2014 6 Hours of Silverstone
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.
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. 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.
Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.
|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|
Class winners in bold.
- Dagys, John (20 April 2014). "Toyota Wins Rain Shortened Six Hours of Silverstone". Sportscar 365. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- Achorn, George. "WEC: Unfortunate Start of WEC Season after Strong Start for World Champion Team Audi Sport". Audi Sport. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- Watkins, Gary (20 April 2014). "Silverstone WEC: Toyota starts 2014 with one-two; disaster for Audi". Autosport. Haymarket Press. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Qualifying Practice Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "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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