Porsche made it another clean sweep in 2016 after securing the WEC manufacturers world championship, victory in Le Mans and then last weekend they also secured the drivers world championship with Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb. While they may have been crowned champions, they only finished sixth in the six hours of Bahrain, the 2016 season finale, but it was all they needed to get the job done.
For teammate, Mark Webber, it was a very emotional day because it was his last time racing in active competition after announcing his retirement earlier this year and he did so by bringing the car home in third place.
“I was the second and the last driver in the car and pretty happy with both stints," said Mark. "Early in the race I had a nice little fight with the number 5 Toyota. I managed to get passed him and tried to pull away, but we didn’t have enough pace to fight the Audi.”
‘Then for the final stint it was pretty emotional putting my helmet on for the last time. I enjoyed the last stint and I got the chance to bring the car to the chequered flag for the top three finish, and this was the maximum we could get. It has been such an incredible three years for me with Porsche, together with Timo and Brendon and the whole team.”
“Nothing is forever, I’m stopping at a good time and I’m looking forward to seeing everybody again soon.”