2013 European Le Mans Series

2013 European Le Mans Series
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The 2013 European Le Mans Series season was the tenth season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's European Le Mans Series endurance auto racing series. It is the first season of the European Le Mans Series under the control of the ACO's Le Mans Endurance Management, replacing former organisers Peter Auto.[1] Championships are open to four categories, two of which are for Le Mans Prototypes while the other two are grand tourers. The season contested over five races starting at the Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom on 13 April and ended at Circuit Paul Ricard, France on 28 September.

ScheduleEdit

During the 2012 season several planned races were cancelled due to low interest from teams, leading the series to adopt several changes for the 2013 calendar. All race weekends have been shortened to two days, with practice and qualifying on Friday and the race on Saturday. Races have also been shortened from six hours to three. The European Le Mans Series will also share its weekends with several other international racing series, including the FIA World Endurance Championship, World Series by Renault, and FFSA GT Tour.[1]

The Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom returns to the European Le Mans Series for the first time since 2011, serving as part of a Super Endurance weekend as the ELMS race will be a precursor to the 6 Hours of Silverstone for the World Endurance Championship the following day. The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy also returns to the European Le Mans Series calendar, joined by the GT Tour series. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria is new to the European Le Mans Series, while the Hungaroring, Hungary is another circuit with ELMS history. The season finale is at Circuit Paul Ricard, France is the only event carried over from 2012. The Circuit layout used at this event was to have the full length of the Mistral straight without the chicanes. The final three races of the season are all shared with the World Series by Renault.[1]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 3 Hours of Silverstone   Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom 13 April
2 3 Hours of Imola   Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy 18 May
3 3 Hours of Red Bull Ring   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria 20 July
4 3 Hours of Hungaroring   Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary 14 September
5 3 Hours of Le Castellet   Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France 28 September

EntriesEdit

The entry list for the 2013 season was released on 8 February, and included eleven LMP2 and three LMPC cars, ten LMGTE entries, and five GTC cars, bringing the full grid up to twenty-nine entrants.[2] However, only 23 cars turned up for the opening race of the season, the 3 Hours of Silverstone.

LMP2Edit

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 1   Pierre Thiriet[2] All
  Jonathan Hirschi[3] 1
  Mathias Beche[4] 2–5
  Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 3   Chris Dyson[5] 1
  Michael Marsal[5] 1
  David Heinemeier Hansson[5] 2
  Tom Kimber-Smith[5] 2
  Boutsen Ginion Racing Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 4   John Hartshorne[5] 1–2, 4
  Bastien Brière[5] 1–2
  Thomas Dagoneau[5] 1–2
  Thomas Holzer 3
  Dominik Kraihamer 3
  Alex Kapadia[6] 4–5
  Khaled Al Mudhaf[6] 4
  Renaud Kuppens 5
  James Swift 5
  Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 18   Brendon Hartley[2] All
  Mark Patterson[5] 1–2
  Jonathan Hirschi 3–5
  HVM Status GP Lola B12/80 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 30   Tony Burgess[4] 2
  Jonathan Hirschi[4] 2
  Race Performance Oreca 03 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 34   Michel Frey[2] All
  Patric Niederhauser[2] 1–4
  Marcello Marateotto 5
  Signatech Alpine[7] Alpine A450 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 M 36   Nelson Panciatici[7] All
  Pierre Ragues[2] All
  SMP Racing Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 37   Maurizio Mediani 3–5
  Sergey Zlobin 3–5
  Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 38   Simon Dolan[2] All
  Oliver Turvey[2] All
  DKR Engineering Lola B11/40 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 39   Romain Brandela[3] 1–2
  Olivier Porta[2] 1–2
  Stéphane Raffin 1
  Bernard Delhez[4] 2
  Morand Racing Morgan LMP2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 43   Natacha Gachnang[2] All
  Franck Mailleux[5] 1–3
  Christian Klien[8] 4–5

LMPCEdit

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Algarve Pro Racing Team Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2L V8 M 46   Nicky Catsburg 3–4
  C. O. Jones 3–4
  Team Endurance Challenge Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2L V8 M 47   Alex Loan[3] 1–3
  Matthieu Lecuyer[3] 1–2
  Nico Verdonck 3
48   Soheil Ayari[3] All
  Anthony Pons[3] All
49   Paul-Loup Chatin[9] All
  Gary Hirsch[9] All

