List of European Le Mans Series champions

The European Le Mans Series features several championships awarded by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest to the most successful competitors within each of the series categories each season. Since the first full season in 2004, championships have been awarded to the highest finishing drivers and teams, while the Michelin Energy Endurance Challenge (later renamed the Michelin Green X Challenge) was introduced in 2007. Constructors championships were introduced in 2008.

During the 2009 season, the Formula Le Mans Cup ran separate races at Le Mans Series events. Formula Le Mans was later absorbed into the Le Mans Series in 2010. Nico Verdonck won the Drivers' Championship while DAMS won the Teams Championship in the 2009 season.

Drivers' ChampionshipsEdit

German driver Marc Lieb is the most successful driver in the European Le Mans Series, having four championships in the LMGT2 category between 2005 and 2008. Emmanuel Collard, Pedro Lamy, and Patrice Goueslard each have three championships.

Current categoriesEdit

LMP2Edit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Alexander Frei
  Sam Hancock
  Courage Compétition M 0 3 3 30 Race 4 of 4 4
2005   Gareth Evans   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport D 0 1 3 34 Race 5 of 5 1
2006   Juan Barazi
  Michael Vergers
  Barazi-Epsilon M 0 1 1 28 Race 5 of 5 2
2007   Thomas Erdos
  Mike Newton
  RML M 2 2 3 36 Race 6 of 6 6
2008   Jos Verstappen   Van Merksteijn Motorsport M 5 4 5 48 Race 4 of 5 10
2009   Miguel Amaral
  Olivier Pla
  Quifel ASM Team D 3 2 3 33 Race 5 of 5 9
2010   Thomas Erdos
  Mike Newton
  RML D 0 1 3 75 Race 5 of 5 6
2011   Tom Kimber-Smith
  Karim Ojjeh
  Greaves Motorsport D 1 3 4 50 Race 4 of 5 3
2012   Mathias Beche
  Pierre Thiriet
  Thiriet by TDS Racing D 1 2 3 94 Race 3 of 3 32
2013   Nelson Panciatici
  Pierre Ragues
  Signatech Alpine D 0 1 3 85 Race 5 of 5 18
2014   Paul-Loup Chatin
  Nelson Panciatici
  Oliver Webb
  Signatech Alpine D1 0 1 3 78 Race 5 of 5 4
2015   Gary Hirsch
  Björn Wirdheim
  Jon Lancaster
  Greaves Motorsport D 1 2 3 93 Race 5 of 5 2
2016   Simon Dolan
  Harry Tincknell
  Giedo van der Garde
  G-Drive Racing D 0 2 4 103 Race 6 of 6 7
2017   Memo Rojas
  Leo Roussel
  G-Drive Racing D 1 1 5 110 Race 6 of 6 12
2018   Andrea Pizzitola
  Roman Rusinov
  G-Drive Racing D 1 3 3 87 Race 5 of 6 31
2019   Memo Rojas
  Paul Lafargue
  Paul-Loup Chatin
  IDEC Sport M 1 2 4 105 Race 6 of 6 4
2020   Filipe Albuquerque
  Philip Hanson
  United Autosports M 4 3 5 109 Race 4 of 5 39
2021   Louis Delétraz
  Robert Kubica
  Ye Yifei
  Team WRT G 0 3 4 118 Race 6 of 6 32

^1  – Raced in the Michelin tyres for the first two rounds of the season.

