Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)

Οι Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley και Timo Bernhard είναι οι παγκόσμιοι πρωταθλητές του φετινού πρωταθλήματος οδηγών του WEC μετά από έναν συναρπαστικό 6ωρο αγώνα σήμερα στο Μπαχρέιν. Οι τρεις οδηγοί της Porsche οδήγηση την 919 Hybrid με το No.17 στην 5η θέση του αγώνα, μετά από πολλά τεχνικά προβλήματα που αντιμετώπισαν κατά τη διάρκεια του, προβλήματα που καθήλωσε το αγωνιστικό για πολλούς γύρους μέσα στα pit.

FIA WEC 2015: 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA WEC 2015: 6 Hours of Bahrain, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r), winning the World Championship *** Local Caption *** Hoch Zwei / Juergen Tap

Η Porsche 919 Hybrid με το No.18 των Neel Jani, Marc Lieb και Romain Dumas κέρδισαν τον αγώνα, με τους Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler και Benoit Treluyer της Audi να τερματίζουν στην 2η θέση και τους Alexander Wurz, Stephane Sarrazin και Mike Conway της Toyota να ανεβαίνουν στο τρίτο σκαλί του βάθρου.

Andreas Seidl, Teamchef Porsche Team, Porsche Team: Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (l-r)

Κάπως έτσι έκλεισε με τον καλύτερο τρόπο μια άκρως πετυχημένη χρονιά της Porsche στο WEC αφού μετά τη νίκη της στον 24-ωρο αγώνα του Le Mans, κατάφερε και πήρε τόσο το πρωτάθλημα κατασκευαστών, όσο και των οδηγών στην LMP1 κατηγορία.

Θέση Κατηγορία Οδηγοί Αυτοκίνητο Γύροι Χρόνος
1 LMP1 Romain DUMAS, Neel JANI, Marc LIEB Porsche 919 Hybrid 199 6:00’52.843
2 LMP1 Marcel FÄSSLER, André LOTTERER, Benoît TRÉLUYER Audi R18 e-tron quattro 199 6:02’18.153
3 LMP1 Alexander WURZ, Stéphane SARRAZIN, Mike CONWAY Toyota TS 040 – Hybrid 196 6:01’01.083
4 LMP1 Anthony DAVIDSON, Sébastien BUEMI, Kazuki NAKAJIMA Toyota TS 040 – Hybrid 196 6:01’02.260
5 LMP1 Timo BERNHARD, Mark WEBBER, Brendon HARTLEY Porsche 919 Hybrid 190 6:00’58.243
6 LMP1 Lucas DI GRASSI, Loïc DUVAL, Oliver JARVIS Audi R18 e-tron quattro 188 6:01’26.618
7 LMP2 Roman RUSINOV, Julien CANAL, Sam BIRD Ligier JS P2 – Nissan 183 6:02’04.418
8 LMP2 Matthew HOWSON, Richard BRADLEY, Nick TANDY Oreca 05 – Nissan 183 6:02’30.009
9 LMP2 Gustavo YACAMAN, Luis Felipe DERANI, Ricardo GONZALEZ Ligier JS P2 – Nissan 182 6:01’14.734
10 LMP2 Nelson PANCIATICI, Paul Loup CHATIN, Tom DILLMANN Alpine A450b – Nissan 182 6:01’16.167
11 LMP1 Alexandre IMPERATORI, Dominik KRAIHAMER, Mathéo TUSCHER Rebellion R-One – AER 181 6:01’58.419
12 LMP1 Simon TRUMMER, Pierre KAFFER, CLM P1/01 – AER 180 6:01’26.125
13 LMP2 Mikhail ALESHIN, Nicolas MINASSIAN, David MARKOZOV BR01 – Nissan 179 6:01’59.015
14 LMP1 Nicolas PROST, Mathias BECHE, Rebellion R-One – AER 179 6:02’33.081
15 LMP2 Nick LEVENTIS, Danny WATTS, Jonny KANE Gibson 015S – Nissan 178 6:00’54.835
16 LMP2 Pierre RAGUES, Oliver WEBB, Christopher CUMMING Morgan Evo – SARD 177 6:01’54.445
17 LMP2 Scott SHARP, Ryan DALZIEL, David HEINEMEIER HANSSON Ligier JS P2 – HPD 176 6:01’11.027
18 LMGTE Pro Patrick PILET, Frédéric MAKOWIECKI, Porsche 911 RSR 173 6:01’24.984
19 LMGTE Pro Gianmaria BRUNI, Toni VILANDER, Ferrari F458 Italia 173 6:02’04.300
20 LMP2 Ed BROWN, Johannes VAN OVERBEEK, Jonathon FOGARTY Ligier JS P2 – HPD 173 6:02’34.779
21 LMGTE Pro Darren TURNER, Jonathan ADAM, Aston Martin Vantage V8 173 6:02’39.044
22 LMGTE Pro Christoffer NYGAARD, Marco SØRENSEN, Nicki THIIM Aston Martin Vantage V8 173 6:02’44.998
23 LMGTE Pro Richard LIETZ, Michael CHRISTENSEN, Porsche 911 RSR 172 6:01’03.363
24 LMGTE Pro Davide RIGON, James CALADO, Ferrari F458 Italia 172 6:01’30.152
25 LMGTE Pro Alex MACDOWALL, Fernando REES, Richie STANAWAY Aston Martin Vantage V8 171 6:02’09.553
26 LMGTE Am Paul DALLA LANA, Pedro LAMY, Mathias LAUDA Aston Martin Vantage V8 170 6:01’54.569
27 LMGTE Am Marco MAPELLI, Khaled AL QUBAISI, Klaus BACHLER Porsche 911 RSR 170 6:02’09.055
28 LMGTE Am Christian RIED, Patrick LONG, Marco SEEFRIED Porsche 911 RSR 170 6:02’34.108
29 LMGTE Am François PERRODO, Emmanuel COLLARD, Matteo CRESSONI Ferrari F458 Italia 169 6:01’30.549
30 LMGTE Am Victor SHAYTAR, Andrea BERTOLINI, Aleksey BASOV Ferrari F458 Italia 169 6:01’39.015
31 LMGTE Am Gianluca RODA, Paolo RUBERTI, Kristian POULSEN Chevrolet Corvette C7 169 6:01’56.659
32 LMGTE Am Francesco CASTELLACCI, Roald GOETHE, Stuart HALL Aston Martin Vantage V8 168 6:02’46.557

