Porsche extends lead, Ferrari top in GT


Porsche Team have extended their lead at the top of the FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship after a 37-point haul at the Nürburgring. Elsewhere, Ferrari have taken the lead in the FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers ahead of Aston Martin after a one-two finish in Germany.

FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship

# Manufacturer Nationality Points
1 Porsche DEU 164
2 Audi DEU 129
3 Toyota JPN 97

Porsche have extended their lead at the head of the constructors’ championship, but Audi remain just 35 points behind with five races remaining.

FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers

# Manufacturer Nationality Points
1 Ferrari ITA 146
2 Aston Martin GBR 138
3 Ford USA 116
4 Porsche DEU 80

The GT constructors’ battle is much closer, with Ferrari overcoming recent reliability issues to secure a maximum points haul in GTE Pro. Aston Martin remain just eight points behind, with Ford a further 22 back.

FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Teams

# Team Nationality Points
1 Signatech Alpine FRA 112
2 RGR Sport by Morand MEX 74
3 G-Drive Racing RUS 65
4 Extreme Speed Motorsports #31 USA 59
5 SMP Racing #28 RUS 50
6 Strakka Racing GBR 46
7 Extreme Speed Motorsports #30 USA 28
8 SMP Racing #27 RUS 26
9 Manor #44 GBR 18
10 Baxi DC Racing Alpine CHN 14

Signatech Alpine have built a commanding lead in the LMP2 teams’ championship thanks to three consecutive victories in the last three rounds. Their closest challengers are RGR Sport by Morand heading into the Mexican team’s home race at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in early September. They overtook G-Drive Racing in the standings after the Russian team retired from the Six Hours of the Nürburgring due to gearbox issues.

FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship

# Driver Nationality Points
1 R. Dumas FRA 106
1 N. Jani CHE 106
1 M. Lieb DEU 106
2 L. di Grassi BRA 73
2 L. Duval FRA 73
2 O. Jarvis GBR 73
3 M. Conway GBR 62
3 S. Sarrazin FRA 62
3 K. Kobayashi JPN 62
4 M. Fässler CHE 51
4 A. Lotterer DEU 51
5 M. Tuscher CHE 36
5 D. Kraihamer AUT 36
5 A. Imperatori CHE 36
6 B. Tréluyer FRA 35
7 G. Menezes USA 34
7 N. Lapierre FRA 34
7 S. Richelmi MCO 34
8 T. Bernhard DEU 28,5
8 B. Hartley NZL 28,5
8 M. Webber AUS 28,5
9 N. Prost FRA 25,5
9 N. Heidfeld DEU 25,5
10 N. Piquet Jr BRA 25

In the drivers’ championship, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb hold a 33-point lead over Audi drivers Oliver Jarvis, Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval – although the Porsche pilots missed out on a golden opportunity to built an ever-larger lead after late skirmishes in the Six Hours of the Nürburgring cost them at least a podium finish.


FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers

# Driver Nationality Points
1 S. Mücke DEU 72
1 O. Pla FRA 72
2 S. Bird GBR 70
2 D. Rigon ITA 70
3 M. Sorensen DNK 67
3 N. Thiim DNK 67
4 D. Turner GBR 61
5 B. Johnson USA 60
6 R. Stanaway NZL 55
7 J. Adam GBR 45
7 F. Rees BRA 45
8 R. Aguas PRT 44
8 E. Collard FRA 44
8 F. Perrodo FRA 44
8 G. Bruni ITA 44
8 J. Calado GBR 44
9 M. Christensen DNK 38
9 R. Lietz AUT 38
10 M. Franchitti GBR 32,5
10 A. Priauxl GBR 32,5
10 H. Tincknell GBR 32,5

Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla hold a slim two-point advantage at the top of the GT drivers’ championship ahead of Ferrari drivers Sam Bird and Davide Rigon, who have two wins to their name this season. Consistency has been the key for Marco Sorensen and Nicky Thiim, with their three podiums from four races keeping them in contention for the title just five points behind the leaders.

For a full run down of the championship standings, simply visit our Standings section.

Images (c) WEC-Magazin (David Tunnicliffe)