FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai 1st November 2014 – Blog

Early start today as the Free Practice 3 starts at 09:30. This is 60 minutes of action. By now all the stock shots of the cars, banners on the track have been captured. Now we look for more battles and close ups.

Nicolas Prost (FRA) / Nick Heidfeld (DEU) / Mathias Beche (CHE) / Car #12 LMP1 Rebellion Racing (CHE) Rebellion Toyota R-One Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Kirill Ladygin (RUS) / Viktor Shaitar (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) / Car #37 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03-Nissan Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Francois Perrodo (FRA) / Emmanuel Collard (FRA) / Matthieu Vaxiviere (FRA) / Car #75 LMGTE AM Prospeed Competition (BEL) Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Serguey Zlobin (RUS) / Nicolas Minassian (FRA) / Maurizio Mediani (ITA) / Car #27 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03-Nissan  Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Darren Turner (FRA) / Stefan Mucke (DEU) / drivers of car #97 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Kristian Poulsen (DNK) / David Heinemeier Hansson (DNK) / Richie Stanaway (NZL) / Car #95 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Audi Banner Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Marcel Fassler (CHE) / Andre Lotterer (DEU) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) / Car #2 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

David Cheng (USA) / Ho-Pin Tung (NLD) / Mark Patterson (USA) / Car #35 LMP2 OAK RACING (FRA) Morgan - Judd Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Ed Brown (USA) / Johannes van Overbeek (USA) / David Brabham (GBR) / Car #31 LMP2 EXTREME SPEED MOTORSPORTS (USA) HPD ARX 03B - Honda Free Practice 3 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

After this we have a bit of time to get some food process the images from the free practice and get ready for the qualifying session. Each session lasts 25 minutes.

Qualifying – LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am

Ambience in the Aston Martin garage Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Ambience in the Aston Martin Pit Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Saftey Pit Crew Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / Car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Pole Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Patrick Pilet (DEU) / Frederic Makowiecki (FRA) / Car #92 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Patrick Pilet (FRA) in the Porsche garage Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Richard Lietz (AUT) / Jorg Bergmeister (DEU) / Car #91 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Christopher Nygaard Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / Car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 celebrates pole Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International

Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) and Pedron Lamy (PRT) Aston Martin Garage Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Darren Turner (FRA) / Stefan Mucke (DEU) / Car #97 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 qualify for pole Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / Car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 qualify for pole Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & LMGTE Am - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai

Qualifying LMP1 and LMP2

Romain Dumas (FRA) / Neel Jani (CHE) / Marc Lieb (DEU) / Car #14 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid  pole Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Brendon Hartley (NZL) and Romain Dumas (FRA) watch the the screens in the Porsche Garage  Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Romain Dumas (FRA) Porsche garage Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Timo Bernhard (DEU) / Mark Webber (AUS) / Brendon Hartley (NZL) / Car #20 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Brendon Hartley (NZL) Porsche Garage Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Romain Dumas (FRA) Porsche garage Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Neel Jani (CHE) celebrates with Romain Dumas (FRA) after achieving pole Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Mark Webber (AUS) joins in the celebrations Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Romain Dumas9 FRA) and Neel Jani (CHE) celebrate achieving pole (Romain Dumas (FRA) / Neel Jani (CHE) / Marc Lieb (DEU) / Car #14 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit -

Romain Dumas (FRA) / Neel Jani (CHE) / Marc Lieb (DEU) / Car #14 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid achieve pole Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2 - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Quick edit then head off straight to the Qualifying Press Conference

Press Conference - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Press Conference - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Press Conference - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

This was followed by a Twitter Event with the legend Audi driver Tom Kristensen.

Twitter Event with Audi driver Tom Kristensen (DNK) - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Twitter Event with Audi driver Tom Kristensen (DNK) - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Twitter Event with Audi driver Tom Kristensen (DNK) - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Twitter Event with Audi driver Tom Kristensen (DNK) - 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit - Shanghai - China

Richard Washbrooke Photography

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