24h Le Mans
23/07/2019 - 16:01

FIA WEC – Season 8 off to a stellar start

Thirty cars are hitting the track today and tomorrow at the circuit in Barcelona for the Prologue of the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship. Teams will have 16 hours to shakedown their cars ahead of the first races of the season.
FIA WEC – Season 8 off to a stellar start

At the Prologue, teams make first adjustments to their cars in preparation for the upcoming season. The official testing sessions are also an opportunity to test out rookie drivers, like Rebellion Racing's Felipe Nasr, or welcome new recruits like Brandon Hartley (2017 24 Hours of Le Mans winner with Porsche LMP Team) joining TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. As you can see in the official photo, the Prologue is when many teams choose to unveil new liveries. For example, Aston Martin Racing giving its two Aston Martin Vantage AMRs a new look for the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes.

After the Prologue, FIA WEC competitors will head to England for the 4 Hours of Silverstone.

2019-2020 FIA WEC season calendar:

  • 4 Hours of Silverstone (U.K.) – 1 September 2019
  • 6 Hours of Fuji (Japan) – 6 October 2019
  • 4 Hours of Shanghai (China) - 10 November 2019
  • 8 Hours of Bahrain (Bahrain) – 14 December 2019
  • 6 Hours of São Paulo (Brazil) – 1 February 2020
  • 1000 Miles of Sebring (8 hours) (U.S.) – 20 March 2020
  • 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) – 25 April 2020
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) – 13-14 June 2020

Follow the Prologue live here.

Prologue Entry List