Friday, October 10, 2014

FIA WEC: Audi 1-2 in first free practice session at Fuji

By Johan Laubscher

Round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship has gotten underway at Fuji Speedway in Japan.

The first free practice session kicked off the weekend’s proceedings at 11:00 local time. Audi Sport Team Joest arrived in Japan as the leaders in the LMP1 manufactures’ standings and went on to dominate the first practice session.

The Audi squad secured the top two spots on the time sheets, with the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Tom Kristensen, Lucas di Grassi and Loïc Duval setting the fastest time of 1:28.628. The #2 Audi squad of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer set the second fastest time, 0.296 seconds behind their teammates.

Behind the Audis it was the #8 Toyota TS 040 Hybrid, followed by the #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid, #7 Toyota and #20 Porsche.

Free practice one results can be seen HERE.

The second free practice session will be taking place at 15:30 local time. Free practice three and qualifying will be taking place on Saturday. We wish the best of luck to Audi Sport Team Joest and their drivers.