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The 2014 6 Hours of Silverstone was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Silverstone Circuit near Silverstone, England on 17–20 April 2014. The event served as the opening round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship, and overall race winners were awarded the annual Tourist Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club. Toyota became the first Japanese manufacturer to win Silverstone's endurance race, with Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi, and Nicolas Lapierre leading the team's second TS040 Hybrid to a 1–2 finish. The race, which had run under mixed weather conditions, was stopped in the final half-hour of competition due to heavy rains and not restarted.[1]

Porsche, making their return to the prototype categories with the debuting 919 Hybrid, completed the overall race podium with third place. Accidents ended the race of both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars after the World Champions had started strongly.[2] Rebellion Racing's Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld, and Mathias Beche were the only team to reach the finish in the LMP1-L category, while G-Drive Racing's Morgan-Nissan won the LMP2 class. Lock-out 1–2 victories were also earned by Porsche in LMGTE Pro and British marque Aston Martin in LMGTE Am.[3]

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[4]

Pos Class Team Average Time Grid
1 LMP1-H No. 7 Toyota Racing 1:42.774 1
2 LMP1-H No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:42.779 2
3 LMP1-H No. 14 Porsche Team 1:43.087 3
4 LMP1-H No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:43.137 4
5 LMP1-H No. 8 Toyota Racing 1:43.137 5
6 LMP1-H No. 20 Porsche Team 1:43.226 6
7 LMP1-L No. 13 Rebellion Racing 1:44.285 7
8 LMP1-L No. 12 Rebellion Racing 1:44.392 8
9 LMP2 No. 26 G-Drive Racing 1:49.156 9
10 LMP2 No. 47 KCMG 1:49.439 10
11 LMP2 No. 37 SMP Racing 1:51.326 11
12 LMP2 No. 27 SMP Racing 1:51.514 12
13 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 1:59.125 13
14 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche Team Manthey 1:59.380 14
15 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche Team Manthey 1:59.717 15
16 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 1:59.841 16
17 LMGTE Am No. 81 AF Corse 1:59.932 17
18 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 1:59.954 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 52 Ram Racing 2:00.216 19
20 LMGTE Am No. 98 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.923 20
21 LMGTE Am No. 61 AF Corse 2:00.971 21
22 LMGTE Am No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.982 22
23 LMGTE Pro No. 99 Aston Martin Racing 2:01.122 23
24 LMGTE Am No. 75 Prospeed Competition 2:01.886 24
25 LMGTE Am No. 88 Proton Competition 2:01.917 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 53 Ram Racing 2:01.953 26
27 LMGTE Am No. 90 8 Star Motorsports 2:01.982 27

RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

Class winners in bold.[5]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1-H 8   Toyota Racing   Anthony Davidson
  Sébastien Buemi
  Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS040 Hybrid M 167
Toyota 3.7 L V8
2 LMP1-H 7   Toyota Racing   Alexander Wurz
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS040 Hybrid M 166
Toyota 3.7 L V8
3 LMP1-H 20   Porsche Team   Timo Bernhard
  Brendon Hartley
  Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid M 165
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
4 LMP1-L 12   Rebellion Racing   Nicolas Prost
  Nick Heidfeld
  Mathias Beche
Lola B12/60 M 159
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP2 26   G-Drive Racing   Roman Rusinov
  Olivier Pla
  Julien Canal
Morgan LMP2 D 154
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
6 LMP2 47   KCMG   Matthew Howson
  Richard Bradley
  Tsugio Matsuda
Oreca 03 D 152
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
7 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche Team Manthey   Marco Holzer
  Frédéric Makowiecki
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR M 147
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
8 LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche Team Manthey   Patrick Pilet
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR M 147
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
9 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Darren Turner
  Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 147
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
10 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Gianmaria Bruni
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 147
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
11 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Davide Rigon
  James Calado
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 146
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
12 LMGTE
Pro
52   Ram Racing   Matt Griffin
  Álvaro Parente
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 146
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 27   SMP Racing   Sergey Zlobin
  Maurizio Mediani
  Nicolas Minassian
Oreca 03 M 145
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMGTE
Pro
99   Aston Martin Racing   Darryl O'Young
  Alex MacDowall
  Fernando Rees
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 144
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
15 LMGTE
Am
95   Aston Martin Racing   David Heinemeier Hansson
  Kristian Poulsen
  Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 144
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
16 LMGTE
Am
98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Christoffer Nygaard
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 144
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
17 LMGTE
Am
81   AF Corse   Stephen Wyatt
  Michele Rugolo
  Sam Bird
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 143
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
18 LMGTE
Am
88   Proton Competition   Christian Ried
  Klaus Bachler
  Khaled Al Qubaisi
Porsche 911 RSR M 142
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 LMGTE
Am
53   Ram Racing   Johnny Mowlem
  Ben Collins
  Mark Patterson
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 141
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Am
61   AF Corse   Luís Pérez Companc
  Marco Cioci
  Mirko Venturi
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 141
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
90   8 Star Motorsports   Enzo Potolicchio
  Paolo Ruberti
  Gianluca Roda
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 118
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1-H 2   Audi Sport Team Joest   André Lotterer
  Marcel Fässler
  Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 94
Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
DNF LMGTE
Am
75   Prospeed Competition   François Perrodo
  Matthieu Vaxivière
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 83
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 37   SMP Racing   Kirill Ladygin
  Anton Ladygin
  Viktor Shaitar
Oreca 03 M 65
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1-H 14   Porsche Team   Marc Lieb
  Romain Dumas
  Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid M 30
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
DNF LMP1-L 13   Rebellion Racing   Dominik Kraihamer
  Andrea Belicchi
  Fabio Leimer
Lola B12/60 M 24
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP1-H 1   Audi Sport Team Joest   Tom Kristensen
  Loïc Duval
  Lucas di Grassi
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 24
Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dagys, John (20 April 2014). "Toyota Wins Rain Shortened Six Hours of Silverstone". Sportscar 365. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ Achorn, George. "WEC: Unfortunate Start of WEC Season after Strong Start for World Champion Team Audi Sport". Audi Sport. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ Watkins, Gary (20 April 2014). "Silverstone WEC: Toyota starts 2014 with one-two; disaster for Audi". Autosport. Haymarket Press. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Qualifying Practice Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Race Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.


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