16 April 2017

Porsche claim double WEC podium at Silverstone

Porsche’s new-look LMP1 teams began the World Endurance Championships with two podiums, with car #2 finishing second and car #1 finishing third overall behind eventual winners Toyota.

In a tense, thrilling opening round car #2 of Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber and Timo Bernhard held the lead into the final exchanges but narrowly lost out by just 6 seconds. Hartley had this to say afterwards:

 

Car #1′s third place was a positive start to Andre Lotterer’s Porsche alongside Nick Tandy and Neel Jani. Lotterer was more than satisfied with the team’s performances in the opening round:

 

British driver Nick Tandy was filled with optimism after his first round for Porsche as a full factory team driver:

To catch up on all of the weekend’s audio, head to the Porsche GB Soundcloud page.