FIA WEC Round 5 – 6 Hours of Fuji

Date: 11th September 2022

Location: Fuji, Japan

Official Classification:

1st #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Buemi/Hirakawa/Hartley) 232 Laps
2nd #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) +1:08.382
3rd #36 Alpine ELF Team (Negrao/Lapierre/Vaxiviere) +2 Laps
4th #93 Peugeot Total Energies (DiResta/Jensen/Vergne) +7 Laps
5th #31 WRT (Galael/Frijns/Vanthoor) +7 Laps
6th #38 JOTA (Gonzalez/Da Costa/Stevens) +8 Laps

Brendon Hartley – #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GR010:
“We had an amazing car today and the race was incredibly smooth; it doesn’t often happen like that. On our car we saw the track temperatures were likely to be high so we went a different direction on set-up and it worked, we were a bit quicker than the sister car. Séb did a strong first stint then I was able to build a gap and Ryo drove well at the end. It was one of those races where everything just worked perfectly. Big thanks to the engineering team and the mechanics; as a crew we were very strong. Now the World Championship fight comes down to Bahrain, which is pretty cool.”

Drivers’ Championship Positions after Round 5:

=1st Brendon Hartley 121
=1st Sébastien Buemi 121
=1st Ryo Hirakawa 121
=1st André Negrão 121
=1st Matthieu Vaxiviere 121
=1st Nicolas Lapierre 121
3rd Jose Maria Lopez 95
3rd Kamui Kobayashi 95
3rd Mike Conway 95

Hypercar World Championship Positions after Round 5:

1st Toyota Gazoo Racing 147
2nd Alpine Elf Matmut 121
3rd Glickenhaus Racing 70