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2010 FIA GT1 Algarve round

The 2010 FIA GT1 Algarve round was an auto race held at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal on 17–19 September 2010. Serving as the seventh round of the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship season, the FIA GT1 race served as part of the larger Portimão Supercar event and was joined by the FIA GT3 European Championship, GT4 European Cup, and Superleague Formula. The former FIA GT Championship previously raced at the Algarve circuit in 2009.

Background

Success Ballast[1]
Entry Ballast
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No. 24 Reiter Script error: No such module "convert".
No. 13 Phoenix Racing / Carsport Script error: No such module "convert".
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Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini of Vitaphone retained the Drivers' Championship lead they had held since the Paul Ricard round, holding a fourteen point gap over Thomas Mutsch of Matech. Tomáš Enge and Darren Turner shared third place a further twelve points behind Mutsch. In the Teams' Championship, Vitaphone also held the points lead by a margin of 26 points over Reiter, while Young Driver were four points further back.

Qualifying

Phoenix's Marc Hennerici was able to put the team's sole Corvette on pole position in the final qualifying session by a margin of three hundredths of a second. Marc VDS initially earned their best qualifying position to date by claiming the front row in the No. 40 Ford GT, but were later penalized to the back of the grid after their car failed a stall test during technical inspection. The penalty promoted the No. 23 Sumo Power Nissan to the front row, while the Vitaphone duo locked out the second row on the grid.

Qualifying result

For qualifying, Driver 1 participates in the first and third sessions while Driver 2 participates in only the second session. The fastest lap for each session is indicated with bold.

Pos No. Driver 1 Team Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Grid
Driver 2
1 13 23x15px Marc Hennerici 23x15px Phoenix Racing / Carsport 1:42.912 1:42.597 1:42.394 1
23x15px Alexandros Margaritis
2 40 23x15px Maxime Martin 23x15px Marc VDS Racing Team 1:42.802 1:43.022 1:42.424 23
23x15px Bas Leinders
3 23 23x15px Peter Dumbreck 23x15px Sumo Power GT 1:43.102 1:42.583 1:42.724 2
23x15px Michael Krumm
4 2 23x15px Enrique Bernoldi 23x15px Vitaphone Racing Team 1:43.188 1:43.327 1:42.827 3
23x15px Miguel Ramos
5 1 23x15px Andrea Bertolini 23x15px Vitaphone Racing Team 1:43.088 1:42.721 1:42.843 4
23x15px Michael Bartels
6 38 23x15px Nicky Pastorelli 23x15px All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 1:43.398 1:42.901 1:43.537 5
23x15px Dominik Schwager
7 34 23x15px Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof 23x15px Triple H Team Hegersport 1:43.439 1:42.465 1:44.605 6
23x15px Alessandro Pier Guidi
8 33 23x15px Altfrid Heger 23x15px Triple H Team Hegersport 1:43.557 1:43.153 No Time 7
23x15px Alex Müller
9 37 23x15px Christophe Bouchut 23x15px All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 1:43.153 1:43.429 8
23x15px Marc Basseng
10 25 23x15px Frank Kechele 23x15px Reiter 1:42.750 1:43.510 9
23x15px Jos Menten
11 7 23x15px Darren Turner 23x15px Young Driver AMR 1:43.110 1:43.581 10
23x15px Tomáš Enge
12 11 23x15px Julien Jousse 23x15px Mad-Croc Racing 1:42.819 1:43.727 11
23x15px Xavier Maassen
13 8 23x15px Stefan Mücke 23x15px Young Driver AMR 1:43.397 1:44.303 12
23x15px Pedro Lamy
14 9 23x15px Frédéric Makowiecki 23x15px Hexis AMR 1:43.102 1:44.596 13
23x15px Yann Clairay
15 4 Template:Country data JPN Seiji Ara 23x16px Swiss Racing Team 1:42.953 1:44.607 14
23x15px Max Nilsson
16 12 23x15px Laurent Cazenave 23x15px Mad-Croc Racing 1:43.568 1:45.124 15
23x15px Pertti Kuismanen
17 6 23x15px Nicolas Prost 23x16px Matech Competition 1:43.762 16
23x16px Neel Jani
18 41 23x15px Markus Palttala 23x15px Marc VDS Racing Team 1:43.796 17
23x15px Renaud Kuppens
19 3 23x15px Karl Wendlinger 23x16px Swiss Racing Team 1:43.812 18
23x16px Henri Moser
20 10 23x16px Jonathan Hirschi 23x15px Hexis AMR 1:43.904 19
23x15px Clivio Piccione
21 24 23x15px Peter Kox 23x15px Reiter 1:44.008 20
23x15px Christopher Haase
22 5 23x15px Thomas Mutsch 23x16px Matech Competition 1:44.083 21
23x15px Richard Westbrook
23 22 23x15px Jamie Campbell-Walter 23x15px Sumo Power GT 1:44.686 22
23x15px Warren Hughes

