A heavy accident between Brendon Hartley, in the leading Porsche 919 Hybrid, and Michael Wainwright, in the Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR, brought out the first Full Course Yellow of the Six Hours of Silverstone.
Hartley had been at the wheel of the Porsche for around 100 minutes and had led the entirety of his stint. Three minutes after the two hour mark, Hartley collided with Wainwright in spectacular fashion at The Loop and the pair ended up in the tire barrier.
Both Hartley and Wainwright exited the cars and walked away from the track safely.
Soon after, Lucas di Grassi’s Audi R18 e-tron quattro stopped in the center of the track between turns four and five, and was unable to continue.
Safety workers attended the car, which abruptly started to produce smoke.
The field is under a Full Course Yellow, the first of the race, with the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Marc Lieb having assumed the lead, ahead of Benoit Treluyer’s No. 7 Audi R18 and the two Toyota TS050 Hybrids.
Rene Rast leads for G-Drive Racing in LMP2. Meanwhile, Davide Rigon has kept his GTE-Pro lead as has Khaled Al-Qubaisi.