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Bernhard, Hartley and Webber World Champions in Porsche 919 Hybrid

Porsche seals successful endurance season with four more titles

Stuttgart. At the FIA World Endurance Championship’s finale in Bahrain on Saturday, Porsche won four more titles. Former F1 driver Mark Webber (Australia), Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) are the new World Champions with the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The sixth race win for Porsche was taken by their teammates Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany). For Porsche a perfect season has come to an end: They took the overall victory at the 24 Hours in Le Mans, won the Manufacturers’ World Championship title at the penultimate round in Shanghai – and now have been crowned the drivers’ World Champions too.

In the GT class for production-based cars, in which Porsche competes with the Porsche 911 RSR, the competition version of the iconic 911, the company won three titles: Porsche took the manufacturers’ title, Richard Lietz (Austria) took the drivers’ title and Porsche Team Manthey won the team title.

Matthias Müller, Chairman of the board of Management, Volkswagen AG: “I am very happy about the Porsche Team’s great sporting success here in Bahrain, and I’d like to congratulate Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Weber for the drivers’ title. The World Endurance Championship’s ground-braking regulations allows both of the group’s brands – Audi and Porsche – to test and develop future technologies for road going cars. Motorsport was and remains an important tool within the Volkswagen Group. I would also like to congratulate Richard Lietz and Porsche Team Manthey for the three GT titles.”

Oliver Blume, Chairman of the board Porsche AG: “Today is a great day for Porsche. To win the drivers’ title and the three GT titles, this crowns this exciting and successful year in the World Endurance Championship. The 17th overall victory at Le Mans, the early win of the manufacturers’ title and now the drivers’ title for the Porsche 919 Hybrid trio prove the strength of this young team. By returning to top level motorsport Porsche continues what has been a successful history – this is a great position to start the 2016 season from.“