6Hrs COTA - LMP1 post race news round up
Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Austin
Audi has celebrated the second consecutive one-two win in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following their victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in the fourth race of the season at Austin prevailed again. A sudden downpour of rain, red flags after a series of spins and a tactically challenging course of the race on a drying track converted the night race in Texas into a real thriller. Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK) completed Audi’s success by taking second place.
For the full release and driver quotes, go to: https://www.audi-motorsport.info/v2/public/en/2014/press-release/single/id/9358
Wet and wild in Texas for Toyota Racing
TOYOTA Racing experienced a dramatic but very frustrating Six Hours of the Circuit of the Americas which ended with a podium finish but promised much more for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Heavy rain early in the race caused chaos and necessitated a stunning recovery drive for the #8 TS040 HYBRID of Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi, who finished third to leave with a 11-point lead in the drivers’ standings.
To read the full story of Toyota’s race, go to: http://www.toyotahybridracing.com/wet-and-wild-in-texas-for-toyota-racing/
After a long time in the lead the Porsche 919 Hybrids come fourth and fifth in Austin
After a strong qualifying performance and a long time in the lead in the race the two Porsche 919 Hybrids only finished fourth and fifth in the six-hour race on Saturday. Car number 14, driven by Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany), was leading the race for a long time, but suffered problems at the end and finished just in front of its sister car in Austin, Texas (USA). Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) brought their number 20 car home in fifth place after an action packed fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), which was held half at night.
To read more about Porsche’s race in Austin, go to: http://www.porsche.com/uk/motorsportandevents/motorsport/generalinformation/news/?pool=motorsport&id=462fa1d4-4f25-4e49-b41d-84c754d04a5e&lang=en
Fourth 2014 victory in a row for Rebellion R-one #12 in Austin
Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche in the Rebellion R-One Toyota #12 secured a 7th place overall finish at the FIA WEC 6 Hours of COTA. The three drivers claimed the victory in the LMP1-L category for the fourth time in a row this season after a race full of dramas.
Starting from the back of the grid after a drive-by-wire throttle issue during the qualifying session, Mathias Beche in the Rebellion R-One Toyota #12 found his way through the traffic to became P8 after only five laps, with the sister car #13 driven by Fabio Leimer just in front in P7. From that point a nice battle started between the two Swiss cars for the lead in LMP1-L class.
More news about the team’s race will be available at http://rebellion-racing.com/