2022 FIA WEC calendar revealed
The 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar, which was announced today, will see the championship return to three continents for WEC Season 10.
The six WEC races will be staged in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. The calendar will allow the WEC’s manufacturers, teams and partners intercontinental visibility at well-established race venues in key regions around the world.
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Season 10 will see the WEC return to Sebring for the 1000 Miles of Sebring after a two-year absence due to the health crisis. The Official Prologue, otherwise known as the pre-season test, will be staged from 12-13 March with the season-opening 1000 Miles of Sebring to take place on 18 March, immediately before IMSA’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Following the success of the inaugural 6 Hours of Monza which was staged in Italy last month, the WEC will return to the iconic Temple of Speed once again for another 6 hour race.
Sebring and Monza will be complemented by popular and iconic tracks including Spa-Francorchamps, Fuji and Bahrain. Six and eight-hour races will feature with the flagship event – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – set to return in its traditional mid-June slot.
2022 FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar
12/13 March 2022 Official Prologue - Sebring (USA)
18 March 2022 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA)
7 May 2022 TOTALEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
11/12 June 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)
10 July 2022 6 Hours of Monza (ITA)
11 September 2022 6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)
12 November 2022 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)
Richard Mille, FIA Endurance Commission President: “Six-rounds is the perfect solution for the FIA World Endurance Championship. Next year’s calendar is well-balanced, with events evenly spread across the year. It’s cost-effective for the competitors, at the same accommodating iconic circuits and variety of race durations and formats. The return to North America and Far East is also a major step. With further manufacturers coming with Hypercars next year, I’m confident each of the six rounds will deliver a thrilling spectacle.”
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “The 2022 schedule for the FIA World Endurance Championship is designed to maximise team exposure while keeping costs down. Motor racing calendars have never been subject to such disruption as during the pandemic and this schedule obviously accounts for the current situation. I look forward to seeing you in the US in March for an exciting tenth season.”
Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC CEO: “Our aim was to create both a global and cost-effective package in what has been a difficult past 18 months for our manufacturers and teams. With the 2022 calendar, we have achieved the perfect blend of classic race tracks and endurance racing heritage. We are confident that the Season 10 schedule will be popular with both competitors and fans alike.”