WEC: Porsche continues to lead the way in Sao Paulo Practice 2


Seeking to end the 2014 World Endurance Championship with a win, Porsche’s 919 Hybrids remained atop the time sheets in the second WEC practice session at Interlagos.

Brendon Hartley put the No. 20 Porsche at P1 in first practice, and this time, it was Mark Webber that did the job with a lap of 1 minute, 18.349 seconds. Following him was the No. 14 Porsche with a lap of 1 minute, 18.440 seconds, which was good enough for second.

Both Audi R18 e-tron quattros slotted in third and fourth behind the Porsche camp. The No. 1 Audi was good for P3 with a lap of 1 minute, 18.455 seconds, and the No. 2 Audi posted a lap of 1 minute, 18.615 seconds that went for fourth. The Toyota No. 8 TS040 Hybrid was fifth (1 minute, 19.239 seconds).

G-Drive also retained P1 in the LMP2 category, this time courtesy of a 1 minute, 24.306 second-lap in the No. 26 Ligier/Nissan from Olivier Pla.

A pair of Aston Martins were fastest in the GTE-Pro category. The No. 99 Vantage V8 went to top class honors with a lap of 1 minute, 30.112 seconds, followed by the No. 97 Vantage’s 1 minute, 30.177-second run.

The Astons also went 1-2 in the GTE-Am category as well; the No. 97 paced the class at 1 minute, 30.367 seconds, and the No. 95 topped out at 1 minute, 30.887 seconds.

Practice will resume tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. ET, followed by qualifying at 11:45 a.m. ET. The 6 Hours of Sao Paulo race will take place on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.