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The 2019 European Le Mans Series is the fifteenth season of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's (ACO) European Le Mans Series. The six-event season began at Circuit Paul Ricard on 14 April and will finish at Algarve International Circuit on 27 October.[1]

The series is open to Le Mans Prototypes, divided into the LMP2 and LMP3 classes, and grand tourer-style racing cars in the LMGTE class.[2]

Contents

CalendarEdit

The provisional calendar for the 2019 season was announced on 21 September 2018.[1] The calendar comprises six events, with the only change from the 2018 season being the addition of a race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which replaces the Red Bull Ring as the third round of the season.

In April 2019, it was announced that the round in Barcelona would be held as an evening race, taking place on the Saturday evening of the event instead of the originally scheduled Sunday afternoon, primarily due to the anticipated hot weather in Spain in July.[3]

The round at Silverstone is once again held in conjunction with the FIA World Endurance Championship.[4]

Rnd Race Circuit Location Date
1 4 Hours of Le Castellet   Circuit Paul Ricard Le Castellet, France 14 April
2 4 Hours of Monza   Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza, Italy 12 May
3 4 Hours of Barcelona   Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Montmeló, Spain 20 July
4 4 Hours of Silverstone   Silverstone Circuit Silverstone, United Kingdom 31 August
5 4 Hours of Spa   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa, Belgium 22 September
6 4 Hours of Portimão   Algarve International Circuit Portimão, Portugal 27 October

EntriesEdit

LMP2Edit

In accordance with the 2017 LMP2 regulations, all cars in the LMP2 class use the Gibson GK428 V8 engine.[5]

Entrant/Team Chassis Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
  High Class Racing[6] Oreca 07 D 20   Dennis Andersen[7] 1–2
  Anders Fjordbach[8] 1–2
  DragonSpeed[8] Oreca 07 M 21   James Allen[7] 1–2
  Henrik Hedman[8] 1–2
  Ben Hanley[7] 1
  Renger van der Zande[9] 2
  United Autosports[10] Ligier JS P217 M 22   Philip Hanson[10] 1–2
  Paul di Resta[7] 1
  Filipe Albuquerque[10] 2
32   Alex Brundle[11] 1–2
  Ryan Cullen[8] 1–2
  William Owen[12] 2
  Panis Barthez Competition[13][14] Ligier JS P217 D 23   René Binder[13] 1–2
  Julien Canal[15] 1–2
  Will Stevens[13] 1–2
24   Timothé Buret[8] 1–2
  Léonard Hoogenboom[16] 1–2
  Konstantin Tereshchenko[7] 1–2
  Algarve Pro Racing[17] Oreca 07 D 25   John Falb[17] 1–2
  Andrea Pizzitola[17] 1–2
  Mark Patterson[17] 1
31   Henning Enqvist[18] 1–2
  James French[18] 1–2
  Tacksung Kim[18] 1–2
  G-Drive Racing[19][20] Aurus 01[20] D 26   Norman Nato[20] 1–2
  Roman Rusinov[19] 1–2
  Job van Uitert[21] 1–2
  Jean-Éric Vergne[19] TBA
  IDEC Sport[22] Ligier JS P217 M 27   Stéphane Adler[22] 1–2
  Patrice Lafargue[22] 1–2
  Erik Maris[22] 1–2
Oreca 07 28   Paul-Loup Chatin[22] 1–2
  Paul Lafargue[22] 1–2
  Memo Rojas[22] 1–2
  Duqueine Engineering[23] Oreca 07 M 30   Richard Bradley[23] 1–2
  Nico Jamin[23] 1–2
  Pierre Ragues[23] 1–2
  Inter Europol Competition[24] Ligier JS P217 M 34   Dani Clos[25] 1–2
  Léo Roussel[26][N 1] 1–2
  Jakub Smiechowski[8] 1–2
  BHK Motorsport[8] Oreca 07 D 35   Sergio Campana[7] 1–2
  Francesco Dracone[8] 1–2
  Cool Racing[28] Oreca 07 M 37   Antonin Borga[29] 1–2
  Alexandre Coigny[29] 1–2
  Nicolas Lapierre[29] 1–2
  Graff[30] Oreca 07 M 39   Alexandre Cougnaud[30] 1–2
  Tristan Gommendy[30] 1–2
  Jonathan Hirschi[30] 1–2
  RLR MSport[31] Oreca 07 D 43   John Farano[32] 1–2
  Arjun Maini[33] 1–2
  Bruno Senna[34] 1–2
  Thunderhead Carlin Racing[35][36] Dallara P217 D 45   Ben Barnicoat[36] 1–2
  Jack Manchester[35] 1–2
  Olivier Pla[36] 1
  Harry Tincknell[36] 2
  Cetilar R. Villorba Corse[9] Dallara P217 M 47   Andrea Belicchi[9] 2
  Roberto Lacorte[9] 2
  Giorgio Sernagiotto[9] 2

