Porsche 1-2 in opening practice

Marc Lieb in the No. 2 Porsche was fastest
Marc Lieb in the No. 2 Porsche was fastest

Marc Lieb edged out Brendon Hartley as Porsche nailed down the top positions in first free practice for Sunday's Nurburgring World Endurance Championship round.

The Le Mans 24 Hours winner set a best time of 1m41.703s in the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid, 0.047 seconds ahead of the 1m41.750s set by Hartley.

Highlights

  • Porsche Team 1-2 in FP1 as No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Marc Lieb edges No.1 car of Brendon Hartley by just 0.047s.
  • Audi third and fourth as No.7 R18 driven by André Lotterer gets to within 0.2 of leading Porsche; Loic Duval fourth in No.8 R18.
  • Sebastien Buemi places fifth in No.5 Toyota TS 050 HYBRID as new high-downforce car makes first public appearance.
  • No.6 Toyota TS 050 places sixth but 1.9 secs away from ultimate pace.
  • Just 0.8 seconds covers top five top!
  • Times slower than 2015 due to use of tighter Veedol Chicane.
  • G-Drive Racing top times in LMP2 as Alex Brundle sets time during impressive 2016 LMP2 WEC debut.
  • Matt Howson sets best lap for No.44 Manor ORECA Nissan to clinch second place.
  • LMP2 Points leader Signatech Alpine suffers tough start after stopping on track early in session.
  • Rebellion 1-2 in Privateer LMP1 class as No.13 R-One-AER outpaces No.12.
  • LMGTE Pro led by No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488GTE as James Calado sets 1m58.402s to head No.97 Aston Martin.
  • Pedro Lamy tops times in LMGTE Am in No.98 Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage

Results

Pos No. – Team Drivers Car Class Time Behind Gap
1 2 Porsche Team R. DUMAS / N. JANI / M. LIEB Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H 1:41.703
2 1 Porsche Team T. BERNHARD / M. WEBBER / B. HARTLEY Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H 1:41.750 +0.047 +0.047
3 7 Audi Sport Team Joest M. FÄSSLER / A. LOTTERER Audi R18 LMP1 H 1:41.903 +0.200 +0.153
4 8 Audi Sport Team Joest L. DI GRASSI / L. DUVAL / O. JARVIS Audi R18 LMP1 H 1:42.154 +0.451 +0.251
5 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing A. DAVIDSON / S. BUEMI / K. NAKAJIMA Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H 1:42.593 +0.890 +0.439
6 6 Toyota Gazoo Racing S. SARRAZIN / M. CONWAY / K. KOBAYASHI Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H 1:43.635 +1.932 +1.042
7 13 Rebellion Racing M. TUSCHER / D. KRAIHAMER / A. IMPERATORI Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1 1:48.360 +6.657 +4.725
8 12 Rebellion Racing N. PROST / N. HEIDFELD / M. BECHE Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1 1:48.364 +6.661 +0.004
9 4 Bykolles Racing Team S. TRUMMER / O. WEBB / P. KAFFER CLM P1/01 – AER LMP1 1:48.984 +7.281 +0.620
10 26 G-Drive Racing R. RUSINOV / R. RAST / A. BRUNDLE Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 1:50.748 +9.045 +1.764
11 44 Manor T. GRAVES / A. PIZZONIA / M. HOWSON Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 1:51.436 +9.733 +0.688
12 42 Strakka Racing N. LEVENTIS / J. KANE / L. WILLIAMSON Gibson 015S – Nissan LMP2 1:51.469 +9.766 +0.033
13 31 Extreme Speed Motorsports R. DALZIEL / L. DERANI / C. CUMMING LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 1:51.669 +9.966 +0.200
14 45 Manor M. RAO / R. BRADLEY / R. MERHI Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 1:52.333 +10.630 +0.664
15 43 RGR Sport by Morand R. GONZALEZ / F. ALBUQUERQUE / B. SENNA LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 1:52.471 +10.768 +0.138
16 37 SMP Racing V. PETROV / K. LADYGIN / V. SHAITAR BR01 – Nissan LMP2 1:52.647 +10.944 +0.176
17 35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine D. CHENG / H. TUNG / N. PANCIATICI Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2 1:52.825 +11.122 +0.178
18 27 SMP Racing N. MINASSIAN / M. MEDIANI BR01 – Nissan LMP2 1:52.845 +11.142 +0.020
19 30 Extreme Speed Motorsports S. SHARP / E. BROWN / J. VAN OVERBEEK LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 1:53.983 +12.280 +1.138
20 51 AF Corse G. BRUNI / J. CALADO Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro 1:58.402 +16.699 +4.419
21 97 Aston Martin Racing R. STANAWAY / D. TURNER Aston Martin Vantage V8 LMGTE Pro 1:58.601 +16.898 +0.199
22 95 Aston Martin Racing N. THIIM / M. SØRENSEN Aston Martin Vantage V8 LMGTE Pro 1:58.982 +17.279 +0.381
23 71 AF Corse D. RIGON / S. BIRD Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro 1:59.498 +17.795 +0.516
24 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK S. MÃœCKE / O. PLA Ford GT LMGTE Pro 1:59.560 +17.857 +0.062
25 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK M. FRANCHITTI / A. PRIAULX / H. TINCKNELL Ford GT LMGTE Pro 1:59.784 +18.081 +0.224
26 98 Aston Martin Racing P. DALLA LANA / P. LAMY / M. LAUDA Aston Martin Vantage V8 LMGTE Am 1:59.949 +18.246 +0.165
27 77 Dempsey – Proton Racing R. LIETZ / M. CHRISTENSEN Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro 2:00.483 +18.780 +0.534
28 50 Larbre Competition Y. YAMAGISHI / P. RAGUES / P. RUBERTI Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 LMGTE Am 2:00.755 +19.052 +0.272
29 83 AF Corse F. PERRODO / E. COLLARD / R. AGUAS Ferrari F458 Italia LMGTE Am 2:00.890 +19.187 +0.135
30 88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing K. AL QUBAISI / D. HEINEMEIER HANSS / P. LONG Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 2:01.369 +19.666 +0.479
31 78 KCMG C. RIED / W. HENZLER / J. CAMATHIAS Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 2:01.487 +19.784 +0.118
32 86 Gulf Racing M. WAINWRIGHT / A. CARROLL / B. BARKER Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 2:01.509 +19.806 +0.022
33 36 Signatech Alpine G. MENEZES / N. LAPIERRE / S. RICHELMI Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2 2:32.739 +51.036 +31.230

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