The running order is shuffled with the last pit stops but G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR never falters and takes the win with the ORECA 03 driven by Antonio Pizzonia, Tor Graves and James Walker.
Christoffer Nygaard, Kristian Poulsen and Allan Simonsen take dominant win.
For this first round of the FIA WEC, both Lola-Toyota demonstrated an extreme reliability.
Tracy W. Krohn: "There were odd things on the track today with the full course yellows and no safety cars."
But both TS030 HYBRID cars lost positions to the two Audis mainly because track temperatures did not suit the chosen Michelin tyre compound.
Aston Martin win in the GT Pro category and in the GT Am class.
The German sports car pilot Stefan Mücke starts into the WEC with a GTE Pro class win, first at the Aston Martin home race in Silverstone.
Former Sauber F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi, driving the N°71 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2, had a successful debut on WEC.
The new Lotus Praga T128 LMP2 has shown a good race performance and the team is looking forward to the next races.
Strakka Racing's HPD ARX-03c was retired from race after the car spun on the grass and collided with a Ferrari.
OAK Racing’s #24 Morgan-Nissan LM P2, driven by Olivier Pla, Alex Brundle and David Heinemeier Hansson finished second on season opener race.
Very close finish in the season opening FIA World Endurance Championship race at historic Silverstone. It was a battle between the two Audi R18 e-tron quattros in the closing minutes.
In the manufacturer’s centenary year, and in front of its CEO Dr Ulrich Bez and hundreds of guests, friends and families, Aston Martin Racing today celebrated a dominant double victory in both the LMGTE categories at the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
Strakka Racing’s preparations with its new HPD ARX-03c for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Silverstone had been encouraging.
The drivers of both cars, with Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani in car 12 and Andrea Belicchi, Mathias Beche and CongFu Cheng in car 13, will be fighting for a podium finish.
Tracy Krohn started the qualifying session and Maurizio Mediani ended it, securing the seventh grid position in the GTE-Am class.
Tom Kristensen/Loïc Duval third in best Audi R18 e-tron quattro and Benoît Tréluyer thrown back due to software error.
It is a good result for Lotus at the first qualifying of the season with the new Lotus Praga T128 LMP2.
The 6 Hours of Silverstone begins at midday local time tomorrow.
Following three wins from six races in 2012, the team arrived in Britain with two 2012-specification TS030 HYBRID cars.
In the LMGTE Pro category it was AF Corse’s Ferrari 458 Italias with best lap times
The 23-year-old American joins Patrick Bornhauser and Julien Canal at the French squad that has claimed GT class victories in sportscar racing’s blue riband event for the last three years.
Nissan has a busy weekend at Silverstone with the opening round of the WEC and ELMS plus the first race of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza.
A new chapter for 8Star Motorsports as it makes its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship
Three Morgan LM P2s will be on the Silverstone grid this weekend
Lotus Praga LMP2 is looking forward to the 2013 FIA WEC that kicks off with the 6 Hours of Silverstone this week.
Once funds start to arrive South Florida team is going to start preparing for the 2014 WEC competition.
Benoît Tréluyer is also fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead as he seeks to defend his World Championship alongside #1 Audi crew-mates André Lotterer and Marcel Fässler.
ORECA is celebrating its 40th anniversary at Silverstone.
The new car is characterised by consequent lightweight design and sophisticated aerodynamics.