Brendon Hartley secured Toyota its first pole place of the WEC season forward of the Six Hours of Portimao, whereas Kamui Kobayashi secured a entrance row lockout for the producer.
Hartley’s finest time of 1’30,171 was sufficient to safe pole place for automobile eight, which was two-tenths quicker than quantity seven. Two Ferrari 499Ps 50 and 51 will begin behind Toyotas, each 1.5 seconds slower than pole time.
Firstly of the session, the Glickenhaus automobile pushed by Romain Dumas was the primary automobile to set a consultant time, earlier than the quantity eight Toyota 1’30.480 pushed by Brendon Hartley instantly jumped to the highest of the instances. weekend. Nicklas Nielsen and James Calado’s 51 and the 2 quantity 50 Ferraris did not come near a second from Toyota’s, and the second quantity seven Toyota, piloted by Kamui Kobayashi, moved as much as second place rather less than 1 / 4 of a second from his staff. mat.
With lower than 5 laps left, Hartley pulled Toyota quantity eight into the pit lane to complete his session early. Kobayashi joined him within the second Toyota quickly after, leaving automobile quantity eight within the non permanent pole place. Toyota’s risk of being kicked out of the entrance row rapidly dissipated as each Ferraris pulled into the pit lane joined by two Porsche Penskes and Cadillac automobiles.
As the ultimate two minutes handed, solely two non-hybrid hypercars from Glickenhaus and Vanwall remained on the highway. Frederic Makowiecki was lower than two minutes into the quantity 5 Porsche, however did not have sufficient time to begin one ultimate flying lap.
Because the checkered flag waved, quantity eight Toyota was confirmed to be in pole place, and Kobayashi’s finest lap within the quantity seven automobile secured the whole Toyota’s entrance row. The 2 Ferraris, quantity 50 and 51, will begin third and fourth on the grid, with two Porsche Penske trailing behind with the quantity 94 Peugeot.
The Cadillac automobile will begin from eighth, forward of the second 93 Peugeot, with two non-hybrid hypercars from Glickenhaus and Vanwall finishing the hypercar lineup.
Prema took pole place with automobile #63 within the LMP2 class, however they’re underneath investigation by officers after receiving emergency rear physique repairs within the pit lane whereas ready for the session to begin. At GTE Am, Ben Keating will begin on pole within the Corvette after setting the quickest time on the court docket within the C8.R, which is two-tenths of a second quicker than the Iron Dames Ferrari.
Six Hours of Portimao Hypercar qualifying outcomes
|one||8||Hypercar (Hybrid)||toyota||Toyota GR010 Hybrid||Sebastien Buemi/Brendon Hartley/Ryo Hirakawa||1’30,171|
|2||7||Hypercar (Hybrid)||toyota||Toyota GR010 Hybrid||Mike Conway/Kamui Kobayashi/Jose Maria Lopez||1’30,444|
|3||50||Hypercar (Hybrid)||Ferrari AF Corse||ferrari 499p||Antonio Fuoco/Miguel Molina/Nicklas Nielsen||1’31.596|
|4||51||Hypercar (Hybrid)||Ferrari AF Corse||ferrari 499p||Alessandro Pier Guidi/James Calado/Antonio Giovinazzi||1’31.923|
|5||6||Hypercar (Hybrid)||Porsche Penske||Porsche 963||Kevin Estre/Andre Lotterer/Laurens Vanthoor||1’32,404|
|6||94||Hypercar (Hybrid)||pejo||pejo 9×8||Loic Duval/Gustavo Menezes/Nico Mueller||1’32.517|
|7||5||Hypercar (Hybrid)||Porsche Penske||Porsche 963||Dane Cameron/Michael Christensen/Frederic Makowiecki||1’32,560|
|8||2||Hypercar (Hybrid)||Cadillac||Cadillac V-Class.R||Earl Bamber/Alex Lynn/Richard Westbrook||1’32.582|
|9||93||Hypercar (Hybrid)||pejo||pejo 9×8||Paul di Resta/Mikkel Jensen/Jean-Eric Vergne||1’32,703|
|10||708||hypercar||Glickenhaus||Glickenhaus 007||Romain Dumas/Ryan Briscoe/Olivier Pla||1’33,343|
|eleventh||4||hypercar||Floyd Vanwall||Van Wall Vandervell 680||Tom Dillmann/Esteban Guerrieri/Jacques Villeneuve||1’33.836|
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