Mexico City (2016)
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The race in Mexico was truly a successful debut for the FIA World Endurance Championship in Latin America, and provided for excitement from the get-go until the very last laps.
Ricardo Gonzalez, who promoted the inaugural 6 Hours of Mexico FIA World Endurance Championship, says he is still coming to terms with winning the LMP2 class with his own Mexican team.
New FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro points leader Darren Turner says his teammate Richie Stanaway’s stint on slick tyres in wet conditions was the key to Aston Martin’s success in Mexico City.
Porsche’s reigning FIA World Endurance Champion Mark Webber believes his #1 919 Hybrid thoroughly deserved its victory in the 6 Hours of Mexico – despite a strong challenge from rivals Audi.
Audi’s Andre Lotterer says he was “looking really good” for victory in the WEC 6 Hours of Mexico, until a brake problem caused him to crash and hand the race to rivals Porsche.
#97 V8 Vantage GTE of Turner and Stanaway wins inaugural 6 Hours of Mexico
Porsche’s reigning world champion crew won the 6 Hours of Mexico after a thrilling rain-affected race, despite a pitlane penalty, a late-race moment and a strong challenge from Audi.
Audi grabbed pole position for the WEC 6 Hours of Mexico from under the noses of Porsche at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Porsche’s Brendon Hartley set the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the 6 Hours of Mexico, the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Porsche returned to the top of the timesheets in the second free practice session for the Six Hours of Mexico.
Fresh from competing in the Circuit Paul Ricard round of the European Le Mans Series last weekend, Greaves Motorsport will contest this weekend’s FIA WEC round.
Audi set the pace in the first free practice session for the Six Hours of Mexico round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, pushing Porsche back to third and fourth places.
The 6 Hours of Mexico will be the fifth round of the 2016 FIA WEC championship.
Debut for Young Driver AMR and FIA WEC in Mexico
Toyota’s Anthony Davidson will not take any further part in this weekend’s Mexico City round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Porsche topped the collective test ahead of this weekend’s Six Hours of Mexico, with Audi right behind – but Toyota suffered a setback when Stephane Sarrazin shunted the #6 car.
The six-hour race at the multi-million population metropolis is the fifth of nine rounds of the 2016 WEC.
This weekend, the FIA World Endurance Championship enters uncharted territory in Mexico for its 1000bhp hybrids – with teams admitting they don’t know quite what to expect apart from ultra-high speeds and cooling headaches.
In 2016 the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be held for the first time in Mexico City.