2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season
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The FIA World Endurance Championship 2012 ( officially 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship ) was the first season of the FIA World Endurance Championship ( WEC). The FIA World Endurance Championship succeeds the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.
- 4.1 Drivers' Championship
The FIA World Endurance Championship took over the rules of the Automobile Club de l' Ouest (ACO ) for LMP and GTE vehicles. In the LMP1 class world championship for drivers and manufacturers were awarded.
Teams and Drivers
- In January 2012, Peugeot Sport Total announced that the team retires with immediate effect from the sports car scene. Thus the French factory team will participate neither in the World Endurance Championship still in the 24 hour race at Le Mans.
The race calendar was adopted on 7 December 2011 by the FIA. There were ever held a race in North and South America as well as three races in Europe and Asia.
Drivers' World Championship
The rider in the World Endurance Championship got the points according to the following system. In addition, there was a bonus point for the drivers, who were on the pole position in its class. All vehicles counted, received 0.5 points. At the height of the season, the 24 - hour race at Le Mans, double points were awarded.
- Fat - Pole Position
- Italics - Fastest lap
- Gianmaria Bruni, Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander did not get a bonus point for pole position in the LMGTE - Pro class at the 12 Hours of Sebring.