The Toyota LMP1 team occupied the first row on the grid in the opening race of the season 2017 WEC “6 hours of Silverstone” and in the category LMP2 pole position was won by G-Drive Racing.
After the stewards cancelled the first fastest lap Mike Conway, cut the Copse turn, the British did not lose heart and drove two more round behind the wheel of the No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.
Average time Conway and Kamui Kobayashi at the 1.37 level,304 allow the crew to issue a start from the pole position in the race.
Mike and Kamui was faster than his teammates Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson on 0,289 seconds. Thus, the first row will start two cars Toyota.
We have got three very happy drivers in our garage! Well done @Mikeconway26, @kamui_kobayashi & @pechito37. @FIAWEC #6hSilverstone #Toyota pic.twitter.com/IZotOcTWBK
— TOYOTA WEC Team (@Toyota_Hybrid) on 15 April 2017.
The fastest Porsche, at the wheel which worked with Nick Tandy and Neal Jani, behind the leadership of a guide on an impressive 1,311 seconds. This handicap is due to the use of different aerodynamic packages, the two leading manufacturers.
Fourth place went to another Porsche 919 Hybrid under the control of Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard.
In LMP2 in the bitter struggle for the pole position G-Drive Racing by the efforts of Pierre Tire and Alex Lynn showed the average time 1.44,387, ahead of the Champions category of the Signatech Alpine Matt RAO and Nicolas Lapierre.
#6hSilverstone LMP2: @GDrive_Racing take pole as #PierreThiriet @alexlynnracing combine to head @alpine_cars by uner 0.1 s. pic.twitter.com/U7P5ydLgkt
— FIA WEC (@FIAWEC) April 15, 2017.
The crew of G-Drive Racing will start the race from fifth place on the grid. Only 13 qualified crew Manor, which included chasing Vitaly Petrov.
In GTE Pro the best time showed Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell on the Ford GT and the GTE AM class was not equal to Aston Martin under the management of Pedro Lamy and Paul dalla Lana.
Recall that the competition “6 hours of Silverstone” will start tomorrow at 14:00 Moscow time.
The results are being prepared
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