Sunday 4 September 2011

FIA GT1: Ford Continue to Dominate in China

Ford Continue to Dominate in China

· nr41 Marc VDS Ford GT fastest in morning Warm Up

· Championship Positions after the Qualifying Race

· nr38 Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini excluded from the Qualifying Race result due to technical infringement. (Decision nr7)

· Nr7 Young Driver Aston Martin DB9 10 grid penalty due to 3rd engine change of the season (Decision nr6)


The nr41 Marc VDS Racing Team Ford GT of Maxime Martin and Fred Makowiecki continued to show a clean pair of heals to the rest of the field by setting the fastest time in the 30-minute morning warm up session with Makowiecki setting a lap time of 1:39.190, 0.146s ahead of the nr23 JRM Nissan of Championship leaders Lucas Luhr and Michael Krumm. The 3rd and 4th fastest cars were both Ford with the nr9 Belgian Racing Ford GT of Christoffer Nygaard and Jonathan Hirschi posting a time 0.1s ahead of the nr40 Marc VDS Ford of Bas Leinders and Marc Hennerici.

CLICK HERE for the result from the Warm Up session

The Championship Race is due to start at 15:15 (local) / 09:15 (CET). The race will be streamed live on the official championship website at

CLICK HERE for the Starting Grid for Round 8 Championship Race


There were no changes at the top of the Driver’s Championship table with Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr (111 pts), who finished 11th in the Qualifying Race, maintaining a 14-point gap to Marc Basseng and Markus Winkelhock (97 pts), who also failed to score any points after being excluded from the result (see Steward’s Decisions below). Qualifying Race winners Maxime Martin and Frederic Makowiecki increase their season totals by 8-points with Martin in 9th overall (61 pts) and Makowiecki in 12th overall (44 pts).

In the Team’s Championship the 6-points gained by Richard Westbrook and Peter Dumbreck enabled the JR Motorsport team to finish the day on equal points with Münnich Motorsport team on 170-points but with three wins to two JRM are leading the Team’s Championship ahead of today’s Championship Race. The two Aston Martin teams – Hexis AMR and Young Driver AMR – are on 158 and 157 points, and 3rd and 4th overall, respectively.

CLICK HERE for the Championship Positions


STEWARD’S DECISION Nr 7: nr38 Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini

The nr38 Münnich Motorsport Lamborghini of Marc Basseng and Markus Winkelhock, which finished 6th in the Qualifying Race, was excluded from the race result by the FIA Stewards after failing the post race technical checks. The car was found not to be in conformity with the homologation form FIA GT1-102; specifically the overall width of the car exceeded the permitted measurement. The decision promoted the nr37 All-Inkl Lamborghini of Dominik Schwäger and Nicky Pastorelli into the final points scoring position.

CLICK HERE to see Steward’s Decision nr7 (PDF)

CLICK HERE to see an amended result for the Qualifying Race in Ordos

STEWARDS DECISION Nr 6: nr7 Young Driver Aston Martin DB9

The nr7 Young Driver Aston Martin DB9 of Alex Muller and Tomas Enge received a 10 grid penalty after the team were forced to replace the engine in the car for the 3rd time this season (only two engine changes are permitted without penalty). The FIA Stewards issued the team with a 5 grid penalty for the 3rd engine change and a further 5 grid penalty for changing the engine during the event. The nr7 Aston Martin finished 16th in the Qualifying Race after starting from the pitlane and the penalties mean Tomas Enge will start at the back of the grid in this afternoon’s Championship Race.

CLICK HERE to see Steward’s Decision nr6 (PDF)

Jeff Carter

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