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Audi has withdrawn its appeal after its winning car was excluded from the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.
In the first of a new series of columns for Motorsport.com, Porsche WEC star Timo Bernhard reflects on a tough opening weekend of the new season for the #1 crew at Silverstone.
The first round of the 2016 FIA WEC at Silverstone had it all: Changeable weather, a shock qualifying result, a huge crash and controversy even after the chequered flag. Watch it all here, featuring exclusive interviews.
Porsche's Neel Jani said that traffic woes contributed significantly to the #2 car not taking the chequered flag first in the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
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Third place at Silverstone season opener
1-2 LMP1 Privateer win at 6 Hours of Silverstone
Audi has lost victory in the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship following post-race scrutineering at Silverstone, handing the win to Porsche.
The #67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx, Marino Franchitti and Harry Tincknell took fourth place in the GTE Pro class.
Audi claimed victory over Porsche in a frenetic first round of the FIA WEC season at Silverstone, the #7 car of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler taking the top step of the podium.
Porsche driver Brendon Hartley said his attempt to lap the GTE-Am entry that led to his massive crash out of the lead of the 6 Hours of Silverstone was "normal" for the corner in question.
Porsche will need a faultless run in the FIA WEC season opener at Silverstone to overcome main LMP1 class rival Audi, reckons Brendon Hartley.
Audi star Lucas di Grassi tells Motorsport.com how Audi is taking the fight to Porsche this year with an all-new car that locked out the front row of this year's FIA WEC opener at Silverstone.
Unseasonable weather sees ambient and track temperature plummet
Toyota has revealed that control issues with its complex new TS050 Hybrid meant it couldn’t fulfil its potential in qualifying for the opening round of the FIA WEC at Silverstone.
On a drying track, with very low ambient and track temperatures, the second row went to Porsche.
Porsche's reigning FIA LMP1 World Champion Mark Webber tells Motorsport.com about his plans to retain his WEC title, and go one step further in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.