FIA WEC Round 1 – Spa-Francorchamps

Date: 1st May 2021

Location: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium


1st #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Hartley/Buemi/Nakajima) 162 Laps
2nd #36 Alpine Elf Matmut (Negrão/Lapierre/Vaxiviere) +1:07.196
3rd #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) +1 Lap
4th #22 United Autosports USA (Hanson/Scherer/Albuquerque) +1 Lap
5th #38 JOTA (Gonzalez/Da Costa/Davidson) +2 Laps
6th #28 JOTA (Gelael/Vandoorne/Blomqvist) +2 Laps


Brendon Hartley – #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GR010:
“It’s a great feeling to start this new Hypercar era with a victory. It didn’t come without some challenges but in the end we delivered the right result. As a driver crew we didn’t make any mistakes and we were learning on every single lap. We continue to improve our understanding of the GR010 HYBRID, how we deal with double-stints with this car and the traffic management, which is very different than with the previous car. All I can say is that we are very happy with the first victory. It was a proper race, it was a challenge, but it was a lot of fun.”