Photo(s) of the weekend


We had two important events this Sunday (1), so just one photo would be extremely unfair. Coincidentally, both come from the Asian continent, miles and miles away from us.

The first one comes from the Shanghai International Circuit, in China, where Porsche gave an important step to a full world sweep this year.

In a race that had several troubles because of the rain that fell down from the start, the 6 Hours of Shanghai saw a 1-2 finish for Porsche and their 919 Hybrid models, and while the race was in fact smooth for the No. 17 driven by Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard, it seemed that all sorts of wrong things came to the No. 18 one, as a contact with one of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros as well a complicated tire change took some time from the crew.

With the results of today, Porsche was crowned the Manufacturers World Champion of the FIA World Endurance Championship, and if everything goes right, the drivers championship can go to Stuttgart too.


The other photo comes from the Buriram International Circuit, in Thailand, where the FIA World Touring Car Championship knew his champion with three races to go.

José Maria “Pechito” López dominated the Race 1 of 2 in Thailand with authority, keeping good distance from Citroën team mate Sebastien Loeb, while WTCC legend Yvan Muller, the only title contender apart from López, had extremely bad luck with a crash right after the start, meaning that Muller's C-Elysée TC1 ended the race in the Citroën garage with damage in one of the wheels.

López keeps going with large steps to become a record breaker in WTCC, as this is his second straight title in his second full season in the championship, becoming the third driver in number of titles, only behind BMW ace Andy Priaulx (3 titles) and Citroën mate Yvan Muller (4 titles).


PHOTOS: FIA WEC, WTCC