2014 European Le Mans Series season

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2014 European Le Mans Series season
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The 2014 European Le Mans Series season is the tenth season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's European Le Mans Series. It is the third 24 Hours of Le Mans-based series created by the ACO, following the Asian Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The five-event season will begin at Silverstone Circuit in conjunction with the FIA World Endurance Championship from 18–19 April and end at Autódromo do Estoril on 19 October.[1]

Regulations[edit]

The top class will continue to be LMP2, where a car of 2–3 drivers must include at least one silver or bronze-ranking driver. GTE and GTC cars must include one bronze and silver driver or two bronze drivers. Finally, LMPC will not be a part of the 2014 season.

Unlike in 2013, tyre warming will be allowed in the 2014 season.[1]

Calendar[edit]

The provisional calendar was announced during the final round of the 2013 European Le Mans Series season at Circuit Paul Ricard. However, to avoid date clashes with the FIA World Endurance Championship, a revised schedule was released, with rounds 2 and 5 being moved back one week. The first round will be held alongside the first round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone Circuit.[2]

Additionally, all races will last an hour longer than in 2013, from three hours to four.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 4 Hours of Silverstone United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom 19 April
2 4 Hours of Imola Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy 18 May
3 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria 20 July
4 4 Hours of Le Castellet France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France 14 September
5 4 Hours of Estoril Portugal Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal 19 October

Entry list[edit]

The entry list was announced on February 13. It features 42 cars, comprising 13 LMP2, 13 GTE and 16 GTC:

  • LMP2 features four Orecas (Boutsen Ginion, Sébastien Loeb, Race Performance and Murphy), three Zyteks (Greaves, Jota and Caterham), three Morgans (Pegasus, Morand and Larbre), two Alpines (Signatech) and a Ligier (Thiriet by TDS).
  • GTE features 8 Ferraris (AF Corse, AT Racing, JMW and Kessel), four Porsches (IMSA, Gulf and Crubilé) and an Aston Martin (Gulf).
  • GTC features 11 Ferraris (AF Corse, SMP, SOFREV-ASP, Formula and Ukraine), two McLarens (ART), a Porsche (Pro GT by Almeras) and a BMW (Barwell).

LMP2[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
France Sébastien Loeb Racing Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 M 24 France Vincent Capillaire 1–2, 4
Czech Republic Jan Charouz 1–2
France Arthur Pic 4
Italy Andrea Roda 4
United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 28 United Kingdom James Littlejohn 1
United Kingdom Tony Wells 1
United Kingdom James Walker 1
United Kingdom Luciano Bacheta 3–4
Russia Mark Shulzhitskiy 3–4
41 United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith 1–3
United States Chris Dyson 1
United States Matt McMurry 1–4
United States Mark Patterson 3
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem 4
Germany Pegasus Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 29 France Julien Schell 1–4
Switzerland Niki Leutwiler 1–4
United Kingdom Jonathan Coleman 1–4
Switzerland Race Performance Oreca 03 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 34 Switzerland Michel Frey 1–4
France Franck Mailleux 1–4
France Signatech Alpine Alpine (Oreca 03) Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 M
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36 France Paul-Loup Chatin 1–4
France Nelson Panciatici 1–4
United Kingdom Oliver Webb 1–4
United Kingdom Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 38 United Kingdom Simon Dolan 1–4
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 1–4
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1–4
Switzerland Newblood by Morand Racing Morgan LMP2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 D 43 Austria Christian Klien 1–4
Switzerland Gary Hirsch 1–4
France Romain Brandela 1–2
France Pierre Ragues 3–4
France Thiriet by TDS Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 46 France Pierre Thiriet 1–2
France Ludovic Badey 1–2
France Tristan Gommendy 1–2
Ligier JS P2 France Pierre Thiriet 3–4
France Ludovic Badey 3–4
France Tristan Gommendy 3–4
Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 48 Venezuela Rodolfo González 1–2, 4
India Karun Chandhok 1–2
United Kingdom Alex Kapadia 1
France Nathanaël Berthon 2, 4
Brazil Pipo Derani 4
France Larbre Compétition Morgan LMP2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 M 50 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán 1
Japan Keiko Ihara 1

LM GTE[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
Italy AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 54 Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini 1–4
Italy Marco Cioci 1–4
United Kingdom Michael Lyons 1–4
55 United Kingdom Duncan Cameron 1–4
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin 1–4
Italy Michele Rugolo 1, 3–4
Italy Mirko Venturi 2
65 United Kingdom Peter Mann 2
Italy Lorenzo Casé 2
Italy Raffaele Giammaria 2
70 France Yannick Mallegol 3–4
France François Perrodo 3–4
France Emmanuel Collard 3–4
Austria AT Racing Ferrari F458 Italia Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 56 Belarus Alexander Talkanitsa, Jr. 1–3
Belarus Alexander Talkanitsa 1–4
Germany Pierre Kaffer 1–4
Italy Mirko Venturi 4
France Team Sofrev ASP Ferrari F458 Italia Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 58 France Fabien Barthez 1–4
France Anthony Pons 1–4
France Soheil Ayari 1–4
United Kingdom JMW Motorsport Ferrari F458 Italia Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 66 United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 1–4
United Kingdom George Richardson 1–4
Italy Daniel Zampieri 1–2
United Kingdom Robert Bell 3
United Kingdom James Walker 4
France IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 67 France Erik Maris 1–4
France Jean-Marc Merlin 1–4
France Éric Hélary 1–4
76 France Raymond Narac 1–4
France Nicolas Armindo 1–4
France David Hallyday 1–2
Denmark Christina Nielsen 3–4
Russia SMP Racing Ferrari F458 Italia Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 72 Italy Andrea Bertolini 1–4
Russia Viktor Shaitar 1–4
Russia Sergey Zlobin 1–4
Germany Proton Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 77 Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr. 3
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr. 3
Austria Richard Lietz 3
Switzerland Kessel Racing Ferrari F458 Italia Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 80 Poland Michał Broniszewski 1–2, 4
Italy Giacomo Piccini 1–2, 4
81 Italy Thomas Kemenator 1–4
Italy Matteo Cressoni 1–4
France Crubilé Sport Porsche 997 GT3 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 82 France François Perrodo 1–2
France Sébastien Crubilé 1–2
France Emmanuel Collard 1–2
United Kingdom Gulf Racing UK Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 M 85 Germany Roald Goethe 1–4
United Kingdom Stuart Hall 1–4
United Kingdom Daniel Brown 1–4
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Porsche 911 RSR
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 86 United Kingdom Michael Wainwright 1–4
United Kingdom Adam Carroll 1–4
United Kingdom Ben Barker 1–2, 4
United Kingdom Michael Meadows 3

