All change in the drivers’ championships

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The 6 Hours of Fuji saw some key changes in the championship standings, with the orders of both the FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship and the FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers being shuffled.

FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship

# Driver Nationality Points
1 T. Bernhard DEU 129
1 B. Hartley NZL 129
1 M. Webber AUS 129
2 M. Fässler CHE 128
2 A. Lotterer DEU 128
2 B. Tréluyer FRA 128
3 R. Dumas FRA 95,5
3 N. Jani CHE 95,5
3 M. Lieb DEU 95,5
4 L. di Grassi BRA 79
4 L. Duval FRA 79
4 O. Jarvis GBR 79

Victory overall at Fuji has pushed the #17 Porsche trio of Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber ahead of the Audi drivers André Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler by just a single point. The #18 crew is further adrift and trails the #7 Audi drivers by 32.5 points, hence the team orders to allow the #17 car to pass at the end of the weekend’s race.

 

FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Private Team Drivers

# Driver Nationality Points
1 M. Beche CHE 94
1 N. Prost FRA 94
2 D. Abt DEU 83
2 D. Kraihamer AUT 83
2 A. Imperatori CHE 83
3 N. Heidfeld DEU 69
4 P. Kaffer DEU 68
4 S. Trummer CHE 68

Mathias Beche and Nicolas Prost cemented their lead in the LMP1 privateer drivers’ championship with class victory at Fuji. Pierre Kaffer and Simon Trummer continue to close the gap on the Rebellion drivers, but will need the Rebellion cars to fail to finish in one or both of the final two rounds if they are to be in with a shout of championship honours.

 

FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers

# Driver Nationality Points
1 S. Bird GBR 134
1 J. Canal FRA 134
1 R. Rusinov RUS 134
2 R. Bradley GBR 122
2 M. Howson GBR 122
3 G. Yacaman COL 119
3 L. Derani BRA 119
3 R. Gonzalez MEX 119

It’s all change in the LMP2 drivers’ title, too, with the DNF for the #47 KCMG car putting a serious dent in Richard Bradley and Matt Howson’s championship hopes. The #26 G-Drive Racing team now lead by 12 points. With two races left in the season and a maximum of 52 points available, anything can happen in the championship.

 

FIA Endurance Cup for GT Drivers

# Driver Nationality Points
1 R. Lietz AUT 110
2 J. Calado GBR 103
2 D. Rigon ITA 103
3 G. Bruni ITA 93,5
3 T. Vilander FIN 93,5
4 M. Christensen DNK 92
5 F. Makowiecki FRA 78

The GT drivers’ championship is also finely poised, Ferrari drivers James Calado, Davide Rigon, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander closing in on Richard Lietz at the top of the standings thanks to a resurgent performance in Japan.

 

FIA Endurance Trophy for GTE Am Drivers

# Driver Nationality Points
1 A. Basov RUS 140
1 A. Bertolini ITA 140
1 V. Shaytar RUS 140
2 R. Aguas PRT 111
2 E. Collard FRA 111
2 F. Perodo FRA 111
3 P. Dempsey USA 104
3 P. Long USA 104
3 M. Seefried DEU 104
4 P. Dalla Lana CAN 99
4 P. Lamy PRT 99
4 M. Lauda AUT 99

The SMP Racing trio of Alexei Basov, Andrea Bertolini and Viktor Shaytar still hold a commanding lead at the top of the drivers’ championship and look likely to pick up the trophy barring any major issues at both of the next two rounds.

For full standings click here or click on the Standings tab at the top of the page.

Image source: FIA press material (Nick Dungan / AdrenalMedia.com)