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2010 Le Mans Series season

2010 Le Mans Series season
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The 2010 Le Mans Series season was the seventh season of Automobile Club de l'Ouest's Le Mans Series. It featured five events between 11 April and 12 September 2010. For the first time in 2010, Formula Le Mans (FLM) cars were run in a fifth class in the series, running alongside Le Mans Prototype cars and GT cars, rather than as a support series.[1] It was also the final season when GT1 cars were allowed to run in the series.

Stéphane Sarrazin won the LMP1 championship despite sharing his car with Nicolas Lapierre for most of the season; Sarrazin did not run with his usual Team Oreca Matmut outfit at the 1000 km of Spa, instead gaining championship points with his Peugeot Sport team-mates in a precursor to the 24 Hours of Le Mans the following month. Despite this, Sarrazin won only one race, winning at the 1000 km of Algarve with Lapierre and Olivier Panis. Lapierre was second ahead of Rinaldo Capello, who won at Paul Ricard with Allan McNish. Other class victories went to Sébastien Bourdais, Pedro Lamy and Simon Pagenaud at Spa, Greg Mansell and Leo Mansell at the Hungaroring, and Nicolas Minassian and Anthony Davidson at Silverstone. In LMP2, Thomas Erdos and Mike Newton claimed the championship for the second time, after their more consistent finishes helped them to fend off Strakka Racing's Jonny Kane, Danny Watts and Nick Leventis, who won three races to one for Erdos and Newton. The only other win was taken by Miguel Amaral and Olivier Pla at Spa.

The GT1 championship went to Larbre Compétition pairing Gabriele Gardel and Patrice Goueslard, as they were the only team to attempt every race in the championship. Julien Canal and Fernando Rees joined them in various races but were not a factor in the championship. The only team to beat Larbre during the season was the Marc VDS Racing Team car of Eric de Doncker, Bas Leinders and Markus Palttala, who won at Spa. GT2 proceedings saw a second successive title for Felbermayr-Proton duo Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz, winning three of the season's five races. The other two were taken by AF Corse duo Gianmaria Bruni and Jaime Melo at Algarve and at Silverstone. Another tight championship battle was fought out in the Formula Le Mans class, with DAMS' Andrea Barlesi and Gary Chalandon holding off Hope Polevision Racing driver Steve Zacchia by just two points. The season's five races were shared between four different entries, with Barlesi and Chalandon only winning at the Hungaroring with Alessandro Cicognani. Zacchia won at Spa with Wolfgang Kaufmann and Luca Moro, Damien Toulemonde, Ross Zampatti and David Zollinger won at Paul Ricard, while Jody Firth and Warren Hughes won twice, in the Algarve, and at Silverstone.

Schedule

On 27 October 2009 the ACO released a preliminary calendar for the 2010 season featuring three named events and two unconfirmed events, plus the traditional pre-season test session at Circuit Paul Ricard.[2] The calendar was further revised with two additional events at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve and the Hungaroring. The Paul Ricard race was also extended to eight hours in length.[3] The 1000 km of Silverstone was also the part of the inaugural Le Mans Intercontinental Cup for LMP1s,[4] and it was also the first time that the race had been run on the circuit's "Arena" configuration.

Except for the 8 Hours of Castellet, as the name implied an eight-hour time limit, all races ran for either 1000 km or six hours, whichever cam first;[5] partially wet weather and a red flag period caused the 2010 1000 km of Spa to run slightly less than the 143 laps it was originally scheduled; the top three finishers completed 139 laps at the end of six hours. The 2010 1000 km of Hungaroring race was also run at a distance shorter than the 1000-km scheduled distance after six hours.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
 – Official Test Session 23x15px Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France 7–9 March
1 8 Hours of Castellet 23x15px Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France 11 April
2 1000 km of Spa 23x15px Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 9 May
3 1000 km of Algarve 23x15px Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal 17 July
4 1000 km of Hungaroring 23x15px Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary 22 August
5 Autosport 1000 km of Silverstone 23x15px Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom 12 September

