WEC Stats: The Best of the Best
Another look at some of the WEC's statistics for the championship so far.
Pedro Lamy is the most successful WEC driver having scored 19 class victories, with his first coming at Le Mans in 2012 and his most recent at Spa in May. The Portuguese racing legend has started in 47 of the 52 WEC races held so far.
As we head to the 6 Hours of Silverstone only André Lotterer, Darren Turner and Christian Ried have 100% appearance record with 52 appearances. Turner is set to drop out of the ever-present three as Aston Martin downscales to two drivers per car at Silverstone, but the Briton will be back for the final three rounds of the Super Season.
Aston Martin has an astonishing 38 class wins in WEC, with 24 coming in the LMGTE Am category and 14 in LMGTE Pro. The next most successful marque is Porsche which has a combined 37 wins with 17 in LMP1 and 10 each in LMGTE Pro and Am.
Aston Martin Racing easily holds the pole position record with a huge 51 poles collectively in GTE Pro and Am, of those Pedro Lamy has been the fastest qualifier in 19 races.
The fastest lap king is Olivier Pla who has 13 to his name with 11 coming in LMP2 and two in LMGTE Pro with his current team Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK.
A Porsche has started from pole position a remarkable 38 times with 13 coming in LMP1, nine in LMGTE Pro and 16 in LMGTE Am.
Perhaps the best stat of them all involves the diverse nature of the competitors and their nationalities. 489 drivers have started a WEC race since 2012. France is the most represented with 99 drivers, while Great Britain is just behind with 90. While countries traditionally associated with motorsport are well represented, the WEC has also welcomed racers from Taiwan, Latvia, Norway, Ecuador, Belarus and Turkey!