Yesterday the pilot of the Porsche LMP1 mark Webber held its final race in his career: he finished third in the “6 hours of Bahrain”.
“I was the second and last pilot of the crew, who had finished the race, said the Australian in an interview with his official website. – In principle I’m happy with both cuts.
In the beginning of the race I fought with Toyota #5. I managed to pass it and tried to create a handicap. On the other hand, we didn’t have enough pace to compete with Audi.
The second segment was for me emotional because the last time I wore a racing helmet. I managed to finish the race in third place. This is the maximum result we could achieve.
I spent three incredible years as part of a Porsche with Timo [Bernhard] and Brendon [Hartley]. But nothing lasts forever. I retire on time and look forward to meeting friends in the near future.”
Audi takes the double in the final race of the WEC in 2016, and the Porsche title in LMP2 victory for G-Drive Racing
Meanwhile the overall win in the season-2016 WEC celebrated another crew Porsche in the composition of Mark Lieb, Neil Jani and Romain Dumas.
Webber was not the only one who yesterday said goodbye to the WEC. German manufacturer Audi also leaves the championship after the event at Sakhir.
Audi managed to finish performances in the WEC victory, which the team brought the crew of Loic Duval/Lucas di Grassi/Oliver Jarvis. Full triumph of the issued and another crew Audi Marcel Fessler/andré Lotterer/benoît Tréluyer, who saw the chequered flag in second.
“We had a great farewell to the championship,’ said Duval. – Become the last winners of the Audi in the WEC means a lot for us”.
Di Grassi added: “As always, the second car was close to us. I think we got the advantage in this battle due to the strong segment in the middle of the race and correct decisions that the team took during the regime of the yellow flags.”
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