WEC 6 Hours of Fuji
Nicolas Lapierre, Alex Wurz, and Kaz Nakajima (Toyota Motorsports) celebrate their win at the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji with sparkling Sake!!
Yesterdays race was a
treat to watch from start to finish here at Fuji Speedway. Toyota Motorsport
produced a somewhat surprise win in front of their adoring home fans. Toyota’s
#7 TS030 Hybrid crossed the finish line just 11 seconds ahead of the strong
Audi’s #1 R18 e-tron quattro, winning the World Endurance Championship Six
Hours of Fuji.
Toyota’s drivers were able
to successfully avoid the competition making for an incident free race while
the two favored Audi’s had costly rubs that taxed their overall times and
eventually cost them the win. With Japanese driver
Kazuki Nakajima behind the wheel when the checkered flag was waved, the local
fans couldn’t have been more delighted.
On the race Nakajima said, “What a day!
It is a great achievement and it was a team effort so many thanks to my
team-mates and the team, who prepared a great car, as well as everybody at
Toyota who prepared such an impressive hybrid system,” Nakajima said via a team
press release. He also stated, “To win a world championship race as a driver
has been my aim for my whole career so it is a great day.” Toyota’s other two
drivers, Alec Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre, both drove well rounding out Toyota’s successful
Best of luck to all the
competitors in the next leg of the series in China!