2011 FIA GT1 San Luis round

The 2011 FIA GT1 San Luis round was an auto racing event held at the Potrero de los Funes Circuit, San Luis, Argentina on 4–6 November, and was the final round of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship season. It was the FIA GT1 World Championship's second race held in Argentina, a week after the 2010 San Luis round at the 6.270 km (3.896 mi) circuit. This event was supported by the TC 2000 Championship, Fiat Linea Competizione and the Argentine Formula Renault Championship.

BackgroundEdit

Success Ballast[1]
Entry Ballast
No. 8 Young Driver AMR 55 kg (121 lb)
No. 41 Marc VDS Racing Team 35 kg (77 lb)
No. 7 Young Driver AMR 30 kg (66 lb)
No. 23 JR Motorsports 30 kg (66 lb)
No. 22 JR Motorsports 15 kg (33 lb)

Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr went into this weekend as championship leaders in the Drivers Championship, eleven points ahead of Young Driver AMR drivers Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke. The Championship was up for grabs, as far down as sixth place Marc VDS driver Maxime Martin who was on 98 points and could have won the championship by winning the two races thus picking up 33 points and tying with Krumm and Luhr but only if the Germans either did not finish in the points or retired. Martin could winn the championship by picking up a possible six wins to Krumm and Luhr's four. In the Teams Championship, Young Driver AMR overtook JRM in the previous round at Beijing and led by eight points.

Markus Palttala replaced Yann Clairay for this round returning behind the wheel of the No. 10 Belgian Racing Ford GT after racing with the team at Silverstone. Clairay replaced Bertrand Baguette behind the wheel of the No. 41 Marc VDS car. Exim Bank Team China drafted in two new drivers Yelmer Buurman and Francesco Pastorelli for the Argentine round both making their FIA GT1 débuts replacing Ho-Pin Tung and Jeroen den Boer. Ricardo Risatti returned to the championship competing in the No. 40 Marc VDS Ford replacing Marc Hennerici. He made a cameo appearance in the San Luis round last season with Young Driver AMR. Christopher Haase also returns to the championship replacing Benjamin Leuenberger in the No. 47 DKR Lamborghini. The 2010 FIA GT3 champion raced for Reiter Engineering in the previous season.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying resultEdit

For qualifying, Driver 1 participates in the first and third sessions while Driver 2 participates in only the second session. The fastest lap for each session is indicated with bold.

Pos No. Driver 1 Team Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Grid
Driver 2
1 23   Michael Krumm   JR Motorsports 2:15.008 2:00.947 2:14.233 1
  Lucas Luhr
2 11   Yelmer Buurman   Exim Bank Team China 2:15.110 2:14.173 2:14.604 2
  Francesco Pastorelli
3 21   David Brabham   Sumo Power GT 2:14.912 2:14.852 2:14.787 3
  Alex Müller
4 22   Richard Westbrook   JR Motorsports 2:15.816 2:14.810 2:14.812 9
  Peter Dumbreck
5 37   Dominik Schwager   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 2:14.762 2:14.277 2:14.891 4
  Nicky Pastorelli
6 4   Andrea Piccini   Hexis AMR 2:15.416 2:14.716 2:15.059 5
  Christian Hohenadel
7 20   Enrique Bernoldi   Sumo Power GT 2:15.666 2:14.901 2:15.452 6
  Nick Catsburg
8 3   Clivio Piccione   Hexis AMR 2:15.483 2:14.774 2:15.463 7
  Stef Dusseldorp
9 7   Tomáš Enge   Young Driver AMR 2:15.645 2:15.351 8
  Alex Müller
10 38   Marc Basseng   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 2:15.138 2:15.572 10
  Markus Winkelhock
11 40   Bas Leinders   Marc VDS Racing Team 2:16.463 2:15.615 11
  Ricardo Risatti
12 47   Manuel Lauck   DKR www-discount.de 2:15.535 2:15.669 12
  Christopher Haase
13 10   Markus Palttala   Belgian Racing 2:15.856 2:16.145 13
  Antoine Leclerc
14 41   Maxime Martin   Marc VDS Racing Team 2:16.091 2:16.395 18
  Yann Clairay
15 12   Michaël Rossi   Exim Bank Team China 2:16.514 14
  Nico Verdonck
16 48   Jonathan Kennard   DKR www-discount.de 2:16.678 15
  Christopher Brück
17 9   Christoffer Nygaard   Belgian Racing 2:16.833 16
  Jonathan Hirschi
18 8   Darren Turner   Young Driver AMR No Time 17
  Stefan Mücke

RacesEdit

Qualifying RaceEdit

The Qualifying race saw Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr win the Drivers Championship with the Championship Race still to run. They finished in second place behind the No. 11 Corvette with nearest rivals Turner and Mücke not starting the race due to an accident in pre-qualifying. The Corvette pairing of Buurman and Pastorelli won on their début outing in the GT1 World Championship. The Teams Championship was still up for grabs going into the Championship Race with Young Driver AMR leading over JRM by three points.

