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2018 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The 2018 Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium on 3–5 May 2018. Spa-Francorchamps served as the first race 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 #8 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 1:54.962 1
2 LMP1 No. 1 Rebellion Racing 1:56.425 +1.463 2
3 LMP1 No. 3 Rebellion Racing 1:56.992 +2.030 3
4 LMP1 No. 11 SMP Racing 1:58.247 +3.285 4
5 LMP1 No. 4 ByKolles Racing Team 1:58.697 +3.735 5
6 LMP2 No. 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut 2:02.405 +7.443 6
7 LMP2 No. 26 G-Drive Racing 2:02.429 +7.467 7
8 LMP2 No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing 2:02.824 +7.862 8
9 LMP2 No. 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing 2:03.023 +8.061 9
10 LMP2 No. 31 DragonSpeed 2:03.420 +8.458 15
11 LMP2 No. 28 TDS Racing 2:04.703 +9.741 11
12 LMP2 No. 29 Racing Team Nederland 2:05.502 +10.540 12
13 LMP2 No. 50 Larbre Compétition 2:05.739 +10.777 13
14 LMGTE Pro No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 2:12.947 +17.985 14
15 LMGTE Pro No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 2:13.030 +18.068 15
16 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche GT Team 2:13.034 +18.072 16
17 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche GT Team 2:13:352 +18.390 17
18 LMGTE Pro No. 82 BMW Team MTEK 2:14.017 +19.055 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 2:14.385 +19.423 19
20 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 2:15.104 +20.142 20
21 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 2:15.127 +20.165 21
22 LMGTE Pro No. 81 BMW Team MTEK 2:15.142 +20.180 22
23 LMGTE Pro No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 2:16.004 +21.042 23
24 LMGTE Am No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing 2:16.357 +21.395 24
25 LMGTE Am No. 98 Aston Martin Racing 2:16.359 +21.397 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 56 Team Project 1 2:16.637 +21.675 26
27 LMGTE Am No. 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing 2:16.768 +21.806 27
28 LMGTE Am No. 90 TF Sport 2:17.627 +22.665 28
29 LMGTE Am No. 70 MR Racing 2:18.582 +23.550 29
30 LMGTE Am No. 54 Spirit of Race 2:18.917 +23.955 30
31 LMGTE Am No. 61 Clearwater Racing 2:19.445 +24.483 31
32 LMP1 No. 10 DragonSpeed 1:59.1581 +4.196 WD2
33 LMGTE Am No. 86 Gulf Racing UK 2:15.3323 +20.370 32
34 LMP1 No. 17 SMP Racing No Time 33
35 LMP1 No. 5 CEFC TRSM Racing No Time WD4
36 LMP1 No. 6 CEFC TRSM Racing No Time WD4
EX LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing No Time5 PL5

^1 – Only one driver of the No. 10 DragonSpeed set a lap time.
^2 – No.10 DragonSpeed withdrew due to Fittipaldi's high-speed crash at Eau Rouge.
^3 – Only one driver of the No. 86 Gulf Racing set a lap time.
^4 – Both Manors-run Ginettas withdrew after qualifying due to financial issues.
^5 – No.7 Toyota was excluded due to incorrect declaration of Fuel Flow Meter and will start from pit lane a lap down.[2]

