Porsche Hybrid Speed
The 919 hybrid Porsche proved to be too fast for the opposition in qualifying by locking out the first three positions, with the Audi R18s and Toyota TS040s forming an orderly queue behind. Ominously for the competition, the Porsche drivers reported that the 919 Hybrid, which was heavily revised for 2015, had more to give.
By the time the sun began to rise on Sunday morning there were rarely moments that the Porsche cars looked like they might be beaten, with Audi’s making uncharacteristic mistakes and Toyota struggling for overall pace. The race finished after 395 laps with Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber, and the moonlighting Nico Hulkenburg taking the first win for Porsche since 1998 and their 17th overall victory.
Making a long awaited return, Nissan showcased their radical GT-R LM in this years race. The three cars, all featuring fuel bladders created by ATL’s USA factory in New Jersey, had a troubled debut and just missed out on overall classification. The team have vowed to perfect their concept and return to Le Mans next year with all the bells and whistles working!