LMGTEEdit

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Ram Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 M 52   Matt Griffin[2] All
  Johnny Mowlem[2] All
53   Gunnar Jeannette[2] All
  Frankie Montecalvo[3] All
  AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 M 54   Jean-Marc Bachelier[2] All
  Howard Blank[2] All
  Yannick Mallégol[2] All
55   Marco Cioci[5] All
  Federico Leo[5] All
  Piergiuseppe Perazzini[5] All
  JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 D 66   Andrea Bertolini[2] All
  Joël Camathias[2] All
  IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 67   Patrice Milesi[2] All
  Wolf Henzler[10] 1
  Patrick Long[4] 2
  Jean-Karl Vernay 3–5
  Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 75   François Perrodo[5] All
  Sébastien Crubilé[5] 1–2
  Emmanuel Collard[5] 1, 3–5
  Proton Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 77   Christian Ried[3] All
  Gianluca Roda[3] 1–3
  Nick Tandy[3] 1, 3–5
  Paolo Ruberti[4] 2
  Klaus Bachler 4–5
88   Klaus Bachler[6] 3
  Horst Felbermayr, Jr. 3
  Horst Felbermayr, Sr. 3

GTCEdit

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  Kox Racing Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 M 60   Peter Kox[2] 2–5
  Nico Pronk[2] 2–5
  Dennis Retera[6] 4–5
  AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 62   Lorenzo Casé[5] All
  Stefano Gai[5] All
  Andrea Rizzoli[5] All
  Momo Megatron DF1 Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 M 65   Raffi Bader[3] 1–2
  Dylan Derdaele[3] 1–2
  Kuba Giermaziak[3] 1–2
  SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 68   Yury Evstigneev[4] 2
  Alexander Frolov[4] 2
  David Markozov[4] 2
  Anton Ladygin 5
  Boris Rotenberg 5
  Mika Salo 5
69   Fabio Babini[4] 2–5
  Kirill Ladygin[4] 2–5
  Viktor Shaytar[4] 2–5
72   Boris Rotenberg[4] 2
  Maurizio Mediani[4] 2
  Sergey Zlobin[4] 2
  Alexander Frolov[4] 3–5
  David Markozov[4] 3–5
  Luca Persiani 3–5
  Ecurie Ecosse[11] BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 M 79   Ollie Millroy[11] All
  Andrew Smith[11] 1–3, 5
  Alasdair McCaig[11] 1, 3–4
  Joe Twyman[11] 2, 4
  Phil Quaife 5
  Easyrace Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 83   Fabio Mancini[6] 4
  Tommaso Rocca[6] 4
  Diego Romanini[6] 4
  DKR Engineering BMW Z4 GT3 (Spec 2011) BMW 4.4 L V8 M 85   Thomas Accary 5
  Dimitri Enjalbert 5
  Matthieu Lecuyer 5
  Scuderia Villorba Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 86   Steeve Hiesse 5
  Cédric Mézard 5