Season results

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd. Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team FLM Winning Team GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers FLM Winning Drivers GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Paul Ricard 23x15px No. 7 Audi Sport Team Joest 23x15px No. 42 Strakka Racing 23x15px No. 49 Applewood Seven 23x15px No. 50 Larbre Compétition 23x15px No. 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Results
23x15px Allan McNish
23x15px Rinaldo Capello
23x15px Danny Watts
23x15px Nick Leventis
23x15px Jonny Kane
23x15px Damien Toulemonde
23x15px David Zollinger
23x15px Ross Zampatti
23x16px Gabriele Gardel
23x15px Patrice Goueslard
23x15px Julien Canal
23x15px Marc Lieb
23x15px Richard Lietz
2 Spa 23x15px No.3 Team Peugeot Total 23x15px No. 40 Quifel-ASM Team 23x16px No. 47 Hope Polevision Racing 23x15px No. 70 Marc VDS Racing Team 23x15px No. 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Results
23x15px Sébastien Bourdais
23x15px Pedro Lamy
23x15px Simon Pagenaud
23x15px Miguel Amaral
23x15px Olivier Pla
23x15px Wolfgang Kaufmann
23x16px Steve Zacchia
23x15px Luca Moro
23x15px Eric de Doncker
23x15px Bas Leinders
23x15px Markus Palttala
23x15px Marc Lieb
23x15px Richard Lietz
3 Algarve 23x15px No. 4 Team Oreca Matmut 23x15px No. 25 RML 23x15px No. 44 DAMS 23x15px No. 50 Larbre Compétition 23x15px No. 96 AF Corse Results
23x15px Olivier Panis
23x15px Nicolas Lapierre
23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin
23x15px Mike Newton
23x15px Thomas Erdos
23x15px Ben Collins
23x15px Jody Firth
23x15px Warren Hughes
23x16px Gabriele Gardel
23x15px Patrice Goueslard
23x15px Fernando Rees
23x15px Gianmaria Bruni
23x15px Jaime Melo
4 Hungaroring 23x15px No. 5 Beechdean Mansell 23x15px No. 42 Strakka Racing 23x15px No. 43 DAMS 23x15px No. 50 Larbre Compétition 23x15px No. 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Results
23x15px Greg Mansell
23x15px Leo Mansell
23x15px Nick Leventis
23x15px Danny Watts
23x15px Jonny Kane
23x15px Andrea Barlesi
23x15px Alessandro Cicognani
23x15px Gary Chalandon
23x16px Gabriele Gardel
23x15px Patrice Goueslard
23x15px Fernando Rees
23x15px Marc Lieb
23x15px Richard Lietz
5 Silverstone 23x15px No. 1 Team Peugeot Total 23x15px No. 42 Strakka Racing 23x15px No. 44 DAMS 23x15px No. 50 Larbre Compétition 23x15px No. 96 AF Corse Results
23x15px Nicolas Minassian
23x15px Anthony Davidson
23x15px Danny Watts
23x15px Jonny Kane
23x15px Nick Leventis
23x15px Jody Firth
23x15px Warren Hughes
23x16px Gabriele Gardel
23x15px Patrice Goueslard
23x15px Fernando Rees
23x15px Gianmaria Bruni
23x15px Jaime Melo

Championships

Points were awarded to all race finishers, with unclassified entries failing to complete 70% of the race distance or entries failing to reach the finish not earning championship points. One bonus point was awarded for winning pole position (denoted by bold), and a further bonus was awarded for the entry which sets the fastest race lap (denoted by parenthesis). Entries which changed an engine prior to the required two race minimum were penalized two points, with a four point penalty for every subsequent engine change.

Points were allocated in one of two ways, dependent on race length.

Points System[6]
Race Distance Position Pole Position Fastest Lap
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th And Lower
1000 km 15 13 11 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Over 1500 km 30 26 22 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 2

Teams championships

The top two finishers in the LMP1, LMP2 and GT2 championships earned automatic entry to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans, provided that the team was running for the full season. Partial season entries (teams that run on a part-time basis, e.g. race-by-race) were not eligible for automatic entries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

GT1 championships were not awarded any automatic entries as the GT1 category was phased out by the end of the year (see New 2011 regulations section).

