WEC Fuji: Ferrari leads first practice from Peugeot
During the 90-minute session, Antonio Fuoco set the fastest time in the #50 Ferrari 499P LMH, with a 2.6-second advantage over the sister #51 car. The #94 Peugeot 9X8 came in third, followed by two works Penske Porsche 963s in fourth and fifth, and Toyota in sixth and seventh with their GR010 HYBRIDs. The session started on time despite wet conditions, and as the track dried out, Ferrari took control of the times, with James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi leading the way. Fuoco ultimately set the fastest time on slick tires. In the LMP2 class, Oliver Rasmussen topped the times in the #28 ORECA 07, while the #77 Dempsey Proton Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Mikkel Pedersen led in the GTE Am class. The second practice session is scheduled to start later in the day, but rain may affect its running. Peugeot anticipates that their first WEC win is still a long way off.