31.07.2017 - 09h28

Three most successful WEC drivers

Since the dawn of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012, there have been 158 winners across the four classes, but who have been the most successful drivers in that time?

Since the dawn of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012, there have been 158 winners across the four classes, with Alessandro Pier Guidi, Marvin Dienst and Matteo Cairoli becoming the latest members of the club at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. But who have been the most successful drivers in that time?

  1. Nico Prost – 17 wins

The son of four time Formula 1 World Champion Alain has achieved plenty of success in his own right in the WEC, dating back to the first year of the championship in 2012. Prost was a vital cog in Rebellion Racing’s privateer LMP1 efforts, which resulted in five straight titles and 17 wins before the team switched to LMP2. While he has yet to add another victory to his tally this season, second places at Silverstone and Spa alongside Bruno Senna and Julien Canal show that the 35-year-old isn’t slowing down yet.  

  1. Roman Rusinov – 16 wins

Victory with TDS Racing at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa in May brought the 2015 LMP2 champion to within a single victory of Prost’s record. The Russian has driven for a different team in each of the past three years – OAK Racing, Jota Sport and TDS – but enjoyed a sustained period of success since 2013, winning four times in three consecutive seasons before sweeping the final three races of the 2016 season at Fuji, Shanghai and Bahrain.

  1. Pedro Lamy – 15 wins

The veteran Portuguese has been a perennial frontrunner in the LMGTE Am class since the championship began, taking three wins – including Le Mans – in a part-season for Larbre Competition in 2012. Since 2013, Lamy has raced alongside Paul Dalla Lana and Mathias Lauda at Aston Martin, earning a further 12 wins and coming close to the championship on several occasions.  Will this be his year?

 

James Newbold