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2010 FIA GT1 World Championship
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Vitaphone Racing won the inaugural FIA GT1 Teams' World Championship with its Maserati MC12s and drivers Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini won the Drivers' World Championship

The 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship was the inaugural FIA GT1 World Championship, a motor racing competition reserved for FIA GT1 cars. The championship was a replacement for the FIA GT Championship which had been held annually from 1997 to 2009. It was the first sports car racing series to be sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as a World Championship since the demise of the World Sportscar Championship at the end of the 1992 season.

Developed by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), the 2010 championship was decided over ten events in ten countries on three continents. It was contested by twelve teams, each being independent of the automobile manufacturer that they represented, although they were permitted limited support from that manufacturer.[1] Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Nissan were each represented by two teams. Unlike the FIA GT Championship, where several tyre manufacturers competed, the FIA GT1 World Championship has a single provider, Michelin.

Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini, who won the final FIA GT Championship for Drivers in 2009, won the first GT1 World Championship for Drivers with a race to spare. Despite finishing twelfth in the Qualification Race in Argentina, Bartels and Bertolini were assured of the title as the Young Driver AMR pairing of Tomáš Enge and Darren Turner could only finish tenth which failed to keep them within reach. A non-scoring weekend for Enge and Turner dropped them to fourth in the final championship standings, as Matech Competition's Thomas Mutsch and Hexis AMR's Frédéric Makowiecki moved into second and third places respectively as Makowiecki won both races and Mutsch finished second in each race. With the assistance of Miguel Ramos, Enrique Bernoldi and Alexandre Negrão in the team's second car during the season, Vitaphone Racing also claimed the Teams' Championship in the same race, as Young Driver AMR, Hexis AMR and Reiter all failed to score enough points to take the championship to a final race.

Aston Martin was awarded the SRO Trophy for Manufacturers.[2]

Contents

CalendarEdit

The SRO announced a provisional 2010 calendar featuring twelve events, although host circuits were not named. A revised twelve event calendar was announced on 21 October 2009,[3] removing the previously planned rounds for Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, and Russia. Eastern Creek Raceway had been part of the unsuccessful bid for the Australian round,[4] while the Russian round planned for 2010 was cancelled due to delays in the completion of the Eurasia Autodromo, while Romania's planned event was cancelled due to a change in the Bucharest government. A further calendar was released on 11 December 2009 with just ten rounds listed,[5] removing the proposed Canadian, Hungarian, and Chinese rounds but adding the Argentinian round at the Potrero de los Funes Circuit once more. The Yas Marina Circuit later requested to the FIA that their event be pushed back two weeks to the weekend of 17 April in order to avoid a conflict with the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies which was to be held in the United Arab Emirates on 5 April.[6] The British round was to incorporate the RAC Tourist Trophy while also serving as the first motor racing event held on the newly built Arena layout for the Silverstone Circuit.[7] Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps would continue to host a round, but the GT1 races would be held separately from the Spa 24 Hours during the same weekend.[8]

In July 2010, following delays in completing alterations to the Durban street circuit due to construction for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the South African round was postponed until 2011. A Spanish event at the brand new Circuito de Navarra was proposed as a replacement for Durban on the calendar,[9] and was confirmed at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting of 24 October.[10]

All events consisted of a one-hour Qualifying race and a one-hour Championship race. For European rounds, FIA GT1 would be joined at the circuit by the FIA GT3 European Championship.[11]

Rnd Circuit Date
1   Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 17 April
2   Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom 2 May
3   Masaryk Circuit, Brno, Czech Republic 23 May
4   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France 4 July
5   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 1 August
6   Nürburgring, Germany 29 August
7   Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal 19 September
8   Circuito de Navarra, Los Arcos, Spain[12] 24 October
9   Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil[13] 28 November
10   Potrero de los Funes Circuit, San Luis, Argentina 5 December

EntriesEdit

ManufacturersEdit

 
Nissan GT-R GT1s were entered by the Swiss Racing Team (pictured) and Sumo Power GT
 
A Ford GT1, built by Matech Concepts specifically for the 2010 championship and entered by Marc VDS Racing Team
 
The Aston Martin DBR9, a previous winner in the FIA GT Championship, has been modified to comply with the 2010 FIA GT1 regulations

