Buemi tops Final Free Practice at Fuji; Porsche 1-2 In LMGTE Pro
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Buemi tops Final Free Practice at Fuji; Porsche 1-2 In LMGTE Pro

The Headlines from FP3 at Fuji…

  • Wet but slowly drying conditions challenge drivers in final Free Practice ahead of qualifying
  • Sebastien Buemi had set the fastest time earlier in the session for Toyota Gazoo Racing with a 1m35.414s lap in No.8 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID
  • Porsche second and third with No.2 919 Hybrid leading No.1 model
  • Nick Tandy survives wild half spin at Turn One in No.1 car
  • Brendon Hartley has two Turn One lock-ups but carries on without significant delay
  • No.7 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID places fourth
  • Alex Brundle places first in LMP2 after late lap in No.37 Jackie Chan DC Racing car of 1m43.745s
  • LMP2 sees Nelson Piquet Jnr set an initial pace with a 1m43.956s lap in the No.13 Vaillante Rebellion ORECA-Gibson but is bumped down to second in final moments by Brundle
  • Piquet Jr. leads fellow Brazilian and stablemate Bruno Senna in the No.31 car by just over 0.1s
  • The No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing car is fourth as Oliver Jarvis laps in 1m44.659s for title leaders

  • LMGTE Pro sees Porsche again come away fastest as Frederic Makowiecki peaks with a 1m47.724s lap in the No.91 Porsche 911 RSR
  • ‘Mako’ heads sister Porsche GT car which sees Michael Christensen set a 1m48.358s lap
  • Harry Tincknell places third for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing as he sets an early best of 1m48.770s
  • Dempsey Proton Porsche leads LMGTE Am as Matteo Cairoli tops times with a 1m49.387s lap early in session
  • The newly liveried ‘Pink Ribbon’ charity Porsche heads No.61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari and Spirit of Race 488 GTE
  • Qualifying brought forward to 14.00 to utilise better weather forecast