2013 6 Hours of Silverstone
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 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. The FIA later announced that qualifying would be extended by ten minutes for the next round at Spa to allow teams more leeway.
Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.
|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|
Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).
- Watkins, Gary (14 April 2013). "WEC drivers slam new, 'dangerous' qualifying format". Autosport.com. Haymarket Press. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
- "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Qualifying Practice Provisional Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
- "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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