2019–20 FIA World Endurance Championship
|2019–20 FIA World Endurance Championship|
The 2019–2020 FIA World Endurance Championship is the eighth season of the FIA World Endurance Championship, an auto racing series co-organised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The series is open to Le Mans Prototypes and grand tourer-style racing cars divided into four categories. World championship titles will be awarded to the leading manufacturers and drivers in both the prototype and grand tourer divisions. With the new winter scheduling format, the series will begin at Silverstone Circuit in September 2019 and end with the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2020.
- 1 Schedule
- 2 Teams and drivers
- 3 Results and standings
- 3.1 Race results
- 3.2 Drivers' championships
- 3.3 Manufacturers' and teams' championships
- 4 References
- 5 External links
The FIA and ACO announced a provisional schedule during the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone which feature eight events over ten months. All events from the previous season are carried over, as well as the return of Bahrain which was not on the 2018–2019 calendar, and Interlagos which last held a WEC event in 2014. However, the length of the majority of events has been altered, moving away from the traditional six-hour format used in previous seasons. Sebring remains an eight-hour race and is joined by Bahrain, while Silverstone and Shanghai are shortened to four-hour events.
After Formula 1 announced their provisional 2019 schedule, the WEC moved the Fuji round forward one week to 6 October to avoid a conflict with the Japanese GP. This also avoids a date conflict with the scheduled date for the IMSA season finale, Petit Le Mans. Moving the Fuji round forward also allowed the Shanghai round to be moved forward one week to 10 November, which avoids a conflict with the traditional date for the Macau GP.
|1||4 Hours of Silverstone||Silverstone Circuit||Silverstone, United Kingdom||1 September 2019|
|2||6 Hours of Fuji||Fuji Speedway||Oyama, Japan||6 October 2019|
|3||4 Hours of Shanghai||Shanghai International Circuit||Shanghai, China||10 November 2019|
|4||8 Hours of Bahrain||Bahrain International Circuit||Sakhir, Bahrain||14 December 2019|
|5||6 Hours of São Paulo||Autódromo José Carlos Pace||São Paulo, Brazil||1 February 2020|
|6||1000 Miles of Sebring||Sebring International Raceway||Sebring, Florida, United States||20 March 2020|
|7||6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||Spa, Belgium||25 April 2020|
|8||24 Hours of Le Mans||Circuit de la Sarthe||Le Mans, France||13–14 June 2020|
Teams and driversEdit
|Rebellion Racing||Rebellion R13||Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8||M||1||Gustavo Menezes||1–3|
|Team LNT||Ginetta G60-LT-P1||AER P60C 2.4 L Turbo V6||M||5||Ben Hanley||1–2|
|Toyota Gazoo Racing||Toyota TS050 Hybrid||Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6||Hybrid||M||7||Mike Conway||1–3|
|José María López||1–3|
|United Autosports||Oreca 07||M||22||Filipe Albuquerque||1–3|
|Paul di Resta||1, 3|
|Racing Team Nederland||Oreca 07||M||29||Giedo van der Garde||1–3|
|Frits van Eerd||1–3|
|Job van Uitert||1|
|Nyck de Vries||2–3|
|High Class Racing||Oreca 07||G||33||Anders Fjordbach||1–3|
|Signatech Alpine Elf||Alpine A470||M||36||Thomas Laurent||1–3|
|Jackie Chan DC Racing||Oreca 07||G||37||Gabriel Aubry||1–3|
|Jota Sport||38||António Félix da Costa||1–3|
|Cool Racing||Oreca 07||M||42||Antonin Borga||1–3|
|Cetilar Racing||Dallara P217||M||47||Andrea Belicchi||1–3|
|AF Corse||Ferrari 488 GTE Evo||Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8||M||51||James Calado||1–3|
|Alessandro Pier Guidi||1–3|
|Porsche GT Team||Porsche 911 RSR-19||Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6||M||91||Gianmaria Bruni||1–3|
|Aston Martin Racing||Aston Martin Vantage AMR||Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8||M||95||Marco Sørensen||1–3|
Results and standingsEdit
The highest finishing competitor entered in the World Endurance Championship is listed below. Invitational entries may have finished ahead of WEC competitors in individual races.
|Rnd.||Circuit||LMP1 Winners||LMP2 Winners||LMGTE Pro Winners||LMGTE Am Winners||Report|
|1||Silverstone||No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing||No. 42 Cool Racing||No. 91 Porsche GT Team||No. 83 AF Corse||Report|
| Mike Conway
José María López
| Antonin Borga
| Gianmaria Bruni
| Emmanuel Collard|
|2||Fuji||No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing||No. 29 Racing Team Nederland||No. 95 Aston Martin Racing||No. 90 TF Sport||Report|
| Sébastien Buemi
| Nyck de Vries
Giedo van der Garde
Frits van Eerd
| Marco Sørensen
| Jonathan Adam|
Four titles are offered to drivers, two with world championship status. The LMP World Endurance Drivers' Championship is reserved for LMP1 and LMP2 drivers while the GTE World Endurance Drivers' Championship is available for drivers in the LMGTE categories. FIA Endurance Trophies are awarded in LMP2 and in LMGTE Am.
Entries were required to complete the timed race as well as to complete 70% of the overall winning car's race distance in order to earn championship points. A single bonus point was awarded to the team and all drivers of the pole position car for each category in qualifying. Furthermore, a race must complete two laps under green flag conditions in order for championship points to be awarded.
|1–3, 5, 7||25||18||15||12||10||8||6||4||2||1||0.5||1|
World Endurance LMP Drivers' ChampionshipEdit
Bold - Pole position
World Endurance GTE Drivers' ChampionshipEdit
Endurance Trophy for LMP2 DriversEdit
Endurance Trophy for GTE Am DriversEdit
Manufacturers' and teams' championshipsEdit
A world championship is awarded for LMGTE manufacturers and for LMP1 teams. FIA Endurance Trophies are awarded for LMP2 and LMGTE Am teams.
World Endurance LMP1 ChampionshipEdit
Points are awarded only for the highest finishing competitor from each team.
|1||Toyota Gazoo Racing||1||1||52|
World Endurance GTE Manufacturer ChampionshipEdit
The two highest finishing competitors from each manufacturer are awarded points.
Endurance Trophy for LMP2 TeamsEdit
|1||29||Racing Team Nederland||3||1||41|
|3||37||Jackie Chan DC Racing||4||2||31|
|4||36||Signatech Alpine Elf||2||6||26|
|5||33||High Class Racing||7||4||18|
Endurance Trophy for GTE Am TeamsEdit
|5||98||Aston Martin Racing||2||11||18.5|
|6||57||Team Project 1||10||3||16|
|8||56||Team Project 1||6||7||14|
|10||62||Red River Sport||8||10||5|
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