The third-place-finishing No. 1 Rebellion Racing R-13 Gibson has been disqualified from the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps classification after failing post-race scrutineering.
As a result, Neel Jani, Bruno Senna and Andre Lotterer lose their third-place finish while the sister No. 3 R-13 of Thomas Laurent, Gustavo Menezes and Mathias Beche has been promoted to the final podium place.
The reason for the No. 1’s disqualification according to the stewards’ decision is that “the car’s skid block was measured with 18.8mm, which is 1.2mm under the tolerance of the measurement of the skid block (25-5mm).
“The competitor accepted the measurement, and according to Art. 12.18 of the International Sporting Code, the Stewards decide that all of the following cars are moving up in the classification.”
Rebellion Racing has the right to appeal the decision.
Lotterer addressed the decision several hours after the race on Instagram:
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Great to be on the podium in P3 with my new team, sister car in P4! Toyota is really unreachable the way it is now, but we did the best we could! Unfortunately the FIA decided to disqualify us completely. We used too much of our floor. I always find this type of penalty super harsh for endurance racing, but that’s how it is… 24h of Le Mans is next! Let’s gooo