Good first practice day for Porsche at FIA WEC

The current World Champion team got off to a good start in the first free practice sessions of the World Endurance Championships at Shanghai, with Brandon Hartley setting the fastest lap at 1:44.594.

The LMP1 team who race two 919 Hybrids came 3rd in the afternoon session completing 122 laps, the fastest of which was set by Marc Lieb at 1:46.264.

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The team lost some track time due to a battery change, Team Principal Andreas Seidl stated “Because not all parameters of the high voltage battery were as expected, we did a precautionary battery change. This loss of track time is certainly a disadvantage for these three guys and they are not happy with the car’s set-up yet. Now we have to draw the right conclusions from today’s results and prepare both cars for tomorrow in the best possible way.”

 

Allison Remzi-source Porsche Press database