What happened when the WEC last came to São Paulo, in 2014?

This weekend, the WEC returns to the Interlagos circuit, ten years after its last appearance for the 6H of São Paulo in 2014. A very different era from today, but where Toyota and Porsche were already fighting for victory...

Published on 09/07/2024 à 17:14


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What happened when the WEC last came to São Paulo, in 2014?

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(Article from AH n°1989 of December 3, 2014)

Porsche relieved

In two ways. Relieved to know that Mark Webber emerged unscathed from the impressive crash he suffered less than 30 minutes from the finish, following a mechanical problem at the right rear. And relieved to achieve a victory this season, the first since his return to the premier category of theEndurance.

In spirit, the 919 Hybrid n°20 was unable to defend its chances due to a recalcitrant ERS-H. Despite a puncture at right rear, the number 14 of the trio Romain Dumas-Neel Jani-Marc Lieb took over perfectly. If the safety car, which intervened following Webber's accident, did not give us the expected finish, this victory is not stolen. Far from there. But why did the prototypes from Stuttgart, Brazil, suddenly

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