Porsche and Ford take championship leads

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is often a turn­ing point in the fight for the FIA WEC cham­pi­onship titles, as – right­ly or wrong­ly – dou­ble points are award­ed. How­ev­er, the amount of attri­tion in the LMP1 class means that both the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ and dri­vers’ cham­pi­onships remain tight going into the sec­ond half of the sea­son. GTE is also as tight as ever, with just 22 points sep­a­rat­ing the top three man­u­fac­tur­ers. The GT dri­vers’ cham­pi­onship is also a close race between pilots from four dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers.

FIA World Endurance Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ Cham­pi­onship 2017

Porsche lead the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ cham­pi­onship with a tal­ly of 111 points, but with only one car of each man­u­fac­tur­er fin­ish­ing the race at Le Mans, the title bat­tle remains rel­a­tive­ly close. A change in reg­u­la­tions for 2017 means that Toy­ota received points at Le Mans for their over­all LMP clas­si­fi­ca­tion, which was sixth behind a host of LMP2 cars. As a result, they are 23.5 points behind Porsche, but with six rounds to go it’s all to play for.

# Man­u­fac­tur­er Nation­al­i­ty Total
1 Porsche 2 3 1 111
3 4p R
2 Toy­ota 13p 2 6 86.5
1 1 Rp

FIA World Endurance Dri­vers’ Cham­pi­onship

Bren­don Hart­ley, Earl Bam­ber and Timo Bern­hard lead the world dri­vers’ cham­pi­onship by 17 points with a total of 83 fol­low­ing their vic­to­ry at Le Mans, with Sébastien Bue­mi, Kazu­ki Naka­ji­ma and Antho­ny David­son in sec­ond with 66 points by dint of their two vic­to­ries at the first two rounds of the sea­son. Remark­ably, the six Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing dri­vers are in joint third and fourth respec­tive­ly fol­low­ing their podi­um fin­ish­es in the over­all clas­si­fi­ca­tion at Le Mans.

# Dri­ver Nation­al­i­ty Team Total
1 B. Hart­ley Porsche LMP Team 2 3 1 83
1 E. Bam­ber Porsche LMP Team 2 3 1 83
1 T. Bern­hard Porsche LMP Team 2 3 1 83
2 S. Bue­mi Toy­ota Gazoo Rac­ing 1 1 6 66
2 K. Naka­ji­ma Toy­ota Gazoo Rac­ing 1 1 6 66
2 A. David­son Toy­ota Gazoo Rac­ing 1 1 6 66
3 H.-P- Tung Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 4 9 2 50
3 O. Jarvis Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 4 9 2 50
3 T. Lau­rent Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 4 9 2 50
4 A. Brun­dle Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 11 16 3 31
4 D. Cheng Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 11 16 3 31
4 T. Gom­mendy Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 11 16 3 31
5 A. Lot­ter­er Porsche LMP Team 3 4p R 28
5 N. Jani Porsche LMP Team 3 4p R 28
5 N. Tandy Porsche LMP Team 3 4p R 28

FIA World Endurance Cham­pi­onship for GT Man­u­fac­tur­ers 2017

Ford have over­tak­en Fer­rari at the head of the inau­gur­al GT world cham­pi­onship and now hold a nine-point lead over the Pranc­ing Horse. Aston Mar­tin, vic­to­ri­ous at Le Mans, have now moved into third posi­tion in the cham­pi­onship with a total of 95 points. Inter­est­ing­ly, Ferrari’s sev­enth place and Porsche’s eight place both came cour­tesy of GTE Am entries (#61 Clear­wa­ter Rac­ing and #77 Dempsey-Pro­ton Rac­ing respec­tive­ly).

# Man­u­fac­tur­er Nation­al­i­ty Total
1 Ford 1p 3 2 117
4 4 6
2 Fer­rari 2 1p 4 108
5 2 7
3 Aston Mar­tin 6 7 1p 95
7 8 5
4 Porsche 3 5 3 72
10 6 8

FIA World Endurance Cham­pi­onship for GT Dri­vers 2017

The gap at the top of the GT dri­vers’ cham­pi­onship is also nine points, with the #67 Ford crew of Pipo Derani, Andy Pri­aulx and Har­ry Tinck­nell lead­ing Aston Martin’s Le Mans cham­pi­ons Daniel Ser­ra, Dar­ren Turn­er and John­ny Adam. In third posi­tion are the Fer­rari dri­vers Sam Bird and Davide Rigon, just three points behind the Aston Mar­tin crew.

# Dri­ver Nation­al­i­ty Team Total
1 L. F. Derani Ford Chip Ganas­si Rac­ing UK 1p 4 2 74
1 A. Pri­aulx Ford Chip Ganas­si Rac­ing UK 1p 4 2 74
1 H. Tinck­nell Ford Chip Ganas­si Rac­ing UK 1p 4 2 74
2 D. Ser­ra Aston Mar­tin Rac­ing 7 7 1p 63
2 D. Turn­er Aston Mar­tin Rac­ing 7 7 1p 63
2 J. Adam Aston Mar­tin Rac­ing 7 7 1p 63
3 S. Bird AF Corse 5 1p 4 60
3 D. Rigon AF Corse 5 1p 4 60
4 R. Lietz Porsche GT Team 3 5 3 55
4 F. Makowiec­ki Porsche GT Team 3 5 3 55

FIA Endurance Tro­phy for LMP2 Dri­vers 2017

A vic­to­ry in Le Mans fol­low­ing up on the win at Sil­ver­stone means that the Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing dri­vers of Thomas Lau­rent, Oliv­er Jarvis and Ho-Ping Tung hold a com­mand­ing 38-point lead in the LMP2 stand­ings ahead of the Vail­lante Rebel­lion crew of Julien Canal, Nico­las Prost and Bruno Sen­na. Title con­tenders and pole­sit­ters at every round so far this sea­son, G-Dri­ve Rac­ing, have been sev­er­al pun­ished for their non-fin­ish at Le Mans, with Roman Rusi­nov, Alex Lynn and Pierre Thiri­et back in fifth posi­tion with 38 points.

# Dri­ver Nation­al­i­ty Team Total
1 H.-P- Tung Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 1 3 1 90
1 O. Jarvis Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 1 3 1 90
1 T. Lau­rent Jack­ie Chan DC Rac­ing 1 3 1 90
2 J. Canal Vail­lante Rebel­lion 2 2 6 52
2 N. Prost Vail­lante Rebel­lion 2 2 6 52
2 B. Sen­na Vail­lante Rebel­lion 2 2 6 52
3 G. Menezes Sig­nat­e­ch Alpine Mat­mut 4 5 5 42
3 M. Rao Sig­nat­e­ch Alpine Mat­mut 4 5 5 42

For a full run-down of the cur­rent FIA WEC stand­ings, please vis­it our Stand­ings page.

Images © WEC-Mag­a­zin / Wal­ter Schruff / Ton Kerdijk