6 Hours of Fuji

The 6 Hours of Fuji (formerly the Fuji 1000 Kilometres) is a sports car race held at Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Shizuoka, Japan. The race was held for the first time in 1967, and in 1977 became part of the new Fuji Long Distance Series. In 1982 a second 1000 km race known as WEC in Japan was run as a round of the World Sportscar Championship. The All Japan Sports Prototype Championship was formed in 1983, and since then co-sanctioned this event. The World Championship left after 1988, but the JSPC carried on both races until 1992. The race was revived in 1999 as an attempt to gauge interest in an Asian Le Mans Series; the series never materialized. The race was revived again as a part of the short-lived Japan Le Mans Challenge in 2007. The race returned again as part of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season, but changed to a 6-hour race, with no distance limit.

Rolling start of the 2012 race

Results

Fuji 1000 km / 6 Hours of Fuji

Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Championship Report
1967 Japan
Japan
Toyota 2000GT 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1968 Japan Hiroshi Fushida
Japan
Toyota 7 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1969 Japan Hiroshi Fushida
Japan
Toyota 7 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1970 Japan Motoharu Kurosawa
Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi
Datsun 240Z 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1971 Japan
Japan
Porsche 910 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1972 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki
Japan Nobuhide Tachi
Toyota Sprinter Trueno 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1973 Japan Kiyoshi Misaki
Japan
Toyota Celica 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1974 Japan Hiroshi Fushida
Japan
Chevron B21-Ford 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1975 Japan Nobuhide Tachi
Japan
-BMW 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1976 Japan
Japan
-BMW 1,000 km (620 mi) 1000 km Fuji
1977 Japan Yoshimi Katayama
Japan Takashi Yorino
Japan Katayama Racing -Mazda 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1978 Japan Yoshimi Katayama
Japan
Japan Katayama Racing -Mazda 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1979 Japan Hiroshi Fushida
United States
Japan Fushida Racers -Mazda 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1980 Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Japan
Japan Sanada Racing -BMW 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1981 Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan Racing Mate Project Team -Mazda 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1982 Japan Naoki Nagasaka
Japan
Japan Auto Beaurex Motor Sports BMW M1 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1983 Japan
Australia Vern Schuppan
Japan Trust Racing Team Porsche 956 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1984 Japan
Japan
Japan Team Taku 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Long Distance Series
1985 Japan Keiichi Suzuki
Australia Vern Schuppan
Japan Trust Racing Team Porsche 956 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Endurance Championship report
1986 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi
Japan
Japan Advan Sports Nova Porsche 962C 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Endurance Championship report
1987 Australia Alan Jones
Japan Masanori Sekiya
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Japan Toyota Team TOM'S 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Sports Prototype Championship report
1988 Denmark Kris Nissen
Italy Bruno Giacomelli
Japan Leyton House Racing Team Porsche 962C 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Sports Prototype Championship report
1989 Japan Keiji Matsumoto
Australia Vern Schuppan
Sweden Eje Elgh
Australia Omron Racing Porsche 962C 1,000 km (620 mi) JAF Grand Prix All Japan Fuji 1000 km All Japan Sports Prototype Championship report
1990 Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Japan Naoki Nagasaka
Japan Toyota Team SARD 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Sports Prototype Championship
1991 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Nissan Motorsports Nissan R91CP 1,000 km (620 mi) All Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Sports Prototype Championship report
1992 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Nissan Motorsports Nissan R92CP 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Sports Prototype Championship
1993-1998: Not held
1999 France Érik Comas
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Japan Masami Kageyama
Japan NISMO Nissan R391 1,000 km (620 mi) Le Mans Fuji 1000 Kilometres Non-championship report
2000-2006: Not held
2007 Japan Hideki Noda
Japan
Japan Zytek 04S 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 km Japan Le Mans Challenge
2008-2011: Not held
2012 Austria Alexander Wurz
France Nicolas Lapierre
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Japan Toyota Racing Toyota TS030 Hybrid 6:00:42 6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report
2013 Austria Alexander Wurz
France Nicolas Lapierre
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Japan Toyota Racing Toyota TS030 Hybrid 2:56:05
Race Did Not Start
(Weather)
6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report
2014 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Japan Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid 6:00:39 6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report
2015 Germany Timo Bernhard
Australia Mark Webber
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Germany Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid 6:00:25 6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report
2016 France Stéphane Sarrazin
United Kingdom Mike Conway
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6:00:37 6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report
2017 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid 4:24:50
(Stopped for fog)
6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report
2018 United Kingdom Mike Conway
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Argentina José María López
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6:00:21 6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report
2019 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6:00:30 6 Hours of Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship report

NOTE: The 2013 race did not start; all 17 laps were run under the Safety Car. A subsequent rule change was implemented to mandate two green flag laps before a race counted.

