2013 American Le Mans Series season
|2013 American Le Mans Series season|
The 2013 American Le Mans Series season was the fifteenth and final season of the International Motor Sports Association's premier series in the United States, before merging up with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series in 2014. It began on March 16 with the 61st running of the 12 Hours of Sebring and ended with the 16th running of the Petit Le Mans on October 19. At the seventh round in Baltimore, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing successfully defended their 2012 Prototype One championship.
- 1 Calendar
- 2 Entry list
- 3 Results and standings
- 4 Championships
- 5 References
The calendar was announced October 18, 2012. The race at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas, was previously announced in June 2012, and a combined event with the Rolex Sports Car Series at Road America was announced on September 28, 2012. The event at Mid-Ohio, a joint weekend with the IndyCar Series, was not renewed. The event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was initially scheduled on May 18. However, with this date conflicting with the 24 Hours Nürburgring, the series opted to move the event up one week to May 11. The event was also shortened from 6 hours to 4 hours.
|Audi Sport Team Joest||Audi R18 e-tron quattro||Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
|2||Lucas di Grassi||1|
|Muscle Milk Pickett Racing||HPD ARX-03c||Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8||M||6||Klaus Graf||All|
|Romain Dumas||1, 10|
|Rebellion Racing||Lola B12/60||Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8||M||12||Nick Heidfeld||1–3, 10|
|Neel Jani||1–3, 10|
|Nicolas Prost||1, 10|
|Dyson Racing Team||Lola B12/60||Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
|M||16||Guy Smith||1–4, 7, 9|
|Chris Dyson||1–4, 7, 10|
|Tony Burgess||5–6, 8, 10|
|Chris McMurry||5–6, 8, 10|
|DeltaWing Racing Cars||DeltaWing||Élan (Mazda) 1.9 L Turbo I4||B||0||Andy Meyrick||1, 3–6, 8–10|
|Katherine Legge||3–6, 8–10|
|Greaves Motorsport||Zytek Z11SN||Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8||D||41||Tom Kimber-Smith||1|
|Extreme Speed Motorsports||HPD ARX-03b||Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6||M||01||Scott Sharp||All|
|David Brabham||1, 10|
|Johannes van Overbeek||All|
|Level 5 Motorsports||HPD ARX-03b||Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6||M||551||Scott Tucker||All|
|Ryan Briscoe||1–2, 4, 7–10|
|Marino Franchitti||1, 3, 5, 10|
|Marino Franchitti||2, 4, 6–9|
|Starworks Motorsport||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||5||Ryan Dalziel||8|
|BAR1 Motorsports||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||7||Rusty Mitchell||All|
|Tomy Drissi||1–5, 7–8, 10|
|James French||6, 9–10|
|Stefan Johansson||1, 10|
|RSR Racing||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||9||Bruno Junqueira||1–8, 10|
|Duncan Ende||1–6, 10|
|Alex Popow||1, 7|
|David Heinemeier Hansson||8|
|Performance Tech Motorsports||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||18||Tristan Nunez||All|
|Charlie Shears||1–3, 5–8, 10|
|Ryan Booth||4, 9|
|David Heinemeier Hansson||1|
|8 Star Motorsports||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||25||Oswaldo Negri||10|
|PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||52||Mike Guasch||All|
|Dane Cameron||5, 7–10|
|David Cheng||1, 4–6, 10|
|DragonSpeed||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||81||Mirco Schultis||1, 3–6, 8–9|
|Renger van der Zande||3–6, 8–9|
|CORE Autosport||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||C||05||Jonathan Bennett||All|
|Mark Wilkins||1, 10|
|Corvette Racing||Chevrolet Corvette C6.R||Chevrolet 5.5 L V8||M||3||Jan Magnussen||All|
|Jordan Taylor||1, 10|
|Richard Westbrook||1, 10|
|Team Falken Tire||Porsche 997 GT3-RSR||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||F||17||Wolf Henzler||All|
|Nick Tandy||1, 10|
|Team West/AJR/Boardwalk Ferrari||Ferrari 458 Italia GT2||Ferrari 4.5 L V8||Y||23||Townsend Bell||1–9|
|Bill Sweedler||1–4, 7–10|
|Leh Keen||1, 5–6, 10|
|Paul Miller Racing||Porsche 997 GT3-RSR||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||M||48||Bryce Miller||All|
|BMW Team RLL||BMW Z4 GTE||BMW 4.4 L V8||M||55||Bill Auberlen||1–9|
|Maxime Martin||1–7, 9–10|
|Jörg Müller||1, 10|
|Joey Hand||1–2, 5, 7, 9|
|John Edwards||1, 3–4, 6, 8, 10|
|Risi Competizione||Ferrari 458 Italia GT2||Ferrari 4.5 L V8||M||62||Olivier Beretta||1–4, 6–10|
|Matteo Malucelli||1–4, 6–10|
|SRT Motorsports||SRT Viper GTS-R||SRT 8.0 L V10||M||91||Dominik Farnbacher||All|
|Ryan Dalziel||1, 10|
|Tommy Kendall||1, 10|
