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Shanghai WEC: Sebastien Buemi fastest for Toyota on damp Friday

Toyota Shanghai WEC 2018

Toyota came out on top in two rain-affected sessions of free practice for this weekend's Shanghai round of the World Endurance Championship.

Sebastien Buemi's 1m54.768s set on intermediate tyres in the first of the two 90-minute sessions stood as the fastest time of the day.

That gave him and team-mates Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso a margin of a second and a half over the sister Toyota TS050 HYBRID in which Jose Maria Lopez posted a 1m56.354s lap in the morning.

Third fastest was the best of the SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1s in which Matevos Isaakyan recorded a 1m58.880s in the opening session.

Tom Dillmann was only half a tenth in arrears in fourth position in the ByKolles ENSO CLM-Nissan P1/01 on a 1m58.919s.

Fastest Rebellion lap of the day was set by Thomas Laurent in the morning practice period, his 1m59.1392s putting him fifth in the combined times.

Lopez jumped to the top of the timesheets right at the end of the slower afternoon session in which the LMP1 runners used only wet tyres.

His 2m02.259s eclipsed Kazuki Nakajima's 2m02.504s by a couple of tenths, while Laurent was a further tenth and a half behind in the #3 Rebellion-Gibson R-13.

Jazeman Jaafar recorded the best LMP2 time of the day in the quicker, morning practice period with a 2m02.923s aboard the #37 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA-Gibson 07.

He ended up six tenths clear of Nyck de Vries in the Racing Team Nederland Dallara-Gibson P217.

Jaafar was also quickest in LMP2 in the afternoon, knocking the Signatech ORECA from top of the times right at the end of the session.

Martin Tomczyk recorded a 2m09.830s on slicks to top the GTE Pro times aboard his BMW M8 GTE in the morning.

TF Sport Aston Martin Shanghai WEC 2018

The second GTE car in the changing conditions was the Am class TF Sport Aston Vantage GTE driven by Charlie Eastwood.

The #91 Porsche 911 RSR was second fastest in GTE Pro car courtesy of a 2m12.202s from Richard Lietz.

Maxime Martin and Kevin Estre took third and fourth positions in GTE Pro for Aston Martin and Porsche respectively in the morning.

James Calado was quickest in class in the afternoon in his AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE from Antonio Felix da Costa in the second of the BMW M8s.

The Spirit of Race Ferrari topped GTE Am in the afternoon.

FP1 times

PosClassDriverTeamCarTimeGapLaps
1LMP1S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, F.AlonsoToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m54.768s-39
2LMP1M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.LopezToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m56.354s1.586s37
3LMP1S.Sarrazin, E.Orudzhev, M.IsaakyanSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER1m58.880s4.112s33
4LMP1O.Webb, T.Dillmann, J.RossiterByKOLLES Racing TeamENSO CLM/NISMO1m58.919s4.151s23
5LMP1M.Beche, T.Laurent, G.MenezesRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson1m59.132s4.364s31
6LMP1N.Jani, A.Lotterer, B.SennaRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson1m59.239s4.471s31
7LMP1M.Aleshin, V.Petrov, J.ButtonSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER1m59.675s4.907s30
8LMP2J.Jaafar, W.Tan, N.JeffriJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson2m02.923s8.155s30
9LMP2F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de VriesRacing Team NederlandDallara/Gibson2m03.551s8.783s35
10LMP2F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, L.DuvalTDS RacingORECA/Gibson2m04.282s9.514s34
11LMP2H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, S.RichelmiJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson2m04.556s9.788s30
12LMP2E.Creed, R.Ricci, E.GuibbertLarbre CompetitionLigier/Gibson2m04.623s9.855s33
13LMP2R.Gonzalez, P.Maldonado, A.DavidsonDragonSpeedORECA/Gibson2m04.803s10.035s29
14LMP2N.Lapierre, A.Negrao, P.ThirietSignatech Alpine MatmutAlpine/Gibson2m06.714s11.946s34
15LMP1J.Allen, B.Hanley, R.van der ZandeDragonSpeedBR Engineering/Gibson2m06.847s12.079s5
16GTE ProM.Tomczyk, N.CatsburgBMW Team MTEKBMW2m09.830s15.062s29
17GTE AmS.Yoluc, J.Adam, C.EastwoodTF SportAston Martin2m11.764s16.996s32
18GTE ProR.Lietz, G.BruniPorsche GT TeamPorsche2m12.202s17.434s34
19GTE ProA.Lynn, M.MartinAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m12.568s17.800s36
20GTE ProM.Christensen, K.EstrePorsche GT TeamPorsche2m12.840s18.072s25
21GTE ProS.Mucke, O.PlaFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord2m12.980s18.212s24
22GTE ProM.Sorensen, N.ThiimAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m13.012s18.244s32
23GTE ProO.Gavin, T.MilnerCorvette RacingChevrolet2m13.182s18.414s30
24GTE ProA.P.Guidi, J.CaladoAF CorseFerrari2m13.414s18.646s23
25GTE AmC.Ried, J.Andlauer, M.CampbellDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche2m13.482s18.714s30
26GTE AmMok W.S., K.Sawa, M.GriffinClearwater RacingFerrari2m13.638s18.870s30
27GTE ProD.Rigon, S.BirdAF CorseFerrari2m13.745s18.977s19
28GTE ProA.Priaulx, H.TincknellFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord2m14.217s19.449s25
29GTE ProT.Blomqvist, A.F.da CostaBMW Team MTEKBMW2m14.391s19.623s27
30GTE AmP.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m14.618s19.850s35
31GTE AmK.Al Qubaisi, R.Pera, M.CairoliDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche2m15.724s20.956s32
32GTE AmJ.Bergmeister, P.Lindsey, E.PerfettiTeam Project 1Porsche2m15.803s21.035s31
33GTE AmM.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, E.CheeverMR RacingFerrari2m15.856s21.088s25
34GTE AmM.Wainwright, B.Barker, T.PreiningGulf RacingPorsche2m15.914s21.146s25
35GTE AmT.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.FisichellaSpirit of RaceFerrari2m16.129s21.361s35

