Hartley tops Friday practice for WEC Silverstone opener

Porsche maintained its monopoly of the top spots in the timesheets in second practice for this weekend’s World Endurance Championship opener at Silverstone.

The #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid again led the way, with Brendon Hartley setting a session best of 1m39.655s.

That put him more than a second and a half up on the 1m41.344s set by Romain Dumas in the #2 Porsche during the course of a session held in cold and blustery conditions.

The #2 Porsche lost track time after Marc Lieb was nudged into a spin at Luffield and had to return to the pits for repairs.

Just a tenth behind in third place was Lucas di Grassi in the best of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros on a 1m41.454s.

Kamui Kobayashi was the fastest Toyota driver in fourth position courtesy of a 1m41.523s aboard the #6 TS050 HYBRID.

The LMP2 class was led by Jonny Kane in the Strakka Racing Gibson-Nissan 015S.

His best lap of 1m49.632s put him less than a tenth up on the Manor ORECA-Nissan 05 driven by James Jakes.

The two AF Corse Ferraris were quickest in GTE Pro.

James Calado’s fastest lap of 2m00.107s put him two tenths ahead off team-mate Sam Bird.


1LMP1T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.HartleyPorsche TeamPorsche1m39.655s35
2LMP1R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.LiebPorsche TeamPorsche1m41.344s1.689s21
3LMP1L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.JarvisAudi Sport Team JoestAudi1m41.454s1.799s42
4LMP1S.Sarrazin, M.Conway, K.KobayashiToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m41.523s1.868s41
5LMP1M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.TreluyerAudi Sport Team JoestAudi1m41.678s2.023s41
6LMP1A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.NakajimaToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m42.963s3.308s33
7LMP1M.Tuscher, D.Kraihamer, A.ImperatoriRebellion RacingRebellion/AER1m46.428s6.773s36
8LMP1N.Prost, N.Piquet Jr., N.HeidfeldRebellion RacingRebellion/AER1m47.685s8.030s32
9LMP1S.Trummer, O.Webb, J.RossiterByKOLLES Racing TeamCLM/AER1m48.590s8.935s28
10LMP2N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.KaneStrakka RacingGibson/Nissan1m49.632s9.977s34
11LMP2T.Graves, W.Stevens, J.JakesManorORECA/Nissan1m49.696s10.041s23
12LMP2G.Menezes, N.Lapierre, S.RichelmiSignatech AlpineAlpine/Nissan1m49.757s10.102s35
13LMP2M.Rao, R.Bradley, R.MerhiManorORECA/Nissan1m49.994s10.339s29
14LMP2R.Dalziel, L.Derani, C.CummingExtreme Speed MotorsportsLigier/Nissan1m50.026s10.371s35
15LMP2R.Rusinov, N.Berthon, R.RastG-Drive RacingORECA/Nissan1m50.268s10.613s39
16LMP2R.Gonzalez, F.Albuquerque, B.SennaRGR Sport by MorandLigier/Nissan1m50.712s11.057s32
17LMP2V.Petrov, K.Ladygin, V.ShaytarSMP RacingBR Engineering/Nissan1m51.946s12.291s23
18LMP2S.Sharp, E.Brown, J.van OverbeekExtreme Speed MotorsportsLigier/Nissan1m52.082s12.427s33
19LMP2D.Cheng, H-Pin Tung, N.PanciaticiBaxi DC Racing AlpineAlpine/Nissan1m52.305s12.650s28
20LMP2N.Minassian, M.MedianiSMP RacingBR Engineering/Nissan1m52.680s13.025s23
21GTE ProG.Bruni, J.CaladoAF CorseFerrari2m00.107s20.452s35
22GTE ProD.Rigon, S.BirdAF CorseFerrari2m00.306s20.651s34
23GTE ProR.Lietz, M.E. ChristensenDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche2m01.314s21.659s33
24GTE AmM.Wainwright, A.Carroll, B.BarkerGulf RacingPorsche2m02.081s22.426s33
25GTE ProR.Stanaway, F.ReesAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m02.525s22.870s24
26GTE ProB.Johnson, S.Mucke, O.PlaFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord2m02.775s23.120s33
27GTE AmP.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m02.788s23.133s34
28GTE AmY.Yamagishi, P.Ragues, P.RubertiLarbre CompetitionChevrolet2m02.911s23.256s31
29GTE AmK.Al Qubaisi, D.Hansson, K.BachlerAbu Dhabi-Proton RacingPorsche2m03.005s23.350s32
30GTE ProM.Franchitti, A.Priaulx, H.TincknellFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord2m03.075s23.420s34
31GTE AmF.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.AguasAF CorseFerrari2m03.229s23.574s34
32GTE ProN.Thiim, M.Sorensen, D.TurnerAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m03.253s23.598s28
33GTE AmC.Ried, W.Henzler, J.CamathiasKCMGPorsche2m03.392s23.737s24

Hartley tops Friday practice for WEC Silverstone opener

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