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WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps - Preview

2014 World Endurance Championship - Round 2

CIRCUIT OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

Lap distance:     7.004 km

Race duration:   6 hours

Location:           In the Ardennes region of Southern Belgium, 143 km from Brussels on the E40/E42 motorways

Press officer:    Luc Willems, Tél.: + 32 (0) 87 29 37 00, email  [email protected]

Airports:

 BRUSSELS - ZAVENTEM (134 km from Francorchamps)

+32 (0)2 753 77 53  / www.brusselsairport.be

LIEGE - BIERSET (56 km from Francorchamps)

+32 (0)4 234 84 / www.liegeairport.com

CHARLEROI - BRUSSELS SOUTH (132 km from Francorchamps)

+32 (0)71 25 12 11 / www.charleroi-airport.com

 

2013 LAP RECORDS

LMP1 fastest race lap: André Lotterer (Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro) 2:00.435 (209.361 km/h), May 4, 2013

LMP2 fastest race lap:  Bertrand Baguette (OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan) 2:09.294 (195.0 km/h), May 4, 2013

LMGTE Pro fastest race lap: Gianmaria Bruni (AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia) 2:19.106 (181.3 km/h), May 4, 2013

LMGTE Am fastest race lap:  Matteo Malucelli (8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia) 2:20.601 (179.3 km/h), May 4, 2013

 

ROLL OF HONOUR WEC 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

2012: Audi Sport Team Joest Dumas/Duval/Gené - Audi R18 Ultra      

2013: Audi Sport Team Joest Lotterer/Tréluyer/Fässler - Audi R18 e-tron quattro

 

DID YOU KNOW IT?

May 5, 2012 – The second race of the new FIA WEC, and the traditional dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Several ELMS teams were invited to attend to help with their preparations for this cornerstone of the FIA WEC.  Audi swept the board with a 1-2-3 finish overall, while in LMGTE Proton Porsche finished just ahead of two Ferraris.

May 4, 2013 – Held in bright sunshine and summer temperatures, the LMGTE battle held everyone’s attention right to the chequered flag and it was Ferrari who narrowly triumphed in both the LMGTE classes.  At the front of the field, Audi’s opposition dropped away in the second half of the race to give them their second 1-2-3 finish in two years.  The race’s only major incident involved Antonio Pizzonia’s  Delta-ADR Oreca which crashed out of the race at Eau Rouge.

 

FIA WEC TIMETABLE

Thursday, May 1               

08:00-19:00                        Scrutineering

19:15                                 Drivers’ briefing

Friday, May 2    

09:00–11:00                       Free practice 1

14:15–16:15                       Free practice 2

19:20-19:50                        Qualifying LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am

20:00–20:30                       Qualifying LMP1 and LMP2

20:35                                 Press conference           

Saturday, May 3               

14:30–20:30                      6-hour race

20:45                               Press conference

 

FIA OFFICIALS

Eduardo Freitas             FIA Race Director

Yves Bacquelaine          National Steward

Jean-Francois Veroux    FIA WEC Steward (Chairman)

Michael Schwaegerl       FIA WEC Steward

Bernard Niclot               FIA Technical Director

Denis Chevrier              FIA Technical Delegate

Jacques Tropenat        FIA Medical Delegate

Jeff Carter                  FIA Media Delegate

 

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the Championship can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/world-endurance-championship/2014/classifications

 

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP - 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/reports/world-endurance-championship/2014/6-hours-spa-race