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Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win
From midnight the duel between Porsche and Toyota for the 24 hour Le Mans race win had intensified but no-one would have expected such an ending. Before the final lap, Toyota seemed to be coming out on top but then the prototype stopped on track.
24 Heures of Le Mans test day – Car 44: P5 – 3:38.383
The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team
Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.
WEC: The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship
Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa
The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.
Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) has scored his third success this year in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
Starting from pole, the Lotus F1 Team Junior protégé conserved the lead to win race 2 on the day, ahead of Racing Steps Foundation driver Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) and rookie Roy Nissany (Tech 1 Racing), who strode on to the podium for the first time in the category.
Formula Renault 3.5 Series leader, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) came up big on Sunday at Budapest.
After a perfect launch from fifth place on the grid, the Racing Steps Foundation protégé overtook pole winner Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) for the lead and went on to control the passing attempts of his rival throughout the 27 lap of the race. With his runner-up finish, the French driver now trails the Englishman by 16 points in the championship. Also starting from row three, rookie Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) scored his maiden podium result in the category.
Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) claimed pole for Sunday’s race at the Hungaroring by clocking a fastest lap of 1:29.221.
Fresh from his win on Saturday, Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) will start alongside him on the front row, while Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports), Roberto Merhi (Pons Racing) and points leader Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) round off the top five.
Roberto Merhi is in Abu Dhabi where he hopes to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup this weekend.
That is the news of the Spanish publication El Confidencial, following reports elsewhere that the 23-year-old rookie’s management claims it has an existing deal in place to race for the struggling Leafield based team.