logo racing
aprile 15, 2017 - Porsche Motorsport

Porsche 919 Hybrids to start from second row

Comunicato Stampa disponibile solo in lingua originale. 

 Porsche, the reigning world champion team, will start third and fourth on the grid for the season’s opening race of the FIA World #endurance Championship in Silverstone (GB) with the two 919 Hybrids. Toyota secured a front row lock out for the start of the six-hour race on Sunday. For strategic reasons, Porsche’s Le Mans prototypes approach the fast Formula One circuit in Britain with significantly less aerodynamic downforce than the track layout actually would require.

In the #wec, the average of the two fastest laps of two drivers counts for the qualifying result. In Silverstone the qualifying drivers were Neel Jani (CH) and Nick Tandy (GB) in car number 1. They finished in position 3 (1:38.615 minutes). Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ) shared qualifying duties in car number 2 and came fourth (1:39.063 minutes). Their respective partners – André Lotterer (DE) and Earl Bamber (NZ) – also did not drive in the morning session in order to help the Porsche LMP Team’s qualifying preparation. Third free practice saw the two Porsche 919 Hybrids in P2 (car number 1, 1:40.223 minutes) and P3 (car number 2, 1:40.373 minutes). The #wec experienced another day with sessions held in dry conditions on Saturday.

More information on the press release

Filtro avanzato