FIA WEC: The Legend Continues
Image: The presidents in 2014 – Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO, Jean Todt, President of the FIA, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, President of the FIA Endurance Commission
The 9th of June, 2011 will be remembered as one of the most important dates in the recent history of endurance racing. That day, at the 2011 24 Heures du Mans, Jean Todt and Jean-Claude Plassart, respectively Presidents of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), announced the creation of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
In March 2012 the FIA World Endurance Championship held its first race in the United States at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the legend that is endurance racing returned to the world stage.
Two seasons of great racing and the next stage of the FIA WEC revolution is about to take place in 2014. New rules for LMP1 come into force with more emphasis on renewable technologies making the WEC and the 24 Heures du Mans the most relevant form of motorsport in the world today. 2014 also sees the return of Porsche to the LMP1 ranks to compete with Audi and Toyota for the ultimate accolade of becoming world endurance champions.
Once again in 2014 the FIA WEC will visit four continents and the world championship will be contested over eight races.
The championship will start in the UK on Easter weekend and the winners of the 6 Hours of Silverstone will receive the highly prized Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy. There will be further 6 Hour races at Spa-Francorchamps, Interlagos, Circuit of the Americas, Fuji International Speedway, Shanghai International Circuit and the Bahrain International Circuit.
Of course, the jewel in the WEC crown is the 24 Heures du Mans, which takes place on the 14/15 June. Double championship points underlines the importance of this race on the calendar. This is the race every driver and team wants to win and the 24 Heures du Mans is not just a motorsport event, it is one of the world’s greatest sporting events, ranked alongside the Olympics and the soccer World Cup.
It took less than 18 months from conception to the crowning of the first World Endurance Champions for the ACO and FIA to prove that the FIA World Endurance Championship was a winner. Now the next step of the revolution will take place this season as the FIA WEC moves forward – the legend continues…..
- 6 Hours of Silverstone6 Hours of SilverstoneCountry : EnglandDate : 20/04/2014All informations about 6 Hours of SilverstoneCircuit’s websiteTicket
- WEC 6 Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsWEC 6 Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsCountry : BelgiumDate : 03/05/2014All informations about WEC 6 Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsCircuit’s websiteTicket
- 24 Heures le Mans24 Heures le MansCountry : FranceDate : 14/06/2014All informations about 24 Heures le MansCircuit’s website
- 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas6 Hours of Circuit of the AmericasCountry : United StatesDate : 20/09/2014All informations about 6 Hours of Circuit of the AmericasCircuit’s website
- 6 Hours of Fuji6 Hours of FujiCountry : JapanDate : 12/10/2014All informations about 6 Hours of FujiCircuit’s website
- 6 Hours of Shanghai6 Hours of ShanghaiCountry : ChinaDate : 02/11/2014All informations about 6 Hours of ShanghaiCircuit’s website
- 6 Hours of Bahrain6 Hours of BahrainCountry : BahrainDate : 15/11/2014All informations about 6 Hours of BahrainCircuit’s website
- 6 Hours of Sao Paulo6 Hours of Sao PauloCountry : BrazilDate : 30/11/2014All informations about 6 Hours of Sao PauloCircuit’s website