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Track layout of the Silverstone Circuit

The 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England on 17–19 August 2018. Silverstone served as the third 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 #3 Rebellion R13, after the #8 and #7 TS050 Hybrids were disqualified due to excessive wear on their Skid Planks.[1]

Contents

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[2]

Pos Class Team Average Time Gap Grid
1 LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing 1:36.895 1
2 LMP1 No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing 1:37.306 +0.411 2
3 LMP1 No. 11 SMP Racing 1:38.932 +2.037 3
4 LMP1 No. 17 SMP Racing 1:39.070 +2.175 4
5 LMP1 No. 3 Rebellion Racing 1:39.247 +2.352 5
6 LMP1 No. 1 Rebellion Racing 1:39.613 +2.718 6
7 LMP1 No. 10 DragonSpeed 1:41.412 +4.517 7
8 LMP1 No. 4 ByKolles Racing Team 1:41.839 +4.944 8
9 LMP2 No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1:44.896 +8.001 9
10 LMP2 No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1:45.083 +8.188 10
11 LMP2 No. 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut 1:46.370 +9.475 11
12 LMP2 No. 28 TDS Racing 1:47.048 +10.153 12
13 LMP2 No. 29 Racing Team Nederland 1:47.107 +10.212 13
14 LMP2 No. 31 DragonSpeed 1:47.270 +10.375 14
15 LMP2 No. 50 Larbre Compétition 1:49.489 +12.594 15
16 LMGTE Pro No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 1:55.727 +18.832 16
17 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 1:55.805 +18.910 17
18 LMGTE Pro No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 1:56.103 +19.208 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 1:56.204 +19.309 19
20 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche GT Team 1:56.446 +19.551 20
21 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 1:56.510 +19.615 21
22 LMGTE Pro No. 82 BMW Team MTEK 1:56.731 +19.836 22
23 LMGTE Pro No. 81 BMW Team MTEK 1:56.992 +20.097 23
24 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 1:57.105 +20.210 24
25 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche GT Team 1:57.151 +20.256 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 56 Team Project 1 1:59.001 +22.106 26
27 LMGTE Am No. 77 Dempsey - Proton Racing 1:59.203 +22.308 27
28 LMGTE Am No. 90 TF Sport 1:59.275 +22.380 28
29 LMGTE Am No. 98 Aston Martin Racing 1:59.338 +22.443 29
30 LMGTE Am No. 88 Dempsey - Proton Racing 1:59.757 +22.862 30
31 LMGTE Am No. 54 Spirit of Race 1:59.809 +22.914 31
32 LMGTE Am No. 70 MR Racing 2.00.003 +23.108 32
33 LMGTE Am No. 61 Clearwater Racing 2.00.118 +23.223 33
34 LMGTE Am No. 86 Gulf Racing UK 2.00.221 +23.326 34

RaceEdit

Upon starting the Rebellion R-13s were caught out by the DragonSpeed car, and also, contact in LMGTE Am caused carnage on the first lap, similar to the previous races. On lap 23, Aleshin's engine failed and the car retired. Shortly afterward, the No. 10 suffered a supposed suspension issue, as stated by Hanley. The No. 54 had an issue that tossed off the rear wing, bringing out a yellow. Binder was caught out by slowing LMP2 cars, causing him to spin. The car could not start and retired. Egor Orudzhev's No. 17 lost grip and made contact with Molina, and the No. 71 brought out the safety car for tire debris. The No. 71 ultimately finished second to last, because after the safety car period, the No. 95, from near the LMGTE Pro lead, had a brake repair. The No. 82 had a suspension failure, forcing its retirement, and an FCY to recover it. Late in the race, Sarrazin stopped in the pit lane and had to be pushed to its box. The No. 7 ran wide at Stowe and got a puncture, and the No. 8 took the lead. Lotterer had an unstable rear end and came in for a rear wing change. In the final 30 minutes, the No. 92 of Christensen hit Priaulx's Ford, giving it a penalty even so on the road it was 3rd in class.

Post-RaceEdit

In the post-race, the No. 91 Porsche GT was disqualified for low ride height, same being with both the Nos. 7 & 8 of Toyota, giving Thomas Laurent, Mathias Beche, and Gustavo Menezes the win with Rebellion Racing, the first for a non-hybrid since 2012 spa, when Duams, Gene, and Duval won in the Audi R18 ultra, and Laurent had the prize of youngest race winner. The podium was then a 1-2 for Rebellion followed by SMP No. 17. In LMP2, Richelmi, Aubry, and Tung won from Jafaar, Jeffri, and Tan, followed by the Le Mans class winners. The disqualification of Lietz/Bruni meant that the LMGTE Pro podium was Calado/ Pier Guidi followed by Priaulx/Tincknell, with Estre/Christensen in third. LMGTE Am, the Le Mans winners finished ahead of TF Sport's Adam/Hankey/Eastwood, completing the podium was Perfetti/ Lindsey/Bergmeister in the "Bumblebee" Project 1.