The SRO initially expected at least five manufacturers to participate in the inaugural 2010 season. A maximum of six manufacturers would be accepted, with each manufacturer limited to supplying two privateer teams of no more than two cars. To ensure close competition, each model of car would be tested by the FIA to determine any mandatory adjustments for performance balancing.[11][14] The FIA employed Christophe Bouchut, Anthony Davidson, and Heinz-Harald Frentzen for balance of performance test sessions held at Circuit Paul Ricard as well as just prior to the first race event at Yas Marina Circuit.[15]

As of June 2009, three manufacturers had announced their entries for the 2010 season. Nissan's performance division, Nismo, developed their GT-R for GT1; the GT-R was initially tested for the World Championship by competing in select 2009 FIA GT events with Gigawave Motorsport. Ford also used 2009 as a development year for its Ford GT race car built by Matech Concepts.[16][17] Lamborghini was the third announced manufacturer, fielding a car based on the Murciélago LP670-4 SV and built by Reiter Engineering who had built the previous GT1-spec Murciélago R-GT.[18]

Following the announcement of the initial three manufacturers, Aston Martin Racing and Prodrive submitted a proposal to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for modifications to the existing Aston Martin DBR9 to allow customers to enter the series. The FIA would be required to make technical waivers on the DBR9 in order for it to be allowed to compete.[19] General Motors' Corvette brand also asked for a technical waiver on a modification to their 2009 Corvette C6.Rs in order to compete in 2010.[8][20] Maserati and Saleen are also seeking these technical waivers for their 2009 cars, but require a further waiver due to the MC12 and S7 not meeting the minimum requirement of 300 production cars for the 2010 regulations. In November 2009, the SRO confirmed their six manufacturers for the 2010 season, allowing Corvette, Aston Martin, and Maserati their technical waivers to join Nissan, Ford, and Lamborghini.[13]

TeamsEdit

For the teams which represented each of the six manufacturers, two privateers were selected by each manufacturer. During the launch of the FIA GT1 World Championship, Matech Concepts and VDS Racing Team announced their continuation with the Ford GT project.[8] Hexis Racing of France also announced their intent to participate in the series with Aston Martin,[21] joining fellow FIA GT3 European Championship competitor Fischer Racing which would participate under the Young Driver AMR title.[22][23] Swiss Racing Team announced on 5 November that they would enter using the Nissan GT-R,[24] to team alongside Sumo Power GT which replaced the departing 2009 development team of Gigawave Motorsport.[25]

Maserati retained the five-time FIA GT champions Vitaphone Racing Team, while the second squad was formed by Altfrid Heger's Triple H Team Hegersport of Germany.[26] Corvette also retained several of its privateer teams from the FIA GT Championship, with DKR Engineering and Selleslagh Racing Team combining their C6.Rs to form Mad Croc Racing, and Phoenix Racing and Carsport Holland merging into Phoenix Racing Carsport.[26] Lamborghini would be represented by previous Lamborghini FIA GT campaigners Reiter and Münnich Motorsport.[26]

On 17 January 2010 the SRO confirmed the twelve teams which had submitted entries for the championship.[26]

DriversEdit

Each event comprised 48 drivers, with many of these drivers featuring in every round of the season. The full-season line-up included drivers from varying backgrounds, including experienced sports car drivers and relative newcomers. Seven former FIA GT Champions were contracted with teams, including three-time co-champions Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini once again sharing a Vitaphone Maserati. Fellow three-time champion Christophe Bouchut drove one of Münnich Motorsports' Lamborghinis, while 1998 champion Ricardo Zonta returned with the fellow Lamborghini at Reiter. 1999 champion and the record holder for most FIA GT wins, Karl Wendlinger was enlisted by Swiss Racing Team for Nissan[27] while 2000 champion Jamie Campbell-Walter drove the Nissan of Sumo Power. 2003 champion Matteo Bobbi returned to a Maserati for the Hegersport squad. Other sports car veterans included 2004 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Seiji Ara at Swiss Racing, 2007 FIA GT3 Champion Henri Moser at Hexis, 2008 Le Mans Series champions Tomáš Enge and Stefan Mücke co-driving for Young Driver AMR, former American Le Mans Series champions Mika Salo and Oliver Gavin driving a Mad-Croc Corvette, and two-time Super GT champion Michael Krumm with Sumo Power.

