2013 European Le Mans Series season

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2013 European Le Mans Series season
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The 2013 European Le Mans Series season was the tenth season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's European Le Mans Series endurance auto racing series. It is the first season of the European Le Mans Series under the control of the ACO's Le Mans Endurance Management, replacing former organisers Peter Auto.[1] Championships are open to four categories, two of which are for Le Mans Prototypes while the other two are grand tourers. The season contested over five races starting at the Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom on 13 April and ended at Circuit Paul Ricard, France on 28 September.

Schedule[edit]

During the 2012 season several planned races were cancelled due to low interest from teams, leading the series to adopt several changes for the 2013 calendar. All race weekends have been shortened to two days, with practice and qualifying on Friday and the race on Saturday. Races have also been shortened from six hours to three. The European Le Mans Series will also share its weekends with several other international racing series, including the FIA World Endurance Championship, World Series by Renault, and FFSA GT Tour.[1]

The Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom returns to the European Le Mans Series for the first time since 2011, serving as part of a Super Endurance weekend as the ELMS race will be a precursor to the 6 Hours of Silverstone for the World Endurance Championship the following day. The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy also returns to the European Le Mans Series calendar, joined by the GT Tour series. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria is new to the European Le Mans Series, while the Hungaroring, Hungary is another circuit with ELMS history. The season finale is at Circuit Paul Ricard, France is the only event carried over from 2012. The Circuit layout used at this event was to have the full length of the Mistral straight without the chicanes. The final three races of the season are all shared with the World Series by Renault.[1]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 3 Hours of Silverstone United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom 13 April
2 3 Hours of Imola Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy 18 May
3 3 Hours of Red Bull Ring Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria 20 July
4 3 Hours of Hungaroring Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary 14 September
5 3 Hours of Le Castellet France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France 28 September

Entries[edit]

The entry list for the 2013 season was released on 8 February, and included eleven LMP2 and three LMPC cars, ten LMGTE entries, and five GTC cars, bringing the full grid up to twenty-nine entrants.[2] However only 23 cars turned up for the opening race of the season, the 3 Hours of Silverstone.

LMP2[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
France Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 1 France Pierre Thiriet[2] All
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi[3] 1
Switzerland Mathias Beche[4] 2–5
United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 3 United States Chris Dyson[5] 1
United States Michael Marsal[5] 1
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson[5] 2
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith[5] 2
Belgium Boutsen Ginion Racing Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 4 France Bastien Brière[5] 1–2
France Thomas Dagoneau[5] 1–2
United Kingdom John Hartshorne[5] 1–2, 4
Austria Dominik Kraihamer 3
Germany Thomas Holzer 3
United Kingdom Alex Kapadia[6] 4–5
Kuwait Khaled Al Mudhaf[6] 4
Belgium Renaud Kuppens 5
United Kingdom James Swift 5
Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 18 New Zealand Brendon Hartley[2] All
United States Mark Patterson[5] 1–2
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi 3–5
Canada HVM Status GP Lola B12/80 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 30 Canada Tony Burgess[4] 2
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi[4] 2
Switzerland Race Performance Oreca 03 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 34 Switzerland Michel Frey[2] All
Switzerland Patric Niederhauser[2] 1–4
Switzerland Marcello Marateotto 5
France Signatech Alpine[7] Alpine (Oreca 03) Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 M 36 France Pierre Ragues[2] All
France Nelson Panciatici[7] All
Russia SMP Racing Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 37 Italy Maurizio Mediani 3–5
Russia Sergey Zlobin 3–5
United Kingdom Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 38 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey[2] All
United Kingdom Simon Dolan[2] All
Luxembourg DKR Engineering Lola B11/40 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 39 France Olivier Porta[2] 1–2
France Romain Brandela[3] 1–2
France Stéphane Raffin 1
Belgium Bernard Delhez[4] 2
Switzerland Morand Racing Morgan LMP2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 43 Switzerland Natacha Gachnang[2] All
France Franck Mailleux[5] 1–3
Austria Christian Klien[8] 4–5

LMPC[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
Portugal Algarve Pro Racing Team Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2L V8 M 46 United Kingdom C. O. Jones 3–4
Netherlands Nicky Catsburg 3–4
France Team Endurance Challenge Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2L V8 M 47 Andorra Alex Loan[3] 1–3
France Matthieu Lecuyer[3] 1–2
Belgium Nico Verdonck 3
48 France Soheil Ayari[3] All
France Anthony Pons[3] All
49 France Paul Loup Chatin[9] All
France Gary Hirsch[9] All

