The overcast weather in Sao Paulo threatened to distrupt the second Free Practice session of the first day of action in Brazil but despite a quick shower the track stayed dry for most of the 90-minute session.
Tue 18.09.12, 2:02PM
The nr7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid topped the time sheets, finishing 0.438 seconds ahead of the nr2 Audi R18 Ultra and a further 0.190s ahead of the nr1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
The top LMP1 Private Team was the nr22 JRM HPD-Honda, 0.642s slower than the lead car.
In LMP2 the fastest car was the nr23 Signatech Nissan Oreca-Nissan, posting a time that was just 0.003s faster than the nr26 sister car.
In LMGTE Pro the nr77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche was the quickest GTE car for almost the whole session but was pushed off the top spot with five minutes to go in the 90-minute session by the nr97 Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8, which was 0.4 seconds faster as the chequered flag dropped.
In LMGTE Am it was the nr50 Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette that led the way for the whole of the Free Practice period and was 1.2 seconds faster than their nearest rival, the nr88 Felbermayr-Proton Porsche.
The third and final Free Practice session will take place tomorrow morning at 09:45 (local), with qualifying for the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo taking place tomorrow afternoon, starting at 14:00. The qualifying sessions can be viewed live on the championship website at www.fiawec.com