Several drivers already had world championship experience in other forms of motorsport, including the Formula One World Championship and World Touring Car Championship. Romain Grosjean moved directly from a 2009 seat at Renault F1 to drive for Matech Competition in GT1, while former Formula One driver Enrique Bernoldi, who had won races during his rookie season in the 2009 FIA GT Championship, switched to Vitaphone Maserati. Jean-Denis Délétraz was another driver with experience in grand prix racing. Drivers making the transition from touring car racing to sports cars included Hegersport founder Altfrid Heger and 2005 WTCC Independents Champion Marc Hennerici.

A unique driver line-up amongst the field of 24 cars was the No.6 Matech Ford which featuring the only females in the series. The two Swiss women, Natacha Gachnang and Cyndie Allemann, both had experience in various open wheel racing series, but were teaming together to make their debuts in sports car racing.

Entry listEdit

On 27 January 2010 the FIA published the full entry list of teams and manufacturers for the 2010 season.[28] On 26 February 2010 the SRO published a first partial entry-list of drivers.[29] All teams used Michelin tyres.

Team Car Engine No. Drivers Rounds
  Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12 GT1 Maserati 6.0 L V12 1   Michael Bartels[30] All
  Andrea Bertolini[30] All
2   Miguel Ramos[30] 1–8, 10
  Enrique Bernoldi[31] All
  Alexandre Negrão[32] 9
  Swiss Racing Team Nissan GT-R GT1 Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8 3   Karl Wendlinger[33] All
  Henri Moser[34] All
4   Max Nilsson[33] All
  Seiji Ara[35] All
  Matech Competition Ford GT1 Ford Cammer 5.3 L V8 5   Romain Grosjean[36] 1–4
  Richard Westbrook[37] 5–10
  Thomas Mutsch[38][39] All
6   Natacha Gachnang[39] 1, 4
  Cyndie Allemann[39] 1, 3
  Rahel Frey[40] 3
  Olivier Panis[41] 4
  Romain Grosjean[37] 5
  Neel Jani[37] 5–10
  Nicolas Prost[42] 6–7
  Nicolas Armindo[43] 8–10
  Young Driver AMR Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 7   Tomáš Enge[44] All
  Darren Turner[44] All
8   Stefan Mücke[44] All
  Christoffer Nygaard[44] 1–6, 8–9
  Pedro Lamy[45] 7
  José María López[46] 10
  Hexis AMR Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 9   Frédéric Makowiecki[47] All
  Philippe Dumas[48] 1
  Thomas Accary[49] 2, 4–5
  Stéphane Sarrazin[50] 3
  Yann Clairay[51] 6–10
10   Clivio Piccione[52] All
  Jonathan Hirschi[53] All
  Mad-Croc Racing Corvette C6.R Corvette LS7.R 7.0 L V8 11   Xavier Maassen[54] 1–7
  Alex Müller[55] 1
  Nicolas Armindo[56] 2
  Mike Hezemans 3–4
  Jos Menten[57] 5–6
  Julien Jousse[58] 7
  Sérgio Jimenez[32] 9
  Claudio Dahruj[32] 9
12   Pertti Kuismanen[59] All
  Mika Salo[59] 1, 3, 6
  Oliver Gavin[59] 2, 4–5
  Laurent Cazenave[60] 7
  Duncan Huisman[61] 8–10
  Phoenix Racing / Carsport Corvette C6.R Corvette LS7.R 7.0 L V8 13   Marc Hennerici[62] All
  Andreas Zuber[63] 1–2
  Štefan Rosina[40] 3
  Andrea Piccini[64] 4
  Mike Hezemans[65] 5
  Alexandros Margaritis[66] 6–10
14   Andrea Piccini[67] 1, 5
  Mike Hezemans[63] 1–2
  Anthony Kumpen[68] 2, 5
  Sumo Power GT Nissan GT-R GT1 Nissan VK56DE 5.6 L V8 22   Jamie Campbell-Walter[69] All
  Warren Hughes[69] All
23   Peter Dumbreck[70] All
  Michael Krumm[70] All
  Reiter Lamborghini Murciélago LP670 R-SV Lamborghini 6.5 L V12 24   Peter Kox[71] All
  Christopher Haase[71] All
25   Ricardo Zonta[62] 1, 4–6, 8–9
  Rafael Daniel[62] 1, 4
  Jos Menten[72] 2, 7
  Frank Kechele[73] 2–3, 5–10
  Ján Daniš[40] 3
  Sérgio Jimenez[74] 10
  Triple H Team Hegersport Maserati MC12 GT1 Maserati 6.0 L V12 33   Altfrid Heger[75] 1–7, 9–10
  Alexandros Margaritis[62] 1–4
  Alex Müller[76] 5–10
  Bert Longin[75][77] 8
34 1–6
  Matteo Bobbi[75] 1–4
  Nico Verdonck[37] 5, 8, 10
  Alessandro Pier Guidi[66] 6–8, 10
  Francisco Longo[32] 9
  Daniel Serra[32] 9
  Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof[78] 7
  All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini Murciélago LP670 R-SV Lamborghini 6.5 L V12 37   Marc Basseng[62] All
  Thomas Jäger[62] 1, 3, 6
  Christophe Bouchut[79] 2, 4–5, 7–9
  Ricardo Risatti[80] 10
38   Dominik Schwager[62] All
  Nicky Pastorelli[62] All
  Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT1 Ford Cammer 5.3 L V8 40   Bas Leinders[62] All
  Maxime Martin[62] All
41   Renaud Kuppens[62] 1–7
  Matteo Bobbi[81] 8–10
  Markus Palttala[62] All

