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Featured WEC Finale: Porsche quickest in Bahrain FP1

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Jack Hunsley, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Jack Hunsley

    Jack Hunsley
    Staff Premium Member

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    As the 2015 WEC season enters it's final race weekend of the season in Bahrain it was the #17 championship leading Porsche of Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley that led the way in Free Practice.

    In what was a fairly standard Free Practice session it was Bernhard who put Porsche at the top of the timesheets, with his 1:42.800 effort putting the #17 Porsche just 0.017 seconds clear of their fellow title rivals, André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoit Tréluyer in the #7 Audi. Meanwhile the #8 Audi took third place six tenths off the pace.

    Moving down the grid into LMP2 the top of the field was again very close with the #36 Signatech Alpine entry of Panciatici, Chatin and Capillaire leading the championship contending #26 G-Drive car of Rusinov, Canal and Bird by just three tenths of a second.

    In the GT classes Ferrari locked out the GTE Pro class with their two entries ending the session 1-2, with the Bruni, Vilander #51 entry leading the Rigon, Calado #71 F458 Italia as they prepare to go toe-toe with the #91 Lietz and Christensen Porsche for the title.

    Finally, in GTE Am the 4th placed Aston Martin Racing car of Dalla Lana, Lamy and Lauda, took the honours, whilst the first of the championship rivals in the form of the Patrick Dempsey-less Dempsey Racing entry wound up 4th by the checkered flag.

    6 Hours of Bahrain - First Free Practice Results

    1. LMP1 - #17 Porsche Team (Bernhard, Webber, Hartley) - 1:42.800
    2. LMP1 - #7 Audi sport Team Joest (Lotterer, Fässler, Tréluyer) - +0.017
    3. LMP1 - #8 Audi Sport Team Joest (Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis) - +0.603
    4. LMP1 - #18 Porsche Team (Dumas, Jani, Lieb) - +0.654
    5. LMP1 - #1 Toyota Racing (Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima) - +2.571
    6. LMP1 - #2 Toyota Racing (Wurz, Sarrazin, Conway) - +2.685
    7. LMP1 - #13 Rebellion Racing (Imperatori, Kraihamer, Abt) - +7.349
    8. LMP1 - #12 Rebellion Racing (Prost, Beche) - +7.350
    9. LMP2 - #36 Signatech Alpine (Panciatici, Chatin, Capillaire) - +9.254
    10. LMP1 - #4 Team ByKolles (Trummer, Kaffer) - +9.265
    11. LMP2 - #26 G-Drive Racing (Rusinov, Canal, Bird) - +9.286
    12. LMP2 - #42 Strakka Racing (Leventis, Kane, Watts) - +9.886
    13. LMP2 - #47 KCMG (Howson, Bradley, Tandy) - +10.050
    14. LMP2 - #44 AF Racing Racing (Aleshin, Minassian, Markozov) - +10.364
    15. LMP2 - #43 Team SARD Morand (Webb, Cumming, Ragues) - +10.574
    16. LMP2 - #31 Extreme Speed Motorsport (Brown, Overbeek, Fogarty) - +10.855
    17. LMP2 - #28 G-Drive Racing (Yacamán, Derani, González) - +11.570
    18. LMP2 - #30 Extreme Speed Motorsport (Sharp, Dalziel, Hansson) - +11.737
    19. GTE Pro - #51 AF Corse (Bruni, Vilander) - +17.335
    20. GTE Pro - #71 AF Corse (Rigon, Calado) - +17.705
    21. GTE Pro - #92 Porsche Team Manthey (Pilet, Makowiecki) - +17.974
    22. GTE Am - #98 Aston Martin Racing (Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda) - +18.480
    23. GTE Pro - #97 Aston Martin Racing (Turner, Adam) - +18.604
    24. GTE Am - #50 Larbre Competition (Roda, Ruberti, Poulsen) - +18.617
    25. GTE Pro - #91 Porsche Team Manthey (Lietz, Christensen) - +19.132
    26. GTE Pro - #99 Aston Martin Racing V8 (Rees, MacDowall, Stanaway) - +19.133
    27. GTE Am - #72 SMP Racing (Shaytar, Basov, Bertolini) - +19.324
    28. GTE Pro - #95 Aston Martin Racing (Nygaard, Sørensen) - +19.352
    29. GTE Am - #77 Dempsey Racing-Proton (Ried, Long, Seefried) - +19.563
    30. GTE Am - #96 Aston Martin Racing (Goethe, Hall, Castellacci) - +20.212
    31. GTE Am - #83 AF Corse (Perrodo, Collard, Águas) - +21.567
    32. GTE Am - #88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing (Ried, Bamber, Al Qubaisi) - +21.872
     
  2. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    GO WEBBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
    #17 Talking Door Racing Staff

    THAT GAP!!!!!!
     
  4. this is gonna be a great race between Audi and Porsche methinks!
     
  5. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    I doubt Audi can stay competitive over all six hours. Refuelling times and tire wear made them fall back in all the last races.