|Aston Martin Racing||Aston Martin Vantage GTE||Aston Martin 4.5 L V8||M||97||Darren Turner||1|
|007||Paul Dalla Lana||1|
|CORE Autosport||Porsche 997 GT3-RSR||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||M||06||Patrick Long||3–10|
|Dempsey Racing/Del Piero||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||Y||10||Michael Avenatti||1–3|
|Andrew Davis||1, 3|
|Andy Lally||1, 3–10|
|Joe Foster||1–2, 10|
|JDX Racing||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||Y||11||Mike Hedlund||All|
|Jon Fogarty||1, 10|
|Alex Job Racing||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||Y||22||Cooper MacNeil||All|
|Dion von Moltke||1|
|NGT Motorsport||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||Y||30||Henrique Cisneros||1–9|
|Sean Edwards||1–2, 5–9|
|31||Kuba Giermaziak||1, 9|
|Angel Andres Benitez||10|
|Flying Lizard Motorsports||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||Y||44||Dion von Moltke||2–10|
|Pierre Ehret||1, 3|
|Brett Sandberg||1, 10|
|45||Nelson Canache, Jr.||All|
|TRG||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||Y||66||Ben Keating||All|
|Craig Stanton||1, 10|
|68||Al Carter||1, 7|
|Kevin Éstre||1, 7|
|Carlos de Quesada||1|
|Competition Motorsports||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||Y||99||David Calvert-Jones||1–2|
- On September 17, 2012, it was announced that the DeltaWing prototype had been cleared for entry into the ALMS for 2013.
- On October 26, 2012, Porsche announced that it would cease development of the 911 GT3-RSR (Type 997), which had competed in the series since 2005, to focus its efforts on developing its next generation 911 GT3-RSR (Type 991) race car set to debut in 2014. As a result, the development partnership with Flying Lizard Motorsports was discontinued. Porsche will, however, continue to provide support for customer teams continuing to compete with the 911 GT3-RSR (Type 997).
- On November 15, 2012, Flying Lizard Motorsports announced that they would transition to competing in the GT Challenge category. On that date they confirmed a full-season campaign for their #44 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry to be piloted by team principal Seth Neiman and 2-time 24 Hours of Daytona GT class champion Spencer Pumpelly.
- On December 2, 2012, BMW announced that they would stop racing with the M3 GT2 in favour of the Z4 model.
- On December 5, 2012, Rebellion Racing announced that they would contest the full season with a single Lola B12/60 Toyota P1 Prototype. The team will also enter a second car for at least the 12 Hours of Sebring.
- On December 6, 2012, CORE Autosport confirmed their return to the PC category with drivers Colin Braun and Jon Bennett piloting their No. 05 entry. Braun and Bennett will be joined by Mark Wilkins for the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans. The driver lineup for the team's second entry (No. 06) is still pending.
- On December 19, 2012 Paul Miller Racing announced that Porsche works driver, Marco Holzer, would join Bryce Miller in competing for the GT championship in the team's 911 GT3-RSR (Type 997). The team also announced the switch to Michelin tires, having previously competed on Dunlop tires.
- On January 18, 2013, Risi Competizione announced their return to the GT class. They will field one Ferrari 458 Italia, with drivers yet to be announced.
- On January 22, 2013, CORE Autosport announced that it would field a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR in GT, in addition to their PC effort. Patrick Long and Tom Kimber-Smith will drive it.
- Extreme Speed Motorsports will switch to P2 fielding two HPD ARX-03b prototypes, retaining drivers Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek in the No. 01 and Ed Brown and Guy Cosmo in the No. 02.
Results and standings
Overall winners in bold.
Points were awarded to the top ten cars and drivers which complete at least 70% of their class winner's distance. Teams with multiple entries only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race. Drivers were required to drive a minimum of 45 minutes to earn points, except for the Long Beach event which required only 30 minutes. Drivers are required to complete a particular amount of the minimum number of laps in order to earn points. The number of laps vary depending on the course size.
|Less than four hours||20||16||13||10||8||6||4||3||2||1|
|Between four and eight hours||22||18||15||12||10||8||6||5||4||3|
|More than eight hours||24||20||17||14||12||10||8||7||6||5|
Teams with full season entries are awarded points in the team championships. Teams which participated in a partial season or on a race-by-race basis are not included in these championships.