Results and standingsEdit

Race resultsEdit

Rnd. Event Qualifying Race Winner Championship Race Winner Report
1 Abu Dhabi   No. 13 Phoenix Racing / Carsport   No. 5 Matech Competition Report
  Marc Hennerici
  Andreas Zuber
  Thomas Mutsch
  Romain Grosjean
2 Silverstone   No. 9 Hexis AMR   No. 22 Sumo Power GT Report
  Thomas Accary
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
  Warren Hughes
3 Brno   No. 1 Vitaphone Racing Team   No. 5 Matech Competition Report
  Andrea Bertolini
  Michael Bartels
  Thomas Mutsch
  Romain Grosjean
4 Paul Ricard   No. 1 Vitaphone Racing Team   No. 1 Vitaphone Racing Team Report
  Andrea Bertolini
  Michael Bartels
  Andrea Bertolini
  Michael Bartels
5 Spa-Francorchamps   No. 11 Mad-Croc Racing   No. 25 Reiter Report
  Xavier Maassen
  Jos Menten
  Ricardo Zonta
  Frank Kechele
6 Nürburgring   No. 7 Young Driver AMR   No. 7 Young Driver AMR Report
  Tomáš Enge
  Darren Turner
  Tomáš Enge
  Darren Turner
7 Algarve   No. 23 Sumo Power GT   No. 1 Vitaphone Racing Team Report
  Peter Dumbreck
  Michael Krumm
  Andrea Bertolini
  Michael Bartels
8 Navarra   No. 25 Reiter   No. 25 Reiter Report
  Ricardo Zonta
  Frank Kechele
  Ricardo Zonta
  Frank Kechele
9 Interlagos   No. 7 Young Driver AMR   No. 2 Vitaphone Racing Team Report
  Tomáš Enge
  Darren Turner
  Enrique Bernoldi
  Alexandre Negrão
10 San Luis   No. 9 Hexis AMR   No. 9 Hexis AMR Report
  Yann Clairay
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Yann Clairay
  Frédéric Makowiecki

ChampionshipsEdit

Championship points were awarded for the first three positions in each qualifying race and for the first ten positions in each championship race. Entries had to complete 75% of the winning car's race distance in order to be classified and earn points. Individual drivers were required to participate for a minimum of 25 minutes in order to earn championship points in any race.

Points System[82]
Race Type Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Qualifying Race 8 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Championship Race 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver Team ABU
 