LMP3Edit

All cars in the LMP3 class use the Nissan VK50VE 5.0 L V8 engine and Michelin tyres.[37]

Entrant/Team Chassis No. Drivers Rounds
  United Autosports[38] Ligier JS P3 2   Wayne Boyd[39] 1–2
  Tommy Erdos[39] 1–2
  Garett Grist[8] 1–2
3   Christian England[38] 1–2
  Mike Guasch[38] 1–2
  360 Racing[8] Ligier JS P3 5   John Corbett[7] 1–2
  Andreas Laskaratos[7] 1–2
  James Winslow[7] 1–2
6   James Dayson[7] 1–2
  Ross Kaiser[7] 1–2
  Terrence Woodward[7] 1–2
  Nielsen Racing[40] Norma M30 7   Colin Noble[40] 1–2
  Anthony Wells[40] 1–2
Ligier JS P3 8   James Littlejohn[40] 1–2
  Nobuya Yamanaka[40] 1–2
  Realteam Racing[30] Norma M30 9   David Droux[30] 1–2
  Esteban Garcia[30] 1–2
  Oregon Team[8] Norma M30 10   Lorenzo Bontempelli[41] 1–2
  Damiano Fioravanti[8] 1–2
  Gustas Grinbergas[41] 1–2
  Eurointernational[8] Ligier JS P3 11   Mikkel Jensen[7] 1–2
  Jens Petersen[7] 1–2
  Andrea Dromedari[8] TBA
  Inter Europol Competition[24] Ligier JS P3 13   Martin Hippe[24] 1–2
  Nigel Moore[7] 1–2
14   Paul Scheuschner[24] 1–2
  Dino Lunardi[42] 1
  Sam Dejonghe[43] 2
  RLR MSport[44] Ligier JS P3 15   Christian Stubbe Olsen[44] 1–2
  Martin Rich[44] 1–2
  Martin Vedel Mortensen[44] 1–2
  Ultimate[8] Norma M30 17   François Heriau[7] 1–2
  Jean-Baptiste Lahaye[7] 1–2
  Matthieu Lahaye[8] 1–2
  M Racing[8] Norma M30 19   Lucas Légeret[7] 1–2
  Laurent Millara[8] 1–2
  Yann Ehrlacher[7] 1
  ACE1 Villorba Corse[45] Ligier JS P3 TBA   Alessandro Bressan[45] TBA
  Yuki Harata[45] TBA
  TBA[45] TBA

LMGTEEdit

All cars in the LMGTE class use Dunlop Tyres.[37]

Entrant/Team Chassis Engine No. Drivers Rounds
  Luzich Racing[46] Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 51   Fabien Lavergne[46] 1–2
  Nicklas Nielsen[46] 1–2
  Alessandro Pier Guidi[46] 1–2
  Spirit of Race[8] Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 55   Duncan Cameron[8] 1–2
  Matt Griffin[7] 1–2
  Aaron Scott[7] 1–2
  Team Project 1[8] Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 56   Jörg Bergmeister[42] 1–2
  Egidio Perfetti[8] 1–2
  Giorgio Roda[7] 1–2
  Kessel Racing[47][48] Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 60   Sergio Pianezzola[7] 1–2
  Andrea Piccini[7] 1–2
  Claudio Schiavoni[48] 1–2
83   Rahel Frey[49] 1–2
  Michelle Gatting[49] 1–2
  Manuela Gostner[49] 1–2
  JMW Motorsport[8] Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 66   Matteo Cressoni[50] 1–2
  Wei Lu[50] 1–2
  Jeff Segal[8] 1–2
  Dempsey-Proton Racing[8] Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 77   Matteo Cairoli[7] 1–2
  Riccardo Pera[7] 1–2
  Christian Ried[7] 1–2
  EbiMotors[51] Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 80   Fabio Babini[8] 1–2
  Sébastien Fortuna[7] 1–2
  Marco Frezza[7] 1–2
  Proton Competition[8] Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 88   Thomas Preining[7] 1–2
  Horst Felbermayr Jr[7] 1
  Marco Seefried[7] 1

Results and StandingsEdit

Bold indicates overall winner.

