After two rounds within the 2014 World Endurance Champioship, Toyota seems unbeatable. During the first round at Silverstone, the Japanese hybrid TS040 racer finished first and second and has lead the race from start to finish. During this weekend's race things were slightly different with the Porsche 919 Hybrid looking strong and car no. 14 driven by Jani Neel qualifying first. However, the Porsches were both hit by technical problems during the race with the only finishing car taking fourth position. Toyota ended up finishing first and third showing good promise for next month's 24 Hours of LE Mans.
Audi had a luckier weekend than Silverstone and achieved their first podium of the season with the No. 1 R18 (di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen) finishing second in the hands of F. Duval. REBELLION racing's Toyota R-One showed little pace compared to the factory backed teams with the only red and white car to cross the chequered flag achieving a 7th position, 10 laps behind the leaders.
Race highlights and results after the jump. Full results can be found here.
The start of WEC 6 Hours Spa-Francorchamps par fiawec
|1||8||LM P1||TOYOTA RACING||LAPIERRE N.||TOYOTA TS 040 - Hybrid||M||171|
|2||1||LM P1||AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST||DUVAL L.||AUDI R18 e-tron quattro||M||171||1:13.926|
|3||7||LM P1||TOYOTA RACING||SARRAZIN S.||TOYOTA TS 040 - Hybrid||M||171||1:20.861|
|4||14||LM P1||PORSCHE TEAM||JANI N.||Porsche 919 Hybrid||M||170||1 Lap|
|5||2||LM P1||AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST||FÄSSLER M.||AUDI R18 e-tron quattro||M||170||52.000|
|6||3||LM P1||AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST||BONANOMI M.||AUDI R18 e-tron quattro||M||169||2 Laps|
|7||12||LM P1||REBELLION RACING||HEIDFELD N.||REBELLION R-One - Toyota||M||161||10 Laps|