SIL
 
BRN
 
PRI
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ALG
 
NAV
 
INT
 
SAN
 
Total
QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR
1   Michael Bartels
  Andrea Bertolini
  Vitaphone Racing Team 3 4 3 7 1 5 1 1 Ret 7 10 6 2 1 7 6 8 9 12 7 138
2   Thomas Mutsch   Matech Competition 2 1 21 Ret 6 1 7 7 6 3 6 13 5 2 10 Ret Ret 14 2 2 119
3   Frédéric Makowiecki   Hexis AMR 7 Ret 1 2 8 9 11 9 Ret 5 Ret 7 10 6 9 2 15 13 1 1 105
4   Tomáš Enge
  Darren Turner
  Young Driver AMR Ret 11 4 EX 2 2 10 16 10 6 1 1 4 10 Ret 4 1 2 10 15 104
5   Marc Hennerici   Phoenix Racing / Carsport 1 2 11 Ret 17 8 6 5 EX 13 2 3 3 3 11 8 6 3 18 12 99
6   Frank Kechele   Reiter 6 3 20 Ret 2 1 4 14 14 8 1 1 Ret Ret 5 4 95
7   Alexandros Margaritis   Triple H Team Hegersport 5 9 NC 6 13 Ret 8 3 84
  Phoenix Racing / Carsport 2 3 3 3 11 8 6 3 18 12
8   Ricardo Zonta   Reiter 10 5 13 10 2 1 4 14 1 1 Ret Ret 75
9   Peter Dumbreck
  Michael Krumm
  Sumo Power GT 11 16 8 Ret 3 3 9 2 8 Ret Ret 15 1 4 16 Ret 2 6 6 Ret 71
10   Yann Clairay   Hexis AMR Ret 7 10 6 9 2 15 13 1 1 65
11   Romain Grosjean   Matech Competition 2 1 21 Ret 6 1 7 7 20 14 62
12   Clivio Piccione
  Jonathan Hirschi
  Hexis AMR 8 17 2 13 9 4 17 13 13 10 5 4 16 13 EX Ret 3 4 4 3 62
13   Richard Westbrook   Matech Competition 6 3 6 13 5 2 10 Ret Ret 14 2 2 57
14   Bas Leinders
  Maxime Martin
  Marc VDS Racing Team 6 13 19 8 16 Ret 20 4 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 3 5 11 5 3 Ret 54
15   Enrique Bernoldi   Vitaphone Racing Team Ret 6 9 15 7 6 5 Ret 11 4 7 12 13 Ret Ret 12 4 1 16 14 53
16   Warren Hughes
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
  Sumo Power GT 13 12 5 1 21 17 3 8 19 11 16 8 9 Ret 5 3 14 Ret 13 16 52
17   Altfrid Heger   Triple H Team Hegersport 5 9 NC 6 13 Ret 8 3 12 2 13 20 6 9 10 10 11 9 48
18   Peter Kox
  Christopher Haase
  Reiter 15 8 10 Ret DNS DNS 2 18 7 Ret 3 2 12 7 17 Ret 9 12 Ret 10 39
19   Thomas Accary   Hexis AMR 1 2 11 9 Ret 5 38
20   Stefan Mücke   Young Driver AMR 4 Ret Ret 5 11 Ret Ret 20 3 Ret 9 5 15 11 DNS DNS 12 11 Ret 5 34
21   Miguel Ramos   Vitaphone Racing Team Ret 6 9 15 7 6 5 Ret 11 4 7 12 13 Ret Ret 12 16 14 28
22   Jos Menten   Reiter 6 3 14 8 27
  Mad-Croc Racing 1 Ret 18 18
23   Andreas Zuber   Phoenix Racing / Carsport 1 2 11 Ret 26
24   Alexandre Negrão   Vitaphone Racing Team 4 1 25
25   Andrea Piccini   Phoenix Racing / Carsport 16 3 6 5 Ret Ret 25
26   Alex Müller   Mad-Croc Racing 14 10 24
  Triple H Team Hegersport 12 2 13 20 6 9 6 Ret 10 10 11 9
27   Christoffer Nygaard   Young Driver AMR 4 Ret Ret 5 11 Ret Ret 20 3 Ret 9 5 DNS DNS 12 11 24
28   Bert Longin   Triple H Team Hegersport DNS 7 16 4 10 11 14 11 4 8 Ret 9 6 Ret 24
29   Mike Hezemans   Phoenix Racing / Carsport 16 3 7 Ret EX 13 23
