2012 6 Hours of São Paulo

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The 2012 6 Hours of São Paulo was held at Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo on Saturday 15 September 2012, and was the fifth round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Toyota claimed its first FIA World Endurance Championship victory at the event.

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying result[edit]

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[1]

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 #7 Toyota Racing Alexander Wurz 1:22.363 1
2 LMP1 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest Lucas di Grassi 1:23.147 2
3 LMP1 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer 1:23.332 3
4 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Racing Neel Jani 1:23.962 4
5 LMP1 #21 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 1:24.089 5
6 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Racing Andrea Belicchi 1:24.179 6
7 LMP1 #22 JRM Peter Dumbreck 1:24.320 7
8 LMP2 #44 Starworks Motorsport Stéphane Sarrazin 1:27.048 8
9 LMP2 #25 ADR-Delta John Martin 1:27.153 9
10 LMP2 #26 Signatech-Nissan Nelson Panciatici 1:27.167 10
11 LMP2 #35 OAK Racing Bertrand Baguette 1:27.275 11
12 LMP2 #32 Lotus Vitantonio Liuzzi 1:27.338 12
13 LMP2 #23 Signatech-Nissan Franck Mailleux 1:27.452 13
14 LMP2 #41 Greaves Motorsport Elton Julian 1:27.769 14
15 LMP2 #24 OAK Racing Matthieu Lahaye 1:27.818 15
16 LMP2 #49 Pecom Racing Pierre Kaffer 1:27.968 16
17 LMP2 #31 Lotus Thomas Holzer 1:28.958 17
18 LMP2 #29 Gulf Racing Middle East Fabien Giroix 1:30.871 18
19 LMGTE Pro #97 Aston Martin Racing Darren Turner 1:33.855 19
20 LMGTE Pro #77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb 1:34.040 20
21 LMGTE Pro #51 AF Corse Giancarlo Fisichella 1:34.203 21
22 LMGTE Pro #71 AF Corse Andrea Bertolini 1:34.733 22
23 LMGTE Am #61 AF Corse-Waltrip Enrique Bernoldi 1:34.781 23
24 LMGTE Am #57 Krohn Racing Michele Rugolo 1:35.401 24
25 LMGTE Am #88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Paolo Ruberti 1:35.485 25
26 LMGTE Am #50 Larbre Compétition Fernando Rees 1:35.485 26
27 LMGTE Am #55 JWA-Avila Markus Palttala 1:36.800 27
28 LMGTE Am #70 Larbre Compétition Pascal Gibon 1:38.792 28

Race[edit]

Race result[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7 Japan Toyota Racing Austria Alexander Wurz
France Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 247
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
2 LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 247
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom Allan McNish
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Brazil Lucas di Grassi
Audi R18 ultra M 247
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
4 LMP1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Switzerland Neel Jani
Lola B12/60 M 242
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP1 21 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Nick Leventis
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03a M 240
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Italy Andrea Belicchi
Switzerland Harold Primat
Lola B12/60 M 240
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 44 United States Starworks Motorsport United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
France Stéphane Sarrazin
HPD ARX-03b D 234
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
8 LMP2 49 Argentina Pecom Racing Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
France Nicolas Minassian
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Oreca 03 D 231
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP1 22 United Kingdom JRM United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Australia David Brabham
India Karun Chandhok
HPD ARX-03a M 230
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
10 LMP2 24 France OAK Racing France Jacques Nicolet
France Olivier Pla
France Matthieu Lahaye
Morgan LMP2 D 230
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 41 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Germany Christian Zugel
Mexico Roberto González
Ecuador Elton Julian
Zytek Z11SN D 229
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 25 United Kingdom ADR-Delta Australia John Martin
Thailand Tor Graves
Czech Republic Jan Charouz
Oreca 03 D 228
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 32 Germany Lotus United States Kevin Weeda
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Lola B12/80 D 228
Lotus 3.6 L V8
14 LMP2 26 France Signatech-Nissan France Pierre Ragues
France Nelson Panciatici
Russia Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03 D 227
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
15 LMP2 31 Germany Lotus Germany Thomas Holzer
Germany Mirco Schultis
Italy Luca Moro
Lola B12/80 D 226
Lotus 3.6 L V8
16 LMGTE
Pro
51 Italy AF Corse Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 221
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
97 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Germany Stefan Mücke
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 220
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
18 LMGTE
Pro
77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 220
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 LMGTE
Pro
71 Italy AF Corse Italy Andrea Bertolini
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 219
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Am
88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Christian Ried
Italy Gianluca Roda
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 213
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21 LMGTE
Am
70 France Larbre Compétition France Pascal Gibon
France Christophe Bourret
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 211
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
61 Italy AF Corse-Waltrip Brazil Francisco Longo
Brazil Xandy Negrão
Brazil Enrique Bernoldi
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 210
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Am
55 United Kingdom JWA-Avila United Kingdom Paul Daniels
Switzerland Joël Camathias
Finland Markus Palttala
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR P 195
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 LMP2 29 United Arab Emirates Gulf Racing Middle East France Fabien Giroix
Japan Keiko Ihara
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lola B12/80 D 194
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 35 France OAK Racing Belgium Bertrand Baguette
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Morgan LMP2 D 164
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 23 France Signatech-Nissan France Franck Mailleux
France Jordan Tresson
France Olivier Lombard
Oreca 03 D 96
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
57 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jonsson
Italy Michele Rugolo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 1
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
EX LMGTE
Am
50 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
France Julien Canal
Brazil Fernando Rees
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 216
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8

Note: After finishing 1st in LMGTE Am class, the No. 50 Larbre Corvette was excluded following the post-race technical checks. The team has appealed the Stewards' Decision.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Sao Paulo Qualifying Practice Final Classification". fiawec.alkamelsystems.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Sao Paulo Race Final Classification". fiawec.alkamelsystems.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. September 15, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Race report LMGTE: AF Corse Take Third Win in a Row in Brazil". fiawec.com (FIA World Endurance Championship). September 15, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 


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