#1, REBELLION RACING - CHE, REBELLION R13 - GIBSON, Bruno SENNA, Norman NATO, Gustavo MENEZES 2020 FIA World Endurance Championship Season 8 Round 7 24h Le Mans, Le Mans, France. Photo © John D Stevens..

Well in this 2020 year of R-numbers SportscarGlobal has chosen to collaborate with our partners of some time The B-Pillar on a Ranking or League Table of Teams by Category. 

Now let us be clear this is science, analytics meets subjective optimism but with some rationale behind it all.. Please treat it as a bit of fun and insight but remember in this casino, Le Mans is the banker and pay-master, Le Mans chooses the winner! 

So the starting position is a combination of form, experience and driver rankings… As the sessions are played out The B-Pillar are preparing some (secret algorithm-based) weighted average times that are supported by knowledge of the regulations and our view as to the likely actions of the teams. The derived time is an indication of race pace performance and we will re-rank based upon the output from the sessions. Hence on Friday before the race we expect to have grid positions and a rank race pace order (by category) that should give us a clearer picture (perhaps) of who is well set and who is still in need of divine intervention… Are we making sense?! 

Hopefully for this uniquely distanced year we will be forgiven for trying something a little different ourselves, and who knows if you all like it we will take it forward and if you don’t we will bin it as quickly (and ethically) as a soiled 2020 disposable facemask! 

See below for the By Category By Session Ranking – The initial ranking is on the left, and for each session the weighted average algorithm (copyright SCG/The B Pillar) we have sorted in order. 
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FP1 – LMP1 
FP1 – LMP2
FP1 – LM GTE-Pro
FP1 – LM GTE-Am

#97, ASTON MARTIN RACING – GBR, ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE AMR, Maxime MARTIN, Alex LYNN, Harry TINCKNELL 2020 FIA World Endurance Championship Season 8 Round 7 24h Le Mans, Le Mans, France. Photo © John D Stevens..