LMP2 Pro-AmEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2021   John Falb
  Rui Andrade
   G-Drive Racing G 0 2 6 122 Race 6 of 6 16

LMGTEEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2013   Johnny Mowlem
  Matt Griffin
  Ram Racing M 3 3 5 114 Race 4 of 5 34
2014   Andrea Bertolini
  Viktor Shaytar
  Sergey Zlobin
  SMP Racing M 3 2 3 85 Race 5 of 5 3.5
2015   Johnny Laursen
  Mikkel Mac
  Andrea Rizzoli
  Formula Racing D 0 2 3 83 Race 5 of 5 4
2016   Andrew Howard
  Alex MacDowall
  Darren Turner
  Aston Martin Racing D 1 2 3 98 Race 6 of 6 5
2017   Jody Fannin
  Robert Smith
  JMW Motorsport D 0 1 5 104 Race 6 of 6 2
2018   Gianluca Roda
  Giorgio Roda
  Proton Competition D 2 1 5 95.5 Race 6 of 6 7.5
2019   Fabien Lavergne
  Nicklas Nielsen
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Luzich Racing D 0 4 5 127 Race 5 of 6 51
2020   Alessio Picariello
  Michele Beretta
  Christian Ried
  Proton Competition G 1 2 4 99 Race 5 of 5 0 [a]
2021   Matteo Cressoni
  Rino Mastronardi
  Miguel Molina
  Iron Lynx G 0 3 6 126 Race 6 of 6 37
  1. ^ The two teams from cars #77 and #74 were tied on 99 points at the end of the championship and they both had two wins, two second places, one fourth and two pole positions from the five races. The crew of the #77 Proton Competition Porsche – Christian Ried, Michele Beretta and Alessio Picariello - were declared champions due to the fact they had won the first race of the season at Paul Ricard.

LMP3Edit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2015   Chris Hoy
  Charlie Robertson
  Team LNT M 0 2 3 94 Race 4 of 5 36
2016   Alex Brundle
  Christian England
  Mike Guasch
  United Autosports M 1 3 5 109.5 Race 5 of 6 36.5
2017   John Falb
  Sean Rayhall
  United Autosports M 0 2 5 103 Race 6 of 6 22
2018   John Farano
  Rob Garofall
  Job van Uitert
  RLR Msport M 0 2 3 77.5 Race 6 of 6 7.25
2019   Giorgio Mondini
  Kay van Berlo
  Eurointernational M 1 3 2 102 Race 5 of 6 7.25
2020   Robert Wheldon
  Wayne Boyd
  Tom Gamble
  United Autosports M 4 3 4 94 Race 5 of 5 21
2021   Laurents Hörr   DKR Engineering M 4 3 3 105 Race 6 of 6 1

Defunct categoriesEdit

LMP1Edit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Johnny Herbert
  Jamie Davies
  Audi Sport UK Veloqx M 0 2 4 34 Race 4 of 4 6
2005   Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Emmanuel Collard
  Pescarolo Sport M 2 2 3 34 Race 5 of 5 2
2006   Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Emmanuel Collard
  Pescarolo Sport M 2 5 5 50 Race 4 of 5 36
2007   Pedro Lamy
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Team Peugeot Total M 1 3 5 40 Race 6 of 6 3.5
2008   Alexandre Prémat
  Mike Rockenfeller
  Audi Sport Team Joest M 0 0 4 35 Race 5 of 5 3
2009   Jan Charouz
  Tomáš Enge
  Stefan Mücke
  AMR Eastern Europe M 0 2 5 39 Race 5 of 5 13
2010   Stéphane Sarrazin   Team Oreca Matmut M 0 1 3 78 Race 5 of 5 15
2011   Emmanuel Collard
  Julien Jousse
  Pescarolo Team M 0 2 2 50 Race 5 of 5 3

LMGTSEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Christophe Bouchut
  Pedro Lamy
  Steve Zacchia
  Larbre Compétition M 1 4 4 35 Race 4 of 4 14.5

LMGTEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Roman Rusinov   JMB Racing D 0 1 2 25 Race 4 of 4 1

