Stuttgart. Scoring two podium finishes at round three of the World Endurance Championship (WEC),
The race on the outskirts of the Shanghai metropolis was gripping to the last second. The team used the full course yellow, a good hour before the end of the race, for its last pit stop. Because of the early stop, the drivers had to be particularly mindful of the fuel consumption over the remaining 1:05 hours. In spite of this, Estre performed an impressive overtaking manoeuvre in the number 92 vehicle. With less than an hour to go to the finish, the Frenchman swept from third into second place. Bruni, who drove the final stint in the number 91 car, managed to make up one position with 40 minutes left on the clock and ultimately achieve third place.
At one point, however, the driver pair Estre/Christensen had to serve a ten-second penalty due to an unsafe release in the pit lane, where they pulled out into the fast lane in front of a rival car. Nevertheless, spirited drives and a strategic effort paid off for the
Alexander Stehlig (Head of Operations FIA WEC): “We knew that we’d have a difficult race ahead of us. Unfortunately we lost a position with the number 92 car, which had started from pole position. Our second car started from sixth and finished in third. We weren’t the fastest out there at times, but we compensated for this through our teamwork. We’re thrilled to have extended our lead in the championship standings and with our perfect performance as a team this weekend.”
Gianmaria Bruni (
Richard Lietz (
Kévin Estre (
Michael Christensen (
Larry ten Voorde (
2. Christensen/Estre (DK/F),
3. Lietz/Bruni (A/I),
2. Keating/ten Voorde/Bleekemolen (USA/NL/NL),
5. Perfetti/Heinemeier Hansson/Cairoli (N/DK/I),
6. Negro/Bamber/Preining (I/NZ/A),
9. Wainwright/Watson/Barker (GB/GB/GB),
10. Ried/Pera/Campbell (AUS/D/I),
12. Prette/Prette/Abril (I/I/F),
Full results: http://fiawec.alkamelsystems.com
* 911 GT3 RS: combined fuel consumption 12.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 291 g/km
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