Porsche wins WEC debut in Mexico

Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber have won the thrilling six-hour race in Mexico City. By winning the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), with the 919 Hybrid Porsche further extended its lead.

Khaled Al Qubaisi (l.), Abu Dhabi Proton Racing driver, David Heinemeier Hansson, Abu Dhabi Proton Racing driver, Patrick Long, Abu Dhabi Proton Racing driver, WEC, Mexico City, 2016, Porsche AG
Abu Dhabi Proton Racing: Khaled Al Qubaisi (l.), David Heinemeier Hansson, Patrick Long

The KCMG squad with Porsche factory pilot Wolf Henzler (Germany), Christian Ried (Germany) and Joel Camathias (Switzerland) secured the third podium spot after a gripping six-hour race. Gulf Racing rounded off the sterling performances from Porsche customer teams with the all-British line-up of Ben Barker, Michael Wainwright and Adam Carroll clinching fourth place.

In the GTE-Pro class the situation was looking promising for third place for the Porsche works drivers Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen in Dempsey Proton Racing’s 911 RSR, but as rain set in about halfway through the race on the Mexico City Grand Prix circuit at a 2,310-metre altitude, they dropped down the field after making an unfortunate tyre choice. The pair took the flag in sixth place.

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Consumption

  • 13.2 l/100km
  • 303 g/km

911 GT3 RS

Fuel consumption/Emmissions*
Fuel consumption* combined 13.2 l/100km
CO2 emmissions* combined 303 g/km