The FIA World Endurance Championship has now completed 36 of the 72 hours in the season. So, time wise we are at the halfway point, but actually there are still six different races to go, before anybody can claim the title as World Champions.
So let’s have a look at the standings at this point.
In the fight for the LMP FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship we have Porsche #2 drivers Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber leading, after their Le Mans victory, while Toyota Gazoo Racing #8 drivers Anthony Davidson, Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi are second. In third we have Jackie Chan DC Racing #38 drivers Oliver Jarvis, Ho-Pin Tung and Thomas Laurent, with their teammates in the #37 Alex Brundle, David Cheng and Tristan Gommendy as fourth.
Porsche leads the LMP1 FIA World Endurance Manufacturers Championship ahead of Toyota.
In the LMP2 FIA World Endurance Drivers Trophy the drivers from #38 also leads, while Bruno Senna, Julien Canal and Nicolas Prost in Vaillante Rebellion #31 are second. In third we hav Signatech Alpine Matmut #36 drivers Gustavo Menezes og Matt Rao. The standings are the same in the LMP2 FIA World Endurance Teams Trophy.
In the GT FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship we have Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK #67 drivers Harry Tincknell, Andy Priaulx and Pipo Derani leading, while Aston Martin Racing #97 drivers Darren Turner, Jonny Adam and Daniel Serra are second, ahead of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon in AF Corse Ferrari #71. It’s the same standings in the GT Pro FIA World Endurance Teams Trophy.
It looks a bit different in the GT FIA World Endurance Manufacturers Championship, where we have Ford leading Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche.
In the GT AM FIA World Endurance drivers trophy we have Clearwater Racing #61 drivers Keita Sawa, Matt Griffen and Weng Sun Mok ahead of Aston Martin Racing #98 racers Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy. Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche #77 drivers Matteo Cairoli, Marvin Dienst and Christian Ried are currently third. The same standings apply in the GT Am FIA World Endurance Teams Trophy.
But as mentioned before, we still have 36 hours of racing to do, and point-wise we are only 40% into the season. So a lot can – and will – happen during the final six rounds of the year. The next race will be run in two weeks’ time at the Nürburgring.