Mark Webber and Porsche take on London

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Mark Web­ber and the Porsche Team have trad­ed pur­pose built race tracks for the streets of Lon­don this morn­ing. The morn­ing com­mute has nev­er been so styl­ish.

8Web­ber took his #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid on a pic­turesque tour of Lon­don this morn­ing, start­ing at Hyde Park Cor­ner. Before end­ing his trip at Par­lia­ment Square, the Aus­tralian passed though loca­tions such as Pic­cadil­ly cir­cus.

The fact that the spe­cial run was only announced at 9 o’clock last night, and that it took place from 6am-7am meant that there was not mas­sive crowds of peo­ple, but some hardy fans braved the morn­ing chill to watch the FIA WEC World Cham­pi­on in action.

The World Cham­pi­ons made their way through Pic­cadil­ly Cir­cus, Believe it or Not!

Incred­i­bly, No roads where closed for the dri­ve, how­ev­er a police escort helped man­age the traf­fic in an admirable fash­ion.

12After a tough start to the sea­son the Mark Web­ber and his team mates Bren­don Hart­ley and Timo Bern­hard have been un-beat­en since Le Mans in the World Endurance Cham­pi­onship, tak­ing wins in the 6 Hours the Nur­bur­gring, Mex­i­co and Cir­cuit of the Amer­i­c­as.

13The next time the 919 will be on show will be back in the WEC at Fuji Speed­way in Japan, with the race on Octo­ber 16th.

Images — (WEC-Mag­a­zin- James Clarke)