2011 FIA GT1 San Luis round

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The 2011 FIA GT1 San Luis round was an auto racing event held at the Potrero de los Funes Circuit, San Luis, Argentina on 4–6 November, and was the final round of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship season. It was the FIA GT1 World Championship's second race held in Argentina, a week after the 2010 San Luis round at the 6.270 km (3.896 mi) circuit. This event was supported by the TC 2000 Championship, Fiat Linea Competizione and the Argentine Formula Renault Championship.

Background[edit]

Success Ballast[1]
Entry Ballast
No. 8 Young Driver AMR 55 kg (121 lb)
No. 41 Marc VDS Racing Team 35 kg (77 lb)
No. 7 Young Driver AMR 30 kg (66 lb)
No. 23 JR Motorsports 30 kg (66 lb)
No. 22 JR Motorsports 15 kg (33 lb)

Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr went into this weekend as championship leaders in the Drivers Championship, eleven points ahead of Young Driver AMR drivers Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke. The Championship was up for grabs, as far down as sixth place Marc VDS driver Maxime Martin who was on 98 points and could have won the championship by winning the two races thus picking up 33 points and tying with Krumm and Luhr but only if the Germans either did not finish in the points or retired. Martin could winn the championship by picking up a possible six wins to Krumm and Luhr's four. In the Teams Championship, Young Driver AMR overtook JRM in the previous round at Beijing and lead by eight points.

Markus Palttala replaced Yann Clairay for this round returning behind the wheel of the No. 10 Belgian Racing Ford GT after racing with the team at Silverstone. Clairay replaced Bertrand Baguette behind the wheel of the No. 41 Marc VDS car. Exim Bank Team China drafted in two new drivers Yelmer Buurman and Francesco Pastorelli for the Argentine round both making their FIA GT1 débuts replacing Ho-Pin Tung and Jeroen den Boer. Ricardo Risatti returned to the championship competing in the No. 40 Marc VDS Ford replacing Marc Hennerici. He made a cameo appearance in the San Luis round last season with Young Driver AMR. Christopher Haase also returns to the championship replacing Benjamin Leuenberger in the No. 47 DKR Lamborghini. The 2010 FIA GT3 champion raced for Reiter Engineering in the previous season.

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying result[edit]

For qualifying, Driver 1 participates in the first and third sessions while Driver 2 participates in only the second session. The fastest lap for each session is indicated with bold.

Pos No. Driver 1 Team Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Grid
Driver 2
1 23 Germany Michael Krumm United Kingdom JR Motorsports 2:15.008 2:00.947 2:14.233 1
Germany Lucas Luhr
2 11 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman China Exim Bank Team China 2:15.110 2:14.173 2:14.604 2
Netherlands Francesco Pastorelli
3 21 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Sumo Power GT 2:14.912 2:14.852 2:14.787 3
Germany Alex Müller
4 22 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United Kingdom JR Motorsports 2:15.816 2:14.810 2:14.812 9
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
5 37 Germany Dominik Schwager Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 2:14.762 2:14.277 2:14.891 4
Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli
6 4 Italy Andrea Piccini France Hexis AMR 2:15.416 2:14.716 2:15.059 5
Germany Christian Hohenadel
7 20 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Sumo Power GT 2:15.666 2:14.901 2:15.452 6
Netherlands Nick Catsburg
8 3 Monaco Clivio Piccione France Hexis AMR 2:15.483 2:14.774 2:15.463 7
Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp
9 7 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Germany Young Driver AMR 2:15.645 2:15.351 8
Germany Alex Müller
10 38 Germany Marc Basseng Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 2:15.138 2:15.572 10
Germany Markus Winkelhock
11 40 Belgium Bas Leinders Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team 2:16.463 2:15.615 11
Argentina Ricardo Risatti
12 47 Germany Manuel Lauck Luxembourg DKR www-discount.de 2:15.535 2:15.669 12
Germany Christopher Haase
13 10 Finland Markus Palttala Belgium Belgian Racing 2:15.856 2:16.145 13
France Antoine Leclerc
14 41 Belgium Maxime Martin Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team 2:16.091 2:16.395 18
France Yann Clairay
15 12 France Michaël Rossi China Exim Bank Team China 2:16.514 14
Belgium Nico Verdonck
16 48 United Kingdom Jonathan Kennard Luxembourg DKR www-discount.de 2:16.678 15
Germany Christopher Brück
17 9 Denmark Christoffer Nygaard Belgium Belgian Racing 2:16.833 16
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
18 8 United Kingdom Darren Turner Germany Young Driver AMR No Time 17
Germany Stefan Mücke

Races[edit]

Qualifying Race[edit]

The Qualifying race saw Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr win the Drivers Championship with the Championship Race still to run. They finished in second place behind the No. 11 Corvette with nearest rivals Turner and Mücke not starting the race due to an accident in pre-qualifying. The Corvette pairing of Buurman and Pastorelli won on their début outing in the GT1 World Championship. The Teams Championship was still up for grabs going into the Championship Race with Young Driver AMR leading over JRM by three points.

