By Johan Laubscher
The third and final free practice session at Shanghai concluded with Porsche topping the time sheets for the first time.
Toyota had been fastest during the first two sessions, but the #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid set the fastest time during the third session. The two Toyota TS 040 Hybrids placed second and third (#8 and #7), ahead of the two Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars that were split by the #14 Porsche in fifth.
As was the case during the second session, it was again the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro that was the fastest of the two Audis, driven by Tom Kristensen, Lucas di Grassi and Loïc Duval to the fourth fastest time. Sixth fastest was the #2 Audi with Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer.
The results can be seen HERE.
Qualifying will be taking place next at 07h20, followed by the six-hour race tomorrow. We wish the best of luck to Audi Sport Team Joest and its drivers.
Photo credit: Audi Communications - Motorsport