FIA WEC LMP1
– The WEC efficiency regulations limit the amount of energy that can be used per lap. On the 5.148 kilometres long lap of the Nürburgring, the Porsche 919 Hybrid can use 4.68 megajoule of electrical power from energy recovery systems and 1.313 kg/1.82 litres of petrol.
– At normal race speed, the Porsche 919 Hybrid is due for refuelling after a maximum of 33 laps.
– Refuelling and changing tyres may only be done sequentially, not at the same time. Only four mechanics may work simultaneously when changing tyres and also may use only one wheel gun at a time. That takes a lot longer than in F1, for example.
– The drivers are normally only changed when new tyres are needed.
– These different types of tyres can be used: three different compounds of slick tyres for dry conditions, a hybrid tyre (no profile either but softer cover) for mixed conditions and wet weather tyres. Four sets of dry weather tyres are available per car for qualifying and the race, this is two sets less than in 2016.
– A lap on the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit has 16 corners, seven left handers and nine right handers.
Review 2016 Nürburgring 6H
– In 2016, the two 919 Hybrids shared the second row of the grid. Timo Bernhard and Mark Webber (AU) took third position with an average lap time of 1:39.861 minutes. Neel Jani and Marc Lieb (DE) qualified fourth with an average lap time of 1:39.893 minutes. In partly tricky conditions with some rain at the end of the 20-minute qualifying session, pole position went to Marcel Fässler (CH) and André Lotterer in their Audi (1:39.444 minutes).
– Just as in 2015, Bernhard/Hartley/Webber won the race.
– Romain Dumas (FR), Jani and Lieb finished fourth in what was an action packed race after they had a collision when lapping another car and received a drive-through penalty.