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Podium finish for Porsche 919 Hybrid - one-two victory for Porsche 911 RSRSports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, round 1: Silverstone, Great Britain

The eagerly awaited race debut of the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC was a success. The highly complex Le Mans Prototype took a podium at its first attempt at the action packed six hours race at Silverstone. The sister car had to retire after 1 hour 15 minutes. Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) came third in the Porsche 919 Hybrid after 165 laps on the 5.891 kilometers long track, which was flodded from rain in the end. The overall victory went to the Toyota drivers Sébastien Buemi (Switzerland), Anthony Davidson (Great Britain) and Nicolas Lapierre (France). The race was red flagged 24 minutes before the distance was completed because of standing water.

In the GTE-Pro class the Porsche 911 RSR was unbeatable in the changing conditions. Marco Holzer (Germany), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) won followed by the Porsche Team Manthey sister car with drivers Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain).

Next round:
02/05/2014 – 03/05/2014
6 hours of Spa
Belgium

2014/04/20

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