Published on November 7th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche takes WEC manufacturers’ title in Shanghai
Porsche took its second straight FIA World Endurance Championship manufacturers’ title by taking a confident victory in Sunday’s 6 Hours of Shanghai in China.
Defending world champions Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard shared the no. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid en route to their fourth win in five races, enjoying a victory margin of almost a minute over the no. 6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid come the checkered flag.
The championship will be decided at the last race in Bahrain. Signatech Alpine secured the 2016 FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Team and Drivers after finishing 4th behind the victorious no26 G Drive Racing Oreca-Nissan in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
A large 55,000 strong Chinese crowd witnessed Porsche securing their second FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship in a row after a win for the no1 Porsche and a 4th place for the no2 919 Hybrid gave them an unassailable 79 point lead over Audi and Toyota.