Can Porsche survive as the LMP1 hunted?

Can Porsche survive as the LMP1 hunted?

When the World Endurance Championship season begins at Silverstone this weekend, will the all-conquering Porsche remain the manufacturer to beat, or will Audi or Toyota get ahead? GARY WATKINS assesses the state of play

Porsche introduced an all-new car for 2015 and leapfrogged the updated machinery of the opposition to win the World Endurance Championship. Twelve months on, the roles are reversed.

A revision of the LMP1 hybrid that claimed the drivers' and manufacturers' titles, not to mention the Le Mans 24 Hours crown, will carry Porsche's hopes from this weekend's season opener at Silverstone. Rivals Audi and Toyota have gone back to the drawing board in their respective attempts to get on terms with the defending champion.

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