Thursday, April 30, 2015

FIA WEC: Audi third and fifth in a wet second practice session at Spa-Francorchamps

By Tarek Ramchani

Thursday's FIA WEC action resumed this afternoon at Spa-Francorchamps circuit with the second practice session. The 90-minute session was highlighted by bad weather and difficult track conditions.

Best of the two factory Audis  was the #7 R18 e-tron quattro in thrid place overall. The car in the hands of André Lotterer, Benoit Trélueyer and Marcel Fassler covered a total of 14 laps. The 6 Hours of Silverstone winners were behind the two Porsche 919 Hybrids with a best time of 2:26.183.

The #9 Audi R18 e-tron quattro ended in fifth place behind the fourth placed #18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Audi drivers Flipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and René Rast covered a total of 12 laps setting a best time of 2:28.056.

The #8 Audi e-tron quattro driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis didn't take part in this second practice session. The car has  crashed earlier in the opening practice session.

Second practice LMP1 results:

P1 #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid - 2:25.495
P2 #17 Porsche 919 Hybrid - 2:25.984
P3 #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro - 2:26.183
P4 #18 Porsche 919 Hybrid - 2:26.721
P5 #9 Audi R18 e-tron quattro - 2:28.056
P6 #2 Toyota TS040 Hybrid - 2:28.732
P7 #4 CLM P1/01 - AER - 2:43.157

FIA WEC teams and drivers will be back on track tomorrow for a third and final practice session followed by qualifying.

Photo credit: Audi Media