Races

Qualifying Race

Alexandros Margaritis led the field away from pole position, taking command for the first half of the race. After the pit stop and driver change, Sumo Power's Peter Dumbreck was able to catch up to leader Marc Hennerici, eventually passing the Corvette into Turn 1 in the final ten minutes of the race. The Vitaphone Maserati of Andrea Bertolini, following close behind the two, was eventually able to also pass Hennerici and secure second place

Race result

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 23 23x15px Sumo Power GT 23x15px Peter Dumbreck
23x15px Michael Krumm
Nissan 34
2 1 23x15px Vitaphone Racing Team 23x15px Michael Bartels
23x15px Andrea Bertolini
Maserati 34 −2.474
3 13 23x15px Phoenix Racing / Carsport 23x15px Marc Hennerici
23x15px Alexandros Margaritis
Corvette 34 −9.222
4 7 23x15px Young Driver AMR 23x15px Tomáš Enge
23x15px Darren Turner
Aston Martin 34 −26.210
5 5 23x16px Matech Competition 23x15px Thomas Mutsch
23x15px Richard Westbrook
Ford 34 −29.079
6 33 23x15px Triple H Team Hegersport 23x15px Altfrid Heger
23x15px Alex Müller
Maserati 34 −39.464
7 11 23x15px Mad-Croc Racing 23x15px Xavier Maassen
23x15px Julien Jousse
Corvette 34 −39.581
8 38 23x15px All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 23x15px Nicky Pastorelli
23x15px Dominik Schwager
Lamborghini 34 −39.982
9 22 23x15px Sumo Power GT 23x15px Warren Hughes
23x15px Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 34 −40.108
10 9 23x15px Hexis AMR 23x15px Frédéric Makowiecki
23x15px Yann Clairay
Aston Martin 34 −40.428
11 4 23x16px Swiss Racing Team 23x15px Max Nilsson
Template:Country data JPN Seiji Ara
Nissan 34 −40.680
12 24 23x15px Reiter 23x15px Peter Kox
23x15px Christopher Haase
Lamborghini 34 −41.549
13 2 23x15px Vitaphone Racing Team 23x15px Miguel Ramos
23x15px Enrique Bernoldi
Maserati 34 −43.590
14 25 23x15px Reiter 23x15px Jos Menten
23x15px Frank Kechele
Lamborghini 34 −44.500
15 8 23x15px Young Driver AMR 23x15px Stefan Mücke
23x15px Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin 34 −47.150
16 10 23x15px Hexis AMR 23x15px Clivio Piccione
23x16px Jonathan Hirschi
Aston Martin 34 −58.365
17 12 23x15px Mad-Croc Racing 23x15px Pertti Kuismanen
23x15px Laurent Cazenave
Corvette 34 −1:51.030
18 34 23x15px Triple H Team Hegersport 23x15px Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof
23x15px Alessandro Pier Guidi
Maserati 33 −1 Lap
19 41 23x15px Marc VDS Racing Team 23x15px Renaud Kuppens
23x15px Markus Palttala
Ford 33 −1 Lap
20 6 23x16px Matech Competition 23x15px Nicolas Prost
23x16px Neel Jani
Ford 25 −9 Laps
21
DNF
40 23x15px Marc VDS Racing Team 23x15px Bas Leinders
23x15px Maxime Martin
Ford 22 Retired
22
DNF
3 23x16px Swiss Racing Team 23x15px Karl Wendlinger
23x16px Henri Moser
Nissan 18 Damage
23
DNF
37 23x15px All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 23x15px Marc Basseng
23x15px Christophe Bouchut
Lamborghini 13 Retired

