FIA WEC Round 2 – Portimão

Date: 13th June 2021

Location: Portimão, Portugal


1st #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Hartley/Buemi/Nakajima) 300 Laps
2nd #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) +1.800secs
3rd #36 Alpine Elf Matmut (Negrão/Lapierre/Vaxiviere) +1min 8.597secs
4th #38 JOTA (Gonzalez/Da Costa/Davidson) +4 Laps
5th #28 JOTA (Gelael/Vandoorne/Blomqvist) +4 Laps
6th #22 United Autosports USA (Hanson/Scherer/Albuquerque) +5 Laps

Brendon Hartley – #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GR010:
“We definitely had to work for this win. Traffic played a big part. The LMP2s were very difficult to pass – we needed them to help us out, which they generally did. I think we played a really nice strategic race because we could keep up the pace despite the longer stints. It was a nice team effort. Even with all those different strategies, you saw the two cars were separated by nothing in the last 20mins. We fought the whole way with #7 but in the end only one car can win and it was a one-two which is great for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.”