FP2 times

PosClassDriverTeamCarTimeGapLaps
1LMP1M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.LopezToyota Gazoo RacingToyota2m02.259s-32
2LMP1S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, F.AlonsoToyota Gazoo RacingToyota2m02.504s0.245s35
3LMP1M.Beche, T.Laurent, G.MenezesRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson2m02.673s0.414s35
4LMP1N.Jani, A.Lotterer, B.SennaRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson2m02.935s0.676s28
5LMP1M.Aleshin, V.Petrov, J.ButtonSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER2m03.648s1.389s30
6LMP1S.Sarrazin, E.Orudzhev, M.IsaakyanSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER2m04.588s2.329s29
7LMP1J.Allen, B.Hanley, R.van der ZandeDragonSpeedBR Engineering/Gibson2m04.696s2.437s36
8LMP1O.Webb, T.Dillmann, J.RossiterByKOLLES Racing TeamENSO CLM/NISMO2m06.744s4.485s25
9LMP2J.Jaafar, W.Tan, N.JeffriJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson2m10.869s8.610s31
10LMP2N.Lapierre, A.Negrao, P.ThirietSignatech Alpine MatmutAlpine/Gibson2m10.896s8.637s32
11LMP2F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, L.DuvalTDS RacingORECA/Gibson2m11.746s9.487s28
12LMP2E.Creed, R.Ricci, E.GuibbertLarbre CompetitionLigier/Gibson2m12.112s9.853s32
13LMP2F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de VriesRacing Team NederlandDallara/Gibson2m12.156s9.897s32
14LMP2H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, S.RichelmiJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson2m12.162s9.903s26
15LMP2R.Gonzalez, P.Maldonado, A.DavidsonDragonSpeedORECA/Gibson2m12.499s10.240s34
16GTE ProA.P.Guidi, J.CaladoAF CorseFerrari2m14.315s12.056s26
17GTE ProT.Blomqvist, A.F.da CostaBMW Team MTEKBMW2m14.964s12.705s26
18GTE ProA.Lynn, M.MartinAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m14.983s12.724s35
19GTE ProM.Sorensen, N.ThiimAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m15.454s13.195s28
20GTE ProO.Gavin, T.MilnerCorvette RacingChevrolet2m16.222s13.963s28
21GTE ProM.Christensen, K.EstrePorsche GT TeamPorsche2m16.250s13.991s14
22GTE ProS.Mucke, O.PlaFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord2m16.568s14.309s16
23GTE AmT.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.FisichellaSpirit of RaceFerrari2m16.835s14.576s31
24GTE AmMok W.S., K.Sawa, M.GriffinClearwater RacingFerrari2m16.878s14.619s19
25GTE ProM.Tomczyk, N.CatsburgBMW Team MTEKBMW2m17.025s14.766s26
26GTE ProD.Rigon, S.BirdAF CorseFerrari2m17.162s14.903s24
27GTE ProR.Lietz, G.BruniPorsche GT TeamPorsche2m17.578s15.319s17
28GTE AmM.Wainwright, B.Barker, T.PreiningGulf RacingPorsche2m17.799s15.540s27
29GTE ProA.Priaulx, H.TincknellFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord2m17.863s15.604s26
30GTE AmS.Yoluc, J.Adam, C.EastwoodTF SportAston Martin2m17.904s15.645s30
31GTE AmM.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, E.CheeverMR RacingFerrari2m18.558s16.299s22
32GTE AmK.Al Qubaisi, R.Pera, M.CairoliDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche2m18.610s16.351s26
33GTE AmJ.Bergmeister, P.Lindsey, E.PerfettiTeam Project 1Porsche2m20.235s17.976s10
34GTE AmP.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m21.333s19.074s18
35GTE AmC.Ried, J.Andlauer, M.CampbellDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche--0

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