2012 6 Hours of Fuji

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The 2012 6 Hours of Fuji is an endurance auto race held at the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Shizuoka, Japan on 14 October 2012. The race is the seventh round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season, and marks the return of the former Fuji 1000 km event for the first time since 2007.

Qualifying[edit]

Kazuki Nakajima took the win for Toyota in front of the Japanese crowd.

Toyota earned their second pole position of the season in front of the home crowd at the circuit also owned by the company. Kazuki Nakajima set a lap time of 1:27.499 in the Toyota TS030 Hybrid, nearly two tenths of a second ahead of Marcel Fässler's Audi. Neel Jani gave Rebellion Racing the top spot amongst the LMP1 privateers to put another Toyota motor on the second row of the starting grid, just ahead of Strakka Racing's Honda. Starworks Motorsport continued their streak of four consecutive pole positions in the LMP2 category, with a 1:32.367 lap set by Stéphane Sarrazin in the team's Honda, with the ADR-Delta Oreca-Nissan second in the category.

In LMGTE Pro, Marc Lieb gave Porsche their second pole of the season with Team Felbermayr-Proton, three tenths of a second ahead of Gianmaria Bruni's AF Corse Ferrari. The LMGTE Am category was led by Jean-Philippe Belloc who earned Larbre Compétition their first pole of the year in the Chevrolet Corvette.

Qualifying result[edit]

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.

Pos Class Team Driver Lap Time Grid
1 LMP1 No. 7 Toyota Racing Kazuki Nakajima 1:27.499 1
2 LMP1 No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Marcel Fässler 1:27.639 2
3 LMP1 No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest Tom Kristensen 1:28.370 3
4 LMP1 No. 12 Rebellion Racing Neel Jani 1:29.871 4
5 LMP1 No. 21 Strakka Racing Danny Watts 1:30.051 5
6 LMP1 No. 22 JRM David Brabham 1:30.410 6
7 LMP1 No. 13 Rebellion Racing Andrea Belicchi 1:30.682 7
8 LMP1 No. 15 OAK Racing Bertrand Baguette 1:30.912 8
9 LMP2 No. 44 Starworks Motorsport Stéphane Sarrazin 1:32.367 9
10 LMP2 No. 25 ADR-Delta John Martin 1:32.548 10
11 LMP2 No. 32 Lotus Vitantonio Liuzzi 1:32.738 11
12 LMP2 No. 26 Signatech-Nissan Nelson Panciatici 1:32.960 12
13 LMP2 No. 49 Pecom Racing Nicolas Minassian 1:33.114 13
14 LMP2 No. 24 OAK Racing Olivier Pla 1:33.165 14
15 LMP2 No. 23 Signatech-Nissan Olivier Lombard 1:34.294 15
16 LMP2 No. 31 Lotus Thomas Holzer 1:35.036 16
17 LMP2 No. 29 Gulf Racing Middle East Fabien Giroix 1:35.234 17
18 LMP2 No. 41 Greaves Motorsport Ricardo González 1:35.601 18
19 LMGTE Pro No. 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Marc Lieb 1:40.289 19
20 LMGTE Pro No. 51 AF Corse Gianmaria Bruni 1:40.598 20
21 LMGTE Pro No. 97 Aston Martin Racing Stefan Mücke 1:40.798 241
22 LMGTE Pro No. 71 AF Corse Andrea Bertolini 1:41.202 21
23 LMGTE Am No. 70 Larbre Compétition Jean-Philippe Belloc 1:41.386 22
24 LMGTE Am No. 57 Krohn Racing Michele Rugolo 1:41.701 23
25 LMGTE Am No. 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton Paolo Ruberti 1:41.711 25
26 LMGTE Am No. 50 Larbre Compétition Julien Canal 1:41.945 261
27 LMGTE Am No. 55 JWA-Avila Joël Camathias 1:42.910 271
  • ^ The No. 50 Larbre Corvette, No. 55 JWA-Avila Porsche, and No. 97 Aston Martin were all demoted three grid positions for cutting corners during the qualifying session.[1]

Race[edit]

Race result[edit]

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

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 7 Japan Toyota Racing Austria Alexander Wurz
France Nicolas Lapierre
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS030 Hybrid M 233
Toyota 3.4 L V8
(Hybrid)
2 LMP1 1 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 233
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
3 LMP1 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom Allan McNish
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 233
Audi TDI 3.7 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
4 LMP1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nicolas Prost
Switzerland Neel Jani
Lola B12/60 M 227
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
5 LMP1 22 United Kingdom JRM United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Australia David Brabham
India Karun Chandhok
HPD ARX-03a M 226
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
6 LMP1 21 United Kingdom Strakka Racing United Kingdom Nick Leventis
United Kingdom Jonny Kane
United Kingdom Danny Watts
HPD ARX-03a M 226
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
7 LMP1 13 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Italy Andrea Belicchi
Switzerland Harold Primat
Lola B12/60 M 225
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
8 LMP2 25 United Kingdom ADR-Delta Australia John Martin
Thailand Tor Graves
Japan Shinji Nakano
Oreca 03 D 220
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
9 LMP2 44 United States Starworks Motorsport United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
France Stéphane Sarrazin
HPD ARX-03b D 219
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
10 LMP2 24 France OAK Racing France Jacques Nicolet
France Olivier Pla
France Matthieu Lahaye
Morgan LMP2 D 219
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
11 LMP2 49 Argentina Pecom Racing Argentina Luís Pérez Companc
France Nicolas Minassian
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Oreca 03 D 216
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
12 LMP2 32 Germany Lotus United States Kevin Weeda
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Lola B12/80 D 216
Lotus 3.6 L V8
13 LMP2 29 United Arab Emirates Gulf Racing Middle East France Fabien Giroix
Japan Keiko Ihara
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lola B12/80 D 214
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
14 LMP2 41 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Germany Christian Zugel
Mexico Ricardo González
Ecuador Elton Julian
Zytek Z11SN D 212
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
15 LMP2 23 France Signatech-Nissan France Franck Mailleux
France Jordan Tresson
France Olivier Lombard
Oreca 03 D 211
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
16 LMP1 15 France OAK Racing Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Belgium Bertrand Baguette
Japan Takuma Sato
OAK Pescarolo 01 D 210
Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8
17 LMGTE
Pro
77 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Marc Lieb
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 207
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 LMGTE
Pro
51 Italy AF Corse Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 206
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
19 LMGTE
Pro
97 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Germany Stefan Mücke
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE M 206
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
20 LMGTE
Pro
71 Italy AF Corse Italy Andrea Bertolini
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 206
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
21 LMGTE
Am
50 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
France Julien Canal
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 204
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
22 LMGTE
Am
57 United States Krohn Racing United States Tracy Krohn
Sweden Niclas Jonsson
Italy Michele Rugolo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 203
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
23 LMGTE
Am
88 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Germany Christian Ried
Italy Gianluca Roda
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 202
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 LMGTE
Am
70 France Larbre Compétition France Pascal Gibon
France Christophe Bourret
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 199
Corvette 5.5 L V8
25 LMGTE
Am
55 United Kingdom JWA-Avila United Kingdom Paul Daniels
Switzerland Joël Camathias
Japan Kenji Kobayashi
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 196
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMP2 31 Germany Lotus Germany Thomas Holzer
Germany Mirco Schultis
Lola B12/80 D 139
Lotus 3.6 L V8
EX LMP2 26 France Signatech-Nissan France Pierre Ragues
France Nelson Panciatici
Russia Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03 D 213
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8

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FIA World Endurance Championship
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6 Hours of Bahrain
2012 season Next race:
6 Hours of Shanghai