6H Spa: LMP1 news round up
TOYOTA Racing continued its winning start to the FIA World Endurance Championship season with victory in a tense second race of 2014, the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi won the race to extend their lead in the Drivers’ World Championship and record a third consecutive win for the #8.
TOYOTA Racing also extended its advantage in the Manufacturers’ World Championship with the #7 TS040 HYBRID of Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Kazuki Nakajima finishing third after an exciting race.
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Audi Sport Team Joest
Round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa marked the first event this year in which the relative strengths at the front of the field began to show, as this time the LMP1 hybrid sports cars of all three manufacturers finished the race. Audi, in front of 46,000 spectators, achieved second place with a gap of 1m 13.926s.
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Following the podium finish at the season’s opener in Silverstone, the new Porsche 919 Hybrid came fourth at the second round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Drivers Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) had started with the car no. 14 from pole position for the six hour race and was the leading car for a long time. But then incidents cost time. An electric problem required a reset by Dumas while he was driving and on the final laps Jani had an extra pit stop due to a puncture.
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REBELLION Racing achieved a very positive race weekend during the 6 Hours of Spa. The R-One started its racing career with a seventh place in round 2 of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship and a class win in LM P1-L.
The Rebellion R-One #12 driven by Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Mathias Beche had a trouble free run through the six hour race and they covered 1127,63 km (161 laps). The team gained valuable experience with the car in race conditions and a huge amount of data that will help the development of the R-One.
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Photos: SPA FRANCORCHAMPS CIRCUIT (SPA, ARDENNES, BELGIUM), WEC 6 HOURS OF SPA, RACE, SATURDAY 03 MAY 2014.
1) The race was won by Toyota Racing's Buemi-Davidson-Lapierre ahead of Kristensen-di Grassi-Duval in second place and Wurz-Sarrazin-Nakajima in third; 2) The No.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro; 3) The No.14 Porsche 919 Hybrid at the start of the race; 4) Rebellion Racing's No.12 R-One Toyota