WEC Drivers’ Championship Standings after Five Rounds


World Endurance Drivers’ Championship

Porsche’s #2 crew maintain their lead in the world championship despite finishing fourth at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

The key moment of the race occurred when Audi’s #8 car, driven by Oliver Jarvis, Loic Duval and Lucas di Grassi, crashed out of the lead with a wheel bearing failure. That had been Porsche’s main title rival heading into the Mexico event, but with the #8 crew scoring just 0.5 points the tables have turned dramatically.

Toyota is now second despite struggling to match the pace of its rivals, with Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi profiting from their rivals’ drama to finish on the podium. The race-winning #1 Porsche of defending world champions Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard is now making amends for its poor start to the season and is on the tail of the #7 Audi which finished second in Mexico.

 

POSDRIVERTEAMCARPOINTSGAP
1Neel JaniPorsche TeamPorsche 919 Hybrid118-
=Marc LiebPorsche TeamPorsche 919 Hybrid118-
=Romain DumasPorsche TeamPorsche 919 Hybrid118-
2Stephane SarrazinToyota Gazoo RacingToyota TS050 Hybrid77+41
=Mike ConwayToyota Gazoo RacingToyota TS050 Hybrid77+41
=Kamui KobayashiToyota Gazoo RacingToyota TS050 Hybrid77+41
3Oliver JarvisAudi Sport Team JoestAudi R1874.5+43.5
=Loic DuvalAudi Sport Team JoestAudi R1874.5+43.5
=Lucas di GrassiAudi Sport Team JoestAudi R1874.5+43.5
4Andre LottererAudi Sport Team JoestAudi R1869+49
=Marcel FasslerAudi Sport Team JoestAudi R1869+49
5Mark WebberPorsche TeamPorsche 919 Hybrid53.5+64.5
=Brendon HartleyPorsche TeamPorsche 919 Hybrid53.5+64.5
=Timo BernhardPorsche TeamPorsche 919 Hybrid53.5+64.5
6Matheo TuscherRebellion RacingRebellion-AER R-One46+72
=Dominik KraihamerRebellion RacingRebellion-AER R-One46+72
=Alexandre ImperatoriRebellion RacingRebellion-AER R-One46+72

 

LMP2 Drivers’ Championship

The gap has been reduced at the top of the LMP2 standings following RGR Sport by Morand’s victory on home soil. However, Signatech Alpine still has a healthy lead that won’t be eclipsed at Circuit of the Americas regardless of the result.

A late brake failure for the then-leading G-Drive Racing ORECA means Rene Rast and Roman Rusinov have dropped to fourth. The pair are now three points behind the ESM Ligier which notched up its fourth podium of the season in Mexico City.

 

POSDRIVERTEAMCARPOINTSGAP
1Nicolas LapierreSignatech AlpineAlpine-Nissan A460130-
=Gustavo MenezesSignatech AlpineAlpine-Nissan A460130-
=Stephane RichelmiSignatech AlpineAlpine-Nissan A460130-
2Bruno SennaRGR Sport by MorandLigier-Nissan JPS297+33
=Filipe AlbuquerqueRGR Sport by MorandLigier-Nissan JPS297+33
=Ricardo GonzalezRGR Sport by MorandLigier-Nissan JPS297+33
3Pipo DeraniExtreme Speed MotorsportsLigier-Nissan JPS274+56
=Ryan DalzielExtreme Speed MotorsportsLigier-Nissan JPS274+56
=Chris CummingExtreme Speed MotorsportsLigier-Nissan JPS274+56
4Rene RastG-Drive RacingORECA-Nissan 0571+59
=Roman RusinovG-Drive RacingORECA-Nissan 0571+59
5Jonny KaneStrakka RacingGibson-Nissan 015S58+72
=Nick LeventisStrakka RacingGibson-Nissan 015S58+72

 

World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers

Aston Martin’s driver split strategy appears to be working as Mexico winner Darren Turner takes the lead in the GT drivers’ championship.

The British manufacturer decided to switch its drivers after Le Mans in order to beat the quicker turbocharged Ferrari and Ford entries on points. Turner’s team-mate Richie Stanaway is also profiting from the move with just two points separating him from Sam Bird and Davide Rigon in third.

 

POSDRIVERTEAMCARPOINTSGAP
1Darren TurnerAston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage86-
2Marco SorensenAston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage83+3
=Nicki ThiimAston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage83+3
3Sam BirdAF CorseFerrari 48882+4
=Davide RigonAF CorseFerrari 48882+4
4Richie StanawayAston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage80+6
5Stefan MuckeFord Chip Ganassi Racing UKFord GT72.5+13.5
=Olivier PlaFord Chip Ganassi Racing UKFord GT72.5+13.5
6James CaladoAF CorseFerrari 48862+24
=Gianmaria BruniAF CorseFerrari 48862+24
7Billy JohnsonFord Chip Ganassi Racing UKFord GT60+26
8Emmanuel CollardAF CorseFerrari 458 Italia48+38
=Rui AguasAF CorseFerrari 458 Italia48+38
=Francois PerrodoAF CorseFerrari 458 Italia48+38
9Richard LietzDempsey Proton RacingPorsche 911 RSR46+40
=Michael ChristensenDempsey Proton RacingPorsche 911 RSR46+40

 

GTE-Am Drivers’ Championship

Despite being down on pace in Mexico, Emmanuel Collard, Rui Aguas and Francois Perrodo are still streets ahead in the Am standings. A remarkable second place finish for the Ferrari trio ensured they limited the points damage following a victory for title rival Abu Dhabi Proton Racing.

 

POSDRIVERTEAMCARPOINTSGAP
1Emmanuel CollardAF CorseFerrari 458 Italia129-
=Rui AguasAF CorseFerrari 458 Italia129-
=Francois PerrodoAF CorseFerrari 458 Italia129-
2Khaled al QubaisiAbu Dhabi Proton RacingPorsche 911 RSR94+35
=David Heinemeier HanssonAbu Dhabi Proton RacingPorsche 911 RSR94+35
3Patrick LongAbu Dhabi Proton RacingPorsche 911 RSR83+46
4Mathias LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage70+59
=Pedro LamyAston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage70+59
=Paul Dalla LanaAston Martin RacingAston Martin Vantage70+59
5Pierre RaguesLarbre CompetitionCorvette C7.R65+64
=Yutaka YamagishiLarbre CompetitionCorvette C7.R65+64
6Adam CarrollGulf RacingPorsche 911 RSR62+67
=Ben BarkerGulf RacingPorsche 911 RSR62+67
=Michael WainwrightGulf RacingPorsche 911 RSR62+67