Season resultsEdit

Rnd. Circuit LMP2 Winning Team LMPC Winning Team LMGTE Winning Team GTC Winning Team Results
LMP2 Winning Drivers LMPC Winning Drivers LMGTE Winning Drivers GTC Winning Drivers
1 Silverstone   No. 38 Jota Sport   No. 48 Team Endurance Challenge   No. 77 Proton Competition   No. 79 Ecurie Ecosse Report
  Simon Dolan
  Oliver Turvey
  Soheil Ayari
  Anthony Pons
  Christien Ried
  Gianluca Roda
  Nick Tandy
  Alisdair McCaig
  Ollie Millroy
  Andrew Smith
2 Imola   No. 1 Thiriet by TDS Racing   No. 49 Team Endurance Challenge   No. 52 Ram Racing   No. 69 SMP Racing Report
  Mathias Beche
  Pierre Thiriet
  Paul-Loup Chatin
  Gary Hirsch
  Matt Griffin
  Johnny Mowlem
  Fabio Babini
  Kirill Ladygin
  Viktor Shaytar
3 Red Bull   No. 1 Thiriet by TDS Racing   No. 49 Team Endurance Challenge   No. 52 Ram Racing   No. 69 SMP Racing Report
  Mathias Beche
  Pierre Thiriet
  Paul-Loup Chatin
  Gary Hirsch
  Matt Griffin
  Johnny Mowlem
  Fabio Babini
  Kirill Ladygin
  Viktor Shaytar
4 Hungaroring   No. 36 Signatech Alpine   No. 49 Team Endurance Challenge   No. 77 Proton Competition   No. 69 SMP Racing Report
  Nelson Panciatici
  Pierre Ragues
  Paul-Loup Chatin
  Gary Hirsch
  Klaus Bachler
  Christian Ried
  Nick Tandy
  Fabio Babini
  Kirill Ladygin
  Viktor Shaytar
5 Paul Ricard   No. 18 Murphy Prototypes   No. 48 Team Endurance Challenge   No. 52 Ram Racing   No. 69 SMP Racing Report
  Brendon Hartley
  Jonathan Hirschi
  Soheil Ayari
  Anthony Pons
  Matt Griffin
  Johnny Mowlem
  Fabio Babini
  Kirill Ladygin
  Viktor Shaytar

ChampionshipsEdit

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Teams' championshipsEdit

LMP2 standingsEdit

Pos Team Points
1 #36 Signatech Alpine 85
2 #1 Thiriet by TDS Racing 77
3 #38 Jota Sport 71
4 #18 Murphy Prototypes 64
5 #43 Morand Racing 58
6 #34 Race Performance 46
7 #4 Boutsen Ginion Racing 32
8 #37 SMP Racing 28

LMPC standingsEdit

Pos Team Points
1 #49 Team Endurance Challenge 115
2 #48 Team Endurance Challenge 98
3 #47 Team Endurance Challenge 33
4 #46 Algarve Pro Racing Team 16

GTE standingsEdit

Pos Team Points
1 #52 Ram Racing 114
2 #77 Proton Competition 80
3 #55 AF Corse 63
4 #53 Ram Racing 63
5 #66 JMW Motorsport 61
6 #75 Prospeed Competition 40
7 #67 IMSA Performance Matmut 38
8 #54 AF Corse 16
9 #88 Proton Competition 8

GTC standingsEdit

Pos Team Points
1 #69 SMP Racing 100
2 #62 AF Corse 76
3 #79 Ecurie Ecosse 67
4 #72 SMP Racing 59
5 #68 SMP Racing 21

Drivers' championshipsEdit

LMP2 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Nelson Panciatici 85
  Pierre Ragues
2   Pierre Thiriet 77
3   Oliver Turvey 71
  Simon Dolan
4   Jonathan Hirschi 69
5   Brendon Hartley 64
6   Mathias Beche 62
7   Natacha Gachnang 58
8   Michel Frey 46
9   Patric Niederhauser 40
10   Franck Mailleux 30
11   Christian Klien 28
12   Maurizio Mediani 28
  Sergey Zlobin

LMPC standingsEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Gary Hirsch 115
  Paul-Loup Chatin
2   Anthony Pons 98
  Soheil Ayari
3   Alex Loan 33
4   Nico Verdonck 18
5   C. O. Jones 16
  Nick Catsburg
6   Matthieu Lecuyer 15

GTE standingsEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Johnny Mowlem 114
  Matt Griffin
2   Christian Ried 80
3   Nick Tandy 70
4   Marco Cioci 63
  Piergiuseppe Perazzini
  Federico Leo
5   Frankie Montecalvo 63
  Gunnar Jeannette
6   Andrea Bertolini 61
  Joël Camathias
7   Klaus Bachler 48
8   Emmanuel Collard 10
  François Perrodo
  Gianluca Roda
9   Patrice Milesi 38
10   Jean-Karl Vernay 22

GTC standingsEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Fabio Babini 100
  Kirill Ladygin
  Viktor Shaytar
2   Andrea Rizzoli 76
  Lorenzo Casé
  Stefano Gai
3   Andrew Smith 67
  Ollie Millroy
4   Alexander Frolov 57
  David Markozov
5   Luca Persiani 47
6   Alasdair McCaig 40

ReferencesEdit

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