Rnd. Circuit LMP2 Winning Team LMP3 Winning Team LMGTE Winning Team Results
LMP2 Winning Drivers LMP3 Winning Drivers LMGTE Winning Drivers
1   Le Castellet   No. 21 DragonSpeed   No. 17 Ultimate   No. 51 Luzich Racing Report
  James Allen
  Ben Hanley
  Henrik Hedman
  François Heriau
  Jean-Baptiste Lahaye
  Matthieu Lahaye
  Fabien Lavergne
  Nicklas Nielsen
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
2   Monza   No. 26 G-Drive Racing   No. 11 Eurointernational   No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Report
  Norman Nato
  Roman Rusinov
  Job van Uitert
  Mikkel Jensen
  Jens Petersen
  Matteo Cairoli
  Riccardo Pera
  Christian Ried
3   Barcelona Report
4   Silverstone Report
5   Spa-Francorchamps Report
6   Portimão Report

To be classified a car will have to cross the finish line on the race track when the chequered flag is shown, except in a case of force majeure at the Stewards’ discretion and have covered at least 70% (the official number of laps will be rounded down to the nearest whole number) of the distance covered by the car classified in first place in the overall classification.[52]

Teams ChampionshipsEdit

Points are awarded according to the following structure:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Other Pole
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 0.5 1

LMP2 Teams ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Team Car LEC
 
MNZ
 
BAR
 
SIL
 
SPA
 
POR
 
Points
1   #26 G-Drive Racing Aurus 01 4 1 38
2   #28 IDEC Sport Oreca 07 2 2 36
3   #21 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 1 10 26
4   #30 Duqueine Engineering Oreca 07 3 6 23
5   #22 United Autosports Ligier JS P217 6 4 20
6   #39 Graff Oreca 07 5 5 20
7   #32 United Autosports Ligier JS P217 12 3 15.5
8   #37 Cool Racing Oreca 07 7 8 11
9   #24 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JS P217 Ret 7 6
10   #43 RLR MSport Oreca 07 8 Ret 4
11   #23 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JS P217 10 9 3
12   #20 High Class Racing Oreca 07 9 17 2.5
13   #45 Thunderhead Carlin Racing Dallara P217 11 11 1
14   #25 Algarve Pro Racing Oreca 07 14 12 1
15   #31 Algarve Pro Racing Oreca 07 13 14 1
16   #34 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P217 15 13 1
17   #35 BHK Motorsport Oreca 07 16 15 1
18   #27 IDEC Sport Ligier JS P217 Ret 16 0.5
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

LMP3 Teams ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Team Car LEC
 
MNZ
 
BAR
 
SIL
 
SPA
 
POR
 
Points
1   #11 Eurointernational Ligier JS P3 2 1 43
2   #13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P3 3 2 33
3   #17 Ultimate Norma M30 1 Ret 25
4   #2 United Autosports Ligier JS P3 6 3 23
5   #9 Realteam Racing Norma M30 7 4 18
6   #7 Nielsen Racing Norma M30 5 7 16
7   #10 Oregon Team Norma M30 4 Ret 13
8   #19 M Racing Norma M30 9 5 13
9   #6 360 Racing Ligier JS P3 10 6 9
10   #3 United Autosports Ligier JS P3 8 10 5
11   #5 360 Racing Ligier JS P3 11 8 4.5
12   #14 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P3 13 9 2.5
13   #15 RLR MSport Ligier JS P3 12 Ret 0.5
14   #8 Nielsen Racing Ligier JS P3 14 Ret 0.5
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

LMGTE Teams ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Team Car LEC
 
MNZ
 
BAR
 
SIL
 
SPA
 
POR
 
Points
1   #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR 3 1 41
2   #51 Luzich Racing Ferrari 488 GTE 1 3 40
3   #66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 488 GTE 4 2 30
4   #83 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE 2 6 26
5   #56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR 8 4 17
6   #55 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE 5 7 16
7   #80 EbiMotors Porsche 911 RSR 6 5 8
8   #88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR 7 WD 6
9   #60 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE 9 Ret 2
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Roussel crashed during the second free practice session for the 4 Hours of Monza and subsequently missed the race due to the injuries he sustained.[27]

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