Porsche Drops WEC Champions Marc Lieb And Romain Dumas For 2017 LMP1 Campaign

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German carmaker Porsche has dropped two thirds of its World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers championship winning trio for the upcoming 2017 season.

Porsche Drops WEC Champions Marc Lieb And Romain Dumas From 2017 Lineup

Porsche has confirmed that WEC champions Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas will be leaving the team after they guided the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid to the drivers championship in the final race in Bahrain by finishing sixth along with Nee Jani.

Porsche Drops WEC Champions Marc Lieb And Romain Dumas From 2017 Lineup

Lieb will switch over to Porsche international customer racing programme for 2017. Dumas on the other hand has two years left on his contract with Porsche and where we may see him racing next has yet to be decided by the German racing team.

Porsche Drops WEC Champions Marc Lieb And Romain Dumas From 2017 Lineup

The departure of Lieb and Dumas from Porsche's LMP1 program comes at the back of Mark Webber's retirement from the Sport and leaves three vacant spots for Porsche to fill.

Porsche Drops WEC Champions Marc Lieb And Romain Dumas From 2017 Lineup

Two of the spots are expected to be filled by Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber, the winners of the 2015 Le mans race while the tird and final spot will go to former Audi Sport driver Andre Lotterer.

Porsche Drops WEC Champions Marc Lieb And Romain Dumas From 2017 Lineup

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Story first published: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 11:00 [IST]
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