric Makowiecki

Frédéric Makowiecki

1980-11-22 (age 40)


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Porsche reveals full line-ups for Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche has revealed its full driver line-ups for its two-car factory GTE Pro assault in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Tandy “very sad” in Sebring glory as Porsche signs off

Nick Tandy says his third successive GT Le Mans win at the Sebring 12 Hours was tinged with sadness knowing it was Porsche’s final outing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Porsche aces thrilled with first IMSA win of 2020

Nick Tandy says scoring his fourth Petit Le Mans win makes up for the uncharacteristic amount of trouble the CORE autosport-run Porsche team has suffered in 2020.

Makowiecki admits Super GT return would be "difficult"

Frederic Makowiecki says it would be “difficult” to return to SUPER GT next season following the end of Porsche’s factory IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship programme.

Aston Martin qualifying pace "didn't make sense" - Makowiecki

Fred Makowiecki said Aston Martin’s pace decline in Friday’s Hyperpole qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours “didn’t make sense” after it had topped qualifying practice on Thursday.

Gutted Makowiecki laments "the saddest podium of my career"

Porsche's Fred Makowiecki branded his third-placed finish in the VIRginia International Raceway IMSA SportsCar Championship race as “the saddest podium of my career” after losing victory to a puncture.

Porsche content with points lead after defeat by Corvette

The Porsche pairing of Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber say they are “OK” with a podium finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar’s second round of 2020 at Daytona since it has boosted them to the top of the GT Le Mans-class points table.

Makowiecki: Porsche GTLM team “at highest level I have seen it”

Frederic Makowiecki, who is about to start his seventh season with Porsche, says the marque’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship squad is better prepared than ever, following last week's Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona.

Makowiecki replaces Pilet in Porsche's IMSA line-up

Frederic Makowiecki will contest the full 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with the factory Porsche team, in place of Patrick Pilet.

Impul Nissan has been "limping" all season

James Rossiter has revealed the Impul Nissan squad's 2019 SUPER GT campaign was essentially wrecked by chassis damage sustained in the second race of the year.

Sugo Super GT: Makowiecki, Hirate take Nissan's first win

B-Max pair Frederic Makowiecki and Kohei Hirate delivered Nissan’s first SUPER GT win of 2019 in a rain-hit race at Sugo, as early leaders Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto finished eighth.

Porsche to run Coca-Cola livery at Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta
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Porsche to run Coca-Cola livery at Petit Le Mans

The works Porsche 911 RSRs will run Coca-Cola livery in the finale of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Spa 24h: ROWE Porsche leads in heavy rain at halfway

The #998 ROWE Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R led the Spa 24 Hours at the halfway point, as heavy rain caused a lengthy safety car period and only nine cars remained on the lead lap.

Makowiecki targeting first win with Nissan in 2019
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Makowiecki targeting first win with Nissan in 2019

Frederic Makowiecki has set his sights on a first victory with Nissan in SUPER GT on the back of a promising start to his 2019 campaign.

Nissan drivers expecting Super GT fightback in 2019

Nissan Super GT drivers Jann Mardenborough and Frederic Makowiecki are both confident the Yokohama-based manufacturer will bounce back from its 2018 struggles this year.

Porsche “in bad situation” if Sebring rain arrives

Porsche will find itself in a "bad situation" if forecast rain for this weekend's Sebring 12 Hours arrives, fears Frederic Makowiecki.

Makowiecki closing in on Nissan Super GT drive

Factory Porsche driver Frederic Makowiecki is poised to sign a deal with Nissan to race in the 2019 Super GT season, can reveal.

Juncadella in the frame for 2019 Nissan Super GT drive

Mercedes DTM refugee Dani Juncadella is in the frame for a 2019 Nissan Super GT drive, along with Japanese racing veteran James Rossiter and Porsche GT racer Frederic Makowiecki.

Porsche: Bourdais had no right to complain about Makowiecki

Sebastien Bourdais had no right to complain about Frederic Makowiecki’s driving during their fight in the Le Mans 24 Hours, according to Porsche GT boss Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.

Bourdais furious at Makowiecki, Le Mans stewards

Ford driver Sebastien Bourdais says Porsche's Fred Makowiecki showed "very poor standards" in their late battle at the Le Mans 24 Hours and that it was "unacceptable" he escaped unpunished.

Nurburgring 24h protagonists surprised race was resumed

The two leading drivers in the finale of the Nurburgring 24 Hours admit they were surprised that the race resumed in such poor weather conditions.

Christodoulou felt "a bit robbed" after Nurburgring defeat

Black Falcon Mercedes driver Adam Christodoulou admits he feels "a bit robbed" after losing the Nurburgring 24 Hours in a 90-minute shootout after a fog-induced stoppage.

Nurburgring 24h: Porsche beats Mercedes in thrilling finish

The Manthey Porsche team scored its sixth Nurburgring 24 Hours victory in a nail-biting climax to a weather-affected race that had to be halted in the latter stages.

Porsche boss hails “perfect” run to victory at Sebring

Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT factory motorsports said that Sebring 12 Hours victory in GTLM was down to a faultless run by the drivers and the team with a car that was “not the fastest over a lap.”

