Friday, August 30, 2013

FIA WEC: 1-2 Audi in Interlagos second practice session

By Tarek Ramchani

Toyota dominated the first free practice session at Interlagos today. In the second session it was Audi's turn to take control and lead the field. A fine1-2 for Audi Sport Team Joest with the factory Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars.

The #2 Audi of Allan McNish, Loic Duval and Tom Kristensen was the fastest in the session. The recent winners of the Le Mans 24 Hours set a fastest time of 1:21.904. Their teammates André Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer and Marcel Fassler were right behind them in second place. Third was the lone factory #8 Toyota TS030 Hybrid driven by Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Stéphane Sarrazin. Fourth was the only privateer LMP1 in the field, the #12 Lola Coupe Toyota from Rebellion Racing driven by Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche.

Free practice 2 results:
1 #2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro 1:21.904
2 #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro 1:22.056
3 #8 Toyota TS030 Hybrid 1:22.675
4 #12 Lola Coupe Toyota 1:24.144
5 #26 Oreca Nissan (LMP2 leader) 1:27.642
6 #35 Morgan Nissan 1:28.014
7 #25 Oreca Nissan 1:28.443
8 #24 Morgan Nissan 1:28.632

Photo credit: Audi Media