Le Mans 24 Hours to be worth double WEC points again for 2019/20

Jamie Klein
Le Mans back to being worth double points
Le Mans back to being worth double points

The Le Mans 24 Hours will go back to awarding double the amount of World Endurance Championship points next year.

The number of points awarded at Le Mans was reduced to 1.5x the usual scale last season, due to the fact the race appeared twice on the 2018/19 superseason schedule.

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However, with the WEC reverting to a standard-length calendar for the 2019/20 campaign, Le Mans is now back to being a double points race, as it was prior to 2018, meaning 50 points are now on offer for a victory.

In addition, the Sebring 1000 Miles has been upped from 1.25x to 1.5x points, using the same scale as the most recent two editions of Le Mans, where a win was worth 38 points.

The eight-hour Bahrain race will also award 1.5x points, while the remaining races - which are either six hours or four hours in duration - will continue to use the FIA's international championships scale.

Points system for 2019/20 WEC superseason

Position

All other races

Sebring, Bahrain

Le Mans

1

25

38

50

2

18

27

36

3

15

23

30

4

12

18

24

5

10

15

20

6

8

12

16

7

6

9

12

8

4

6

8

9

2

3

4

10

1

2

2

Other finishers

0.5

1

1

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