Race ResultEdit

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car's race distance) was 135 laps. Class winners in bold.[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 LMP1 3   Rebellion Racing   Mathias Beche
  Gustavo Menezes
  Thomas Laurent
Rebellion R13 M 193 6:02:10.579
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
2 LMP1 1   Rebellion Racing   Neel Jani
  André Lotterer
Rebellion R13 M 192 +1 Lap
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
3 LMP1 17   SMP Racing   Egor Orudzhev
  Stéphane Sarrazin
BR Engineering BR1 M 192 +1 Lap
AER P60B 2.4L Turbo V6
4 LMP2 38   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Gabriel Aubry
  Stéphane Richelmi
  Ho-Pin Tung
Oreca 07 D 185 +8 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
5 LMP2 37   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Jazeman Jaafar
  Nabil Jeffri
  Weiron Tan
Oreca 07 D 185 +8 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
6 LMP2 36   Signatech Alpine Matmut   Nicolas Lapierre
  André Negrão
  Pierre Thiriet
Alpine A470 D 183 +10 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
7 LMP2 31   DragonSpeed   Anthony Davidson
  Roberto González
  Pastor Maldonado
Oreca 07 M 181 +12 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
8 LMP2 29   Racing Team Nederland   Frits van Eerd
  Giedo van der Garde
  Nyck de Vries
Dallara P217 M 181 +12 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
9 LMP2 50   Larbre Compétition   Erwin Creed
  Yoshiharu Mori
  Romano Ricci
Ligier JS P217 M 176 +17 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
10 LMP2 28   TDS Racing   Loïc Duval
  François Perrodo
  Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07 D 173 +20 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
11 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   James Calado
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 172 +21 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8
12 LMGTE
Pro
67   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Andy Priaulx
  Harry Tincknell
Ford GT M 172 +21 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo V6
13 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche GT Team   Michael Christensen
  Kévin Estre
Porsche 911 RSR M 172 +21 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
14 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Alex Lynn
  Maxime Martin
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 171 +22 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0L Turbo V8
15 LMGTE
Pro
81   BMW Team MTEK   Nicky Catsburg
  Martin Tomczyk
BMW M8 GTE M 171 +22 Laps
BMW S63 4.0L Turbo V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
66   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Stefan Mücke
  Olivier Pla
Ford GT M 170 +23 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo V6
17 LMGTE
Am
77   Dempsey - Proton Racing   Julien Andlauer
  Matt Campbell
  Christian Ried
Porsche 911 RSR M 168 +25 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
18 LMGTE
Am
90   TF Sport   Jonathan Adam
  Charlie Eastwood
  Salih Yoluç
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 168 +25 Laps
Aston Martin 4.5L V8
19 LMGTE
Am
56   Team Project 1   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Lindsey
  Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR M 168 +25 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
20 LMGTE
Am
98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Mathias Lauda
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 168 +25 Laps
Aston Martin 4.5L V8
21 LMGTE
Am
61   Clearwater Racing   Matt Griffin
  Keita Sawa
  Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 488 GTE M 167 +26 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
22 LMGTE
Am
86   Gulf Racing UK   Ben Barker
  Alex Davison
  Michael Wainwright
Porsche 911 RSR M 167 +26 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
23 LMGTE
Am
70   MR Racing   Olivier Beretta
  Eddie Cheever III
  Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE M 167 +26 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
24 LMGTE
Am
88   Dempsey - Proton Racing   Matteo Cairoli
  Gianluca Roda
  Giorgio Roda
Porsche 911 RSR M 167 +26 Laps
Porsche 4.0L Flat 6
25 LMP1 10   DragonSpeed   Ben Hanley
  Henrik Hedman
  Renger van der Zande
BR Engineering BR1 M 165 +28 Laps
Gibson GL458 4.5L V8
26 LMGTE
Am
54   Spirit of Race   Francesco Castellacci
  Giancarlo Fisichella
  Thomas Flohr
Ferrari 488 GTE M 158 +35 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
27 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Sam Bird
  Davide Rigon
Ferrari 488 GTE M 157 +36 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
28 LMGTE
Pro
95   Aston Martin Racing   Marco Sørensen
  Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 157 +36 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
82   BMW Team MTEK   António Félix da Costa
  Augusto Farfus
BMW M8 GTE M 116 Suspension
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
DNF LMP1 4   ByKolles Racing Team   René Binder
  Oliver Webb
ENSO CLM P1/01 M 59 Spin
Nismo VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP1 11   SMP Racing   Mikhail Aleshin
  Jenson Button
  Vitaly Petrov
BR Engineering BR1 M 23 Engine
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
DSQ LMP1 8   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Fernando Alonso
  Sébastien Buemi
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 197 Disqualified
Toyota 2.4L Turbo V6
DSQ LMP1 7   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Mike Conway
  Kamui Kobayashi
  José María López
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 197 Disqualified
Toyota 2.4L Turbo V6
DSQ LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche GT Team   Gianmaria Bruni
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR M 172 Disqualified
Porsche 4.0 L Flat 6

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. ^ "Post-race disqualification for Toyota at WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone". lemans.org. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "2018 6 Hours of Silverstone Qualifying Results" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 18 August 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 6 Hours of Silverstone Race Result" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 August 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ "2018–2019 LMP World Endurance Drivers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 August 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  5. ^ "2018–2019 LMP1 World Endurance Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 August 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. ^ "2018–2019 World Endurance GTE Drivers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 August 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  7. ^ "2018–2019 World Endurance GTE Manufacturers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 August 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.

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