How Le Mans causes problems for the WEC

How Le Mans causes problems for the WEC

Le Mans is the World Endurance Championship's blue-riband round, but right now the series' structure overdoes its influence. It doesn't have to - in fact, it can't if the WEC is going to flourish

The World Endurance Championship title wasn't won in a very satisfactory manner in 2016. Not wrong, just unsatisfactory given that the eventual champions Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas didn't pick up a single piece of silverware between their Le Mans trophies and their end-of-season gongs.

The trouble is that awarding double points for the Le Mans 24 Hours somehow skews the championship. I'm not saying that giving twice the normal number of points for the blue riband round of the series is not correct, just that it has such an effect on the outcome that it detracts from the remainder of the WEC.

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