Mark Webber has praised Porsche's combined efforts to secure a second consecutive one-two finish in the World Endurance Championship after grabbing his maiden victory with the German manufacturer.

The former Formula 1 star, along with co-drivers Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley, lead a comprehensive victory at the Nurburgring by recovering from an early scare with a damaged front splitter.

While battling back into second the sister LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas, was penalised with three stop-go penalties for excessive fuel intake which cost the #18 Porsche over 90 seconds. With Webber and company taking the lead they never looked in danger of being caught and enjoyed a dominant drive for the car's maiden WEC victory in its current configuration.

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The Australian says it was another brilliant weekend for Porsche and insists it was teamwork which pulled them through their early problems.

"Achieving the second one-two after Le Mans is great for our team," Webber said. "This is my first Porsche victory and, of course, it is a big day for Brendon, Timo and myself, and it is always a team effort.

"The two of them were awesome, we had no technical issues and took an important step by improving our performance on shorter tracks. Traffic was sometimes brutal today, but we made it."

Bernhard felt it the victory had been a long time coming for the #17 Porsche and felt after suffering a damaged front end in the opening stages his team enjoyed a flawless race.

"We have been close to victory a couple of times and now it has worked out," Bernhard said. "The start was okay, but during the full course yellow I lost ground due to lapped cars between me and the leading sister car. At some point the car became difficult to drive because of front damage and we decided to pit early for a new nose cone after 24 laps.

"After a tricky beginning we managed to fight our way back to the lead. Of course, we were benefitting from the sister car's bad luck, but we were also doing a good job."

After a frustrating start for Webber, Hartley and Bernhard at the WEC season opener at Silverstone - where they were forced to retire due to mechanic faults - the team has stormed back in the WEC and is now second in the championship standings thanks to three consecutive rostrums.

Porsche also jumped ahead of Audi in the manufacturers' championship with its second consecutive one-two finish and head to the fifth round of WEC at the Circuit of the Americas with a 33-point advantage.