The Porsche Team, with the two Le Mans Prototypes Porsche 919 Hybrids, enjoyed a smooth first free practice session on Thursday at the beginning of the weekend of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Austin, Texas.
Despite the FIA World Endurance Championship's long summer break, Porsche's LMP1 works drivers are not getting bored. In addition to testing with the Porsche 919 Hybrid, they have made numerous appearances.
The two 919 Hybrids will start second and fourth in Le Mans. The field for the top class prototypes produced a tough battle for pole position. Eventful and difficult is how Porsche Team Manthey experienced the third qualifying session.