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Qualifying gallery and notes from the 6 Hours of Silverstone

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Paul Foster is here to bring us a fantastic gallery from Qualifying for the FIA WEC and their 6 Hours of Silvertone.

If you are wondering what happened in qualifying, the good people at the WEC put these dot points together…

  • Mike Conway and José Maria Lopez claim pole position for 6 Hours of Silverstone in No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID
  • Conway sets fastest overall lap of 1m36.769s as he and Lopez combine to average 1m36.895s
  • Toyota 1-2 on grid as No.8 Toyota sets average of 1m37.306s with Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima
  • Nakajima sees one of his laps deleted for abusing track limits
  • SMP Racing place third with No.11 BR1-AER
  • Jenson Button qualifies No.11 with Vitaly Petrov and will start third for his first non-F1 race at Silverstone since 1999!
  • No.17 SMP Racing car fourth after late lap from Egor Orudzhev
  • Rebellion Racing fifth and sixth as No.3 outpaces No.1 Rebellion R13-Gibson which was rebuilt from practice accident
  • LMP2 pole position won by No.37 Jackie Chan DC Racing pair of Jazeman Jaafar and Nabil Jeffri
  • Jaafar sets best overall lap of 1m44.732s and the Malaysian pair average 1m44.896s
  • Just 0.1s separates first and second in LMP2 as No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing car is second
  • Third in class is title leading Signatech Alpine as Lapierre and Thiriet combine
  • Session red flagged with 5-minutes remaining after spin for Fritz Van Eerd in Racing Team Nederland Dallara
  • LMGTE Pro pole position claimed by No.66 Ford GT driven by Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla
  • Pla sets best outright time of 1m55.658s and combines with Mucke to set best average of 1m55.727s
  • Aston Martin enjoys best qualifying performance of season as new model Vantage AMR places second and third
  • No.97 places second with Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin just 0.078s away from pole sitting Ford
  • Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim third in No.97 Aston Martin
  • Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx start fourth in No.67 Ford GT
  •  LMGTE Am sees first ever WEC pole position for Team Project 1 Porsche
  •  Egidio Perfetti and Jörg Bergmeister set best average of 1m59.001s 
  •  Second place just 0.2s behind is No.77 Dempsey Proton Porsche with Christian Ried and Matt Campbell driving
  •  Third in LMGTE Am is TF Sport Aston Martin as Salih Yoluc and Jonny Adam set time at teams home race