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WEC - 2015 6 Hours of Silverstone - Preview

07.04.15
TRELUYER Benoit (FRA) Fassler Marcel (CHE) Lotterer andre (GER) Audi R18 ETron Quattro Lmp1 H Team Audi Sport Joest ,2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone

2015 6 HOURS OF SILVERSTONE

Round 1:  10-12 April 2015

Lap distance:     3.681 miles/5.890 km

Race duration:   6 hours

Location:           Silverstone is located in Central England in the county of Northamptonshire, 70 miles from London.

Other Races:     FIA F3 European Championship, European Le Mans Series

 

Press officer:    Carol Watts. [email protected]

                         Silverstone Circuits Limited

                         Silverstone Innovation Centre, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN
                         Tel:  01327 320337  Fax: 01327 323265

 

Airports:             Heathrow Airport – 65 miles – www.heathrowairport.com

                 Birmingham International Airport  – 55 miles -  https://birminghamairport.co.uk/

 

LAP RECORDS

LMP1

A. McNish

Audi R18 e-tron quattro

1m42.767

206.3kph 14 April 2013

 

LMP2

M. Conway

Oreca 03 Nissan

1m49.087

194.4kph 14 April 2013

 

LMGTE Pro

P. Lamy

Aston Martin Vantage V8

1m59.593

177.3kph 14 April 2013

LMGTE Am

J. Campbell-Walter

Aston Martin Vantage V8

2m00.874

175.4kph 14 April 2013

ROLL OF HONOUR 6 HOURS OF SILVERSTONE

2012

Fässler / Lotterer / Tréluyer

n°1 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

194 laps

 

2013

Kristensen / Duval / McNish

n°2 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

197 laps

 

2014

Davidson / Lapierre / Buemi

n°8 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS 040 – Hybrid (M)

167 laps

 

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2013 the 6 Hours of Silverstone became the opening race of the season and the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy was awarded to the overall winners for the first time, who were Tom Kristensen, Loic Duval and Allan McNish in an Audi R18 e-tron quattro, the first time Audi’s name has appeared on the Tourist Trophy roll of honour. In 2014 the winners were Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre in a Toyota TS040, also the first time Toyota has won the Tourist Trophy. 

In 2013 and 2014 the winners of the Tourist Trophy went on to become the World Endurance Champions. Over 100,000 spectators have travelled to Silverstone to see the 6 Hours of Silverstone since 2012. The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy was first awarded in 1905 to John Napier driving an Arrol-Johnston after a 6-hour race on the Isle of Man.  At 110 years old the Tourist Trophy is the oldest motorsport trophy still being contested.

Porsche is the only manufacturer competing in the WEC not to have won the Tourist Trophy.  Audi has two victories, Toyota one, Nissan two, Aston Martin five and Ferrari the most with six wins. Sir Stirling Moss has won the Tourist Trophy more than any other driver - seven times in all: twice in an Aston Martin (‘58, ‘59) and twice in a Ferrari (‘60, ’61).  He also won twice in a Jaguar and once in a Mercedes-Benz.

In LMGTE Pro, honours are shared between the three manufacturers.  Ferrari won in 2012, Aston Martin won in 2013 and Porsche won in 2014.

 

FIA WEC TIMETABLE

Thursday, 9 April

08:30-19:00

 

Scrutineering

Friday, 10 April

09:45

11:55 - 13:25

14:30

15:55 - 17:25

 

Drivers’ briefing

Free Practice #1

Pre-event Press conference

Free Practice #2

Saturday, 11 April

09:00 - 10:00

12:00 – 12:20

12:30 - 12:50

13:00

13:30

 

Free Practice #3

Qualifying - LMGTE-PRO/LMGTE-AM

Qualifying - LMP1/LMP2

Qualifying Press Conference

Mixed Interview Zone

Saturday, 12 April

12:00 - 18:00

18:15

 

RACE: 6 Hours of Silverstone

Post-race Press Conference

 

 

 

FIA OFFICIALS

Eduardo Freitas

FIA Race Director

Jean-Francois Veroux

FIA WEC Steward (Chairman)

Denis Chevrier 

FIA Technical Delegate

Alain Chantegret

FIA Medical Delegate

Jeff Carter

FIA Media Delegate

David Escribano

Chief timekeeper

Yannick Dalmas               

Driver Adviser

 

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

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

http://www.fia.com/events/world-endurance-championship/season-2015/fia-world-endurance-championship

 

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP - 6 HOURS OF SILVERSTONE

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

http://www.fia.com/championship/events/world-endurance-championship/season-2015/6-hours-silverstone