Audi excluded, Porsche inherits WEC win

Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb have been handed the win at Silverstone after the #7 Audi was disqualified

Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb have been handed the win at Silverstone after the #7 Audi was disqualified

The race winning Audi has been excluded from the FIA World Endurance Championship Silverstone 6 Hour results due to a technical infringement.

The #7 entry driven by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer has been scrubbed from the results after failing a post race scrutineering check.

Officials deemed the car breached Article 3.5.6a3 concerning wear of the skid block, which was measured under the regulation 20mm.

“The stewards consider it is the liability of the competitor to respect the Technical Regulations in any case in order the car complies after the race with this regulation,” read a statement from the stewards.

Audi Sport Team Joest has decided to appeal the decision.

The ruling has handed the victory to the #2 Porsche 919 hybrid of Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas, with the Toyota TS050, piloted by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Stephane Sarrazin, inheriting second.

As result, the Rebellion of Alexandre Imperatori, Matheo Tuscher and Dominik Kraihamer has been awarded the final place on the podium.

Amended results

1

R.Dumas/N.Jani/M.Lieb

Porsche

194

6:01:53.028

2

S.Sarrazin/M.Conway/K.Kobayashi

Toyota

193

1 Lap

3

M.Tuscher/D.Kraihamer/A.Imperatori

Rebellion/AER

183

11 Laps

4

N.Prost/N.Piquet Jr./N.Heidfeld

Rebellion/AER

181

13 Laps

5

R.González/F.Albuquerque/B.Senna

Ligier/Nissan

179

15 Laps

6

R.Dalziel/L.Derani/C.Cumming

Ligier/Nissan

179

15 Laps

7

R.Rusinov/N.Berthon/R.Rast

ORECA/Nissan

179

15 Laps

8

G.Menezes/N.Lapierre/S.Richelmi

Alpine/Nissan

178

16 Laps

9

N.Leventis/D.Watts/J.Kane

Gibson/Nissan

177

17 Laps

10

M.Rao/R.Bradley/R.Merhi

ORECA/Nissan

177

17 Laps

11

D.Cheng/H-Pin Tung/N.Panciatici

Alpine/Nissan

176

18 Laps

12

V.Petrov/K.Ladygin/V.Shaytar

BR Engineering/Nissan

176

18 Laps

13

S.Sharp/E.Brown/J.van Overbeek

Ligier/Nissan

175

19 Laps

14

S.Trummer/O.Webb/J.Rossiter

CLM/AER

172

22 Laps

15

N.Minassian/M.Mediani

BR Engineering/Nissan

171

23 Laps

16

A.Davidson/S.Buemi/K.Nakajima

Toyota

170

24 Laps

17

D.Rigon/S.Bird

Ferrari

167

27 Laps

18

G.Bruni/J.Calado

Ferrari

166

28 Laps

19

N.Thiim/M.Sørensen/D.Turner

Aston Martin

166

28 Laps

20

M.Franchitti/A.Priaulx/H.Tincknell

Ford

165

29 Laps

21

B.Johnson/S.Mücke/O.Pla

Ford

165

29 Laps

22

F.Perrodo/E.Collard/R.Águas

Ferrari

163

31 Laps

23

P.D.Lana/P.Lamy/M.Lauda

Aston Martin

162

32 Laps

24

Y.Yamagishi/P.Ragues/P.Ruberti

Chevrolet

161

33 Laps

25

R.Lietz/M.Christensen

Porsche

154

40 Laps

26

C.Ried/W.Henzler/J.Camathias

Porsche

154

40 Laps

27

K.Al Qubaisi/D.Hansson/K.Bachler

Porsche

153

41 Laps

M.Fässler/A.Lotterer/B.Tréluyer

Audi

194

Disqualified

R.Stanaway/F.Rees

Aston Martin

151

Retirement

T.Graves/W.Stevens/J.Jakes

ORECA/Nissan

129

Retirement

T.Bernhard/M.Webber/B.Hartley

Porsche

70

Retirement

L.di Grassi/L.Duval/O.Jarvis

Audi

69

Retirement

M.Wainwright/A.Carroll/B.Barker

Porsche

56

Retirement

Amended points

1

Neel Jani

25

1

Marc Lieb

25

1

Romain Dumas

25

2

Kamui Kobayashi

18

2

Mike Conway

18

2

Stéphane Sarrazin

18

3

Mathéo Tuscher

15

3

Dominik Kraihamer

15

3

Alexandre Imperatori

15

4

Nicolas Prost

12

4

Nelson Piquet Jr.

12

4

Nick Heidfeld

12

5

Bruno Senna

10

5

Ricardo González

10

5

Filipe Albuquerque

10

6

Ryan Dalziel

8

6

Chris Cumming

8

6

Luis Derani

8

7

Roman Rusinov

6

7

René Rast

6

7

Nathanaël Berthon

6

8

Stéphane Richelmi

4

8

Nicolas Lapierre

4

8

Gustavo Menezes

4

9

Nick Leventis

2

9

Danny Watts

2

9

Jonny Kane

2

10

Richard Bradley

1

10

Matt Rao

1

10

Roberto Merhi

1

11

Marcel Fässler

1

11

André Lotterer

1

11

Benoît Tréluyer

1

12

David Cheng

0.5

12

Nelson Panciatici

0.5

12

Ho-Pin Tung

0.5

13

Kirill Ladygin

0.5

13

Vitaly Petrov

0.5

13

Victor Shaytar

0.5

14

Scott Sharp

0.5

14

Ed Brown

0.5

14

Johannes van Overbeek

0.5

15

James Rossiter

0.5

15

Simon Trummer

0.5

15

Oliver Webb

0.5

16

Nicolas Minassian

0.5

16

Maurizio Mediani

0.5

17

Kazuki Nakajima

0.5

17

Sébastien Buemi

0.5

17

Anthony Davidson

0.5

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