Toyota sealed a Le Mans 24 Hours hat-trick on the way to claiming a third World Endurance Championship title, and Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez finally took the crown after a trio of seasons together. But 'three' wasn't the most important number over the course of the 2019-20 season elongated by COVID-19. It was actually 0.00455.
That's what you end up with if you subtract 0.008 from 0.01255. The difference between those two numbers defined a campaign that began in September 2019 and stretched all the way to November 2020.
The two figures relate to the system of success handicaps - a modern take on success ballast - introduced for the swansong of LMP1. It was conceived to close up the competition between the Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs and the non-hybrid privateer opposition from Rebellion Racing and, initially at least, the works Team LNT Ginetta squad, and to ensure the remaining LMP1 manufacturer didn't waltz away to the title.