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The 2012 6 Hours of Shanghai was an endurance auto race held at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China on 28 October 2012. The race was the eighth round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season, and was the inaugural running of the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

The race was won by Alexander Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre driving the No.7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Toyota Racing. André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler of Audi Sport Team Joest won the Drivers' World Championship at the event after finishing in third place. Larbre Compétition won the LMGTE Am Trophy following a class win.[1]

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying resultEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[2]

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 #7 Toyota Racing Alexander Wurz 1:48.273 1
2 LMP1 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Allan McNish 1:48.373 2
3 LMP1 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer 1:48.597 3
4 LMP1 #22 JRM Karun Chandhok 1:51.003 4
5 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Racing Neel Jani 1:51.019 5
6 LMP1 #21 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 1:51.037 6
7 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Racing Andrea Belicchi 1:51.394 7
8 LMP1 #15 OAK Racing Bertrand Baguette 1:52.172 8
9 LMP2 #32 Lotus James Rossiter 1:54.132 9
10 LMP2 #25 ADR-Delta John Martin 1:54.301 10
11 LMP2 #44 Starworks Motorsport Stéphane Sarrazin 1:54.350 11
12 LMP2 #24 OAK Racing Olivier Pla 1:54.475 12
13 LMP2 #49 Pecom Racing Pierre Kaffer 1:55.151 13
14 LMP2 #31 Lotus Thomas Holzer 1:55.195 14
15 LMP2 #23 Signatech-Nissan Franck Mailleux 1:55.687 15
16 LMP2 #41 Greaves Motorsport Elton Julian 1:56.531 16
17 LMP2 #26 Signatech-Nissan Pierre Ragues 1:56.682 17
18 LMP2 #29 Gulf Racing Middle East Fabien Giroix 1:57.370 18
19 LMGTE Pro #97 Aston Martin Racing Darren Turner 2:03.721 19
20 LMGTE Pro #77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Richard Lietz 2:04.471 20
21 LMGTE Pro #51 AF Corse Giancarlo Fisichella 2:05.387 21
22 LMGTE Am #88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Paolo Ruberti 2:05.584 22
23 LMGTE Am #61 AF Corse-Waltrip Marco Cioci 2:05.836 23
24 LMGTE Pro #71 AF Corse Olivier Beretta 2:06.367 24
25 LMGTE Am #50 Larbre Compétition Julien Canal 2:06.910 25
26 LMGTE Am #55 JWA-Avila Joël Camathias 2:08.848 26
27 LMGTE Am #70 Larbre Compétition Pascal Gibon 2:09.155 27
28 LMGTE Am #57 Krohn Racing Tracy Krohn 2:09.641 28

RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7   Toyota Racing   Alexander Wurz
  Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 191
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
2 LMP1 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 191
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   Benoît Tréluyer
  Marcel Fässler
  André Lotterer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 191
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
4 LMP1 13   Rebellion Racing   Harold Primat
  Andrea Belicchi
  Congfu Cheng
Lola B12/60 M 185
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP1 22   JRM   Peter Dumbreck
  Karun Chandhok
  David Brabham
HPD ARX-03a M 185
Honda LM-AR6 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 21   Strakka Racing   Jonny Kane
  Danny Watts
  Nick Leventis
HPD ARX-03a M 182
Honda LM-AR6 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 25   ADR-Delta   Tor Graves
  John Martin
  Mathias Beche
Oreca 03 D 180
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
8 LMP2 44   Starworks Motorsport   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Ryan Dalziel
  Enzo Potolicchio
HPD ARX-03b D 180
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
9 LMP2 24   OAK Racing   Olivier Pla
  Matthieu Lahaye
  Jacques Nicolet
Morgan LMP2 D 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 49   Pecom Racing   Pierre Kaffer
  Nicolas Minassian
  Luís Pérez Companc
Oreca 03 D 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 23   Signatech-Nissan   Jordan Tresson
  Olivier Lombard
  Franck Mailleux
Oreca 03 D 178
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 31   Lotus   Mirco Schultis
  Thomas Holzer
Lola B12/80 D 177
Lotus 3.6 L V8
13 LMP2 26   Signatech-Nissan   Pierre Ragues
  Roman Rusinov
  Nelson Panciatici
Oreca 03 D 177
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMP1 15   OAK Racing   Dominik Kraihamer
  Bertrand Baguette
  Takuma Sato
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 174
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
15 LMP2 41   Greaves Motorsport   Elton Julian
  Ricardo González
  Christian Zugel
Zytek Z11SN D 171
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Darren Turner
  Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 169
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
77   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Richard Lietz
  Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 169
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Olivier Beretta
  Andrea Bertolini
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 168
Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8
19 LMGTE
Am
50   Larbre Compétition   Patrick Bornhauser
  Julien Canal
  Pedro Lamy
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 166
GM LS1 5.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Am
88   Team Felbermayr-Proton   Christian Ried
  Gianluca Roda
  Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 165
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21 LMGTE
Am
57   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
  Michele Rugolo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 164
Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
61   AF Corse-Waltrip   Robert Kauffman
  Marco Cioci
  Rui Águas
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 164
Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Am
70   Larbre Compétition   Jean-Philippe Belloc
  Christophe Bourret
  Pascal Gibon
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 163
GM LS1 5.5 L V8
24 LMGTE
Am
55   JWA-Avila   Joël Camathias
  Matt Bell
  Paul Daniels
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR P 152
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP1 12   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Neel Jani
Lola B12/60 M 180
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Gianmaria Bruni
  Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 144
Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 29   Gulf Racing Middle East   Jean-Denis Délétraz
  Keiko Ihara
  Fabien Giroix
Lola B12/80 D 93
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 32   Lotus   Kevin Weeda
  James Rossiter
  Jan Charouz
Lola B12/80 D 78
Lotus 3.6 L V8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shanghai WEC: Toyota wins as Lotterer, Treluyer and Fassler seal crown". autosport.com. Haymarket Group. October 28, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai Qualifying Practice Provisional Classification by Driver Fastest Lap" (PDF). fiawec.alkamelsystems.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. October 28, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai Race Final Classification" (PDF). fiawec.alkamelsystems.com. Al Kamel Systems. October 28, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.


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