FIA WEC 2022: The Final Count

As the year of the tenth season of the FIA World Endurance Championship draws to a close, we have a look back over some super stats from a superb season.

The 2022 season saw 246 cars compete, which was an increase of 24 from the 222 competitors in 2021, both contested over six rounds. 

Only Alpine #36 and Porsche #92 at Sebring, Toyota #8 at Le Mans, and TF Sport #33 at Fuji won from pole position in 2022. Four winners from pole in a season is the lowest-ever total.

2022 was only the 3rd WEC season to feature no disqualifications, after 2014 and 2021.

Ferrari endured a difficult season in GTE Am, going winless for the second time in the past four seasons, after 2018/19. This was the second consecutive season to see a full-season marque fail to win, after Porsche in 2021.

2022 saw the three full-season Hypercars all achieve two wins – Alpine #36 at Sebring and Monza, Toyota #7 at Spa and Bahrain, and Toyota #8 in Le Mans and Fuji.

Francois Perrodo won a record 4th WEC title in 2022, and in a third-consecutive season, claiming the LMP2 Pro/Am crown this year. Perrodo had previously won GTE Am in 2016, 2019/20 and 2021.

TF Sport #33 achieved Aston Martin’s 33rd GTE Am win at Fuji 2022, and ended its title-winning season with a 33% win rate.

After 10 seasons, 21 drivers won the overall WEC title, and 21 also won in LMP2. 20 drivers won the GTE Am crown, whilst only nine achieved top honours in GTE Pro.

In 2022, WRT became only the second LMP2 team to achieve a 50% win rate in consecutive seasons, after G-Drive Racing in 2013–2015.

2022 was the first WEC season which did not produce a new GTE Am podium order in terms of manufacturers represented. The rostrums at all six races over the season had all previously occurred in the class.

Only France and the UK produced 10 or more WEC champions over the first 10 seasons, across the major and sub-classes. France currently lead the UK 11-10 in the championship-winning driver standings.

With thanks to 'Magic Alex' WECData