LMP1 standings

File:Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Nr4 Spa 2010.JPG
With one victory over the season, Team Oreca Matmut won the LMP1 teams title.
Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 4 23x15px Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 21 0 (18) (10) (14) 63
2 008 23x15px Signature Plus Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 16 7 12 12 8 55
3 12 23x16px Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60 Rebellion 5.5 L V10 14 0 15 14 9 53
4 7 23x15px Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI plus Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V10 (Diesel) (32) 12 1 45
5 13 23x16px Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60 Rebellion 5.5 L V10 23 8 9 1 3 44
6 009 23x15px Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 28 10 38
7 5 23x15px Beechdean Mansell Ginetta-Zytek GZ09SB Zytek ZJ458 4.5 L V8 12 16 6 34
8 1 23x15px Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 11 16 27
9 8 23x15px Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI plus Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V10 (Diesel) 8 13 21
10 3 23x15px Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 18 18
11 6 23x15px AIM Team Oreca Matmut Oreca 01 AIM YS5.5 5.5 L V10 17 17
12 2 23x15px Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) (15) 15
13 9 23x15px Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI plus Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V10 (Diesel) 10 10
14 11 23x15px Drayson Racing Lola B09/60 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 7 7
15 20 23x15px Team LNT Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S Zytek ZJ458 4.5 L V8 6 6
- 007 23x15px Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 0 0

LMP2 standings

File:Lola B0880 Nr25 Erdos Spa 2010.JPG
RML, and drivers Thomas Erdos and Mike Newton, won their respective LMP2 class championships.
Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 25 23x15px RML Lola B08/80 HPD AL7R 3.4 L V8 24 15 16 10 10 75
2 42 23x15px Strakka Racing HPD ARX-01C HPD AL7R 3.4 L V8 (33) (1) (1) (17) (17) 69
3 24 23x15px OAK Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 19 10 8 10 6 53
4 35 23x15px OAK Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 27 11 0 5 10 -1 52
5 41 23x15px Team Bruichladdich Ginetta-Zytek GZ09SB/2 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 18 0 14 9 5 46
6 40 23x15px Quifel ASM Team Ginetta-Zytek GZ09SB/2 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 17 0 13 14 44
7 30 23x15px Racing Box Lola B09/80 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 16 10 4 9 39
8 36 23x15px Pegasus Racing Courage-Oreca LC75 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 14 8 12 0 0 34
9 39 23x15px KSM Motorsport Lola B08/47 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 12 0 5 17
10 27 23x16px Race Performance Radical SR9 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 0 8 5 4 17
11 29 23x15px Racing Box Lola B09/80 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 0 8 7 15
12 31 23x15px RLR msport MG-Lola EX265 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 7 0 7
- 37 23x15px WR / Salini WR LMP2008 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 0

FLM standings

All teams in the Formula Le Mans category utilized the Oreca FLM09 chassis and General Motors 6.3 L V8.

Pos No. Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 43 23x15px DAMS 22 0 13 15 9 59
2 47 23x16px Hope Polevision Racing 18 15 0 11 13 57
3 45 23x15px Boutsen Energy Racing 0 13 11 (9) 8 41
4 46 23x15px JMB Racing 0 11 9 13 7 40
5 48 23x16px Hope Polevision Racing 26 (1) 0 (12) 39
6 49 23x15px Applewood Seven (30) 0 1 1 32
7 44 23x15px DAMS 1 (15) 0 15 31

GT1 standings

Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 50 23x15px Larbre Compétition Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0 L V8 (33) 11 17 (18) (18) 97
2 66 23x15px Atlas FX-Team FS Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0 L V8 9 (16) 0 25
3 70 23x15px Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT1 Ford 5.3 L V8 18 18
4 60 23x16px Matech Competition Ford GT1 Ford 5.3 L V8 15 15
5 61 23x16px Matech Competition Ford GT1 Ford 5.3 L V8 13 13
6 72 23x15px Luc Alphand Aventures Corvette C6.R Corvette LS7.R 7.0 L V8 (10) 10
- 52 23x15px Young Driver AMR Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 0 0

GT2 standings

File:Felbermayr-Proton Nr77 Spa2010.JPG
Felbermayr-Proton won the GT2 class title for the second successive season, with drivers Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz.
Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 77 23x15px Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 32 17 13 16 9 87
2 95 23x15px AF Corse Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 24 13 15 11 (3) 66
3 96 23x15px AF Corse Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 1 16 18 9 15 59
4 88 23x15px Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 28 7 9 7 4 55
5 76 23x15px IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3 Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 14 10 4 12 7 47
6 91 23x15px CRS Racing Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 0 9 7 14 10 40
7 94 23x15px AF Corse Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 18 4 (7) (5) 4 38
8 85 23x15px Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R Audi 4.0 L V8 12 8 6 5 7 38
9 90 23x15px CRS Racing Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 (20) 3 4 3 3 33
10 92 23x15px JMW Motorsport Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 0 0 10 8 12 30
11 78 23x15px BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M3 GT2 BMW 4.0 L V8 16 3 7 26
12 75 23x15px Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 0 6 0 0 13 19
13 79 23x15px BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M3 GT2 BMW 4.0 L V8 (11) 7 18
14 89 23x15px Hankook Team Farnbacher Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 0 5 7 4 0 17
15 86 23x15px Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 4 4
16 99 23x15px Gulf Team First Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 4 4
17 93 23x15px JWA Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 3 3
18 98 23x15px Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 3 3