LMGTE[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
United Kingdom Ram Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 M 52 United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem[2] All
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin[2] All
53 United States Gunnar Jeannette[2] All
United States Frank Montecalvo[3] All
Italy AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 M 54 France Yannick Mallégol[2] All
France Jean-Marc Bachelier[2] All
United States Howard Blank[2] All
55 Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini[5] All
Italy Marco Cioci[5] All
Italy Federico Leo[5] All
United Kingdom JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 D 66 Italy Andrea Bertolini[2] All
Switzerland Joël Camathias[2] All
France IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 67 France Patrice Milesi[2] All
Germany Wolf Henzler[10] 1
United States Patrick Long[4] 2
France Jean-Karl Vernay 3–5
Belgium Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 75 France François Perrodo[5] All
France Emmanuel Collard[5] 1, 3–5
France Sébastien Crubilé[5] 1–2
Germany Proton Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 77 Germany Christian Ried[3] All
Italy Gianluca Roda[3] 1–3
United Kingdom Nick Tandy[3] 1, 3–5
Italy Paolo Ruberti[4] 2
Austria Klaus Bachler 4–5
88 Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr. 3
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr. 3
Austria Klaus Bachler[6] 3

GTC[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
Netherlands Kox Racing Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 M 60 Netherlands Peter Kox[2] 2–5
Netherlands Nico Pronk[2] 2–5
Netherlands Dennis Retera[6] 4–5
Italy AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 62 Italy Andrea Rizzoli[5] All
Italy Stefano Gai[5] All
Italy Lorenzo Casé[5] All
United States Momo Megatron DF1 Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 M 65 Belgium Dylan Derdaele[3] 1–2
Switzerland Raffi Bader[3] 1–2
Poland Kuba Giermaziak[3] 1–2
Russia SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 68 Russia Alexander Frolov[4] 2
Russia Devi Markozov[4] 2
Russia Yury Evstigneev[4] 2
Finland Mika Salo 5
Russia Boris Rotenberg 5
Russia Anton Ladygin 5
69 Italy Fabio Babini[4] 2–5
Russia Kirill Ladygin[4] 2–5
Russia Viktor Shaitar[4] 2–5
72 Russia Boris Rotenberg[4] 2
Russia Sergey Zlobin[4] 2
Italy Maurizio Mediani[4] 2
Russia Devi Markozov[4] 3–5
Russia Alexander Frolov[4] 3–5
Italy Luca Persiani 3–5
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse[11] BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 M 79 United Kingdom Ollie Millroy[11] All
United Kingdom Andrew Smith[11] 1–3, 5
United Kingdom Alasdair McCaig[11] 1, 3–4
United Kingdom Joe Twyman[11] 2, 4
United Kingdom Phil Quaife 5
Italy Easyrace Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 83 Italy Tommaso Rocca[6] 4
Italy Diego Romanini[6] 4
Italy Fabio Mancini[6] 4
Luxembourg DKR Engineering BMW Z4 GT3 (Spec 2011) BMW 4.4 L V8 M 85 France Matthieu Lecuyer 5
France Thomas Accary 5
France Dimitri Enjalbert 5
Italy Scuderia Villorba Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 86 France Steeve Hiesse 5
France Cédric Mézard 5

Season results[edit]

Rnd. Circuit LMP2 Winning Team LMPC Winning Team LMGTE Winning Team GTC Winning Team Results
LMP2 Winning Drivers LMPC Winning Drivers LMGTE Winning Drivers GTC Winning Drivers
1 Silverstone United Kingdom No. 38 Jota Sport France No. 48 Team Endurance Challenge Germany No. 77 Proton Competition United Kingdom No. 79 Ecurie Ecosse Report
United Kingdom Simon Dolan
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey
France Soheil Ayari
France Anthony Pons
Germany Christien Ried
Italy Gianluca Roda
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
United Kingdom Andrew Smith
United Kingdom Ollie Millroy
United Kingdom Alisdair McCaig
2 Imola France No. 1 Thiriet by TDS Racing France No. 49 Team Endurance Challenge United Kingdom No. 52 Ram Racing Russia No. 69 SMP Racing Report
France Pierre Thiriet
Switzerland Mathias Beche
France Paul Loup Chatin
France Gary Hirsch
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Italy Fabio Babini
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Viktor Shaitar
3 Red Bull France No. 1 Thiriet by TDS Racing France No. 49 Team Endurance Challenge United Kingdom No. 52 Ram Racing Russia No. 69 SMP Racing Report
France Pierre Thiriet
Switzerland Mathias Beche
France Paul Loup Chatin
France Gary Hirsch
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Italy Fabio Babini
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Viktor Shaitar
4 Hungaroring France No. 36 Signatech Alpine France No. 49 Team Endurance Challenge United Kingdom No. 77 Proton Competition Russia No. 69 SMP Racing Report
France Pierre Ragues
France Nelson Panciatici
France Paul Loup Chatin
France Gary Hirsch
Germany Christian Ried
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Austria Klaus Bachler
Italy Fabio Babini
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Viktor Shaitar
5 Paul Ricard Republic of Ireland No. 18 Murphy Prototypes France No. 48 Team Endurance Challenge United Kingdom No. 52 Ram Racing Russia No. 69 SMP Racing Report
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
France Soheil Ayari
France Anthony Pons
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Italy Fabio Babini
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Viktor Shaitar

