AF Corse loses Shanghai win

Estre and Christensen declared LMGTE Pro winners
Estre and Christensen declared LMGTE Pro winners

Porsche have been promoted to winners of the LMGTE Pro category at today’s FIA WEC 4 Hours of Shanghai after the No. 51 AF Corse 488 GTE Evo was disqualified following post-race technical checks.

Ferrari was set to take its first ever LMGTE Pro victory on Chinese soil but the No. 51 car was in breach of the WEC Technical Regulations after the minimum ground clearance was found lower than 50mm.

Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen’s victory in the Porsche 911 RSR sees Porsche GT Team extend its points lead over Aston Martin by 17 points in the standings.

The class runner-up in Shanghai was the No.91 Porsche 911 RSR with Gimmi Bruni and Richard Lietz at the wheel. The No.97 and No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage AMR cars finished third and fourth respectively while the No. 71 AF Corse entry rounded out the top five.

Revised Standings

Pos No./Team Drivers Car Class Laps Behind/Gap
1 1 Rebellion Racing B. Senna / G. Menezes / N. Nato Rebellion R13 – Gibson LMP1 125 0.000s/0.000s
2 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing S. Buemi / K. Nakajima / B. Hartley Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H 125 1:06.984/1:06.984
3 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing M. Conway / K. Kobayashi / J. Lopez Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H 124 1 Lap 1 Lap
4 5 Team LNT J. King / B. Hanley / E. Orudzhev Ginetta G60-LT-P1-AER LMP1 124 1 Lap 1:10.783
5 6 Team LNT C. Robertson / M. Simpson / G. Smith Ginetta G60-LT-P1-AER LMP1 123 2 Laps 1 Lap
6 38 JOTA R. Gonzalez / A. Da Costa / A. Davidson Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 121 4 Laps 2 Laps
7 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing H. Tung / G. Aubry / W. Stevens Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 121 4 Laps 17.090
8 22 United Autosports P. Hanson / F. Albuquerque / P. Di Resta Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 121 4 Laps 4.637
9 36 Signatech Alpine ELF T. Laurent / A. Negṛo / P. Ragues Alpine A470 РGibson LMP2 120 5 Laps 1 Lap
10 29 Racing Team Nederland F. Van Eerd / G. Van Der Garde / N. De Vries Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 120 5 Laps 2.744
11 33 High Class Racing M. Patterson / K. Yamashita / A. Fjordbach Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 120 5 Laps 35.863
12 47 Cetilar Racing R. Lacorte / A. Belicchi / G. Sernagiotto Dallara P217 – Gibson LMP2 119 6 Laps 1 Lap
13 92 Porsche GT Team M. Christensen / K. Estre Porsche 911 RSR – 19 LMGTE Pro 115 10 Laps 4 Laps
14 91 Porsche GT Team G. Bruni / R. Lietz Porsche 911 RSR – 19 LMGTE Pro 115 10 Laps 13.428
15 97 Aston Martin Racing A. Lynn / M. Martin Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE Pro 115 10 Laps 8.527
16 95 Aston Martin Racing M. Sorensen / N. Thiim Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE Pro 115 10 Laps 6.205
17 71 AF Corse D. Rigon / M. Molina Ferrari F488 GTE EVO LMGTE Pro 115 10 Laps 10.198
18 90 TF Sport S. Yoluc / C. Eastwood / J. Adam Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE Am 113 12 Laps 2 Laps
19 57 Team Project 1 B. Keating / L. Ten Voorde / J. Bleekemolen Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 113 12 Laps 16.251
20 98 Aston Martin Racing P. Dalla Lana / D. Turner / R. Gunn Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE Am 113 12 Laps 12.210
21 83 AF Corse F. Perrodo / E. Collard / N. Nielsen Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Am 113 12 Laps 15.305
22 56 Team Project 1 E. Perfetti / D. Heinemeier-Hansson / M. Cairoli Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 112 13 Laps 1 Lap
23 88 Dempsey – Proton Racing A. Negro / W. Bamber / T. Preining Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 112 13 Laps 31.553
24 70 MR Racing M. Ishikawa / O. Beretta / K. Cozzolino Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Am 112 13 Laps 13.799
25 54 AF Corse T. Flohr / F. Castellacci / G. Fisichella Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Am 112 13 Laps 18.582
26 86 Gulf Racing M. Wainwright / A. Watson / B. Barker Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 112 13 Laps 14.079
27 62 Red River Sport B. Grimes / J. Mowlem / C. Hollings Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Am 112 13 Laps 35.782
28 77 Dempsey – Proton Racing C. Ried / R. Pera / M. Campbell Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 111 14 Laps 1 Lap
DNF 42 Cool Racing N. Lapierre / A. Borga / A. Coigny Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 30
DQ 51 AF Corse J. Calado / A. Pier Guidi Ferrari F488 GTE EVO LMGTE Pro 115

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