Nothing wooden about - Five years on from P1 Crowning Glory
Powerboat P1 - 14 December 2010-- Five years ago today, celebrations were still in full swing following Hannes Bohinc’s first Powerboat P1 Endurance World Championship triumph.

The Fabio Buzzi designed and legendary Admiral-Casino Tivoli had been renamed ten years after taking Bohinc through a career-defining season.

The boat underwent a major transformation and was now equipped with a pair of 10.3-litre bi-turbo Seateks, providing 1000hp each, capable of producing over 80-knots. The team line-up for the season comprised throttleman/owner Bohinc, alongside Britons, Miles Jennings (driver) and Ed Williams-Hawkes (navigator).

Following the first two events, main rival Sony was dominant with four wins from four races and a maximum 40 points to’s 14.

The tides began to turn at the third event of the season, in Travemunde, Germany as the Sony dominance was ended by, taking its first P1 Grand Prix.

The team’s focus then turned to the home of powerboating – Cowes, Isle of Wight – a venue at which Bohinc, Jennings and Williams-Hawkes had all enjoyed previous success. A hard fought battle over two days resulted in a first win of the season for OSG, with in second place.




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With Sony disqualified in both races, the championship had become a three-way battle – Sony: 50, 44, OSG: 42 - as the teams headed to Gallipoli, Italy for the European Grand Prix.

Sony once again failed to make the podium as and OSG battled for the championship lead.’s challenge was timed to perfection, the team winning the Grand Prix and taking a narrow lead into the final two races in Naples.

The victory was sealed with a second place finish and was a fitting reward for every member of the team, from the mechanics and engineers through to the trio of pilots, whose determination, dedication and ethics were handsomely rewarded over an arduous and action-packed season of drama and excitement. It is a performance still remembered and celebrated by all connected to the team.