Baku FIA GT: Sebastien Loeb McLaren promoted to podium

Sebastien Loeb and Alvaro Parente have been promoted to second position in the FIA GT Series championship race in Baku

Baku FIA GT: Sebastien Loeb McLaren promoted to podium

The McLaren MP4-12C duo, who drive for Sebastien Loeb Racing, have been moved up from fourth place in the final results after the cars that finished second and third were given 10-second time penalties.

The move means that the Hexis Racing McLaren, shared by Rob Bell and Kevin Estre, and the Charouz Gravity Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG driven by Maximilian Buhk and Alon Day are demoted to third and fourth places respectively.

The penalties were awarded for avoidable contact as a result of an incident at Turn 2 three laps from the end of the race as the trio battled for second position.

Parente had made a move up the inside of the Mercedes at the hairpin and was followed by Estre.

Day made contact with Parente, who then hit Estre.

Estre emerged from the contretemps in second, followed by Day and Parente.

Revised results - 30 laps: Pos Drivers Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Ortelli/Vanthoor WRT Audi 1h00m39.010s 2. Loeb/Parente Loeb McLaren +5.755s 3. Bell/Estre Hexis McLaren +11.313s* 4. Buhk/Day Gravity Charouz Mercedes +15.312s* 5. Baumann/Proczyk Grasser Lamborghini +31.029s 6. Sladecka/Rosina Grasser Lamborghini +39.168s 7. Campanico/Ammermuller Novadriver Audi +39.464s 8. Sims/Dusseldorp Boutsen McLaren +39.884s 9. Soucek/Turvey MRS McLaren +41.553s 10. Hassid/Beltoise TDS BMW +46.205s 11. Stippler/Sandstrom WRT Audi +1m03.310s 12. Winkelhock/Ide Phoenix Audi +1m10.829s 13. Sdanewitsch/Leo AF Ferrari +1m23.156s 14. Cunha/Stumpf Rodrive Lamborghini +2 laps 15. Mayr-Melnhof/Rast WRT Audi +2 laps 16. Thomas/Melnikov MRS McLaren +2 laps * 10s penalty Retirements: Zonta/Jimenez Brasil BMW 15 laps Tandy/Holzer Trackspeed Porsche 14 laps Vervisch/Vandoorne Boutsen McLaren 11 laps Charouz/Janis Gravity Charouz Mercedes 7 laps Zuber/Parisy Loeb McLaren 3 laps Webb/Hetherington Fortec Mercedes 2 laps Khodair/Bueno Brasil BMW 1 lap Catsburg/Martin Marc VDS BMW 0 laps Afanasiev/Simonsen Gravity Charouz Mercedes 0 laps Demoustier/Albuquerque WRT Audi 0 laps 
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