Porsche top FP1 at Spa

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The FIA World Endurance Championship was back on track today with free pratice one from the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Despite the spectacular accident that Brendon Hartley suffered at Silverstone in the #1 Porsche, the Kiwi has wasted no time putting his name back on top of the times.

IMG_2023-compressorIn LMP1 it was Brendon Hartley that went fastest in the first session of the weekend in the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid with a time of 1:58.012. Second fastest went the way of the #2 sister Porsche of Marc Lieb. Toyota rounded out the top three positions with Mike Conway setting a 1:59.429. Audi was fourth fastest with their new low drag R18, Andre Lotterer setting the time in the #7 Audi. The #8 Audi was sixth fastest in the hands of Loic Duval. The #5 Toyota split the Audi duo in fifth place.

The LMP1 privateer class was topped by Rebellion Racing #13 car. Heidfeld, Prost and Piquet Jr put the #12 Rebellion second in class and eighth overall. Three seconds back from the #12 car was the sole entry by the ByKolles team.

LMP2 saw the #31 ESM car on top of the times after yet another stunning performance by Pipo Derani. The Silverstone class pole sitting G-Drive Ligier was second in class. Thrid fastest was the Alpine of Menezes, Lapierre and Richelmi.

Aston Martin’s Richie Stanaway, Jonathan Adam and Fernando Rees was fastest in GTE-PRO. Ferrari was second fastest with their #51 488 in the hands of Bruni and Calado. Silverstone’s class winners, Bird and Rigon were third quickest in class aboard their #71 Ferrari.

GTE-AM had Dalla Lana, Lamy and Lauda at the top of the times ahead of the Larbre Competition Corvette and the Proton Competition Porsche.

Images – James Clarke (WEC-Magazin)