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WEC: Start-finish win and manufacturers’ title for Porsche 919 Hybrid

  • WEC: Start-finish win and manufacturers’ title for Porsche 919 Hybrid

    Mark Webber of Australia celebrates after winning with the Porsche team the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship race in Shanghai on November 6, 2016. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Porsche celebrates its sixth race win this season and the successful defense of the manufacturers’ world championship title in Shanghai on Sunday.

At the penultimate of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship the race winners were Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber, who started from pole position and lead the whole 195-lap race.

The trio with the sister Porsche 919 Hybrid, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb, who are the championship leaders, started from sixth and finished fourth.

Hartley set the fastest race lap with at time of 1.45,935 minutes on the 5.451 kilometre long Shanghai International Circuit.

The six-hour race was held in dry conditions and temperatures of around 23 degrees Celsius.

“Brendon was flying and Timo’s double stint was really nice", said Mark.  "I did a single stint and got some used tyres out of the way before Brendon brought it home. It was an amazing day for Porsche and we are really happy to have contributed to it.”

To read more about Porsche's reaction to defending the manufacturers' world championship, read the press release
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