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No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid which won the race
Track layout of Fuji Speedway

The 2018 6 Hours of Fuji was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Japan on the 12–14 October 2018. Fuji served as the fourth round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship, and was the seventh running of the event as part of the championship. The race was won by the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[1]

Pos Class Team Average Time Gap Grid
1 LMP1 No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing 1:23.648 - 1
2 LMP1 No. 1 Rebellion Racing 1:24.359 +0.711 2
3 LMP1 No. 3 Rebellion Racing 1:24.533 +0.885 3
4 LMP1 No. 17 SMP Racing 1:24.744 +1.096 4
5 LMP1 No. 11 SMP Racing 1:25.146 +1.498 5
6 LMP1 No. 4 ByKolles Racing Team 1:26.579 +2.931 6
7 LMP1 No. 10 DragonSpeed 1:28.207 +4.559 7
8 LMP2 No. 31 DragonSpeed 1:28.906 +5.258 9
9 LMP2 No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1:29.203 +5.555 10
10 LMP2 No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1:29.294 +5.646 11
11 LMP2 No. 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut 1:29.432 +5.784 12
12 LMP2 No. 28 TDS Racing 1:30.795 +7.147 13
13 LMP2 No. 29 Racing Team Nederland 1:31.440 +7.792 14
14 LMP2 No. 50 Larbre Compétition 1:32.677 +9.029 15
15 LMGTE Pro No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 1:36.093 +12.445 16
16 LMGTE Pro No. 82 BMW Team MTEK 1:36.275 +12.627 17
17 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 1:36.362 +12.714 18
18 LMGTE Pro No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 1:36.453 +12.805 19
19 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 1:36:542 +12.894 20
20 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 1:36.544 +12.896 21
21 LMGTE Pro No. 81 BMW Team MTEK 1:36.737 +13.089 22
22 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche GT Team 1:36.776 +13.128 23
23 LMGTE Pro No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 1:36.967 +13.319 24
24 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche GT Team 1:37.109 +13.461 25
25 LMGTE Am No. 88 DempseyProton Racing 1:38.336 +14.688 26
26 LMGTE Am No. 98 Aston Martin Racing 1:38.400 +14.752 27
27 LMGTE Am No. 77 DempseyProton Racing 1:38.524 +14.876 28
28 LMGTE Am No. 56 Team Project 1 1:38.578 +14.930 29
29 LMGTE Am No. 90 TF Sport 1:38.598 +14.950 30
30 LMGTE Am No. 61 Clearwater Racing 1:39.330 +15.682 31
31 LMGTE Am No. 86 Gulf Racing UK 1:39.355 +15.707 32
32 LMGTE Am No. 54 Spirit of Race 1:39.371 +15.723 33
33 LMGTE Am No. 70 MR Racing 1:39.885 +16.237 34
34 LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing 1:23.6781 +0.030 8

^1 - All of José María López's lap times were deleted for speeding in the pit lane, resulting in only one driver of the No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing being classified as setting a lap time