Records

Wins by constructor
Rank Constructor Wins Years
1 Japan Toyota 14 1967-69, 1972-73, 1987, 1990, 2012-14, 2016-19
2 Germany Porsche 7 1971, 1983, 1985-86, 1988-89, 2015
3 United Kingdom March 5 1975-78, 1981
4 Japan Nissan 4 1970, 1991-91, 1999
5 United Kingdom Chevron 3 1974, 1979-80
6 Germany BMW 1 1982
Japan Mazda 1984
United Kingdom Reynard 2007
Wins by engine manufacturer
Rank Engine supplier Wins Years
1 Japan Toyota 14 1967-69, 1972-73, 1987, 1990, 2012-14, 2016-19
2 Germany Porsche 7 1971, 1983, 1985-86, 1988-89, 2015
3 Japan Mazda 5 1977-79, 1981, 1984
4 Japan Nissan 4 1970, 1991-92, 1999
Germany BMW 1975-76, 1980, 1982
6 United States Ford 1 1974
United Kingdom Gibson 2007
Drivers with multiple wins
Rank Driver Wins Years
1 Japan Hiroshi Fushida 4 1968-69, 1974, 1979
Japan Kazuki Nakajima 2012-13, 2017, 2019
3 Japan 3 1976, 1981-82
Australia Vern Schuppan 1983, 1985, 1989
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 2014, 2017, 2019
6 Japan 2 1967, 1969
Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi 1970, 1986
Japan Kiyoshi Misaki 1972-73
Japan Nobuhide Tachi 1972, 1975
Japan 1973-1974
Japan 1976, 1981
Japan Yoshimi Katayama 1977-78
Japan Keiichi Suzuki 1980, 1985
Japan 1981, 1983
Japan Naoki Nagasaka 1982, 1990
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino 1991-92
Japan Toshio Suzuki 1991-92
Austria Alexander Wurz 2012-13
France Nicolas Lapierre 2012-13
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson 2014, 2017
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 2015, 2019
United Kingdom Mike Conway 2016, 2018
Japan Kamui Kobayashi 2016, 2018

WEC in Japan / Interchallenge Fuji

Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Championship Report
1982 Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 6 hours WEC in Japan World Endurance Championship
1983 Germany Stefan Bellof
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 1,000 km (620 mi) WEC in Japan World Endurance Championship
All Japan Endurance Championship
1984 Germany Stefan Bellof
United Kingdom John Watson
Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 1,000 km (620 mi) WEC in Japan World Endurance Championship
All Japan Endurance Championship
1985 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan
Japan Keiji Matsumoto
Japan Hoshino Racing March 85G-Nissan 1,000 km (620 mi)A WEC Japan World Endurance Championship
All Japan Endurance Championship
report
1986 Italy Paolo Barilla
Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani
Germany Joest Racing Porsche 956B 1,000 km (620 mi) WEC in Japan World Sports Prototype Championship
All Japan Endurance Championship
report
1987 Netherlands Jan Lammers
United Kingdom John Watson
United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-8 1,000 km (620 mi) WEC in Japan World Sports Prototype Championship
All Japan Sports Prototype Championship
report
1988 United Kingdom Martin Brundle
United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-9 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres World Sports Prototype Championship
All Japan Sports Prototype Championship
report
1989 Japan Hitoshi Ogawa
Italy Paolo Barilla
Japan Toyota Team Tom's 1,000 km (620 mi) Inter-Challenge Fuji 1000 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship
1990 Cancelled due to bad weather
1991 Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Toshio Suzuki
Japan Nissan Motorsports Nissan R91CP 1,000 km (620 mi) Interchallenge Fuji 1000 km All Japan Sports Prototype Championship
1992 United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Japan Toyota Team Tom's TS010 1,000 km (620 mi) Fuji 1000 Kilometres All Japan Sports Prototype Championship report
^A The 1985 race was stopped after 2 hours due to heavy rain. Most of the international entries withdrew before the race, or in the early laps.

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