Championships[edit]

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Teams' championships[edit]

LMP2 standings[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 Signatech Alpine 85
2 Thiriet by TDS Racing 77
3 Jota Sport 71
4 Murphy Prototypes 64
5 Morand Racing 58
6 Race Performance 46
7 Boutsen Ginion Racing 32
8 SMP Racing 28

LMPC standings[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 #49 Team Endurance Challenge 115
2 #48 Team Endurance Challenge 98
3 #47 Team Endurance Challenge 33
4 Algarve Pro Racing Team 16

GTE standings[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 #52 RAM Racing 114
2 #77 Proton Competition 80
3 #55 AF Corse 63
4 #53 RAM Racing 63
5 JMW Motorsport 61
6 Prospeed Competition 40
7 IMSA Performance 38
8 #4 AF Corse 16
9 #88 Proton Competition 8

GTC standings[edit]

Pos Team Points
1 #69 SMP Racing 100
2 AF Corse 76
3 Ecurie Ecosse 67
4 #72 SMP Racing 59
5 #68 SMP Racing 21

Drivers' championships[edit]

LMP2 standings[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 France Nelson Panciatici 85
France Pierre Ragues
2 France Pierre Thiriet 77
3 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 71
United Kingdom Simon Dolan
4 Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi 69
5 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 64
6 Switzerland Mathias Beche 62
7 Switzerland Natacha Gachnang 58
8 Switzerland Michel Frey 46
9 Switzerland Patric Niederhauser 40
10 France Franck Mailleux 30
11 Austria Christian Klien 28
12 Italy Maurizio Mediani 28
Russia Sergey Zlobin

LMPC standings[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 France Gary Hirsch 115
France Paul Loup Chatin
2 France Anthony Pons 98
France Soheil Ayari
3 Andorra Alex Loan 33
4 Belgium Nico Verdonck 18
5 United Kingdom Cornelius Jones 16
Netherlands Nick Catsburg
6 France Matthieu Lecuyer 15

GTE standings[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem 114
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
2 Germany Christian Ried 80
3 United Kingdom Nick Tandy 70
4 Italy Marco Cioci 63
Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini
Italy Federico Leo
5 United States Frank Montecalvo 63
United States Gunnar Jeannette
6 Italy Andrea Bertolini 61
Switzerland Joël Camathias
7 Italy Klaus Bachler 48
8 France Emmanuel Collard 10
France François Perrodo
Italy Gianluca Roda
9 France Patrice Milesi 38
10 France Jean-Karl Vernay 22

GTC standings[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Italy Fabio Babini 100
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Viktor Shaitar
2 Italy Andrea Rizzoli 76
Italy Lorenzo Casé
Italy Stefano Gai
3 United Kingdom Andrew Smith 67
United Kingdom Ollie Millroy
4 Russia Alexander Frolov 57
Russia Devi Markozov
5 Italy Luca Persiani 47
6 United Kingdom Alasdair McCaig 40

References[edit]

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  7. ^ a b Watkins, Gary (8 March 2013). "Renault unveils Le Mans plans for Alpine brand". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Watkins, Gary (26 August 2013). "Ex-F1 driver Christian Klien to race in European Le Mans Series". autosport.com. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Team Endurance Challenge – Paul Loup Chatin and Gary Hirsch form the third driver line-up". European Le Mans Series. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wolf Henzler on the 997 RSR IMSA Performance Matmut in ELMS and Le Mans". enduranceinfo.com. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Watkins, Gary (12 March 2013). "Ecurie Ecosse moves to European Le Mans Series as it eyes Le Mans". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Standings" (PDF). European Le Mans Series. Peter Auto. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 

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