Fastest times for the Porsche 919 Hybrid with new aero package
Mixed start to the weekend for championship leader and title defender Porsche at the Nürburgring: In both free practice sessions at the fourth of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship a Porsche 919 Hybrid topped the time sheets. Mark Webber achieved the overall fastest time of the day with a lap of 1:40.997 minutes. At the same time Romain Dumas went off the track because of a brake disc failure.
In bright sunshine, the reigning world champions and last year’s Nürburgring winners, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber, came second and first respectively in the two 90-minute practice sessions. Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb with the sister car were fastest overall in the first session on the 5.148 kilometre long Grand Prix circuit, but dropped to fifth place in the second session because of the early stop.
“We can’t read too much into today’s lap times, as it is race conditions that count,” said Mark. “But we got the maximum out of today and the most information we could. The Nürburgring is fantastic for these fast cars, and we we’re happy to see the sun all day. Car number 1 is in good shape and we’re looking forward to qualifying tomorrow.”
Petraon July 24, 2016 Reply
Congrats to you and your team Mark!
Another amazing weekend at Nûrburg Ring ! Well done!!