Mark Webber says Porsche will learn from previous mistakes on its debut at the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin last year as the LMP1 squad looks to maintain its momentum after victory at the Nurburgring.

The former Formula 1 race winner will once again team up with Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard in the #17 Porsche 919 Hybrid machine in the US after slashing #7 Audi's lead in the WEC drivers' championship to 17 points with victory in Germany.

Porsche is set to bring an 'entirely new' aerodynamic package to Austin for the higher downforce required after an initial update was an instant success at the Nurburgring with the German manufacturer dominating to a 1-2 victory, with Webber claiming a maiden win in the WEC.

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Webber is in a confident frame of mind heading to America and says Porsche will have learnt from its mistakes from last year when his team tumbled down the order to eventually finish fifth.

"I enjoyed racing on that track in Formula One and I also enjoyed it with the 919," Webber said. "We had very changeable and challenging weather conditions and learnt a lot in the high temperatures, which is always an extra challenge for the cars and drivers.

"COTA is very demanding and has a lot of different ranges in speed - long straights, super slow corners and a lot of elevation changes. I like the approach to turn one, which is quite spectacular up a steep hill into a blind apex.

"We had an amazing reception from the American fans last year, who love both endurance racing and Porsche. The atmosphere was fantastic."