Porsche continues to hold advantage as 6H Nurburgring enters final 90 minutes

  • No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid takes over the lead after late race drama with 1hr50mins remaining after incident between Marc Lieb and No.88 Abu-Dhabi Proton Porsche sees damage to No.2 Porsche.
  • Fourth Full Course Yellow called to retrieve stranded LMGTE Am car sees frontrunners pit and No.2 Porsche takes fresh front bodywork and loses lead to Mark Webber driven No.1 car.
  • Gap between top three just 12-seconds as FIA WEC thrills large 58,000 crowd over weekend.
  • No.8 Audi R18 driven by Loic Duval is third ahead of No.7 R18 driven by Andre Lotterer.
  • No.13 Rebellion Racing loses lead in LMP1 Privateer class after losing time with problem. No.12 car driven Nick Heidfeld takes over lead.
  • No.36 Signatech Alpine continues in LMP2 lead with Nicolas Lapierre ten seconds ahead of Filipe Albuquerque’s RGR Sports Ligier
  • LMGTE Pro category as close as ever with James Calado in No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE leading No.95 Aston Martin Racing with Marco Sorenson aboard
  • No.71 AF Corse Ferrari is third ahead of No.66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK car. Top four in LMGTE Pro covered by just 24 seconds
  • Mathias Lauda remains in lead of LMGTE Am category in No.98 Aston Martin with 11-second buffer over KCMG Porsche 911 RSR.

Race facts after 240 minutes:

17:26:14 Green Flag

17:21:20 11 minute stop for Rebellion #13 drops to 11th overall

17:19:18 Porsche #1 leads after nose change for Porsche #2

17:18:35 Duval in Audi #8

17:17:51 Jani into Porsche #2

17:17:03 Webber into Porsche #1

17:16:32 All leaders into the pits

17:15:56 Front right damage to Porsche #2

17:15:11 Full Course Yellow

17:12:54 Porsche #88 into gravel after contact with Porsche #2

17:08:15 Ford #66 retakes the lead in GTE Pro after stop for #71 Ferrari

17:02:11 Aston #95 pits - Ferrari #71 takes the lead

16:59:59 GTE Pro Leader #51 pits - #95 Aston takes lead

16:45:54 Toyota #6 had loose engine part

16:45:17 Liger #26 confirmed a retirement by Alex Brundle

16:44:03 Toyota #6 back out after 5.27 minute stop - Kobayashi in

16:39:37 Toyota #6 pushed into garage

16:38:40 Toyota #6 into pits

16:36:00 20 second time penalty for #83 Ferrari for speeding under FCY

16:30:09 No work being done on #26 Ligier - looks like a retirement

16:25:42 Bruni in #51 takes lead in GTE Pro

16:22:50 Green Flag

16:20:59 Both Audis & both Toyotas pit

16:20:24 Hartley in #1

16:19:52 Porsches #1 & #2 both in pits - Lieb in #2

16:18:35 Smoke coming from CLM #4

16:15:23 Full Course Yellow

16:15:08 Mucke stops from the lead of GTE Pro

16:14:19 CLM #4 has stopped at Turn 4

16:05:48 Ford #66 leads GTE Pro by 49 seconds but is due to stop

16:00:19 Alpine #36 takes lead in P2