Just like the 2015 debut, the German round of the WEC was a success: 58,000 spectators witnessed breathtaking motorsport in nice summer weather in the Eifel mountains.
The reigning world champions Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley have won the six-hour race at the Nürburgring. It was the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
By winning the race, Porsche, with the 919 Hybrid, extended their lead in the manufacturer standings of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb came fourth in the race and continue to lead the drivers’ world championship.
This is the third victory this season for the Porsche 919 Hybrid, after wins at the Silverstone and Le Mans races. In total the prototype has won ten races since its 2014 debut. For Bernhard/Hartley/Webber it is their fifth success. Porsche now leads the manufacturers’ standing ahead of Audi and Toyota, Dumas/Jani/Lieb still lead the drivers’ championshiptitle
Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1: “It is incredible. We have won nine out of the last ten races, including the 24 hours of Le Mans twice. With this result we are going into the summer break and you cannot ask for more. I feel sorry for our number 2 car. It had the win within reach, too. But a fourth place is still a strong result. We saw a fantastic race and motorsport at it’s highest level, now we look forward to Mexico. Until then I wish all team members here and at home in Weissach a wonderful holiday.”