Marc Lieb

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Marc Lieb
Marc Lieb Driver of Porsche Team's Porsche 919 Hybrid.jpg
Lieb at the Silverstone Round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2003 - 2005, 2009 -
Teams Orbit Racing, Alex Job Racing, Team Felbermayr-Proton, Porsche AG Team Manthey
Best finish 10th (2005)
Class wins 3 (2005, 2010,2013)
Marc Lieb in a Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 2008

Marc Lieb (born July 4, 1980, in Bad Cannstatt) is a German Porsche factory motor racing driver currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship driving a Porsche 919 Hybrid. He won the FIA GT Championship in 2003 and 2005, and the European Le Mans Series in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010. He won the 24 Hours Nürburgring four times and scored class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2005, 2010 and 2013, in the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring, in the 2003 24 hours of Spa and in the 2007 Petit Le Mans.

Career[edit]

Lieb started racing in karts in 1992. In 1995, he moved to cars, racing in the German Formula Renault 1800 championship. He finished 2nd in the championship the next year. In 1998, he moved to German Formula Renault 2000. In 1999, he finished 3rd in the Formula Renault Eurocup. In 2000, Lieb became a Porsche Junior driver, and raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup, finishing 5th in the championship. In 2001, he finished 7th in Carrera Cup, and also scored a podium in Porsche Supercup.

In 2002, Lieb won the Carrera Cup championship with 4 wins. He also took 2 N-GT wins in the FIA GT Championship, at Brno and Enna-Pergusa. He raced at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans as well, but failed to finish either race. For 2003, Lieb became a full Porsche factory driver, and raced in FIA GT. He won the N-GT championship, driving with Stéphane Ortelli for Freisinger Motorsport. Along the way, he won 3 races, including winning the Spa 24 Hours outright in his Porsche 911 GT3-RS. He also finished 2nd in the GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 2004, Lieb raced in the American Le Mans Series with Romain Dumas for Alex Job Racing. Lieb started the season finishing 2nd in class at Sebring, and finished 4th in the championship after taking wins at Portland and Laguna Seca. In 2005 Lieb returned to the FIA GT Championship where he won the GT2 Drivers title with Mike Rockenfeller for GruppeM Racing, netting a class win at the Spa 24 Hours along the way. He also raced in the Le Mans Endurance Series, winning three of four races and the championship with Sebah Automotive. Lieb also won the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Mike Rockenfeller and Leo Hindrey. In 2006, he won the Le Mans Series GT2 championship with Joël Camathias, driving for Autorlando Sport.

In 2007 and 2008 Lieb drive for Team Felbermayr-Proton in the Le Mans Series with a Porsche 911 GT3-RSR (2008).

The German continued contesting the European Le Mans Series in 2011 for the Felbermayr-Proton team. He and Lietz managed two podiums but neither wins in five rounds, so that finished 5th in the drivers' championship and 3rd in the teams championship of the renowned GTE-Pro category. Counting with Henzler as third driver for the fourth consecutive year, finished 4th in the GTE-Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In their participation in the 12 Hours of Sebring for Flying Lizard, again accompanying a Bergmeister and Long, finished in 6th position. No raced Petit Le Mans, although in the 24 Hours of Daytona, where he finished 6th in the GT class in a Brumos' Porsche 911. He also returned to win the 24 Hours of Nürburgring for Manthey, forming crew Bernhard, Dumas and Luhr. He also returned to pair with Alex Davidson, but this time at the invitation of V8 Supercars to drive a Ford Falcon in Surfers Paradise Grand Prix, he finished 23rd and 18th in each race.

In 2009, Lieb teaming up with Richard Lietz in the Porsche 911 of Felbermayr Proton in the European Le Mans Series. He won the GT2 class championship with three wins in five rounds. On his return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, who ran for Felbermayr-Proton alongside Lietz and Henzler, had to retire. He also disputed the round of Zolder for the FIA GT Championship for Prospeed, which finished 8th with Darryl O'Young. Instead, he earned his third victory in the 24 Hours Nürburgring for Manthey. In the American Le Mans Series, was 4th in Sebring and 5th Petit Le Mans as third driver of Bergmeister and Patrick Long Flying Lizard, and came 2nd at the time of Miller with Henzler for Farnbacher-Loles' team, always in a Porsche 911 GT2 class.