Championship Race

Following the Qualifying Race win, the Sumo Power Nissan led into the first turn, ahead of the No. 1 Vitaphone Maserati. Further down the field the No. 38 Münnich Lamborghini spun onto the outside runoff where it was collected by the No. 2 Vitaphone Maserati. Jamie Campbell-Walter's Nissan was also hit in the first turn, causing steering damage and forcing the team's retirement. At the opening of the pit window, the two leaders pitted together, but Sumo Power suffered from a tire change problem which dropped them down the race order, handing the lead to Vitaphone's Andrea Bertolini. The Phoenix Racing Corvette was promoted into second after the pit stops before being overtaken by Richard Westbrook in the No. 5 Matech Ford. Westbrook attempted to chase down the leading Maserati, but was only able to come within a second and a half at the end of the race.

Race result

Pos No. Team Drivers Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired
1 1 23x15px Vitaphone Racing Team 23x15px Michael Bartels
23x15px Andrea Bertolini
Maserati 34
2 5 23x16px Matech Competition 23x15px Thomas Mutsch
23x15px Richard Westbrook
Ford 34 −1.402
3 13 23x15px Phoenix Racing / Carsport 23x15px Marc Hennerici
23x15px Alexandros Margaritis
Corvette 34 −15.482
4 23 23x15px Sumo Power GT 23x15px Peter Dumbreck
23x15px Michael Krumm
Nissan 34 −24.623
5 40 23x15px Marc VDS Racing Team 23x15px Bas Leinders
23x15px Maxime Martin
Ford 34 −31.945
6 9 23x15px Hexis AMR 23x15px Frédéric Makowiecki
23x15px Yann Clairay
Aston Martin 34 −32.483
7 24 23x15px Reiter 23x15px Peter Kox
23x15px Christopher Haase
Lamborghini 34 −32.850
8 25 23x15px Reiter 23x15px Jos Menten
23x15px Frank Kechele
Lamborghini 34 −34.845
9 33 23x15px Triple H Team Hegersport 23x15px Altfrid Heger
23x15px Alex Müller
Maserati 34 −41.948
10 7 23x15px Young Driver AMR 23x15px Tomáš Enge
23x15px Darren Turner
Aston Martin 34 −43.495
11 8 23x15px Young Driver AMR 23x15px Stefan Mücke
23x15px Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin 34 −44.434
12 6 23x16px Matech Competition 23x15px Nicolas Prost
23x16px Neel Jani
Ford 34 −46.306
13 10 23x15px Hexis AMR 23x15px Clivio Piccione
23x16px Jonathan Hirschi
Aston Martin 34 −47.565
14 11 23x15px Mad-Croc Racing 23x15px Xavier Maassen
23x15px Julien Jousse
Corvette 34 −54.916
15 41 23x15px Marc VDS Racing Team 23x15px Renaud Kuppens
23x15px Markus Palttala
Ford 34 −1:10.419
16 12 23x15px Mad-Croc Racing 23x15px Pertti Kuismanen
23x15px Laurent Cazenave
Corvette 33 −1 Lap
17 37 23x15px All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 23x15px Marc Basseng
23x15px Christophe Bouchut
Lamborghini 32 −2 Laps
18 4 23x16px Swiss Racing Team 23x15px Max Nilsson
Template:Country data JPN Seiji Ara
Nissan 32 −2 Laps
19 34 23x15px Triple H Team Hegersport 23x15px Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof
23x15px Alessandro Pier Guidi
Maserati 32 −2 Laps
20 3 23x16px Swiss Racing Team 23x15px Karl Wendlinger
23x16px Henri Moser
Nissan 31 −3 Laps
21
DNF
38 23x15px All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 23x15px Nicky Pastorelli
23x15px Dominik Schwager
Lamborghini 13 Retired
22
DNF
22 23x15px Sumo Power GT 23x15px Warren Hughes
23x15px Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan 1 Damage
23
DNF
2 23x15px Vitaphone Racing Team 23x15px Miguel Ramos
23x15px Enrique Bernoldi
Maserati 0 Collision

References

  1. ^ "FIA Entry List Algarve (PRT) – 19 September 2010" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Upgrades for Marc VDS in Portimao". gt1world.com. SRO Group. 2010-09-16. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 

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