RaceEdit

Race resultEdit

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car's race distance) was 114 laps. Class winners in bold.[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 LMP1 8   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Fernando Alonso
  Sébastien Buemi
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 163 06:00:50.702
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
2 LMP1 7   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Mike Conway
  Kamui Kobayashi
  José María López
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 163 +1.444
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
3 LMP1 3   Rebellion Racing   Mathias Beche
  Thomas Laurent
  Gustavo Menezes
Rebellion R13 M 161 +2 Laps
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
4 LMP1 4   ByKolles Racing Team   Oliver Webb
  Dominik Kraihamer
  Tom Dillmann
ENSO CLM P1/01 M 158 +5 Laps
Nismo VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
5 LMP1 11   SMP Racing   Mikhail Aleshin
  Vitaly Petrov
BR Engineering BR1 M 158 +5 Laps
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
6 LMP2 26   G-Drive Racing   Roman Rusinov
  Jean-Éric Vergne
  Andrea Pizzitola
Oreca 07 D 156 +7 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
7 LMP2 38   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Ho-Pin Tung
  Gabriel Aubry
  Stéphane Richelmi
Oreca 07 D 156 +7 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
8 LMP2 36   Signatech Alpine Matmut   Nicolas Lapierre
  André Negrão
  Pierre Thiriet
Alpine A470 D 156 +7 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
9 LMP2 37   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Jazeman Jaafar
  Weiron Tan
  Nabil Jeffri
Oreca 07 D 155 +8 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
10 LMP2 28   TDS Racing   François Perrodo
  Matthieu Vaxivière
  Loïc Duval
Oreca 07 D 155 +8 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
11 LMP2 31   DragonSpeed   Roberto González
  Pastor Maldonado
  Nathanaël Berthon
Oreca 07 M 155 +8 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
12 LMP2 50   Larbre Compétition   Erwin Creed
  Romano Ricci
  Julien Canal
Ligier JS P217 M 152 +11 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
13 LMGTE
Pro
66   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Stefan Mücke
  Olivier Pla
  Billy Johnson
Ford GT M 148 +15 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
14 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche GT Team   Michael Christensen
  Kévin Estre
Porsche 911 RSR M 148 +15 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
15 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Davide Rigon
  Sam Bird
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo D 147 +16 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche GT Team   Richard Lietz
  Gianmaria Bruni
Porsche 911 RSR M 147 +16 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
17 LMGTE
Pro
82   BMW Team MTEK   Tom Blomqvist
  António Félix da Costa
BMW M8 GTE M 146 +17 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
18 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Alex Lynn
  Maxime Martin
  Jonathan Adam
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 146 +17 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
19 LMGTE
Pro
95   Aston Martin Racing   Marco Sørensen
  Nicki Thiim
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 146 +17 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
20 LMGTE
Pro
81   BMW Team MTEK   Martin Tomczyk
  Nick Catsburg
BMW M8 GTE M 145 +18 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
21 LMGTE
Am
98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Pedro Lamy
  Mathias Lauda
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 144 +19 Laps
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
90   TF Sport   Salih Yoluç
  Euan Alers-Hankey
  Charlie Eastwood
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 144 +19 Laps
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Am
61   Clearwater Racing   Weng Sun Mok
  Keita Sawa
  Matt Griffin
Ferrari 488 GTE M 143 +20 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
24 LMGTE
Am
77   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Christian Ried
  Julien Andlauer
  Matt Campbell
Porsche 911 RSR M 142 +21 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
25 LMGTE
Am
70   MR Racing   Motoaki Ishikawa
  Olivier Beretta
  Eddie Cheever III
Ferrari 488 GTE M 142 +21 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
26 LMGTE
Am
88   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Khalid Al-Qubaisi
  Gianluca Roda
  Matteo Cairoli
Porsche 911 RSR M 141 +22 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
27 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   Alessandro Pier Guidi
  James Calado
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 139 +24 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
28 LMP2 29   Racing Team Nederland   Frits van Eerd
  Giedo van der Garde
  Jan Lammers
Dallara P217 M 139 +24 laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
29 LMGTE
Am
86   Gulf Racing UK   Michael Wainwright
  Ben Barker
  Alex Davison
Porsche 911 RSR M 137 +26 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
30 LMGTE
Am
54   Spirit of Race   Thomas Flohr
  Francesco Castellacci
  Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 488 GTE M 136 +27 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
31 LMGTE
Am
56   Team Project 1   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Lindsey
  Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR M 131 +32 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ LMP1 1   Rebellion Racing   Neel Jani
  André Lotterer
  Bruno Senna
Rebellion R13 M 161 Disqualified[N 1]
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 17   SMP Racing   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Egor Orudzhev
  Matevos Isaakyan
BR Engineering BR1 M 132 Collision
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMGTE
Pro
67   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Andy Priaulx
  Harry Tincknell
  Tony Kanaan
Ford GT M 26 Collision
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
DNS LMP1 10   DragonSpeed   Ben Hanley
  Henrik Hedman
  Pietro Fittipaldi
BR Engineering BR1 M Did Not Start
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
WD LMP1 5   CEFC TRSM Racing   Charlie Robertson
  Dean Stoneman
Ginetta G60-LT-P1 M Withdrew
Mecachrome V634P1 3.4 L Turbo V6
WD LMP1 6   CEFC TRSM Racing   Oliver Rowland
  Alex Brundle
  Oliver Turvey
Ginetta G60-LT-P1 M Withdrew
Mecachrome V634P1 3.4 L Turbo V6

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.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The No. 1 Rebellion was disqualified from the race after the car was found to have had a skid block worn beyond allowable limits.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Qualifying Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 4 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Stewards Decision" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 4 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Race Provisional Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 5 May 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ Kilbey, Stephen (5 May 2018). "#1 Rebellion R-13 Disqualified From 6H Spa". DailySportsCar. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 – 2019 LMP World Endurance Drivers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  6. ^ "2018–2019 LMP1 World Endurance Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 – 2019 World Endurance GTE Drivers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  8. ^ "2018–2019 World Endurance GTE Manufacturers Championship" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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