Romain Dumas described Porsche's maiden FIA World Endurance Championship victory with the 919 as "a big day" for the team.

The #14 car of Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb took Porsche's first win in the final race of the season at the Sao Paulo 6 Hours, leading home the #8 Toyota and #1 Audi. The victory came after a number of rounds where Porsche was quick enough to take pole but lacked race pace, and Dumas said the team will only get stronger as a result.

"It is a big day for us this is clear," Dumas said. "We started to speak about this project in 2011. We have progressed throughout the season and we have had a lot of poles so it is nice to get a win of course. This track and with this new tarmac was very good for us this weekend and we have shown that we can do it in our first year even though we still learn so much about the 919 Hybrid package."

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With the pole-sitting #20 Porsche being driven by Mark Webber involved in a big accident that saw the race end behind the safety car, the #8 Toyota's late pit stop was negated but Jani said he felt Porsche had the pace to hold on for victory regardless.

"The first thing I would like to say is that Mark is basically ok so that is good," Jani said. "To Tom (Kristensen) I would just like to say thanks and it was nice to race with you.

"At the beginning of the race we had a good battle with Anthony but we lost a bit of time to the leading sister car. At the end we could undercut the Toyota as we stopped about ten laps earlier. I think we could have been ok even if the safety car had not come out. I am delighted for the team who were fantastic all season long."