Webber, who piloted the #20 Porsche LMP1 car alongside Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley, reached the podium behind the two Toyota cars. Former BAR and Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson claimed his second straight win in the series alongside ex-Toro Rosso man Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre.
The #20 Porsche finished two laps down on the leaders, marking a great result for the German marque on its return to LMP1 in 2014 as defending world champions Audi saw both of its cars retire.
“First day racing in my new job, teammates made my bit easy!!” Webber joked on Twitter, having completed the final stint before the race was red flagged with less than 30 minutes remaining. “On the podium, take that all day long.”
Webber’s next race comes at the historic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on May 3rd.
Image courtesy of Octane Photographic.