LMGT1Edit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2005   Michele Bartyan
  Christian Pescatori
  Toni Seiler
  BMS Scuderia Italia P 1 2 4 35 Race 5 of 5 0
2006   Gabriele Gardel
  Pedro Lamy
  Vincent Vosse
  Aston Martin Racing Larbre M 2 2 3 32 Race 5 of 5 4
2007   Soheil Ayari
  Stéphane Ortelli
  Team Oreca M 4 4 4 40 Race 6 of 6 3
2008   Patrice Goueslard
  Guillaume Moreau
  Luc Alphand Aventures M 0 2 5 42 Race 5 of 5 6
2009   Yann Clairay
  Patrice Goueslard
  Luc Alphand Aventures D 1 2 5 39 Race 5 of 5 10
2010   Gabriele Gardel
  Patrice Goueslard
  Larbre Compétition M 2 4 4 97 Race 4 of 5 33

LMGT2Edit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2005   Marc Lieb
  Xavier Pompidou
  Sebah Automotive D 0 3 3 30 Race 4 of 5 2
2006   Joël Camathias
  Marc Lieb
  Autorlando Sport P 1 1 3 34 Race 4 of 5 13
2007   Robert Bell   Virgo Motorsport2 D 2 2 6 48 Race 5 of 6 9
2008   Robert Bell   Virgo Motorsport D 1 4 4 40 Race 5 of 5 5
2009   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
  Team Felbermayr-Proton D 3 3 3 36 Race 5 of 5 1
2010   Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
  Team Felbermayr-Proton M 0 3 4 87 Race 4 of 5 21

^2  – Raced for the JMB Racing in the final round of the season.

FLMEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2010   Andrea Barlesi
  Gary Chalandon
  DAMS M 0 1 3 59 Race 5 of 5 2
2011   Julien Schell
  Mirco Schultis
  Patrick Simon
  Pegasus Racing M 0 4 5 73 Race 4 of 5 28

LMGTE ProEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2011   Gianmaria Bruni
  Giancarlo Fisichella
  AF Corse M 1 2 4 60 Race 4 of 5 14
2012   Jonny Cocker   JMW Motorsport D 1 2 2 51 Race 2 of 3 25

LMGTE AmEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2011   Nicolas Armindo
  Raymond Narac
  IMSA Performance Matmut M 4 4 4 75 Race 5 of 5 27
2012   Nicolas Armindo
  Raymond Narac
  Anthony Pons
  IMSA Performance Matmut M 0 2 3 94 Race 3 of 3 60

LMPCEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2012   John Hartshone   Boutsen Ginion Racing3 M 0 2 2 51 Race 2 of 3 26
2013   Paul-Loup Chatin
  Gary Hirsch
  Team Endurance Challenge M 4 3 5 115 Race 5 of 5 17

^3  – Raced for the CURTIS Racing Technologies in the first round of the season.

GTCEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2013   Fabio Babini
  Kirill Ladygin
  Viktor Shaytar
  SMP Racing M 0 4 4 100 Race 5 of 5 24
2014   Olivier Beretta
  Anton Ladygin
  Devi Markozov
  SMP Racing M 0 1 5 94 Race 5 of 5 15.5
2015   Eric Dermont
  Dino Lunardi
  Franck Perera
  TDS Racing D 3 2 4 101 Race 5 of 5 20

Teams' ChampionshipsEdit

France's Larbre Compétition has the most Teams' Championships in the European Le Mans Series with three, won in the LMGTS and LMGT1 categories between 2004 and 2010.

