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The 2012 6 Hours of São Paulo was held at Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo on Saturday 15 September 2012, and was the fifth round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Toyota claimed its first FIA World Endurance Championship victory at the event.

Contents

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying resultEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[1]

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 #7 Toyota Racing Alexander Wurz 1:22.363 1
2 LMP1 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Lucas di Grassi 1:23.147 2
3 LMP1 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer 1:23.332 3
4 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Racing Neel Jani 1:23.962 4
5 LMP1 #21 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 1:24.089 5
6 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Racing Andrea Belicchi 1:24.179 6
7 LMP1 #22 JRM Peter Dumbreck 1:24.320 7
8 LMP2 #44 Starworks Motorsport Stéphane Sarrazin 1:27.048 8
9 LMP2 #25 ADR-Delta John Martin 1:27.153 9
10 LMP2 #26 Signatech-Nissan Nelson Panciatici 1:27.167 10
11 LMP2 #35 OAK Racing Bertrand Baguette 1:27.275 11
12 LMP2 #32 Lotus Vitantonio Liuzzi 1:27.338 12
13 LMP2 #23 Signatech-Nissan Franck Mailleux 1:27.452 13
14 LMP2 #41 Greaves Motorsport Elton Julian 1:27.769 14
15 LMP2 #24 OAK Racing Matthieu Lahaye 1:27.818 15
16 LMP2 #49 Pecom Racing Pierre Kaffer 1:27.968 16
17 LMP2 #31 Lotus Thomas Holzer 1:28.958 17
18 LMP2 #29 Gulf Racing Middle East Fabien Giroix 1:30.871 18
19 LMGTE Pro #97 Aston Martin Racing Darren Turner 1:33.855 19
20 LMGTE Pro #77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb 1:34.040 20
21 LMGTE Pro #51 AF Corse Giancarlo Fisichella 1:34.203 21
22 LMGTE Pro #71 AF Corse Andrea Bertolini 1:34.733 22
23 LMGTE Am #61 AF Corse-Waltrip Enrique Bernoldi 1:34.781 23
24 LMGTE Am #57 Krohn Racing Michele Rugolo 1:35.401 24
25 LMGTE Am #88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Paolo Ruberti 1:35.485 25
26 LMGTE Am #50 Larbre Compétition Fernando Rees 1:35.485 26
27 LMGTE Am #55 JWA-Avila Markus Palttala 1:36.800 27
28 LMGTE Am #70 Larbre Compétition Pascal Gibon 1:38.792 28

RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7   Toyota Racing   Alexander Wurz
  Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 247
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 247
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
  Lucas di Grassi
Audi R18 ultra M 247
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
4 LMP1 12   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Neel Jani
Lola B12/60 M 242
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP1 21   Strakka Racing   Nick Leventis
  Jonny Kane
  Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03a M 240
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 13   Rebellion Racing   Andrea Belicchi
  Harold Primat
Lola B12/60 M 240
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 44   Starworks Motorsport   Ryan Dalziel
  Enzo Potolicchio
  Stéphane Sarrazin
HPD ARX-03b D 234
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
8 LMP2 49   Pecom Racing   Luís Pérez Companc
  Nicolas Minassian
  Pierre Kaffer
Oreca 03 D 231
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP1 22   JRM   Peter Dumbreck
  David Brabham
  Karun Chandhok
HPD ARX-03a M 230
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
10 LMP2 24   OAK Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Olivier Pla
  Matthieu Lahaye
Morgan LMP2 D 230
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 41   Greaves Motorsport   Christian Zugel
  Roberto González
  Elton Julian
Zytek Z11SN D 229
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 25   ADR-Delta   John Martin
  Tor Graves
  Jan Charouz
Oreca 03 D 228
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 32   Lotus   Kevin Weeda
  Vitantonio Liuzzi
  James Rossiter
Lola B12/80 D 228
Lotus 3.6 L V8
14 LMP2 26   Signatech-Nissan   Pierre Ragues
  Nelson Panciatici
  Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03 D 227
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
15 LMP2 31   Lotus   Thomas Holzer
  Mirco Schultis
  Luca Moro
Lola B12/80 D 226
Lotus 3.6 L V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Giancarlo Fisichella
  Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 221
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Stefan Mücke
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 220
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
18 LMGTE
Pro
77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 220
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Andrea Bertolini
  Olivier Beretta
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 219
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Am
88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Christian Ried
  Gianluca Roda
  Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 213
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21 LMGTE
Am
70   Larbre Compétition   Pascal Gibon
  Christophe Bourret
  Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 211
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
61   AF Corse-Waltrip   Francisco Longo
  Xandy Negrão
  Enrique Bernoldi
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 210
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Am
55   JWA-Avila   Paul Daniels
  Joël Camathias
  Markus Palttala
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR P 195
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 LMP2 29   Gulf Racing Middle East   Fabien Giroix
  Keiko Ihara
  Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lola B12/80 D 194
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 35   OAK Racing   Bertrand Baguette
  Dominik Kraihamer
  Alex Brundle
Morgan LMP2 D 164
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 23   Signatech-Nissan   Franck Mailleux
  Jordan Tresson
  Olivier Lombard
Oreca 03 D 96
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
57   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jonsson
  Michele Rugolo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 1
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
EX LMGTE
Am
50   Larbre Compétition   Patrick Bornhauser
  Julien Canal
  Fernando Rees
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 216
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8

Note: After finishing 1st in LMGTE Am class, the No. 50 Larbre Corvette was excluded following the post-race technical checks. The team has appealed the Stewards' Decision.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Sao Paulo Qualifying Practice Final Classification" (PDF). fiawec.alkamelsystems.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Sao Paulo Race Final Classification" (PDF). fiawec.alkamelsystems.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. September 15, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Race report LMGTE: AF Corse Take Third Win in a Row in Brazil". fiawec.com. FIA World Endurance Championship. September 15, 2012. Archived from the original on 2016-11-27. Retrieved September 16, 2012.


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