The 2014 6 Hours of Silverstone was an endurance sports car racing event held at the Silverstone Circuit near Silverstone, England on 17–20 April 2014. The event served as the opening round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship, and overall race winners were awarded the annual Tourist Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club. Toyota became the first Japanese manufacturer to win Silverstone's endurance race, with Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi, and Nicolas Lapierre leading the team's second TS040 Hybrid to a 1–2 finish. The race, which had run under mixed weather conditions, was stopped in the final half-hour of competition due to heavy rains and not restarted.[1]

Porsche, making their return to the prototype categories with the debuting 919 Hybrid, completed the overall race podium with third place. Accidents ended the race of both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars after the World Champions had started strongly.[2] Rebellion Racing's Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld, and Mathias Beche were the only team to reach the finish in the LMP1-L category, while G-Drive Racing's Morgan-Nissan won the LMP2 class. Lock-out 1–2 victories were also earned by Porsche in LMGTE Pro and British marque Aston Martin in LMGTE Am.[3]

Qualifying results

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[4]

Pos Class Team Average Time Grid
1 LMP1-H No. 7 Toyota Racing 1:42.774 1
2 LMP1-H No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:42.779 2
3 LMP1-H No. 14 Porsche Team 1:43.087 3
4 LMP1-H No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:43.137 4
5 LMP1-H No. 8 Toyota Racing 1:43.137 5
6 LMP1-H No. 20 Porsche Team 1:43.226 6
7 LMP1-L No. 13 Rebellion Racing 1:44.285 7
8 LMP1-L No. 12 Rebellion Racing 1:44.392 8
9 LMP2 No. 26 G-Drive Racing 1:49.156 9
10 LMP2 No. 47 KCMG 1:49.439 10
11 LMP2 No. 37 SMP Racing 1:51.326 11
12 LMP2 No. 27 SMP Racing 1:51.514 12
13 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse 1:59.125 13
14 LMGTE Pro No. 91 Porsche Team Manthey 1:59.380 14
15 LMGTE Pro No. 92 Porsche Team Manthey 1:59.717 15
16 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse 1:59.841 16
17 LMGTE Am No. 81 AF Corse 1:59.932 17
18 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing 1:59.954 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 52 Ram Racing 2:00.216 19
20 LMGTE Am No. 98 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.923 20
21 LMGTE Am No. 61 AF Corse 2:00.971 21
22 LMGTE Am No. 95 Aston Martin Racing 2:00.982 22
23 LMGTE Pro No. 99 Aston Martin Racing 2:01.122 23
24 LMGTE Am No. 75 Prospeed Competition 2:01.886 24
25 LMGTE Am No. 88 Proton Competition 2:01.917 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 53 Ram Racing 2:01.953 26
27 LMGTE Am No. 90 8 Star Motorsports 2:01.982 27


Race result

Class winners in bold.[5]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 LMP1-H 8 Japan Toyota Racing United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
France Nicolas Lapierre
Toyota TS040 Hybrid M 167
Toyota 3.7 L V8
2 LMP1-H 7 Japan Toyota Racing Austria Alexander Wurz
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS040 Hybrid M 166
Toyota 3.7 L V8
3 LMP1-H 20 Germany Porsche Team Germany Timo Bernhard
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Australia Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid M 165
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
4 LMP1-L 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Germany Nick Heidfeld
Switzerland Mathias Beche
Lola B12/60 M 159
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP2 26 Russia G-Drive Racing Russia Roman Rusinov
France Olivier Pla
France Julien Canal
Morgan LMP2 D 154
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
6 LMP2 47 Hong Kong KCMG United Kingdom Matthew Howson
United Kingdom Richard Bradley
Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Oreca 03 D 152
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
92 Germany Porsche Team Manthey Germany Marco Holzer
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR M 147
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
91 Germany Porsche Team Manthey France Patrick Pilet
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR M 147
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
97 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Darren Turner
Germany Stefan Mücke
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 147
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
51 Italy AF Corse Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 147
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
71 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom James Calado
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 146
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
52 United Kingdom Ram Racing Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Portugal Álvaro Parente
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 146
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
13 LMP2 27 Russia SMP Racing Russia Sergey Zlobin
Italy Maurizio Mediani
France Nicolas Minassian
Oreca 03 M 145
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
99 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Hong Kong Darryl O'Young
United Kingdom Alex MacDowall
Brazil Fernando Rees
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 144
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
95 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Denmark Kristian Poulsen
Denmark Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 144
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
98 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Canada Paul Dalla Lana
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 144
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
81 Italy AF Corse Australia Stephen Wyatt
Italy Michele Rugolo
United Kingdom Sam Bird
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 143
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
88 Germany Proton Competition Germany Christian Ried
Austria Klaus Bachler
United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Qubaisi
Porsche 911 RSR M 142
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
53 United Kingdom Ram Racing United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
United Kingdom Ben Collins
United States Mark Patterson
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 141
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
61 Italy AF Corse Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
Italy Marco Cioci
Italy Mirko Venturi
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 141
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
90 United States 8 Star Motorsports Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Italy Gianluca Roda
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 118
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1-H 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 94
Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
75 Belgium Prospeed Competition France François Perrodo
France Matthieu Vaxivière
France Emmanuel Collard
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 83
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 37 Russia SMP Racing Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Anton Ladygin
Russia Viktor Shaitar
Oreca 03 M 65
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1-H 14 Germany Porsche Team Germany Marc Lieb
France Romain Dumas
Switzerland Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid M 30
Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
DNF LMP1-L 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Italy Andrea Belicchi
Switzerland Fabio Leimer
Lola B12/60 M 24
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
DNF LMP1-H 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Denmark Tom Kristensen
France Loïc Duval
Brazil Lucas di Grassi
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 24
Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6

See also


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