Porsche ends Silverstone WEC Friday practice on top with Hartley

Porsche maintained its monopoly of the top spots in the timesheets in second practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship opener at Silverstone

Porsche ends Silverstone WEC Friday practice on top with Hartley

The #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid again led the way, with Brendon Hartley setting a session best of 1m39.655s.

That put him more than a second and a half up on the 1m41.344s set by Romain Dumas in the #2 Porsche during the course of a session held in cold and blustery conditions.

The #2 Porsche lost track time after Marc Lieb was nudged into a spin at Luffield and had to return to the pits for repairs.

Just a tenth behind in third place was Loic Duval in the best of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros on a 1m41.454s.

Kamui Kobayashi was the fastest Toyota driver in fourth position courtesy of a 1m41.523s aboard the #6 TS050 HYBRID.

The LMP2 class was led by Jonny Kane in the Strakka Racing Gibson-Nissan 015S.

His best lap of 1m49.632s put him less than a tenth up on the Manor ORECA-Nissan 05 driven by James Jakes.

The two AF Corse Ferraris were quickest in GTE Pro.

James Calado's fastest lap of 2m00.107s put him two tenths ahead off team-mate Sam Bird.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m39.655s - 35
2 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m41.344s 1.689s 21
3 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m41.454s 1.799s 42
4 LMP1 S.Sarrazin, M.Conway, K.Kobayashi Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m41.523s 1.868s 41
5 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m41.678s 2.023s 41
6 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m42.963s 3.308s 33
7 LMP1 M.Tuscher, D.Kraihamer, A.Imperatori Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m46.428s 6.773s 36
8 LMP1 N.Prost, N.Piquet Jr., N.Heidfeld Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m47.685s 8.030s 32
9 LMP1 S.Trummer, O.Webb, J.Rossiter ByKOLLES Racing Team CLM/AER 1m48.590s 8.935s 28
10 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 1m49.632s 9.977s 34
11 LMP2 T.Graves, W.Stevens, J.Jakes Manor ORECA/Nissan 1m49.696s 10.041s 23
12 LMP2 G.Menezes, N.Lapierre, S.Richelmi Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 1m49.757s 10.102s 35
13 LMP2 M.Rao, R.Bradley, R.Merhi Manor ORECA/Nissan 1m49.994s 10.339s 29
14 LMP2 R.Dalziel, P.Derani, C.Cumming Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 1m50.026s 10.371s 35
15 LMP2 R.Rusinov, N.Berthon, R.Rast G-Drive Racing ORECA/Nissan 1m50.268s 10.613s 39
16 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, F.Albuquerque, B.Senna RGR Sport by Morand Ligier/Nissan 1m50.712s 11.057s 32
17 LMP2 V.Petrov, K.Ladygin, V.Shaytar SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 1m51.946s 12.291s 23
18 LMP2 S.Sharp, E.Brown, J.van Overbeek Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 1m52.082s 12.427s 33
19 LMP2 D.Cheng, H-Pin Tung, N.Panciatici Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine/Nissan 1m52.305s 12.650s 28
20 LMP2 N.Minassian, M.Mediani SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 1m52.680s 13.025s 23
21 GTE Pro G.Bruni, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 2m00.107s 20.452s 35
22 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 2m00.306s 20.651s 34
23 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 2m01.314s 21.659s 33
24 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Carroll, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 2m02.081s 22.426s 33
25 GTE Pro R.Stanaway, F.Rees Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m02.525s 22.870s 24
26 GTE Pro B.Johnson, S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 2m02.775s 23.120s 33
27 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m02.788s 23.133s 34
28 GTE Am Y.Yamagishi, P.Ragues, P.Ruberti Larbre Competition Chevrolet 2m02.911s 23.256s 31
29 GTE Am K.Al Qubaisi, D.H.Hansson, K.Bachler Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 2m03.005s 23.350s 32
30 GTE Pro M.Franchitti, A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 2m03.075s 23.420s 34
31 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 2m03.229s 23.574s 34
32 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen, D.Turner Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m03.253s 23.598s 28
33 GTE Am C.Ried, W.Henzler, J.Camathias KCMG Porsche 2m03.392s 23.737s 24


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