Race result[edit]

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 11 China Exim Bank Team China Netherlands Yelmer Buurman
Netherlands Francesco Pastorelli
Corvette 26
2 23 United Kingdom JR Motorsports Germany Michael Krumm
Germany Lucas Luhr
Nissan 26 −0.316
3 37 Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Germany Dominik Schwager
Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli
Lamborghini 26 −17.054
4 20 United Kingdom Sumo Power GT Brazil Enrique Bernoldi
Netherlands Nick Catsburg
Nissan 26 −17.406
5 7 Germany Young Driver AMR Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Germany Alex Müller
Aston Martin 26 −20.311
6 38 Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Germany Marc Basseng
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 26 −21.751
7 21 United Kingdom Sumo Power GT Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 26 −22.919
8 3 France Hexis AMR Monaco Clivio Piccione
Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp
Aston Martin 26 −24.404
9 47 Luxembourg DKR www-discount.de Germany Manuel Lauck
Germany Christopher Haase
Lamborghini 26 −43.562
10 10 Belgium Belgian Racing Finland Markus Palttala
France Antoine Leclerc
Ford 26 −50.890
11 12 China Exim Bank Team China France Michaël Rossi
Belgium Nico Verdonck
Corvette 26 −57.282
12 9 Belgium Belgian Racing Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
Ford 26 −1:14.414
13 48 Luxembourg DKR www-discount.de United Kingdom Jonathan Kennard
Germany Christopher Brück
Lamborghini 26 −1:30.464
14 4 France Hexis AMR Italy Andrea Piccini
Germany Christian Hohenadel
Aston Martin 24 +2 laps
15 41 Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team Belgium Maxime Martin
France Yann Clairay
Ford 21 +5 laps
16
NC
22 United Kingdom JR Motorsports United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Nissan 9 Not Classified
17
DNF
40 Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team Belgium Bas Leinders
Argentina Ricardo Risatti
Ford 1 Contact
DNS 8 Germany Young Driver AMR United Kingdom Darren Turner
Germany Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin Damage

Championship Race[edit]

The Championship Race immediately started in chaos with a 5-way crash as soon as the race went underway. One of the cars involved was the No. 23 car which was the Drivers Championship-winning car and also the first and only retirement for that car in the season. Other cars involved were the two All-Inkl Lamborghini's, the No. 48 DKR Lamborghini and the No. 21 Sumo Power Nissan. The Championship Race was won by Qualifying Race winners Buurman and Pastorelli and was the first and only Championship Race win for the Corvette brand. JR Motorsports overtook Young Driver AMR in the Teams Championship by one point but the Championship was won by Hexis AMR who grabbed up 25 points in the Championship race and overtook the two teams. Hexis won the Teams Championship by three points.

Race result[edit]

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 11 China Exim Bank Team China Netherlands Yelmer Buurman
Netherlands Francesco Pastorelli
Corvette 22
2 47 Luxembourg DKR www-discount.de Germany Manuel Lauck
Germany Christopher Haase
Lamborghini 22 −4.043
3 3 France Hexis AMR Monaco Clivio Piccione
Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp
Aston Martin 22 −13.224
4 20 United Kingdom Sumo Power GT Brazil Enrique Bernoldi
Netherlands Nick Catsburg
Nissan 22 −21.189
5 4 France Hexis AMR Italy Andrea Piccini
Germany Christian Hohenadel
Aston Martin 22 −24.786
6 10 Belgium Belgian Racing Finland Markus Palttala
France Antoine Leclerc
Ford 22 −29.243
7 9 Belgium Belgian Racing Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
Ford 22 −30.790
8 22 United Kingdom JR Motorsports United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Nissan 22 −32.386
9 40 Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team Belgium Bas Leinders
Argentina Ricardo Risatti
Ford 22 −34.467
10 7 Germany Young Driver AMR Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Germany Alex Müller
Aston Martin 22 −35.269
11 41 Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team Belgium Maxime Martin
France Yann Clairay
Ford 21 +1 lap
12
DNF
12 China Exim Bank Team China France Michaël Rossi
Belgium Nico Verdonck
Corvette 6 Retired
13
DNF
21 United Kingdom Sumo Power GT Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 0 Collision
14
DNF
23 United Kingdom JR Motorsports Germany Michael Krumm
Germany Lucas Luhr
Nissan 0 Collision
15
DNF
37 Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Germany Dominik Schwager
Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli
Lamborghini 0 Collision
16
DNF
38 Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Germany Marc Basseng
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Lamborghini 0 Collision
17
DNF
48 Luxembourg DKR www-discount.de United Kingdom Jonathan Kennard
Germany Christopher Brück
Lamborghini 0 Collision
DNS 8 Germany Young Driver AMR United Kingdom Darren Turner
Germany Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin Damage

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External links[edit]


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