  Mad-Croc Racing 5 15 4 6
30   Matteo Bobbi   Triple H Team Hegersport DNS 7 16 4 10 11 14 11 19
  Marc VDS Racing Team 12 10 20 15 15 Ret
31   Xavier Maassen   Mad-Croc Racing 14 10 12 11 5 15 4 6 1 Ret 18 18 7 14 17
32   Dominik Schwager
  Nicky Pastorelli
  All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Ret Ret 20 12 4 7 15 12 5 9 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 9 5 7 9 11 16
33=   Neel Jani   Matech Competition 20 14 8 16 20 12 4 7 7 8 17 8 14
33=   Nicolas Armindo   Mad-Croc Racing 12 11 14
  Matech Competition 4 7 7 8 17 8
34   Sérgio Jimenez   Mad-Croc Racing 19 20 12
  Reiter 5 4
35   Rafael Daniel   Reiter 10 5 13 10 11
36   Nico Verdonck   Triple H Team Hegersport 4 8 2 11 8 Ret 10
37   José María López   Young Driver AMR Ret 5 10
38   Alessandro Pier Guidi   Triple H Team Hegersport Ret 9 18 19 2 11 8 Ret 8
39=   Marc Basseng   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Ret 17 17 Ret 14 13 16 17 15 Ret DNS 19 Ret 17 8 Ret EX EX 14 6 8
39=   Ricardo Risatti 14 6 8
40   Štefan Rosina   Phoenix Racing / Carsport 17 8 4
41   Stéphane Sarrazin   Hexis AMR 8 9 2
42=   Max Nilsson
  Seiji Ara
  Swiss Racing Team 12 Ret 14 9 15 14 12 Ret 17 16 17 21 11 18 13 Ret 13 16 Ret 13 2
43=   Karl Wendlinger
  Henri Moser
  Swiss Racing Team 9 14 15 Ret 12 10 21 15 16 12 14 10 Ret 20 14 Ret 17 18 7 Ret 2
44   Markus Palttala   Marc VDS Racing Team Ret DNS 18 10 18 15 22 14 14 15 12 17 19 15 12 10 20 15 15 Ret 2
45   Renaud Kuppens Ret DNS 18 10 18 15 22 14 14 15 12 17 19 15 1
46   Julien Jousse   Mad-Croc Racing 7 14 0
47   Anthony Kumpen   Phoenix Racing / Carsport 7 Ret Ret Ret 0
48   Philippe Dumas   Hexis AMR 7 Ret 0
49   Nicolas Prost   Matech Competition 8 16 20 12 0
50   Christophe Bouchut   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 17 Ret 16 17 15 Ret Ret 17 8 Ret EX EX 0
51   Pedro Lamy   Young Driver AMR 15 11 0
52=   Pertti Kuismanen   Mad-Croc Racing Ret 15 13 14 19 12 19 19 18 17 15 23 17 16 15 Ret 18 19 DNS DNS 0
52=   Mika Salo Ret 15 19 12 15 23 0
53   Oliver Gavin 13 14 19 19 18 17 0
54   Thomas Jäger   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Ret 17 14 13 DNS 19 0
55   Duncan Huisman   Mad-Croc Racing 15 Ret 18 19 DNS DNS 0
56   Laurent Cazenave 17 16 0
57   Francisco Longo
  Daniel Serra
  Triple H Team Hegersport 16 17 0
58   Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof   Triple H Team Hegersport 18 19 0
59=   Cyndie Allemann   Matech Competition DNS DNS 22 18 0
59=   Rahel Frey 22 18 0
60=   Natacha Gachnang DNS DNS 18 Ret 0
60=   Olivier Panis 18 Ret 0
61   Claudio Dahruj   Mad-Croc Racing 19 20 0
62   Ján Daniš   Reiter 20 Ret 0
Pos Driver Team QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR Total
ABU
 