Drivers championships

LMP1 standings

Pos Driver Points
1 23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin 78
2 23x15px Nicolas Lapierre 63
3 23x15px Rinaldo Capello 57
4= 23x15px Vanina Ickx 55
4= 23x15px Franck Mailleux 55
4= 23x15px Pierre Ragues 55
7= 23x16px Neel Jani 52
7= 23x15px Nicolas Prost 52
9= 23x15px Allan McNish 45
10= 23x15px Andrea Belicchi 14
10= 23x15px Jean-Christophe Boullion 44
12 23x15px Olivier Panis 39
13= 23x15px Greg Mansell 34
13= 23x15px Leo Mansell 34
15= 23x15px Adrián Fernández 28
15= 23x15px Stefan Mücke 28
15= 23x16px Harold Primat 28
18 23x15px Anthony Davidson 27
19 23x15px Guy Smith 23
20 23x15px Timo Bernhard 23
21= 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 18
21= 23x15px Simon Pagenaud 18
21= 23x15px Pedro Lamy 18

LMP2 standings

Pos Driver Points
1= 23x15px Thomas Erdos 75
1= 23x15px Mike Newton 75
3= 23x15px Jonny Kane 69
3= 23x15px Nick Leventis 69
3= 23x15px Danny Watts 69
6= 23x15px Matthieu Lahaye 53
6= 23x15px Jacques Nicolet 53
8= 23x15px Richard Hein 52
8= 23x15px Guillaume Moreau 52
10= 23x15px Thor-Christian Ebbesvik 46
10= 23x15px Karim Ojjeh 46
12= 23x15px Miguel Amaral 44
12= 23x15px Olivier Pla 44

FLM standings

Pos Driver Points
1= 23x15px Andrea Barlesi 59
1= 23x15px Gary Chalandon 59
3 23x16px Steve Zacchia 57
4 23x15px Alessandro Cicognani 46
5 23x15px Luca Moro 44
6= 23x15px Dominik Kraihamer 41
6= 23x15px Nicolas de Crem 41

GT1 standings

Pos Driver Points
1= 23x16px Gabriele Gardel 97
1= 23x15px Patrice Goueslard 97
3 23x15px Fernando Rees 64
4 23x15px Julien Canal 33
5= 23x15px Julien Schroyen 25
5= 23x15px Carlo Van Dam 25
7= 23x15px Bas Leinders 18
7= 23x15px Markus Palttala 18

GT2 standings

Pos Driver Points
1= 23x15px Marc Lieb 87
1= 23x15px Richard Lietz 87
3= 23x15px Jean Alesi 66
3= 23x15px Giancarlo Fisichella 66
3= 23x15px Toni Vilander 66
6= 23x15px Martin Ragginger 55
6= 23x15px Christian Ried 55
8= 23x15px Gianmaria Bruni 50
8= 23x15px Jaime Melo 50
10= 23x15px Patrick Pilet 47
10= 23x15px Raymond Narac 47
12= 23x15px Andrew Kirkaldy 40
12= 23x15px Tim Mullen 40
14= 23x15px Luis Pérez Companc 38
14= 23x15px Matías Russo 38
16 23x15px Peter Dumbreck 38
17 23x15px Patrick Long 35

References

  1. ^ "Formula Le Mans to join LMS Field". Autosport. 2009-11-15. Archived from the original on 18 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  2. ^ "2010 Provisional Calendar". Le Mans Series. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ "2010 Calendar". Le Mans Series. 2009-12-05. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  4. ^ "The ACO launches the "2010 Le Mans Intercontinental Cup"". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  5. ^ "2010 Sporting Regulations" (PDF). Le Mans Series. 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Regulations evolution". Le Mans Series. Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 

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