Race resultEdit

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 11   Exim Bank Team China   Yelmer Buurman
  Francesco Pastorelli
Corvette 26
2 23   JR Motorsports   Michael Krumm
  Lucas Luhr
Nissan 26 −0.316
3 37   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Dominik Schwager
  Nicky Pastorelli
Lamborghini 26 −17.054
4 20   Sumo Power GT   Enrique Bernoldi
  Nick Catsburg
Nissan 26 −17.406
5 7   Young Driver AMR   Tomáš Enge
  Alex Müller
Aston Martin 26 −20.311
6 38   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Marc Basseng
  Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 26 −21.751
7 21   Sumo Power GT   David Brabham
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 26 −22.919
8 3   Hexis AMR   Clivio Piccione
  Stef Dusseldorp
Aston Martin 26 −24.404
9 47   DKR www-discount.de   Manuel Lauck
  Christopher Haase
Lamborghini 26 −43.562
10 10   Belgian Racing   Markus Palttala
  Antoine Leclerc
Ford 26 −50.890
11 12   Exim Bank Team China   Michaël Rossi
  Nico Verdonck
Corvette 26 −57.282
12 9   Belgian Racing   Christoffer Nygaard
  Jonathan Hirschi
Ford 26 −1:14.414
13 48   DKR www-discount.de   Jonathan Kennard
  Christopher Brück
Lamborghini 26 −1:30.464
14 4   Hexis AMR   Andrea Piccini
  Christian Hohenadel
Aston Martin 24 +2 laps
15 41   Marc VDS Racing Team   Maxime Martin
  Yann Clairay
Ford 21 +5 laps
16
NC
22   JR Motorsports   Richard Westbrook
  Peter Dumbreck
Nissan 9 Not Classified
17
DNF
40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Bas Leinders
  Ricardo Risatti
Ford 1 Contact
DNS 8   Young Driver AMR   Darren Turner
  Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin Damage

Championship RaceEdit

The Championship Race immediately started in chaos with a 5-way crash as soon as the race went underway. One of the cars involved was the No. 23 car which was the Drivers Championship-winning car and also the first and only retirement for that car in the season. Other cars involved were the two All-Inkl Lamborghini's, the No. 48 DKR Lamborghini and the No. 21 Sumo Power Nissan. The Championship Race was won by Qualifying Race winners Buurman and Pastorelli and was the first and only Championship Race win for the Corvette brand. JR Motorsports overtook Young Driver AMR in the Teams Championship by one point but the Championship was won by Hexis AMR who grabbed up 25 points in the Championship race and overtook the two teams. Hexis won the Teams Championship by three points.

Race resultEdit

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 11   Exim Bank Team China   Yelmer Buurman
  Francesco Pastorelli
Corvette 22
2 47   DKR www-discount.de   Manuel Lauck
  Christopher Haase
Lamborghini 22 −4.043
3 3   Hexis AMR   Clivio Piccione
  Stef Dusseldorp
Aston Martin 22 −13.224
4 20   Sumo Power GT   Enrique Bernoldi
  Nick Catsburg
Nissan 22 −21.189
5 4   Hexis AMR   Andrea Piccini
  Christian Hohenadel
Aston Martin 22 −24.786
6 10   Belgian Racing   Markus Palttala
  Antoine Leclerc
Ford 22 −29.243
7 9   Belgian Racing   Christoffer Nygaard
  Jonathan Hirschi
Ford 22 −30.790
8 22   JR Motorsports   Richard Westbrook
  Peter Dumbreck
Nissan 22 −32.386
9 40   Marc VDS Racing Team   Bas Leinders
  Ricardo Risatti
Ford 22 −34.467
10 7   Young Driver AMR   Tomáš Enge
  Alex Müller
Aston Martin 22 −35.269
11 41   Marc VDS Racing Team   Maxime Martin
  Yann Clairay
Ford 21 +1 lap
12
DNF
12   Exim Bank Team China   Michaël Rossi
  Nico Verdonck
Corvette 6 Retired
13
DNF
21   Sumo Power GT   David Brabham
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 0 Collision
14
DNF
23   JR Motorsports   Michael Krumm
  Lucas Luhr
Nissan 0 Collision
15
DNF
37   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Dominik Schwager
  Nicky Pastorelli
Lamborghini 0 Collision
16
DNF
38   All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport   Marc Basseng
  Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 0 Collision
17
DNF
48   DKR www-discount.de   Jonathan Kennard
  Christopher Brück
Lamborghini 0 Collision
DNS 8   Young Driver AMR   Darren Turner
  Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin Damage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA Entry List – Beijing (CHN) – 11 September 2011" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 2011-09-10.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit


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