Porsche dominates free practice for the WEC at the Nürburgring


Porsche has given the first blow on the table after marking the pattern in the first two sessions of free the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Beyond being at the head of the classification, the German firm has managed to to instill certain ‘fear’ to Toyota thanks to the 1:38.663 that has marked Brendon Hartley with the Porsche #2 on the FP2. The kit high downforce you have been sitting very well with the Porsche 919 Hybrid and this has served to endorse more than one second to Toyota. For his part, Porsche and Ferrari are dealt the best records in LMGTE-Pro.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 has been a great player of the first day of the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Timo Bernhard was the fastest in the FP1 with a time of 1:41.612, chrono that has been overcome by two-tenths to the Toyota #8 Sebastien Buemi. Although the first session has been quite matched, Brendon Hartley has been responsible for breaking all kinds of forecasts with its 1:38.663. The Porsche #1 has fallen to nine-tenths, while the two Toyota TS050 Hybrid have given more than a second. In the japanese brand already has heard the expression “to minimize damage”.

Bruno Senna has placed the Rebellion #31 as the LMP2 fastest of the first session. However, the journey has not been all positive for the swiss team, because this same prototype has been left without a roll in the FP2 fault in the accident that has starred Julien Canal against the Porsche 911 #77 Marvin Dienst. This has left Oreca #26 G-Drive by Ben Hanley to the front of the table of times in the FP2 with a time of 1:47.188. In both sessions, the Manor #24 in the rivals Roberto Merhi has been among the LMP2-slower.


Ferrari and Porsche have set the standard in the GTE-Pro, although by the time the ‘BoP’ automated has left quite equal, with all the vehicles involved in the category rolling in little more than a second in both sessions. All in all, Davide Rigon with the Ferrari 488 GTE #71 was the fastest in FP1, while Richard Lietz with the Porsche #91 has avoided the doublet of the Italian brand after scoring a 1:56.244 in the second session of the day. The Aston Martin #95 and the Ferrari #66 had not finished far from both of the two free.

finally, in the class LMGTE-Am pilots of the most talented have left their imprint. Matteo Cairoli has led to the Porsche 911 #77 to the front of the first practice session, while the best time of the day has been to Miguel Molina with the Ferrari 488 AWG #54 Spirit of Race. The Spanish rider, who is back in LMGTE-Am after playing the 24 Hours of Le Mans as an official driver of Ferrari, has not been able to start the weekend in a better way. His time of 1:57.592 has enabled him to gain almost three-tenths to the Ferrari #61.