Why Porsche is willing to sacrifice the WEC opener

Why Porsche is willing to sacrifice the WEC opener

A slimmed-down LMP1 battle will be the focus point of this weekend's World Endurance Championship curtain-raiser at Silverstone. But has the prospect of a fight already been ruined?

Porsche has opted to play a long game in this year's World Endurance Championship. Toyota says its commitment to winning the WEC explains why it is running in high-downforce configuration at this weekend's Silverstone series opener. The opposite decision by its rival is based on exactly the same reasoning.

There are always two ways to skin a cat. Toyota wants points in the bag, but Porsche is happy to sacrifice them in order to leave the high-downforce version of the latest 919 Hybrid in the windtunnel for another couple of months.

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