SIL
 
BRN
 
PRI
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ALG
 
NAV
 
INT
 
SAN
 
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Prior to the Nürburgring round, Phoenix Racing / Carsport informed the FIA that they were no longer able to enter the No. 14 Corvette due to the car being returned to its private owner. Phoenix's inability to enter two cars for the remainder of the season led race stewards to deem the team to be in violation of GT1 regulations. This required the team to forfeit all points earned over the course of the season, and team points from the Nürburgring round onward would also be redistributed to other competitors finishing behind the remaining Phoenix entry.[66] Prior to the San Luis finale, Mad-Croc also failed to maintain a two-car entry and forfeited their Teams' Championship points.[83]

Pos Team Manufacturer Car ABU
 
SIL
 
BRN
 
PRI
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ALG
 
NAV
 
INT
 
SAN
 
Total
QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR
1   Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati 1 3 4 3 7 1 5 1 1 Ret 7 10 6 2 1 7 6 8 9 12 7 195
2 Ret 6 9 15 7 6 5 Ret 11 4 7 12 13 Ret Ret 12 4 1 16 14
2   Hexis AMR Aston Martin 9 7 Ret 1 2 8 9 11 9 Ret 5 Ret 7 10 6 9 2 15 13 1 1 177
10 8 17 2 13 9 4 17 13 13 10 5 4 16 13 EX Ret 3 4 4 3
3   Reiter Lamborghini 24 15 8 10 Ret DNS DNS 2 18 7 Ret 3 2 12 7 17 Ret 9 12 Ret 10 155
25 10 5 6 3 20 Ret 13 10 2 1 4 14 14 8 1 1 Ret Ret 5 4
4   Young Driver AMR Aston Martin 7 Ret 11 4 EX 2 2 10 16 10 6 1 1 4 10 Ret 4 1 2 10 15 147
8 4 Ret Ret 5 11 Ret Ret 20 3 Ret 9 5 15 11 DNS DNS 12 11 Ret 5
5   Matech Competition Ford 5 2 1 21 Ret 6 1 7 7 6 3 6 13 5 2 10 Ret Ret 14 2 2 135
6 DNS DNS 22 18 18 Ret 20 14 8 16 20 12 4 7 7 8 17 8
6   Sumo Power GT Nissan 22 13 12 5 1 21 17 3 8 19 11 16 8 9 Ret 5 3 14 Ret 13 16 130
23 11 16 8 Ret 3 3 9 2 8 Ret Ret 15 1 4 16 Ret 2 6 6 Ret
7   Triple H Team Hegersport Maserati 33 5 9 NC 6 13 Ret 8 3 12 2 13 20 6 9 6 Ret 10 10 11 9 84
34 DNS 7 16 4 10 11 14 11 4 8 Ret 9 18 19 2 11 16 17 8 Ret
8   Marc VDS Racing Team Ford 40 6 13 19 8 16 Ret 20 4 9 Ret Ret 11 Ret 5 3 5 11 5 3 Ret 62
41 Ret DNS 18 10 18 15 22 14 14 15 12 17 19 15 12 10 20 15 15 Ret
9   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini 37 Ret 17 17 Ret 14 13 16 17 15 Ret DNS 19 Ret 17 8 Ret EX EX 14 6 28
38 Ret Ret 20 12 4 7 15 12 5 9 11 Ret 8 Ret Ret 9 5 7 9 11
10   Swiss Racing Team Nissan 3 9 14 15 Ret 12 10 21 15 16 12 14 10 Ret 20 14 Ret 17 18 7 Ret 5
4 12 Ret 14 9 15 14 12 Ret 17 16 17 21 11 18 13 Ret 13 16 Ret 13
  Phoenix Racing / Carsport Corvette 13 1 2 11 Ret 17 8 6 5 EX 13 2 3 3 3 11 8 6 3 18 12
14 16 3 7 Ret Ret Ret
  Mad-Croc Racing Corvette 11 14 10 12 11 5 15 4 6 1 Ret 18 18 7 14 19 20
12 Ret 15 13 14 19 12 19 19 18 17 15 23 17 16 15 Ret 18 19 DNS DNS
Pos Team Manufacturer Car QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR Total
ABU
 
SIL
 
BRN
 
PRI
 
SPA
 
NÜR
 
ALG
 
NAV
 
INT
 
SAN
 
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

SRO Trophy for ManufacturersEdit

The SRO Trophy for Manufacturers was established mid-season by the SRO Group as an award for the best of the season's six manufacturers, although unlike the Drivers' and Teams' Championships it was not an official FIA championship. Rankings for the Trophy were based on the results for each car in both the Qualifying and Championship Races, with all finishing cars in points earning positions combining their points toward the manufacturer's total. Aston Martin secured the inaugural Trophy, having previously won the FIA GT Manufacturers' Cup in 2006.

Pos Manufacturer Points
1   Aston Martin 305
2   Maserati 270
3   Ford 189
4   Lamborghini 169
5   Corvette 131
6   Nissan 127

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sporting regulations – FIA GT1 World Championship Retrieved from www.fia.com on 26 August 2010. As archived at web.archive.org
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