Current categoriesEdit

LMP2Edit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Courage Compétition Courage C65-AER M 0 3 3 30 Race 4 of 4 4
2005   Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport Lola B05/40-AER D 0 1 3 34 Race 5 of 5 1
2006   Barazi-Epsilon Courage C65-AER M 0 1 1 28 Race 5 of 5 2
2007   RML MG-Lola EX264-AER M 2 2 3 36 Race 6 of 6 6
2008   Van Merksteijn Motorsport Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 5 4 5 48 Race 4 of 5 16
2009   Quifel ASM Team Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2 D 3 2 3 33 Race 5 of 5 7
2010   RML Lola B08/80-HPD D 0 1 3 75 Race 5 of 5 6
2011   Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan D 1 3 4 64 Race 4 of 5 21
2012   Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 03-Nissan D 1 2 3 94 Race 3 of 3 23
2013   Signatech Alpine Alpine A450-Nissan D 0 1 3 85 Race 5 of 5 18
2014   Signatech Alpine Alpine A450-Nissan D1 0 1 3 78 Race 5 of 5 4
2015   Greaves Motorsport Gibson 015S-Nissan D 1 2 3 93 Race 5 of 5 2
2016   G-Drive Racing Gibson 015S-Nissan D 0 2 4 103 Race 6 of 6 7
2017   G-Drive Racing Oreca 07-Nissan D 1 1 5 110 Race 6 of 6 12
2018   G-Drive Racing Oreca 07-Nissan D 1 3 3 100.25 Race 5 of 6 34.5
2019   IDEC Sport Oreca 07-Nissan M 2 1 3 105 Race 6 of 6 4
2020   United Autosports Oreca 07-Nissan M 4 3 5 109 Race 4 of 5 39
2021   Team WRT Oreca 07-Nissan G 0 3 4 118 Race 6 of 6 32

LMP2 Pro-AmEdit

Season Drivers Team Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2021    G-Drive Racing Aurus 01-Nissan G 0 2 6 122 Race 6 of 6 16

LMGTEEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2013   Ram Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 3 3 5 114 Race 4 of 5 34
2014   SMP Racing Ferrari F458 Italia M 3 2 3 85 Race 5 of 5 3.5
2015   Formula Racing Ferrari F458 Italia D 0 2 3 83 Race 5 of 5 4
2016   Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE D 1 2 3 98 Race 6 of 6 5
2017   JMW Motorsport Ferrari F458 Italia / Ferrari 488 GTE D 0 1 5 104 Race 6 of 6 2
2018   Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR D 2 1 5 95.5 Race 6 of 6 7.5
2019   Luzich Racing Ferrari 488 GTE D 0 4 5 127 Race 5 of 6 51
2020   Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR G 1 2 4 99 Race 6 of 6 0 [a]
2021   Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GTE Evo G 0 3 6 126 Race 6 of 6 37
  1. ^ The two teams from cars #77 and #74 were tied on 99 points at the end of the championship and they both had two wins, two second places, one fourth and two pole positions from the five races. The crew of the #77 Proton Competition Porsche – Christian Ried, Michele Beretta and Alessio Picariello - were declared champions due to the fact they had won the first race of the season at Paul Ricard.

LMP3Edit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2015   Team LNT Ginetta-Juno LMP3-Nissan M 0 2 3 94 Race 4 of 5 36
2016   United Autosports Ligier JS P3-Nissan M 1 2 3 109.5 Race 5 of 6 36.5
2017   United Autosports Ligier JS P3-Nissan M 0 2 5 103 Race 6 of 6 22
2018   RLR Msport Ligier JS P3 M 0 2 3 77.5 Race 6 of 6 7.25
2019   Eurointernational Ligier JS P3 M 1 3 2 102 Race 5 of 6 7.25
2020   United Autosports Ligier JS P320 M 4 3 4 94 Race 5 of 5 21
2021   DKR Engineering Duqueine D-08 M 4 3 3 105 Race 6 of 6 1

Defunct categoriesEdit

LMP1Edit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx Audi R8 M 0 2 4 34 Race 4 of 4 6
2005   Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo C60 Hybrid-Judd M 2 2 3 34 Race 5 of 5 2
2006   Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo C60 Hybrid-Judd M 2 5 5 50 Race 4 of 5 30
2007   Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 1 3 5 40 Race 6 of 6 3.5
2008   Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI M 0 0 4 35 Race 5 of 5 3
2009   AMR Eastern Europe Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 M 0 2 5 39 Race 5 of 5 13
2010   Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 0 2 3 63 Race 5 of 5 8
2011   Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60-Toyota M 2 0 3 51 Race 5 of 5 1

LMGTSEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Larbre Compétition Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello M 1 4 4 35 Race 4 of 4 14.5

LMGTEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2004   Sebah Automotive Ltd. Porsche 911 GT3-R D 0 0 4 26 Race 4 of 4 1

LMGT1Edit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2005   BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello P 1 2 4 35 Race 5 of 5 0
2006   Aston Martin Racing Larbre Aston Martin DBR9 M 2 2 3 32 Race 5 of 5 4
2007   Team Oreca Saleen S7-R-Ford M 4 4 4 40 Race 6 of 6 3
2008   Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 0 2 5 42 Race 5 of 5 6
2009   Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R D 1 2 5 44 Race 5 of 5 10
2010   Larbre Compétition Saleen S7-R-Ford M 2 4 4 97 Race 3 of 5 72

LMGT2Edit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2005   Sebah Automotive Porsche 911 GT3-R D 0 3 3 30 Race 4 of 5 2
2006   Autorlando Sport Porsche 911 GT3-RSR P 1 1 3 34 Race 4 of 5 13
2007   Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430GT D 2 2 6 42 Race 6 of 6 3
2008   Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430 GT2 D 1 4 4 40 Race 5 of 5 5
2009   Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 3 3 3 36 Race 5 of 5 1
2010   Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 0 3 4 87 Race 4 of 5 21

FLMEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2010   DAMS Oreca FLM09-GM M 0 1 3 59 Race 5 of 5 2
2011   Pegasus Racing Oreca FLM09-GM M 0 4 5 73 Race 4 of 5 28

LMGTE ProEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2011   AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 1 2 4 61 Race 4 of 5 15
2012   JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 D 1 2 2 51 Race 2 of 3 32

LMGTE AmEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2011   IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 4 4 4 75 Race 5 of 5 27
2012   IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 0 2 3 94 Race 3 of 3 60

LMPCEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2012   Boutsen Ginion Racing Oreca FLM09-Chevrolet M 0 2 2 27 Race 2 of 3 2
2013   Team Endurance Challenge Oreca FLM09-Chevrolet M 4 3 5 115 Race 5 of 5 17

GTCEdit

Season Team Cars Tyre Poles Wins Podiums Points Clinched Margin
2013   SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 M 0 4 4 100 Race 5 of 5 24
2014   SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 M 0 1 5 94 Race 5 of 5 15.5
2015   TDS Racing BMW Z4 GT3 D 3 2 4 101 Race 5 of 5 20

Constructors' ChampionsEdit

In 2008, the Constructors' Championship was awarded solely to the chassis manufacturer in the LMP categories. From 2009 onward, the chassis and engine of each entry were combined in the championship. In the LMGTE categories established in 2011, the results of Pro and Am are combined to award a single LMGTE Constructors' Championship.

Season Category
2008 LMP1 LMP2 LMGT1 LMGT2
  Audi   Porsche   Chevrolet   Ferrari
2009   Lola-Aston Martin   Lola-Judd   Chevrolet   Ferrari
2010   Peugeot  .   Pescarolo-Judd   Saleen   Porsche
2011 LMP1 LMP2 LMGTE
 .   Lola-Toyota  .   Oreca-Nissan   Ferrari
2012 LMP2 LMGTE
 .   Oreca-Nissan   Porsche

Michelin Green X ChallengeEdit

The Michelin Green X Challenge is a championship based on the energy efficiency of each entry over the course of the season. The 2007 season had champions in each of the four categories, while from 2008 onward only a single overall champion is declared.

Season Category
2007 LMP1 LMP2 LMGT1 LMGT2
  Pescarolo Sport   Quifel ASM Team   Larbre Compétition   Thierry Perrier
2008 Overall
  Horag Racing
2009   Speedy Racing Team Sebah
2010   OAK Racing
2011   Pescarolo Team

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