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2012 6 Hours of Fuji

The 2012 6 Hours of Fuji is an endurance auto race held at the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Shizuoka, Japan on 14 October 2012. The race is the seventh round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season, and marks the return of the former Fuji 1000 km event for the first time since 2007.

QualifyingEdit

 
Kazuki Nakajima took the win for Toyota in front of the Japanese crowd.

Toyota earned their second pole position of the season in front of the home crowd at the circuit also owned by the company. Kazuki Nakajima set a lap time of 1:27.499 in the Toyota TS030 Hybrid, nearly two tenths of a second ahead of Marcel Fässler's Audi. Neel Jani gave Rebellion Racing the top spot amongst the LMP1 privateers to put another Toyota motor on the second row of the starting grid, just ahead of Strakka Racing's Honda. Starworks Motorsport continued their streak of four consecutive pole positions in the LMP2 category, with a 1:32.367 lap set by Stéphane Sarrazin in the team's Honda, with the ADR-Delta Oreca-Nissan second in the category.

In LMGTE Pro, Marc Lieb gave Porsche their second pole of the season with Team Felbermayr-Proton, three tenths of a second ahead of Gianmaria Bruni's AF Corse Ferrari. The LMGTE Am category was led by Jean-Philippe Belloc who earned Larbre Compétition their first pole of the year in the Chevrolet Corvette.

Qualifying resultEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Racing Kazuki Nakajima 1:27.499 1
2 LMP1 No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Marcel Fässler 1:27.639 2
3 LMP1 No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest Tom Kristensen 1:28.370 3
4 LMP1 No. 12 Rebellion Racing Neel Jani 1:29.871 4
5 LMP1 No. 21 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 1:30.051 5
6 LMP1 No. 22 JRM David Brabham 1:30.410 6
7 LMP1 No. 13 Rebellion Racing Andrea Belicchi 1:30.682 7
8 LMP1 No. 15 OAK Racing Bertrand Baguette 1:30.912 8
9 LMP2 No. 44 Starworks Motorsport Stéphane Sarrazin 1:32.367 9
10 LMP2 No. 25 ADR-Delta John Martin 1:32.548 10
11 LMP2 No. 32 Lotus Vitantonio Liuzzi 1:32.738 11
12 LMP2 No. 26 Signatech-Nissan Nelson Panciatici 1:32.960 12
13 LMP2 No. 49 Pecom Racing Nicolas Minassian 1:33.114 13
14 LMP2 No. 24 OAK Racing Olivier Pla 1:33.165 14
15 LMP2 No. 23 Signatech-Nissan Olivier Lombard 1:34.294 15
16 LMP2 No. 31 Lotus Thomas Holzer 1:35.036 16
17 LMP2 No. 29 Gulf Racing Middle East Fabien Giroix 1:35.234 17
18 LMP2 No. 41 Greaves Motorsport Ricardo González 1:35.601 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb 1:40.289 19
20 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse Gianmaria Bruni 1:40.598 20
21 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing Stefan Mücke 1:40.798 241
22 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse Andrea Bertolini 1:41.202 21
23 LMGTE Am No. 70 Larbre Compétition Jean-Philippe Belloc 1:41.386 22
24 LMGTE Am No. 57 Krohn Racing Michele Rugolo 1:41.701 23
25 LMGTE Am No. 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Paolo Ruberti 1:41.711 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 50 Larbre Compétition Julien Canal 1:41.945 261
27 LMGTE Am No. 55 JWA-Avila Joël Camathias 1:42.910 271
  • ^ The No. 50 Larbre Corvette, No. 55 JWA-Avila Porsche, and No. 97 Aston Martin were all demoted three grid positions for cutting corners during the qualifying session.[1]

RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7   Toyota Racing   Alexander Wurz
  Nicolas Lapierre
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 233
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
2 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   André Lotterer
  Marcel Fässler
  Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 233
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 233
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
4 LMP1 12   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Neel Jani
Lola B12/60 M 227
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP1 22   JRM   Peter Dumbreck
  David Brabham
  Karun Chandhok
HPD ARX-03a M 226
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 21   Strakka Racing   Nick Leventis
  Jonny Kane
  Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03a M 226
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
7 LMP1 13   Rebellion Racing   Andrea Belicchi
  Harold Primat
Lola B12/60 M 225
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
8 LMP2 25   ADR-Delta   John Martin
  Tor Graves
  Shinji Nakano
Oreca 03 D 220
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 44   Starworks Motorsport   Ryan Dalziel
  Enzo Potolicchio
  Stéphane Sarrazin
HPD ARX-03b D 219
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
10 LMP2 24   OAK Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Olivier Pla
  Matthieu Lahaye
Morgan LMP2 D 219
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 49   Pecom Racing   Luís Pérez Companc
  Nicolas Minassian
  Pierre Kaffer
Oreca 03 D 216
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 32   Lotus   Kevin Weeda
  Vitantonio Liuzzi
  James Rossiter
Lola B12/80 D 216
Lotus 3.6 L V8
13 LMP2 29   Gulf Racing Middle East   Fabien Giroix
  Keiko Ihara
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lola B12/80 D 214
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMP2 41   Greaves Motorsport   Christian Zugel
  Ricardo González
  Elton Julian
Zytek Z11SN D 212
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
15 LMP2 23   Signatech-Nissan   Franck Mailleux
  Jordan Tresson
  Olivier Lombard
Oreca 03 D 211
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
16 LMP1 15   OAK Racing   Dominik Kraihamer
  Bertrand Baguette
  Takuma Sato
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 210
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 207
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Giancarlo Fisichella
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 206
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
19 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Stefan Mücke
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 206
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Andrea Bertolini
  Olivier Beretta
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 206
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
21 LMGTE
Am
50   Larbre Compétition   Patrick Bornhauser
  Julien Canal
  Pedro Lamy
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 204
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
57   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jonsson
  Michele Rugolo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 203
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Am
88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Christian Ried
  Gianluca Roda
  Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 202
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 LMGTE
Am
70   Larbre Compétition   Pascal Gibon
  Christophe Bourret
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 199
Corvette 5.5 L V8
25 LMGTE
Am
55   JWA-Avila   Paul Daniels
  Joël Camathias
  Kenji Kobayashi
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 196
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 31   Lotus   Thomas Holzer
  Mirco Schultis
Lola B12/80 D 139
Lotus 3.6 L V8
EX LMP2 26   Signatech-Nissan   Pierre Ragues
  Nelson Panciatici
  Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03 D 213
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Fuji Race (360') Final Starting Grid" (PDF). FIA World Endurance Championship. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 14 October 2012.

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