WEC Mexico: Porsche edges Audi by 0.1s in final practice

Porsche edged out Audi at the top of the times in final free practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship round in Mexico City by just over a tenth

WEC Mexico: Porsche edges Audi by 0.1s in final practice

Brendon Hartley ended up fastest in the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid, which was 0.118s quicker than Andre Lotterer's 1m25.505s aboard the best of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros.

The second Audi was just under two tenths down in third in the hands of Lucas di Grassi with a 1m25.673s, while Neel Jani took fourth in the second Porsche.

The two Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs ended up fifth and sixth.

Kamui Kobayashi was the quickest of the Toyota drivers with a 1m26.448s, which left him just over a second off the pace. Sebastien Buemi was a further three tenths back in sixth.

The G-Drive ORECA-Nissan 05 was quickest in LMP2, Rene Rast's 1m35.555s putting him nearly half a second up on the points-leading Alpine Signatech car in the hands of Nicolas Lapierre.

The two Aston Martins led the way in GTE Pro. Richie Stanaway was quickest on a 1m39.496s, which was less than a tenth up on team-mate Marco Sorensen.

A 1m40.492s from Stefan Mucke put the best of the Ford GTs third in class.

The Abu Dhabi-Proton Porsche was quickest in GTE Am with Pat Long drivers.

FINAL PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap
1 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m25.387s
2 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 0.118s
3 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 0.286s
4 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 0.460s
5 LMP1 S.Sarrazin, M.Conway, K.Kobayashi Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1.061s
6 LMP1 S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1.401s
7 LMP1 M.Tuscher, D.Kraihamer, A.Imperatori Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 4.666s
8 LMP1 S.Trummer, O.Webb, P.Kaffer ByKOLLES Racing Team CLM/AER 5.226s
9 LMP2 R.Rusinov, R.Rast, A.Brundle G-Drive Racing ORECA/Nissan 10.168s
10 LMP2 G.Menezes, N.Lapierre, S.Richelmi Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 10.614s
11 LMP2 N.Leventis, L.Williamson, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 10.677s
12 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, B.Junqueira, L.Diaz Greaves Motorsport Gibson/Nissan 10.697s
13 LMP2 R.Dalziel, P.Derani, C.Cumming Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 10.812s
14 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, B.Senna, F.Albuquerque RGR Sport by Morand Ligier/Nissan 10.846s
15 LMP2 D.Cheng, H-Pin Tung, N.Panciatici Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine/Nissan 11.060s
16 LMP2 V.Petrov, V.Shaytar, K.Ladygin SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 11.145s
17 LMP2 M.Rao, R.Bradley, P.Toledano Manor ORECA/Nissan 11.494s
18 LMP2 N.Minassian, M.Mediani SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 11.575s
19 LMP2 S.Sharp, E.Brown, J.van Overbeek Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 11.821s
20 GTE Pro R.Stanaway, D.Turner Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 14.109s
21 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 14.185s
22 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 15.105s
23 GTE Pro M.Franchitti, A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 15.421s
24 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 15.611s
25 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 15.905s
26 GTE Pro G.Bruni, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 16.026s
27 GTE Am K.Al Qubaisi, D.H.Hansson, P.Long Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 16.436s
28 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 16.845s
29 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Carroll, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 16.950s
30 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 17.021s
31 GTE Am Y.Yamagishi, P.Ragues, R.Taylor Larbre Competition Chevrolet 17.373s
32 GTE Am C.Ried, W.Henzler, J.Camathias KCMG Porsche 18.051s

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