WEC: Mark Webber tops Brazil practice for Porsche

WEC: Mark Webber tops Brazil practice for Porsche

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WEC: Mark Webber tops Brazil practice for Porsche

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Porsche led the way on the opening day of this weekend’s World Endurance Championship finale at Interlagos.

The two factory Porsche 919 HYBRIDS ended up 1-2 in each of the two Friday free practice sessions ahead of rivals Audis and Toyotas. Mark Webber recorded the best time of the day with a 1m18.349s set in the second of the two 90-minutes sessions.

That put him just under one hundredth of a second ahead of Romain Dumas in the sister car, who also recorded his time of 1m18.440s in the second period.

Best of the rest was the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the hands of Lucas di Grassi. It finished just one tenth down on the fastest Porsche with a 1m18.455s. The second Audi was fourth in the hands of Andre Lotterer, while the top Toyota TS040 HYBRID was fifth in the day’s times on a 1m19.239s set by Sebastien Buemi.

The G-Drive Racing Ligier-Nissan JSP2 topped the times in LMP2 with a 1m24.306s recorded by Olivier Pla, which put him over a second clear of the second-placed SMP ORECA-Nissan 03R driven by Nicolas Minassian.

GTE Pro was headed by the two Aston Martin Vantage GTEs, Fernando Rees’s 1m30.112s just shading Darren Turner’s 1m30.177s.

Aston Martin Racing was also quickest in GTE AM with Pedro Lamy on a 1m30.367s.

PRACTICE ONE:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber/B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m 19.172s
2 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani/M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m 19.511s 0.339s
3 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval/T.Kristensen Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m 19.770s 0.598s
4 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi Toyota Racing Toyota 1m 20.303s 1.131s
5 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer/B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m 20.320s 1.148s
6 LMP1 A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin/M.Conway Toyota Racing Toyota 1m 20.825s 1.653s
7 LMP1 N.Prost, N.Heidfeld/M.Beche Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Toyota 1m 23.182s 4.010s
8 LMP1 D.Kraihamer, A.Belicchi/F.Leimer Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Toyota 1m 23.520s 4.348s
9 LMP1 P.Kaffer, L.Auer Lotus Lotus/AER 1m 25.655s 6.483s
10 LMP2 R.Rusinov, O.Pla/J.Canal G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m 25.670s
11 LMP2 S.Zlobin, N.Minassian/M.Mediani SMP Racing Oreca/Nissan 1m 26.587s
12 LMP2 M.Howson, R.Bradley/A.Imperatori KCMG Oreca/Nissan 1m 26.838s
13 LMP2 K.Ladygin, V.Shaitar/A.Ladygin SMP Racing Oreca/Nissan 1m 27.239s
14 GTE Pro D.Rigon, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 1m 31.592s
15 GTE Pro G.Bruni, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m 31.734s
16 GTE Pro F.Makowiecki, P.Pilet Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m 32.004s
17 GTE Am K.Poulsen, D.Hansson/N.Thiim Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 32.011s
18 GTE Pro D.Turner, S.Mucke Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 32.129s
19 GTE Pro A.MacDowall, D.O’Young/F.Rees Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 32.137s
20 GTE Am E.Fittipaldi, A.P.Guidi/J.Segal AF Corse Ferrari 1m 32.183s
21 GTE Pro J.Bergmeister, R.Lietz Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m 32.296s
22 GTE Am S.Wyatt, M.Rugolo/A.Bertolini AF Corse Ferrari 1m 32.702s
23 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy/C.Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 32.708s
24 GTE Am G.Roda, P.Ruberti/M.Cressoni 8 Star Motorsports Ferrari 1m 32.959s
25 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard/M.Vaxiviere Prospeed Competition Porsche 1m 33.291s
26 GTE Am C.Ried, K.Bachler/K.Al Qubaisi Proton Competition Porsche 1m 33.414s

PRACTICE TWO:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber/B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m 18.349s
2 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani/M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m 18.440s 0.091s
3 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval/T.Kristensen Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m 18.455s 0.106s
4 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer/B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m 18.615s 0.266s
5 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi Toyota Racing Toyota 1m 19.239s 0.890s
6 LMP1 A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin/M.Conway Toyota Racing Toyota 1m 19.390s 1.041s
7 LMP1 D.Kraihamer, A.Belicchi/F.Leimer Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Toyota 1m 21.709s 3.360s
8 LMP1 N.Prost, N.Heidfeld/M.Beche Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Toyota 1m 21.819s 3.470s
9 LMP1 P.Kaffer, L.Auer Lotus Lotus/AER 1m 22.599s 4.250s
10 LMP2 R.Rusinov, O.Pla/J.Canal G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m 24.306s
11 LMP2 S.Zlobin, N.Minassian/M.Mediani SMP Racing Oreca/Nissan 1m 25.608s
12 LMP2 M.Howson, R.Bradley/A.Imperatori KCMG Oreca/Nissan 1m 26.049s
13 LMP2 K.Ladygin, V.Shaitar/A.Ladygin SMP Racing Oreca/Nissan 1m 26.063s
14 GTE Pro A.MacDowall, D.O’Young/F.Rees Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 30.112s
15 GTE Pro D.Turner, S.Mucke Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 30.177s
16 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy/C.Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 30.367s
17 GTE Pro J.Bergmeister, R.Lietz Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m 30.757s
18 GTE Pro G.Bruni, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m 30.763s
19 GTE Pro F.Makowiecki, P.Pilet Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m 30.810s
20 GTE Am K.Poulsen, D.Hansson/N.Thiim Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m 30.887s
21 GTE Pro D.Rigon, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 1m 30.945s
22 GTE Am S.Wyatt, M.Rugolo/A.Bertolini AF Corse Ferrari 1m 31.151s
23 GTE Am C.Ried, K.Bachler/K.Al Qubaisi Proton Competition Porsche 1m 31.302s
24 GTE Am G.Roda, P.Ruberti/M.Cressoni 8 Star Motorsports Ferrari 1m 31.369s
25 GTE Am E.Fittipaldi, A.P.Guidi/J.Segal AF Corse Ferrari 1m 31.666s
26 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard/M.Vaxiviere Prospeed Competition Porsche 1m 31.728s

 

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