Allan McNish, one of three drivers for Audi Sport Team Joest's winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro

The 2013 6 Hours of Silverstone was an auto racing event held at the Silverstone Circuit, near Silverstone, England on 12–14 April 2013. The event was the opening round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season, and served as the annual award for the Royal Automobile Club's Tourist Trophy. Briton Allan McNish, Dane Tom Kristensen, and Frenchman Loïc Duval won the race for Audi, just over three seconds ahead of their teammates. The British Delta-ADR team were victorious in the LMP2 category, while Aston Martin Racing secured both the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes.

The event weekend was shared with the European Le Mans Series, which ran the 3 Hours of Silverstone, and the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.


The 6 Hours of Silverstone was the first instance in which the WEC utilized a new qualifying procedure in which two drivers were required to set laps during the qualifying session. The grid would then be determined by averaging the total of the two best laps set by each of the drivers. Following the Silverstone qualifying session, several drivers felt the new format was too risky as all teams only had enough time to set four laps during the wet session.[1] The FIA later announced that qualifying would be extended by ten minutes for the next round at Spa to allow teams more leeway.

Qualifying result

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[2]

Pos Class Team Average Time Grid
1 LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Racing 1:48.021 1
2 LMP1 No. 8 Toyota Racing 1:49.995 2
3 LMP1 No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:51.283 3
4 LMP1 No. 12 Rebellion Racing 1:52.124 4
5 LMP1 No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:53.488 5
6 LMP1 No. 13 Rebellion Racing 1:53.835 6
7 LMP2 No. 25 Delta-ADR 1:55.148 7
8 LMP2 No. 24 OAK Racing 1:57.629 8
9 LMP2 No. 26 G-Drive Racing 1:57.697 9
10 LMP2 No. 35 OAK Racing 1:58.729 10
11 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.566 11
12 LMGTE Pro No. 99 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.722 12
13 LMGTE Am No. 96 Aston Martin Racing 2:01.158 13
14 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche AG Team Manthey 2:01.308 14
15 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche AG Team Manthey 2:01.452 15
16 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 2:01.512 16
17 LMGTE Am No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 2:01.544 17
18 LMP2 No. 32 Lotus 2:01.555 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 2:01.803 19
20 LMP2 No. 31 Lotus 2:02.144 20
21 LMGTE Am No. 61 AF Corse 2:02.396 21
22 LMP2 No. 49 Pecom Racing 2:02.454 22
23 LMGTE Am No. 81 8 Star Motorsports 2:02.513 23
24 LMGTE Am No. 50 Larbre Compétition 2:02.862 24
25 LMP2 No. 47 KCMG 2:02.991 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 76 IMSA Performance Matmut 2:04.176 26
27 LMP2 No. 41 Greaves Motorsport 2:04.491 27
28 LMGTE Am No. 57 Krohn Racing 2:05.482 28
29 LMP2 No. 45 OAK Racing 2:10.475 29
30 LMP1 No. 21 Strakka Racing No Time 30
LMGTE Am No. 88 Proton Competition Did Not Participate 31


Race result

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 LMP1 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom Allan McNish
Denmark Tom Kristensen
France Loïc Duval
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 197
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
2 LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 197
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 8 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 196
Toyota 3.4 L V8
4 LMP1 7 Japan Toyota Racing Austria Alexander Wurz
France Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 196
Toyota 3.4 L V8
5 LMP1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Switzerland Neel Jani
Germany Nick Heidfeld
Lola B12/60 M 193
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Italy Andrea Belicchi
Switzerland Mathias Beche
China Congfu Cheng
Lola B12/60 M 190
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
7 LMP2 25 United Kingdom Delta-ADR Thailand Tor Graves
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
United Kingdom James Walker
Oreca 03 D 184
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
8 LMP2 24 France OAK Racing France Olivier Pla
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Morgan LMP2 D 183
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 49 Argentina Pecom Racing Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Germany Pierre Kaffer
France Nicolas Minassian
Oreca 03 M 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
10 LMP2 35 France OAK Racing Belgium Bertrand Baguette
United Kingdom Martin Plowman
Mexico Ricardo González
Morgan LMP2 D 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 41 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United States Chris Dyson
United States Michael Marsal
Zytek Z11SN D 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 47 Hong Kong KCMG Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori
United Kingdom Matthew Howson
China Jim Ka To
Morgan LMP2 M 179
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 26 Russia G-Drive Racing Russia Roman Rusinov
Australia John Martin
United Kingdom Mike Conway
Oreca 03 D 176
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
97 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Darren Turner
Germany Stefan Mücke
Brazil Bruno Senna
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 171
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
71 Italy AF Corse Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 170
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
99 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing France Frédéric Makowiecki
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 170
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
92 Germany Porsche AG Team Manthey Germany Marc Lieb
Austria Richard Lietz
France Romain Dumas
Porsche 911 RSR M 170
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
51 Italy AF Corse Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 170
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
95 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Allan Simonsen
Denmark Kristian Poulsen
Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 169
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
91 Germany Porsche AG Team Manthey Germany Jörg Bergmeister
France Patrick Pilet
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 RSR M 168
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
50 France Larbre Compétition France Julien Canal
France Patrick Bornhauser
Brazil Fernando Rees
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 166
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
81 United States 8 Star Motorsports Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
Portugal Rui Águas
Austria Philipp Peter
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 165
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
96 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Germany Roald Goethe
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 165
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
88 Germany Proton Competition Germany Christian Ried
Italy Gianluca Roda
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 165
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
57 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Italy Maurizio Mediani
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 164
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
76 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
France Christophe Bourret
France Jean-Karl Vernay
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 163
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
27 LMP2 45 France OAK Racing France Jacques Nicolet
France Jean-Marc Merlin
Morgan LMP2 D 154
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
61 Italy AF Corse South Africa Jack Gerber
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Italy Marco Cioci
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 139
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
NC LMP2 32 Czech Republic Lotus Germany Thomas Holzer
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Czech Republic Jan Charouz
Lotus T128 D 113
Praga 3.6 L V8
DNF LMP1 21 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Nick Leventis
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03c M 55
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP2 31 Czech Republic Lotus United States Kevin Weeda
France Christophe Bouchut
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Lotus T128 D 44
Praga 3.6 L V8


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