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WEC 6 Hours Of Spa-Francorchamps Preview

30.04.15

Lap distance7.003 km
Race duration:6 hours
Location:          Spa-Francorchamps is located in the Ardennes region of East Belgium, 140km from Brussels and close to the border with Germany.
Other Races:Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux
Airport: Brussels Airport – 146km – http://www.brusselsairport.be
CORDS

 

RACE LAP RECORDS

LMP1

Benoit Tréluyer

Audi R18 e-tron quattro

2m01.251

208.0kph

4 May 2013

LMP2

Mike Conway

Oreca 03 Nissan

2m09.537

194.6kph

4 May 2013

LMGTE Pro

G. Bruni

Ferrari F458 Italia

2m19.106

181.3kph

4 May 2013

LMGTE Am

C.Nygaard

Aston Martin Vantage V8

2m20.334

179.7kph

3 May 2014

 

ROLL OF HONOUR WEC 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

WINNERS

2012

2013

2014

LMP1

Dumas / Duval / Gené

no3 Audi Sport Team Joest **

Audi R18 Ultra (M)

160 laps

Fässler / Lotterer / Tréluyer

no1 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

168 laps

Davidson / Lapierre / Buemi

no8 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS 040 – Hybrid (M)

171 laps

LMP2

Dolan / Hancock

no38 Jota Sport **

Zytek Z11SN – Nissan (D)

151 laps

Perez Companc / Minassian / Kaffer

no49 Pecom Racing

Oreca 03 – Nissan (M)

157 laps

Rusinov / Pla / Canal

no26 G-Drive Racing

Morgan-Nissan (D)

160 laps

LMGTE Pro

Lieb / Lietz

no77 Team Felbermayr-Proton

Porsche 911 RSR (997) (M)

144 laps

Bruni / Fisichella

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

149 laps

Bruni / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

152 laps

LMGTE Am

Armindo / Narac / Pons

no67 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT**

Porsche 911 RSR (997) (M)

139 laps

Potolicchio / Aguas / Malucelli

no81 8 Star Motorsports

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

147 laps

Perez-Companc / Cioci / Venturi

no61 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

149 laps

 

DID YOU KNOW?

2015 will be the fourth edition of the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the 7km circuit has produced some great on track action since that first race in 2012.   Here are some facts and figures from the previous seasons.

  • Overall the top speed recorded in 2014 was 311.2 kph and this compares to 308.6kph in 2013 and 302kph in 2012. 
  • The fastest lap recorded during the weekend was set by Lucas Di Grassi in 2013 with a 1m58.934 lap in qualifying for that year’s race. However with lap times at Silverstone two weeks ago being lowered by nearly three seconds compared to 2014, the expectation is a new fastest lap will be set at Spa on Saturday 2 May.
  • With Audi winning in 2012 and 2013 and Toyota winning last year, the scene is now set for an epic three way battle to the chequered flag in The Ardennes. 
  • The last overall win for Porsche at the 1000km race at Spa was in 1984.  Stefan Bellof and Derek Bell won the World Endurance Championship event in the Porsche 956B in a time of 5 hours, 53 minutes. 
  • The WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is the only event on the World Endurance Championship calendar to be on the same weekend in 2012, 2013, 2014 and now in 2015.  All other events have moved weekends at least once.
  • Ferrari have had the upperhand in the GTE classes at Spa, winning both the Pro and Am classes in 2013 and 2014.  Porsche won both classes in 2012.
  • Over 114,000 spectators have attended the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 2012-2014.
  • Top Speed recorded at Spa-Francorchamps
311.2kph / 194.5mph       Timo Bernhard     Porsche 919 hybrid Race  2014
311.2kph / 194.5mphMarc Lieb Porsche 919 hybridFP2 2014
Fastest WEC lap recorded at Spa-Francorchamps           
1m58.934Lucas Di Grassi    Audi R18 e-tron quattro Qualifying 2013
2014 Race Distance                       
1197.67km / 748.5 miles               171 laps

FIA WEC TIMETABLE

Thursday 30 April           
10:15Drivers’ briefing
12:00 - 13:30Free Practice #1
15:00Pre-event Press conference
16:30 - 18:00                   Free Practice #2
Friday 1 May    
14:00 - 15:00                   Free Practice #3
18:00 – 18:25                   Qualifying - LMGTE-PRO/LMGTE-AM
18:35 - 19:00                  Qualifying - LMP1/LMP2
19:10Qualifying Press Conference
19:40Mixed Interview Zone
Saturday 2 May
14:30 - 20:30                RACE: WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
20:45Post-race Press Conference

 

 

FIA OFFICIALS

 

Eduardo FreitasFIA Race Director
Jean-Francois Veroux                   FIA WEC Steward (Chairman)
Michael SchwägerlInternational Steward
Denis ChevrierFIA Technical Delegate
Jacques TropenatFIA Medical Delegate
Jeff Carter FIA Media Delegate
David EscribanoChief timekeeper
Yannick DalmasDriver Adviser

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the Championship can be found here.

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP – WEC 6 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found on here.