SEASON 9 : 2021
Season 9 saw the brand new Hypercar replace the top tier LMP1 category, as well as an amended calendar of six races in Europe and the Middle East. The pandemic meant a replacement race was staged in Portimão in Portugal and a double-header in Bahrain rounded out the season after Fuji was cancelled for the second consecutive year.
2021 will be remembered for thrilling action across all classes which included a record number of entries in both the LMP2 and LMGTE Am categories (11 in LMP2, and 13 in LMGTE Am). For the first time in WEC history, there were also two all-female line-ups with Richard Mille Racing in LMP2 and Iron Lynx in LMGTE Am. The fight for the inaugural Hypercar Drivers’ Championship went down to the wire between the No. 7 and No. 8 sister Toyota cars at the season-closing race in Bahrain, and there was a thrilling fight between Ferrari and Porsche in the LMGTE Pro category.
Looking ahead to 2022 and the growing interest in the WEC’s new Hypercar category from several global manufacturers, endurance racing is embarking on an exciting new chapter.