Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi might have sealed the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship series at the last race in Bahrain, but there was still much to play for in the final round at Sao Paulo.
Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb had more to concentrate on in the final laps however, pipping Davidson and Buemi's Toyota by just 0.17 seconds in their Porsche 919 Hybrid.
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The result is Porsche's first victory in its new hybrid sports car, but Brazil was a race of mixed fortunes for the team. Mark Webber suffered bruising and concussion following a huge accident that left the flaming carcass of his own 919 sitting on the curved final section of the circuit.
'I’ve got no recollection of the accident or how it happened,' he told reporters as he recovered in hospital, but the Aussie is already looking forward to 2015 - buoyed by his teammates' victory.
Porsche's win broke a long winning streak by the Toyota outfit, and the final race also saw Audi occupy the final spot on the podium - illustrating just how close modern WEC racing has become.
The GT class has also provided some fantastic battles in 2014, and it too featured three different cars on the podium - led by the Aston Martin V8 Vantage of Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke.
Here too the gap was small, just over 7.5 seconds ahead of Makowiecki and Pilet's Porsche 911 RSR and the Ferrari 458 Italia of Rigon and Calado. The title, however, goes to the Ferrari of Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, ahead of Makowiecki's Porsche.
Keep your eyes peeled on evo for Anthony Davidson's final thoughts of the 2014 season. The 2015 FIA WEC begins once again on April 12, 2015, at Silverstone.