A look back at past FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps races


Spa-Francorchamps is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful and challenging race tracks in the world. The famous Belgian circuit will play host to the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps always been the second race of the FIA WEC since the launch of the series back in 2012 and the last big test before the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Here is a look back at all four past FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps races.

2012 - Porsche won first FIA WEC event at Spa-Francorchamps


Spa-Francorchamps was the first European event of the season in FIA WEC. Ferrari took pole position in GTE-Pro with the #59 Ferrari 458 Italia from Luxury Racing with drivers Frédéric Makowiecki and Jaime Melo.

On race day it was an all Porsche affair in the two GT classes. The German brand clinched the GTE-Pro victory after titanic battles with Ferrari. Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz at the wheel of the #77 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR from Team Felbermayr-Proton won the class.

Gianmaria Bruni and Giancarlo Fisichella were second with the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia from AF Corse. The class podium was completed by Frédéric Makowiecki and Jaime Melo with the #59 Ferrari 458 Italia from Luxury Racing.

Porsche won the GTE-Am class as well with Anthony Pons, Nicolas Armindo and Raymond Narac behind the wheel of the #67 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR from IMSA Performance.

2013 - Ferrari's time in Belgium


Aston Martin Racing took pole position in the GTE-Pro class with Bruno Senna,  Frédéric Makowiecki and Rob Bell sharing the #98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

As was the case in 2012, the race was a true thriller in the GTE-Pro class. At the end of the 6-hour event Gianmaria Bruni and Giancarlo Fisichella were victorious with the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia from AF Corse.

Second place went to Aston Martin Racing's Bruno Senna,  Frédéric Makowiecki and Rob Bell with the #98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE. Kamui Kobayashi and Toni Vilander were third with the #71 Ferrari 458 Italia.

GTE-Am victory went to the #81 Ferrari 458 Italia from 8 Star Motorsports driven by  Enzo Potolicchio, Rui Águas and Matteo Malucelli.

2014 - Ferrari on the top again in the Ardennes


Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander were untouchable at Spa-Francorchamps in 2014. The two Ferrari drivers clinched GTE-Pro pole position and won the 6-hour event at the wheel of the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia from AF Corse.

Second place went to Patrick Pilet and Jörg Bergmeister with the #91 Porsche 911 RSR from Porsche Team Manthey. The class podium was completed by the AF Corse #51 Ferrari 458 Italia of James Calado and Davide Rigon.

GTE-Victory went to to Ferrari and AF Corse as well with Luís Pérez Companc, Marco Cioci and Mirko Venturi sharing the #61 Ferrari 458 Italia.

2015 - Aston Martin Racing won GTE-Pro race of the year


The 2015 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was simply race of the year in the demanding GTE-Pro class in FIA WEC. Four cars from three different brands have battled for class victory all race long.

Aston Martin Racing started from pole position with the #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE shared by Fernando Rees, Alex MacDowall and Richie Stanaway.

On Saturday the race fans on site and and across the globe enjoyed emotional battles in GTE-Pro. In the end, Aston Martin Racing was victorious with Fernando Rees, Alex MacDowall and Richie Stanaway driving the #99Aston Martin Vantage GTE. Porsche Team Manthey took positions two and three with Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki at the wheel of the #92 Porsche 911 RSR ahead of the their team-mates Kévin Estre and Sven Müller with the sister #91 Porsche 911 RSR.

Aston Martin Racing won the GTE-Am class too with Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda sharing the #98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

Photos: Porsche / Ferrari / Michelin