No.8 Audi again fastest in FP2 at COTA

Night scene
Night scene

Audi dominated night practice here at Circuit of The Americas – the team finishing 1-2, split by a mere 0.095 of a second.

The No.8 Audi R18 of Oliver Jarvis, Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval set the fastest time at 1:47.235

The corresponding session last year was headed by the No.1 Porsche with a time of 1:47.442.

The Mexico City pole winning Audi also completed the most laps of any car on track during the 90 minute sessions – 45 laps.

The ByKolles squad in the LM P1 Privateer grabbed the upper hand over rivals Rebellion with a fastest time of 1:54.361

Championship leaders Signatech Alpine were fastest in LM P2 with the No.36 entry recording a fastest time of 1:56.318.

All but one LM P2 car completed more than 30 laps of running in the 90-minute session.

Ford held the top spot LM GTE Pro. The No.66 of Olivier Pla and Stefan Mucke was fastest again (2:04.714) ahead of Mexico City pole winner, the No.95 Aston Martin.

Times at night were considerably faster this year compared to 2015. Last year’s Free Practice 2 night session was headed by Porsche at 2:06.041.

Aston Martin did grab the top spot LM GTE Am with Pedro Lamy’s No.98 car quickest at 2:06.092.

Cars are back on track tomorrow morning at 10:30am for the final one hour session before qualifying begins at 5:45pm (local time).

Results

Pos No. Cat Driver Car Laps Time Behind Gap.
1 8 LMP1 Lucas DI GRASSI, LoIc DUVAL, Oliver JARVIS Audi R18 45 1:47.235 +0.000s +0.000s
2 7 LMP1 Marcel FASSLER, Andre LOTTERER, Benoit TRELUYER Audi R18 23 1:47.330 +0.095 +0.095
3 1 LMP1 Timo BERNHARD, Mark WEBBER, Brendon HARTLEY Porsche 919 Hybrid 43 1:47.959 +0.724 +0.629
4 2 LMP1 Romain DUMAS, Neel JANI, Marc LIEB Porsche 919 Hybrid 42 1:48.130 +0.895 +0.171
5 5 LMP1 Anthony DAVIDSON, Sebastien BUEMI, Kazuki NAKAJIMA Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 41 1:48.134 +0.899 +0.004
6 6 LMP1 Stephane SARRAZIN, Mike CONWAY, Kamui KOBAYASHI Toyota TS050 – Hybrid 38 1:49.369 +2.134 +1.235
7 4 LMP1 Simon TRUMMER, Oliver WEBB, CLM P1/01 – AER 29 1:54.361 +7.126 +4.992
8 13 LMP1 Matheo TUSCHER, Dominik KRAIHAMER, Alexandre IMPERATORI Rebellion R-One – AER 39 1:54.637 +7.402 +0.276
9 36 LMP2 Gustavo MENEZES, Nicolas LAPIERRE, Stephane RICHELMI Alpine A460 – Nissan 30 1:56.318 +9.083 +1.681
10 43 LMP2 Ricardo GONZALEZ, Filipe ALBUQUERQUE, Bruno SENNA LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan 35 1:56.534 +9.299 +0.216
11 26 LMP2 Roman RUSINOV, Rene RAST, Alex BRUNDLE Oreca 05 – Nissan 39 1:56.993 +9.758 +0.459
12 35 LMP2 David CHENG, Ho-Pin TUNG, Nelson PANCIATICI Alpine A460 – Nissan 32 1:57.631 +10.396 +0.638
13 42 LMP2 Nick LEVENTIS, Lewis WILLIAMSON, Jonny KANE Gibson 015S – Nissan 41 1:57.859 +10.624 +0.228
14 31 LMP2 Ryan DALZIEL, Luis Felipe DERANI, Christopher CUMMING LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan 33 1:58.020 +10.785 +0.161
15 44 LMP2 Matthew RAO, Richard BRADLEY, Roberto MERHI Oreca 05 – Nissan 36 1:58.094 +10.859 +0.074
16 37 LMP2 Vitaly PETROV, Kirill LADYGIN, Victor SHAITAR BR01 – Nissan 28 1:58.242 +11.007 +0.148
17 30 LMP2 Scott SHARP, Ed BROWN, Johannes VAN OVERBEEK LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan 30 1:58.755 +11.520 +0.513
18 27 LMP2 Nicolas MINASSIAN, Maurizio MEDIANI, BR01 – Nissan 32 1:58.858 +11.623 +0.103
19 66 LMGTE Pro Stefan MUCKE, Olivier PLA, Ford GT 26 2:04.714 +17.479 +5.856
20 95 LMGTE Pro Nicki THIIM, Marco SORENSEN, Aston Martin Vantage V8 40 2:05.496 +18.261 +0.782
21 67 LMGTE Pro Marino FRANCHITTI, Andy PRIAULX, Harry TINCKNELL Ford GT 39 2:05.630 +18.395 +0.134
22 51 LMGTE Pro Gianmaria BRUNI, James CALADO, Ferrari 488 GTE 35 2:05.711 +18.476 +0.081
23 97 LMGTE Pro Darren TURNER, Fernando REES, Aston Martin Vantage V8 15 2:05.801 +18.566 +0.090
24 98 LMGTE Am Paul DALLA LANA, Pedro LAMY, Mathias LAUDA Aston Martin Vantage V8 33 2:06.092 +18.857 +0.291
25 71 LMGTE Pro Davide RIGON, Sam BIRD, Ferrari 488 GTE 37 2:06.136 +18.901 +0.044
26 77 LMGTE Pro Richard LIETZ, Michael CHRISTENSEN, Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 37 2:06.445 +19.210 +0.309
27 86 LMGTE Am Michael WAINWRIGHT, Adam CARROLL, Ben BARKER Porsche 911 RSR 36 2:07.739 +20.504 +1.294
28 83 LMGTE Am François PERRODO, Emmanuel COLLARD, Rui AGUAS Ferrari F458 Italia 34 2:07.804 +20.569 +0.065
29 88 LMGTE Am Khaled AL QUBAISI, David HEINEMEIER HANSSON, Kevin ESTRE Porsche 911 RSR 35 2:07.831 +20.596 +0.027
30 50 LMGTE Am Lars VILJOEN, Pierre RAGUES, Ricky TAYLOR Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 35 2:08.216 +20.981 +0.385
31 78 LMGTE Am Christian RIED, Wolf HENZLER, Joël CAMATHIAS Porsche 911 RSR 36 2:08.975 +21.740 +0.759

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