There were new colours and new faces on the track, when the European Le Mans Series had their FP1 at Silverstone ahead of their race tomorrow.
Team Virage #34 is a new team in LMP3, with a Ligier JS P3 car. The team is running under Polish licence with Swede Henning Enqvist, British Jacob Rattenbury and Brit Jean-Marc Littman. The team finished in the second half of the field in FP1, but were two seconds faster than the slowest car.
High Class Racing #49 with Dennis Andersen and Anders Fjordbach has got a new sponsor for the team, so that has given the car a brand new design. They finished 7th fastest in LMP2.
It was the usual faces at the front of the fields. G-Drive Racing #26 were fastest in LMP2 ahead of DragonSpeed #21 and APR – Rebellion Racing #31. The first 13 cars were separated by less than two seconds, so everything can happen during the rest of the weekend.
United Autosports #3 were fastest in LMP3 ahead of their sister car #2 and Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen #7.
Gulf Racing UK Porsche #86 were fastest in GTE ahead of Proton Competition Porsche #77 and JMW Motorsport Ferrari #66.
Proton Competition Porsche #88 had a bit of a gearbox issue, that kept them from running the latter part of the practice.
FP2 is run later Friday afternoon.