There have been quite a few changes to the FIA World Endurance Championship points standings, following the latest race at Monza in Italy.
The Hypercar is still led by Toyota Gazoo Racing #8, but their advantage has shrunk to just six points over their teammates in #7. Alpine Elf Matmut #36 is 15 points from the lead, after two second places and a third so far, while the two Glickenhaus cars sit fourth and fifth.
United Autosports USA #22 has moved back into the LMP2 championship lead, after the victory this time out. But on the other hand, it was a very bad weekend for JOTA #38, who didn’t get classified due to not enough of the race completed. They do, however, still hold on to second in the standings, in front of their teammates in #28, who didn’t have too good of a weekend either. Team WRT #31 has moved into fourth, a single point ahead of Inter Europol Competition #34.
Realteam Racing #70 keeps the LMP2 Pro/Am lead, but only three points ahead of Racing Team Nederland #29, who has won two of the three rounds this year. DragonSpeed USA #21 is third, with a small gap to High Class Racing #20, while the fuel leak at Spa Francorchamps prior to the race start, still hurts ARC Bratislava #44 pointwise.
Porsche #92 is back into the GTE Pro lead, after they lost the lead in Portugal. Their victory this weekend sent them two points ahead of AF Corse Ferrari #51, who has a 20-point gap down to AF Corse Ferrari #52, and Porsche #91 a further 9 points behind.
Despite Cetilar Racing Ferrari #47 having a very bad race at their home track, they still managed to hold onto the GTE Am points lead – especially thanks to the extra points awarded at the 8 hours race in Portimao. They are two points ahead of AF Corse Ferrari #83, who has won two of the three races this year. Aston Martin Racing #98 has leapt into third, with the good performance in Italy.
But you still have to remember, that we are not even halfway in the points distribution of 2021, even though we have raced three of six rounds. Le Mans is double points, while the 8 Hours of Bahrain gives 1,5 times regular points – and the Bahrain replacement race, taking over from Fuji, follows the regular 6 hours race points scale.
The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is run on 21-22 August 2021.