WEC: Toyota Gazoo Led FP3 but Ferraris Show Promise

April 15, 2023Ramon Jones


FP3 completed earlier this morning in Portimão for round 2 of the World Endurance Championship. After dominating in practice sessions 1 and 2 Toyota Gazoo still remains at the top of the table with the No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 Hybrid running a 1m31.795s lap time. The No. 51 Ferrari 499P found additional pace leading into qualifying finishing second fastest; splitting the Toyotas. Ferrari secured pole position at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in round one. The team will look to repeat this result later today in qualifying.

Cadillac Racing appears to have worked out the kinks in their debut on European soil. The No. 2 Cadillac finish fifth fastest setting a 1m32.818s improving on practice lap times yesterday. The No. 93 Peugeot 9X8 also saw improvement running 4th fastest. Peugeot are in search of their first podium on the season.


Vector Sport had early success in practice which was generally unexpected. However, the team has put all doubt to rest as they ran fastest in class again in FP3. The team shaved 0.4s off of their FP2 fastest lap and will look to continue improving lap times into qualifying.


It was all Ferrari in the LMGTE AM class. The No. 54 AF Corse and No. 83 Richard Mille AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 Evos completed a 1-2 finish in FP3. The Iron Dames and Iron Lynx ran 3rd and 4th respectively.

You can find the full FP3 results below.