WEC - Championship Positions after the 6 Hours of Mexico

11.07.17

As the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Texas for round 6 of the 2017 season, there is still plenty to fight for with four races of the season remaining.

As the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Texas for round 6 of the 2017 season, the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas, there is still plenty to fight for with four races of the season remaining.

 

The 2017 LMP1 FIA World Endurance Manufacturers Championship has seen two wins for Toyota, but Porsche now have the upperhand after securing victory at Le Mans, Nürburgring and Mexico City After securing maximum points at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Porsche lead by 56.5 points but with 168 points still on offer the championship is far from over.

 

1 Porsche               198

2 Toyota                 141.5

 

In the LMP FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber and Timo Bernhard have extended their lead to 41 points after taking their third win in a row in Mexico. The Porsche trio are currently on 134 points with Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps winners, Anthony Davidson, Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi, who could only manage to finish in 3rd place in Mexico, are on 93 points.

 

1 Brendon HARTLEY             Porsche Team                       134

1 Earl BAMBER                     Porsche Team                       134

1 Timo BERNHARD               Porsche Team                       134

2 Anthony DAVIDSON           Toyota Gazoo Racing            93

2 Kazuki NAKAJIMA              Toyota Gazoo Racing            93

2 Sébastien BUEMI               Toyota Gazoo Racing            93

3 André LOTTERER              Porsche Team                       64

3 Neel JANI                           Porsche Team                       64

3 Nick TANDY                       Porsche Team                       64

4 Ho-Pin TUNG                     Jackie Chan DC Racing         60.5

4 Oliver JARVIS                    Jackie Chan DC Racing         60.5

4 Thomas LAURENT             Jackie Chan DC Racing         60.5

5 Kamui KOBAYASHI            Toyota Gazoo Racing            48.5

5 Mike CONWAY                   Toyota Gazoo Racing            48.5 

 

The 2017 GT FIA World Endurance Manufacturers Championship sees Ferrari move ahead of Ford after five races with the Italian manufacturer on 162 points, nine points head of their American rival.  Aston Martin won in Mexico to keep the British firm in touch with the leaders on 140 points, with Porsche on 131 points, meaning all four manufacturers are covered by just 31 points with 168 still available from the final four races.

 

  1. Ferrari                    162
  2. Ford                       153
  3. Aston Martin           140
  4. Porsche                131

 

After finishing in 4th place in Mexico the 2017 GT FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship is still led by round 1 winners Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell.  The British Ford GT duo are currently on 96 points, with a reduced lead of 8 points ahead of Fred Makowieci and former GTE champion Richard Lietz driving for Porsche.  Ferrari’s Davide Rigon moves up to third with his Ferrari teammate Sam Bird in fourth because the British driver missed the race in Germany.

 

  1. Andy PRIAULX                     Ford                       96
  1. Harry TINCKNELL                 Ford                       96
  2. Frédéric MAKOWIECKI         Porsche                 88

2      Richard LIETZ                       Porsche                 88

3      Davide Rigon                        Ferrari                     79.5

4      Sam Bird                               Ferrari                     79

 

 

FIA World Endurance Trophy – LMP2

After hitting technical issues and finishing 9th in class in Mexico, the no 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca’s lead has been reduced to 23 points.  Drivers Ho-Pin Tung, Oliver Jarvis and Thomas Laurent are currently on 118 points, with race winners Bruno Senna and Julien Canal in the no31 Vaillante Rebellion Oreca-Gibson now on 95 points.  Their teammate Nico Prost is third on 77 points after missing the race in Germany.

 

1             Ho-Pin TUNG                        118

1             Oliver JARVIS                       118

1             Thomas LAURENT                118

2             Bruno SENNA                       95

2             Julien CANAL                        95

3              Nicolas PROST                     77

4             Gustavo MENEZES               76

5             Matthew RAO                        72

 

1             38 Jackie Chan DC Racing    118

2             31 Vaillante Rebellion            95

3             36 Signatech Alpine Matmut   76

4             37 Jackie Chan DC Racing    59

5             26 G-Drive Racing                 58

 

FIA World Endurance Trophy – LMGTE Am

After securing their second win in a row in Mexico the crew of the no77 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche 911 -Christian Ried, Marvin Dienst and Matteo Cairoli - are now leading the LMGTE Am category by ten points on 114 points, with Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda on 104 points in the no98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage.

 

Former championship leaders Keita Sawa, Matt Griffin and Weng Sun Mok  in the no61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari F488 are just 16 points behind the Porsche trio on 98 points.

 

1             Christian RIED                       114

1             Marvin DIENST                      114

1             Matteo CAIROLI                    114

2             Mathias LAUDA                     104

2             Paul DALLA LANA                104

2             Pedro LAMY                          104

3             Keita SAWA                          98

3             Matt GRIFFIN                        98

3             Weng Sun MOK                    98

 

 

  1. 77    Dempsey – Proton Racing      120
  2. 61    Clearwater Racing                 112
  3. 98    Aston Martin Racing              102
  4. 54    Spirit of Race                        62
  5. 86    Gulf Racing UK                     61

 

 

The next round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship is the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas which will take place on Saturday 16 September and is Round 6 of the 9 race 2017 season.