GTC[edit]

Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
France Sébastien Loeb Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra Audi 5.2 L V10 M 51 France Henry Hassid 1
France Mike Parisy 1
France Olivier Lombard 1
Russia SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 57 Russia Boris Rotenberg 2–4
Finland Mika Salo 2–4
Italy Maurizio Mediani 2–4
71 Russia Kirill Ladygin 1–4
Russia Aleksey Basov 1–4
Italy Luca Persiani 1–4
73 Monaco Olivier Beretta 1–4
Russia Devi Markozov 1–4
Russia Anton Ladygin 1–4
France Team Sofrev ASP Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 59 France Christophe Bourret 1–4
France Pascal Gibon 1–2, 4
France Jean-Luc Beaubelique 3
France Jean-Philippe Belloc 1–4
Denmark Formula Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 60 Denmark Jan Magnussen 1, 3–4
Denmark Johnny Laursen 1–4
Denmark Mikkel Mac 1–4
Italy Andrea Piccini 2
Italy AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 62 France Yannick Mallegol 1–2
United States Howard Blank 1–2
France Jean-Marc Bachelier 1–2
63 Denmark Mads Rasmussen 1–4
Denmark Dennis Lind 1
Russia Ilya Melnikov 2–3
Portugal Filipe Barreiros 4
94 Switzerland Thomas Flohr 2, 4
Italy Francesco Castellacci 2, 4
Italy Andrea Rizzoli 4
95 Netherlands Adrien de Leener 1–4
Monaco Cédric Sbirrazzuoli 1–4
Belgium Prospeed Competition Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 75 Netherlands Paul van Splunteren 1–4
Belgium Maxime Soulet 1–2
France Gilles Vannelet 1–4
France Mike Parisy 3–4
Russia Team Russia by Barwell BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 M 78 Russia Leo Machitski 1–4
Russia Timur Sardarov 1–4
United Kingdom Jonny Cocker 1–4
Italy Ombra Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 92 Italy Mario Cordoni 4
Italy Marco Zanuttini 4
France Pro GT by Almeras Porsche 997 GT3-R Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 93 France Franck Perera 1–4
France Lucas Lasserre 1–2, 4
France Eric Dermont 1–2, 4
France Matthieu Vaxivière 3
France Henri Hassid 3
Ukraine Team Ukraine Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 96 Ukraine Andrii Kruglyk 1
Ukraine Sergey Chukanov 1
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi 1
France ART Grand Prix McLaren MP4-12C GT3 McLaren 3.8 L Turbo V8 M 98 Estonia Kevin Korjus 1–4
France Grégoire Demoustier 1–4
France Yann Goudy 1–4
99 Mexico Ricardo González 1–4
Switzerland Karim Ajlani 1–4
United Kingdom Alex Brundle 1–4
Belgium BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 M TBA Belgium Bas Leinders TBA
Finland Markus Palttala TBA

Season results[edit]

Rnd. Circuit LMP2 Winning Team LMGTE Winning Team GTC Winning Team Results
LMP2 Winning Drivers LMGTE Winning Drivers GTC Winning Drivers
1 Silverstone France No.46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Italy No.55 AF Corse Ukraine No.96 Team Ukraine Report
France Pierre Thiriet
France Ludovic Badey
France Tristan Gommendy
United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Italy Michele Rugolo
Ukraine Andrii Kruglyk
Ukraine Sergey Chukanov
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
2 Imola United Kingdom No.38 Jota Sport Russia No.72 SMP Racing Denmark No.60 Formula Racing Report
United Kingdom Simon Dolan
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Russia Viktor Shaitar
Russia Sergey Zlobin
Denmark Johnny Laursen
Denmark Mikkel Mac
Italy Andrea Piccini
3 Red Bull France No.36 Signatech Alpine Italy No.55 AF Corse Russia No.71 SMP Racing Report
France Paul-Loup Chatin
France Nelson Panciatici
United Kingdom Oliver Webb
United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Italy Michele Rugolo
Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Aleksey Basov
Italy Luca Persiani
4 Paul Ricard Switzerland No.43 Newblood by Morand Racing Italy No.55 AF Corse Russia No.73 SMP Racing Report
Austria Christian Klien
Switzerland Gary Hirsch
France Pierre Ragues
United Kingdom Duncan Cameron
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Italy Michele Rugolo
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Russia Devi Markozov
Russia Anton Ladygin
5 Estoril No. No. No. Report






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