Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser Named VP of Motorsport at Porsche
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser has been announced as the new Vice President of Motorsport at Porsche Auto Group, effective October 1. Walliser will take over for Hartmut Kristen, who will move into an advisory role with the Research and Development Board.
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, so prefixed for his doctorate in mechanical engineering with specialization in combustion engines and technology management, served as Porsche’s GM of Motorsport Strategies from 2003 to 2008 before taking over as the project lead on the 918 Spider in November 2010.
As the Vice President of Porsche Motorsport, Walliser will be responsible for motorsport activities in the GT field and for the manufacture of GT production sports cars. He will also remain project manager for the 918 Spyder project.
In 10 years at the helm of Motorsport, Hartmut Kristen was responsible for the conception of the RS Spyder and the 911 GT3 R Hybrid among others, and just last year returned Porsche to Le Mans where two Porsche 911 RSRs finished 1-2 in the LMGTE Pro class and the 911 GT3 RSR topped the LMGTE Amateur class.
Fritz Enzinger will remain in charge of Porsche’s LMP1 operations and the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
- Austin GermainContributor
Austin Germain, son of owner Steve Germain, is an avid car lover and enjoys producing YouTube videos for the various dealerships. He is the Brand Experience Manager for Germain Motor Company, which includes working with Porsche of Ann Arbor, MINI of Ann Arbor, and VW of Ann Arbor.