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Webber finally secure his world champion label

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Former Formula One driver Mark Webber won the world endurance championship in Bahrain on Saturday with Porsche team mates Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard.

Webber finally secure his world champion label

Webber finally secure his world champion label

Formula 1 top prize eluded him, even when he was with champions Red Bull Racing in the final four of his 12 season. The Australian had retired from F1 in 2013 following 215 Grand’s Prix and nine wins.

Webber- Hartley -Bernhard trio, who had to make two unscheduled pit-stops, succeed by five points to become Porsche’s first world sportscar champions since 1986.

“We had a lot of problems and it was very stressful. We got the car home and we had enough points and enough wins to be world champions,” said Webber.

Matthias Müller, Chairman of the board of Management, Volkswagen AG: “I am very happy about the Porsche Team’s great sporting success here in Bahrain, and I’d like to congratulate Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Weber for the drivers’ title.

The World Endurance Championship’s ground-braking regulations allows both of the group’s brands – Audi and Porsche – to test and develop future technologies for road going cars. Motorsport was and remains an important tool within the Volkswagen Group. I would also like to congratulate Richard Lietz and Porsche Team Manthey for the three GT titles.”

Oliver Blume, Chairman of the board Porsche AG: “Today is a great day for Porsche. To win the drivers’ title and the three GT titles, this crowns this exciting and successful year in the World Endurance Championship.

The 17th overall victory at Le Mans, the early win of the manufacturers’ title and now the drivers’ title for the Porsche 919 Hybrid trio prove the strength of this young team. By returning to top level motorsport Porsche continues what has been a successful history – this is a great position to start the 2016 season from.“

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