Stephane Sarrazin says he would love the opportunity to win a "unified" endurance world championship after he was crowned the Le Mans Series champion for the second time.
The Frenchman won the LMS drivers' title the minute Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen retired from the Silverstone 1000km, because he could then not be beaten in the point standings. He went on to finish second in the race with Nicolas Lapierre. But Sarrazin admitted afterward that he would have preferred to win a title in a series where the level of the competition remained constant from race to race.
"We won all three championships, driver, team and manufacturer so it is very good," he said, "but Audi was not always here, so it's OK, but I am not so excited. I would prefer to see one championship for all the endurance races, that should be the dream. One world championship. It is good that they are trying to do something with the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, but we need to push for it."
Sarrazin also paid tribute to ORECA, which took the teams' title: "It's good. I'm very happy, but I am more pleased for Oreca and Peugeot because they have invested a lot in this championship. I am very happy for the team, because it was their main target this weekend. For me the job was already done almost. Being two-times champion in the LMS, but to win it for myself feels a bit strange."