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Allan McNish, one of three drivers for Audi Sport Team Joest's winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro

The 2013 6 Hours of Silverstone was an auto racing event held at the Silverstone Circuit, near Silverstone, England on 12–14 April 2013. The event was the opening round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season, and served as the annual award for the Royal Automobile Club's Tourist Trophy. Briton Allan McNish, Dane Tom Kristensen, and Frenchman Loïc Duval won the race for Audi, just over three seconds ahead of their teammates. The British Delta-ADR team were victorious in the LMP2 category, while Aston Martin Racing secured both the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes.

The event weekend was shared with the European Le Mans Series, which ran the 3 Hours of Silverstone, and the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.

QualifyingEdit

The 6 Hours of Silverstone was the first instance in which the WEC utilized a new qualifying procedure in which two drivers were required to set laps during the qualifying session. The grid would then be determined by averaging the total of the two best laps set by each of the drivers. Following the Silverstone qualifying session, several drivers felt the new format was too risky as all teams only had enough time to set four laps during the wet session.[1] The FIA later announced that qualifying would be extended by ten minutes for the next round at Spa to allow teams more leeway.

Qualifying resultEdit

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

Pos Class Team Average Time Grid
1 LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Racing 1:48.021 1
2 LMP1 No. 8 Toyota Racing 1:49.995 2
3 LMP1 No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:51.283 3
4 LMP1 No. 12 Rebellion Racing 1:52.124 4
5 LMP1 No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:53.488 5
6 LMP1 No. 13 Rebellion Racing 1:53.835 6
7 LMP2 No. 25 Delta-ADR 1:55.148 7
8 LMP2 No. 24 OAK Racing 1:57.629 8
9 LMP2 No. 26 G-Drive Racing 1:57.697 9
10 LMP2 No. 35 OAK Racing 1:58.729 10
11 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.566 11
12 LMGTE Pro No. 99 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.722 12
13 LMGTE Am No. 96 Aston Martin Racing 2:01.158 13
14 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche AG Team Manthey 2:01.308 14
15 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche AG Team Manthey 2:01.452 15
16 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 2:01.512 16
17 LMGTE Am No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 2:01.544 17
18 LMP2 No. 32 Lotus 2:01.555 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 2:01.803 19
20 LMP2 No. 31 Lotus 2:02.144 20
21 LMGTE Am No. 61 AF Corse 2:02.396 21
22 LMP2 No. 49 Pecom Racing 2:02.454 22
23 LMGTE Am No. 81 8 Star Motorsports 2:02.513 23
24 LMGTE Am No. 50 Larbre Compétition 2:02.862 24
25 LMP2 No. 47 KCMG 2:02.991 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 76 IMSA Performance Matmut 2:04.176 26
27 LMP2 No. 41 Greaves Motorsport 2:04.491 27
28 LMGTE Am No. 57 Krohn Racing 2:05.482 28
29 LMP2 No. 45 OAK Racing 2:10.475 29
30 LMP1 No. 21 Strakka Racing No Time 30
LMGTE Am No. 88 Proton Competition Did Not Participate 31

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 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
  Loïc Duval
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 197
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
2 LMP1 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   André Lotterer
  Marcel Fässler
  Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 197
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 8   Toyota Racing   Anthony Davidson
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Sébastien Buemi
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 196
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
4 LMP1 7   Toyota Racing   Alexander Wurz
  Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 196
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
5 LMP1 12   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Neel Jani
  Nick Heidfeld
Lola B12/60 M 193
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 13   Rebellion Racing   Andrea Belicchi
  Mathias Beche
  Congfu Cheng
Lola B12/60 M 190
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 25   Delta-ADR   Tor Graves
  Antônio Pizzonia
  James Walker
Oreca 03 D 184
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
8 LMP2 24   OAK Racing   Olivier Pla
  Alex Brundle
  David Heinemeier Hansson
Morgan LMP2 D 183
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 49   Pecom Racing   Luís Pérez Companc
  Pierre Kaffer
  Nicolas Minassian
Oreca 03 M 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 35   OAK Racing   Bertrand Baguette
  Martin Plowman
  Ricardo González
Morgan LMP2 D 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 41   Greaves Motorsport   Tom Kimber-Smith
  Chris Dyson
  Michael Marsal
Zytek Z11SN D 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 47   KCMG   Alexandre Imperatori
  Matthew Howson
  Jim Ka To
Morgan LMP2 M 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 26   G-Drive Racing   Roman Rusinov
  John Martin
  Mike Conway
Oreca 03 D 176
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Darren Turner
  Stefan Mücke
  Bruno Senna
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 171
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
15 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Kamui Kobayashi
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 170
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
99   Aston Martin Racing   Frédéric Makowiecki
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 170
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche AG Team Manthey   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
  Romain Dumas
Porsche 911 RSR M 170
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Gianmaria Bruni
  Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 170
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
19 LMGTE
Am
95   Aston Martin Racing   Allan Simonsen
  Kristian Poulsen
  Christoffer Nygaard
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 169
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche AG Team Manthey   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Pilet
  Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 RSR M 168
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21 LMGTE
Am
50   Larbre Compétition   Julien Canal
  Patrick Bornhauser
  Fernando Rees
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 166
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
81   8 Star Motorsports   Enzo Potolicchio
  Rui Águas
  Philipp Peter
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 165
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Am
96   Aston Martin Racing   Roald Goethe
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
  Stuart Hall
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 165
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
24 LMGTE
Am
88   Proton Competition   Christian Ried
  Gianluca Roda
  Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 165
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
25 LMGTE
Am
57   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
  Maurizio Mediani
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 164
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
26 LMGTE
Am
76   IMSA Performance Matmut   Raymond Narac
  Christophe Bourret
  Jean-Karl Vernay
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 163
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
27 LMP2 45   OAK Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Jean-Marc Merlin
Morgan LMP2 D 154
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
28 LMGTE
Am
61   AF Corse   Jack Gerber
  Matt Griffin
  Marco Cioci
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 139
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
NC LMP2 32   Lotus   Thomas Holzer
  Dominik Kraihamer
  Jan Charouz
Lotus T128 D 113
Praga 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP1 21   Strakka Racing   Nick Leventis
  Jonny Kane
  Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03c M 55
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP2 31   Lotus   Kevin Weeda
  Christophe Bouchut
  Vitantonio Liuzzi
Lotus T128 D 44
Praga 3.6 L V8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Watkins, Gary (14 April 2013). "WEC drivers slam new, 'dangerous' qualifying format". Autosport.com. Haymarket Press. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  2. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Qualifying Practice Provisional Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Race Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.


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