Mexico race, Porsche on the top
The 6 hours of Mexico, the 5th round of 2017 F1 (where many teams involved are equipped by BMC), saw Porsche team claim its second one-two finish, with the n°2 Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin (Bernhard-Bamber-Hartley) securing top spot ahead of the n°1 sister prototype (Jani-Lotterer-Tandy). The n°8 (Buemi-Davidson-Nakajima) and n°7 (Conway-Kobayashi-Lopez) Toyota TS050 Hybrids-Michelin were third and fourth at Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
In LM GTE Pro, the N°71 Ferrari 488 GTE/Michelin of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon ended up second after claiming pole position and leading for 187 of the day’s 209 laps. A 10-second penalty sufficed to hand the win to the N°95 Aston Martin (Thiim/Sorensen), however. The N°91 Porsche 911 RSR/Michelin of Lietz/Makowiecki thwarted the Ford GTs in the scrap for the podium’s third step.
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