Lieb and Lietz successfully defended the drivers and teams titles of GT2 class in the 2010 Le Mans Series, with three wins against two semiofficials' Ferrari F430 of AF Corse. Also, he earned his second victory in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, once again alongside Lietz and Henzler in the Porsche 911 Felbermayr-Proton. The German returned with Bergmeister and Long for Flying Lizard in the two main races of the American Le Mans Series: Sebring finished 4th and 5th at Petit Le Mans. Returned to the 24 Hours of Spa as Prospeed driver, accompanying Marc Goossens, Marco Holzer and Westbrook in a Porsche 911 GT2 class, in this occasion the principal during the race, but abandoned.

In 2012, Felbermayr-Proton left the European Le Mans Series for the World Endurance Championship. Lieb continued teaming up with Lietz in the team. He earned two wins and six podiums in eight races, whereby Felbermayr-Proton finished 3rd in the teams championship and Porsche concluded second in the manufacturers championship. Also finished 3rd in the 24 Hours of Daytona, again in the Brumos' Porsche 911. On the other hand, returned to Surfers Paradise but this time he drove a Holden Commodore, finishing 2nd in the first round and 14th in the second.

Porsche officially entered in the 2013 World Endurance Championship, Lieb and hired to drive one of the new Porsche 911 of Manthey alongside Lietz. Both, along with Dumas, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and captured five 4th place finishes, one 5th place finish as well as one 6th place finish, counting as third driver a Dumas in the first three rounds. Thus, was fifth in the Drivers' Championship, and third in the teams and makes. Also came 2nd overall in the 24 Hours of Spa, and finishing 7th overall in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and first in the SP7 class, also with Manthey. On the other hand, ran in the 24 Hours of Daytona with Brumos' Porsche 911, and the three rounds of minimatch resistance of V8 Supercars Holden Commodore with Jonathon Webb.

Porsche then announced after the conclusion of the 2013 season that Lieb would be joining the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 program for the 2014 WEC.[1]

Of the 4th of September 2013, Marc set a lap time of 6:57 in Porsche's 918 Spyder around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This is currently the third fastest official lap time from a street legal vehicle to go round the ring.[2][3][4]

Career Accolades[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2003 United States Orbit Racing United States Leo Hindery
United States Peter Baron
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 314 17th 2nd
2004 United States Orbit Racing
United States BAM!
United States Leo Hindery
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 223 DNF DNF
2005 United States Alex Job Racing
United States BAM! Motorsport
United States Leo Hindery
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 332 10th 1st
2009 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Wolf Henzler
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 24 DNF DNF
2010 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Wolf Henzler
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 338 11th 1st
2011 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Wolf Henzler
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
312 16th 4th
2012 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Wolf Henzler
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
184 DNF DNF
2013 Germany Porsche AG Team Manthey France Romain Dumas
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
315 16th 1st
2014 Germany Porsche Team France Romain Dumas
Switzerland Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H 348 11th 4th

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Final Pos Points
2011 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon YMC
R1

YMC
R2

ADE
R3

ADE
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

PER
R7

PER
R8

PER
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

QLD
R18

PHI
Q

PHI
R19

BAT
R20

SUR
R21

23
SUR
R22

18
SYM
R23

SYM
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

SYD
R27

SYD
R28

74th 87
2012 Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

SYM
R3

SYM
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

PER
R7

PER
R8

PER
R9

PHI
R10

PHI
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

SMP
R18

SMP
R19

SAN
Q

SAN
R20

BAT
R21

SUR
R22

2
SUR
R23

14
YMC
R24

YMC
R25

YMC
R26

WIN
R27

WIN
R28

SYD
R29

SYD
R30

NC 0 +
2013 Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

SYM
R3

SYM
R4

SYM
R5

PUK
R6

PUK
R7

PUK
R8

PUK
R9

BAR
R10

BAR
R11

BAR
R12

COTA
R13

COTA
R14

COTA
R15

COTA
R16

HID
R17

HID
R18

HID
R19

TOW
R20

TOW
R21

QLD
R22

QLD
R23

QLD
R24

WIN
R25

WIN
R26

WIN
R27

SAN
Q

20
SAN
R28

13
BAT
R29

12
SUR
R30

10
SUR
R31

17
PHI
R32

PHI
R33

PHI
R34

SYD
R35

SYD
R36

41st 402

+ Not Eligible for points

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Timo Bernhard
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany champion
2002
Succeeded by
Frank Stippler

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Works engagement with 919 hybrid and 911 RSR". Porsche.com. Porsche. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Laptime video url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc9UUPNaOzE
  3. ^ 918 laptime http://www.porsche.com/uk/models/918/918-spyder/
  4. ^ Marc Lieb laptime url=http://press.porsche.com/news/release.php?id=812

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