All the wins: Porsche’s WEC season in pictures

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- Silverstone, 16 April. Through the pouring rain, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb in car 2 take a victory, after Audi is retrospectively disqualified from the top spot. Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber retire.
- Spa-Francorchamps, 6 May. The pit crew are kept on their toes. Car 2 can't use full electric power, while car 1's early puncture triggers a wave of consequential problems. Car 2 takes fourth, and car 1 is 27th overall.
- Le Mans, 17-18 June. The biggest race of the year, and for most of the race it looks like anyone's. Then it looks like Toyota's. Then finally it looks like Porsche's. Dumas, Jani and Lieb in car 2 take Porsche's 18th victory at Circuit de La Sarthe.
- Nürburgring, 16 July. Car 1 takes its first win of the season. Meanwhile, car 2 has a tough battle, sandwiched between – and trading paint with – the two Audis, and finish fourth.
- Mexico, 3 September. It’s another win for car 1, and another fourth-place finish for car 2. Porsche has built up a comfortable lead on the manufacturers’ leaderboard.
- Austin, 16 September. It’s the third victory in a row for car 1, while car 2's drivers defend their standing at the top of the drivers’ championship after finishing fourth, having had to contend with a couple of slow punctures.
- Fuji, 15 October. The two 919 Hybrids finish the race in third and fifth. There are some very close contests, particular between the number 1 car and the Toyota driven by Kimi Kobayashi.
- Shanghai, 5 November. After setting the fastest time in practice, Bernhard, Hartley and Webber take pole position, and go on to win the race. The result: Porsche wins the manufacturers’ world championship. Now all that’s left is the drivers’ title.
- Bahrain, 18 November. Finishing sixth in the race, Dumas, Jani and Lieb take the drivers’ championship. Bernhard, Hartley and Webber finish fourth in the table.
- Car 2's triumph follows a superb season for Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani, who managed to take victories at Silverstone and Le Mans, and were consistent through the whole season.
- Alas, despite their four first-place finishes, Car 1's Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber finish fourth in the table. Their difficulties at Silverstone, Spa and Le Mans couldn't be overcome.
- Now, hasn't someone got another thing to celebrate, too? (Hint: someone's retiring)

Porsche: winners of Le Mans, the manufacturers' title, and now the drivers' title. Here's our season

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Comments (8)
  • Very happy for Porsches victories in both the manufacturers and drivers championships . Great job Porsche!

    1 year ago
  • very very nice, what a proud moment !!!!!

    1 year ago

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