RaceEdit

Race ResultEdit

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car's race distance) was 161 laps. Class winners in bold.[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 LMP1 7   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Mike Conway
  Kamui Kobayashi
  José María López
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 230 6:00:21.800
Toyota 2.4L Turbo V6
2 LMP1 8   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Fernando Alonso
  Sébastien Buemi
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 230 +11.440
Toyota 2.4L Turbo V6
3 LMP1 1   Rebellion Racing   Neel Jani
  André Lotterer
  Bruno Senna
Rebellion R13 M 226 +4 Laps
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
4 LMP1 11   SMP Racing   Mikhail Aleshin
  Jenson Button
  Vitaly Petrov
BR Engineering BR1 M 219 +7 Laps
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
5 LMP1 4   ByKolles Racing Team   Tom Dillmann
  James Rossiter
  Oliver Webb
ENSO CLM P1/01 M 219 +11 Laps
Nismo VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
6 LMP2 37   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Jazeman Jaafar
  Nabil Jeffri
  Weiron Tan
Oreca 07 D 217 +13 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
7 LMP2 38   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Gabriel Aubry
  Stéphane Richelmi
  Ho-Pin Tung
Oreca 07 D 217 +13 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
8 LMP2 36   Signatech Alpine Matmut   Nicolas Lapierre
  André Negrão
  Pierre Thiriet
Alpine A470 D 217 +13 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
9 LMP2 28   TDS Racing   Jean-Éric Vergne
  François Perrodo
  Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07 D 216 +14 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
10 LMP2 50   Larbre Compétition   Erwin Creed
  Keiko Ihara
  Romano Ricci
Ligier JS P217 M 211 +19 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
11 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche GT Team   Michael Christensen
  Kévin Estre
Porsche 911 RSR M 207 +23 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
12 LMGTE
Pro
82   BMW Team MTEK   Tom Blomqvist
  António Félix da Costa
BMW M8 GTE M 207 +23 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
13 LMGTE
Pro
67   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Andy Priaulx
  Harry Tincknell
Ford GT M 207 +23 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo V6
14 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   James Calado
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 207 +23 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8
15 LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche GT Team   Gianmaria Bruni
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR M 207 +23 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat 6
16 LMGTE
Pro
95   Aston Martin Racing   Marco Sørensen
  Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 206 +24 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
81   BMW Team MTEK   Nicky Catsburg
  Martin Tomczyk
BMW M8 GTE M 206 +24 Laps
BMW S63 4.0L Turbo V8
18 LMGTE
Pro
66   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Stefan Mücke
  Olivier Pla
Ford GT M 206 +24 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo V6
19 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Alex Lynn
  Maxime Martin
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 206 +24 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0L Turbo V8
20 LMP2 31   DragonSpeed   Anthony Davidson
  Roberto Gonzalez
  Pastor Maldonado
Oreca 07 M 205 +25 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
21 LMP2 29   Racing Team Nederland   Frits van Eerd
  Giedo van der Garde
  Nyck de Vries
Dallara P217 M 204 +26 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
22 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Sam Bird
  Davide Rigon
Ferrari 488 GTE M 202 +28 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
23 LMGTE
Am
56   Team Project 1   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Lindsey
  Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR M 201 +29 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
24 LMGTE
Am
90   TF Sport   Jonathan Adam
  Charlie Eastwood
  Salih Yoluç
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 201 +29 Laps
Aston Martin 4.5L V8
25 LMGTE
Am
98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Mathias Lauda
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 201 +29 Laps
Aston Martin 4.5L V8
26 LMGTE
Am
86   Gulf Racing UK   Ben Barker
  Thomas Preining
  Michael Wainwright
Porsche 911 RSR M 201 +29 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
27 LMGTE
Am
54   Spirit of Race   Francesco Castellacci
  Giancarlo Fisichella
  Thomas Flohr
Ferrari 488 GTE M 200 +30 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
28 LMGTE
Am
61   Clearwater Racing   Matt Griffin
  Keita Sawa
  Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 488 GTE M 200 +30 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
DNF LMP1 10   DragonSpeed   James Allen
  Ben Hanley
BR Engineering BR1 M 179 Mechanical
Gibson GL458 4.5L V8
DNF LMP1 17   SMP Racing   Matevos Isaakyan
  Egor Orudzhev
  Stéphane Sarrazin
BR Engineering BR1 M 132 Mechanical
AER P60B 2.4L Turbo V6
DNF LMP1 3   Rebellion Racing   Mathias Beche
  Gustavo Menezes
  Thomas Laurent
Rebellion R13 M 23 Accident
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
70   MR Racing   Olivier Beretta
  Eddie Cheever III
  Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE M 14 Puncture
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
DSQ LMGTE
Am
88   Dempsey - Proton Racing   Matteo Cairoli
  Satoshi Hoshino
  Gianluca Roda
Porsche 911 RSR M 201 Disqualified[N 1]
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
DSQ LMGTE
Am
77   Dempsey - Proton Racing   Julien Andlauer
  Matt Campbell
  Christian Ried
Porsche 911 RSR M 176 Disqualified[N 1]
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
  1. ^ a b Following the 6 Hours of Fuji, Dempsey-Proton Racing was penalized for exceeding the minimum refueling time during pit stops. Upon further investigation, the FIA data loggers for the team's cars were found to have been altered to manipulate the refueling times for the cars for at least two races. The team failed to disclose their consultant who tampered with the loggers, therefore the FIA, disqualified both cars from the 6 Hours of Fuji and nullified all points earned by the team prior to the Shanghai round, including manufacturer points the team had scored for Porsche.

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 6 Hours of Fuji Qualifying Results" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 October 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 October 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 6 Hours of Fuji Race Results" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 October 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ "2018-19 LMP World Endurance Drivers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 October 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. ^ "2018–2019 LMP1 World Endurance Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 October 2018. Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  5. ^ "2018–2019 World Endurance GTE Drivers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 October 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "2018–2019 World Endurance GTE Manufacturers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 October 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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