Makowiecki, Rossiter to test Techeetah Formula E car

Porsche driver Frederic Makowiecki and Lexus Super GT frontrunner James Rossiter will test for the Techeetah Formula E team in Marrakech next month.

Sebring 12h: JDC-Miller Oreca tops first practice

Stephen Simpson nailed fastest time in this morning’s opening practice for the 2017 Sebring 12 Hours, lapping the 3.74-mile course just 0.041sec than the fastest of the Cadillacs.

Porsche expectations modest for 911 RSR’s race debut

The new mid-engined 911 RSR has left several leading figures in the Porsche GT team hinting at its potential but not outright stating it can contend for GT Le Mans-class victory in the 55th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Porsche “starting very close to zero” with mid-engined 911

Porsche GT project manager Marco Ujhasi admits that the new 911 RSR’s relocation of its engine from rear to midship has accelerated the marque’s testing program ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours.

Sepang 12 Hours: Makowiecki puts Porsche on pole

Frederic Makowiecki put a Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GTR3 on pole for the Sepang 12 Hours, beating the K-Pax Racing's McLaren 650 of Alvaro Parente in the Top 15 shootout.

Hour 18: Fittipaldi holds off charging ESM Ligier

The DP vs P2 fight at the front remains finely poised, but GTLM battle still rages

Porsche confirms 2016 IMSA driver lineup

The Porsche North America squad will once again field two entries in the 2016 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship.

Estre signs with Porsche, Bamber and Tandy handed Le Mans return

French driver Kevin Estre has been signed as a factory driver for Porsche's GT programme, the manufacturer has announced.

Porsche 919 Hybrid and 911 RSR – Rolling race labs as brand ambassadors

FIA World Endurance Championship WEC: Preview race 7 in Shanghai/China

Porsche teams face great challenges in the USA

A total of twelve factory drivers contest the WEC and the TUSC for the Porsche teams

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-04-21

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers.

Muller and Estre to race for Porsche GT squad at Spa

Porsche Team Manthey has confirmed changed driver line-ups for the 6 Hours of Spa, with Sven Muller and Kevin Estre getting the call-up for the second round of the WEC.

Audi fastest again in wet Silverstone FP3

Audi World Endurance Championship star Andre Lotterer set the best time in a wet Free Practice 3 session at Silverstone this morning.

Audi goes 1-2 in Silverstone FP2

Audi continues to flex their muscles in the practices leading up to this weekend's season-opener.

Porsche well prepared to tackle the GT class of the 2015 WEC

The Porsche Manthey squad campaigns two Porsche 911 RSR sports cars on the storied circuit in the British Midlands.

Podium for Porsche 911 RSR, victory for 911 GT America

Victory in the GTD class went to the Porsche 911 GT America fielded by Seattle/Alex Job Racing with drivers Mario Farnbacher, Ian James, and Alex Riberas.

Krohn, ESM take front row in record-breaking Sebring qualifying session

The grid has been set for the 12 hour endurance classic.

New driver combinations for the Porsche 911 RSR

Porsche Team Manthey has reshuffled its factory driver lineup in its two Porsche 911 RSR entries in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Porsche returns to Florida sports car classic as record winner

Eight factory drivers at the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR travels to Florida as the defending champions to contest the second season of this popular race series.

Nico Hulkenberg takes first laps in Porsche 919

Nico Hulkenberg has completed a three-day test with the Porsche LMP1 team.

Sao Paulo: Porsche 911 RSR starts from row one in GT

Pilet and Makowiecki second on GTE Pro grid.

Porsches on front row in Sao Paulo

Aston Martin dominates GT qualifying for FIA World Endurance Cup finale.

Porsche pilots eager to treat fans to a gripping season finale

One title is still up for grabs on the legendary Grand Prix circuit in the Brazilian megacity São Paulo.

Toyota on chart in P1 in Bahrain

The title-chasing #8 Toyota TS 040 Hybrid driven by Sébastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson topped the times during Free Practice 1 in preparation for this weekend's 6 Hours of Bahrain.

Back in title race after Porsche 911 RSR’s double victory

Porsche Manthey will again field two Porsche 911 RSR in Bahrain.

Double victory for Porsche 911 RSR in China

The Porsche Manthey squad secured the second double victory of this year in front of 45,000 spectators.

Toyota enjoys 1-2 finish at Shanghai

An early strategy call helped Toyota to secure the top two spots in the sixth round of the 2014 season.

Porsche 911 RSR on the first grid row at Shanghai

Promising grid positions for the Porsche 911 RSR at the six-hour race in Shanghai.

Porsche pilots keen to make headway in WEC title fight

Shanghai the first of the final three six-hour races.

Last in-season test with the Porsche 919 Hybrid successfully completed

The majority of the test work for the sixth round of the championship was done by the regular Porsche LMP1 drivers.

Toyota edges Porsche for Fuji pole

The lineup has been set for the Six Hours of Fuji.

No. 2 Audi claims Six Hours of COTA victory

Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer have taken the overall win for Audi at COTA.

Porsche 919 Hybrid concludes successful summer testing

LMP1 test at Magny-Cours, France

Michael Christensen and Frédéric Makowiecki test the Porsche 919 Hybrid

Christensen and Makowiecki got the chance to test the 919 at the Magny-Cours circuit in France.