FIA 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas preview

CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

Lap distance: 3.41 miles / 5.515 km

Race duration: 6 hours

Location: Circuit of The Americas is a world-class motorsports and entertainment venue in Texas, the only FIA-certified Grade 1 track in the United States, and is located nine miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and less than 15 miles from downtown Austin.

2013 LAP RECORDS

LMP1 fastest race lap: Benoit Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1:47.375 (184.9km/h), Sept 22, 2013

LMP2 fastest race lap: Mike Conway (G Drive Oreca-Nissan) 1:54.559 (173.3 km/h), Sept 22, 2013

LMGTE Pro fastest race lap: Kamui Kobayashi (AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia) 2:03.520 (160.8 km/h), Sept, 2013

LMGTE Am fastest race lap: Nicki Thiim (Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8) 2:04.830 (159.1 km/h), Sept 22, 2013

ROLL OF HONOUR 6 HOURS OF CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

2012: RACE NOT HELD IN 2012

2013: Audi Sport Team Joest - KRISTENSEN / DUVAL / McNISH - Audi R18 e-tron quattro

DID YOU KNOW IT?

Sept 20, 2013 – Tom Kristensen, Loïc Duval and Allan McNish took their third victory of the 2013 FIA WEC season winning by 33 seconds over Toyota Racing and extending their championship lead on their way to the world title. The No.26 G-Drive Racing ORECA 03 Nissan took its second consecutive victory in the LMP2 category in the hands of Mike Conway-Roman Rusinov-John Martin. Fred Makowiecki and Bruno Senna were dominant in the No.99 Aston Martin Vantage V8 in LMGTE Pro, despite being put under pressure throughout by the Ferraris. A late-race challenge for the lead of LMGTE Am by Jamie Campbell-Walter rewarded the No.96 Aston Martin Vantage V8 with its second win of the year with Stuart Hall.

2014 The 2014 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas is the first of five races outside of Europe.

2014 The 2014 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas will be the 20th race held in the FIA WEC since the championship began in March 2012. The first race was also held in the USA, the 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida on the 18 March 2012.

FIA WEC TIMETABLE

Wednesday, 17 September

08:30-19:00 Scrutineering

Thursday, 18 September

12:45 Drivers’ briefing

14:45 - 16:15 Free Practice #1

16:45 Pre-event Press conference

19:30 - 21:00 Free Practice #2

Friday, 19 September

10:20 - 11:20 Free Practice #3

18:00 - 18:25 Qualifying - LMGTE-PRO/LMGTE-AM

18:35 - 19:00 Qualifying - FIA WEC (LMP1/LMP2)

19:10 Qualifying Press Conference

19:30 - 19:50 Mixed Interview Zone

Saturday, 20 September

17:00 - 23:00 RACE: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas

23:15 Post-race Press Conference

FIA OFFICIALS

Eduardo Freitas FIA Race Director

Yves Bacquelaine National Steward

Jean-Francois Veroux FIA WEC Steward (Chairman)

Tim Mayer FIA WEC Steward

Denis Chevrier FIA Technical Delegate

Alain Chantegret FIA Medical Delegate

Jeff Carter FIA Media Delegate

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the Championship can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/world-endurance-championship/2014/classifications

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP - 6 HOURS OF CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/events/world-endurance-championship/2014/circuit-americas