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) is a German Porsche factory motor-racing driver currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship driving a Porsche 919 Hybrid.[1] 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]

Born in Bad Cannstatt, 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.

After the 2004 season Lieb commenced studies in engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, combining his education with a reduced factory programme with Porsche. Lieb had previously studied automotive and motor engineering at the University of Stuttgart for two semesters before choosing to focus on racing. Lieb completed his degree at Esslingen after seven semesters of study and has subsequently combined his racing with a role as an engineer at Porsche Motorsport's workshop in Weissach.[2]

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).

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. Lieb 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.

Lieb 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 Davison, 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 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.[3]

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.[4][5][6]

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
2015 Germany Porsche Team France Romain Dumas
Switzerland Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 391 5th 5th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2012 Team Felbermayr-Proton LMGTE Pro Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SEB
2
SPA
1
LMS
Ret
SIL
3
SÃO
3
BHR
3
FUJ
1
SHA
2
3rd† 133†
2013 Porsche AG Team Manthey LMGTE Pro Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL
4
SPA
5
LMS
1
SÃO
4
COA
4
FUJ
4
SHA
6
BHR
4
4th 123
2014 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
(Hybrid)
SIL
Ret
SPA
4
LMS
5
COA
4
FUJ
4
SHA
3
BHR
2
SÃO
1
3rd 117
2015 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
(Hybrid)
SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
5
NÜR
2
COA FUJ SHA BHR 3rd* 76*

* Season in progress.
There was no drivers championship that year, the result indicates rank in the LMGTE Pro Trophy.

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 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
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porsche delivers a one-two punch to Audi at the 24 Hours of Le Mans" Digital Trends. Retrieved 2015-6-21.
  2. ^ Tiersen, Charlotte (June–July 2011). "All-Round Talent" (PDF). Christophorus (Stuttgart: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG). Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Works engagement with 919 hybrid and 911 RSR". Porsche.com. Porsche. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Laptime video url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc9UUPNaOzE
  5. ^ 918 laptime http://www.porsche.com/uk/models/918/918-spyder/
  6. ^ Marc Lieb laptime url=http://press.porsche.com/news/release.php?id=812

External links[edit]

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