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WEC - New season offers strength and diversity in all categories

New WEC season offers strength and diversity in all categories * 33 full season entries for 8-round, multi-continental season 8 of the WEC
WEC - New season offers strength and diversity in all categories

New WEC season offers strength and diversity in all categories

  • 33 full season entries for 8-round, multi-continental season 8 of the WEC
  • Four different LMP1 prototype manufacturers including Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • Strong competition promised in LMP2 as multiple constructors go head to head 
  • Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche in intense fight for GT World Championship title
  • Biggest ever LMGTE Am class offers huge diversity 
     

Key Facts and Figures on 2019-2020 FIA WEC Grid 

  • 33 entries representing 11 nations: Great Britain (9), Germany (6), Italy (5), Japan (3), Switzerland (3), Russia (2), USA (1), China (1), France (1), Netherlands (1), Denmark (1) 
  • 8 entries in LMP1, 8 in LMP2, 6 in LMGTE Pro and 11 in LMGTE Am – 48,5% in LMP, 51,5% in GTE 
  • 4 manufacturer entries from some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious marques - Toyota, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche
  • Continuing liaison between regulators, teams and chassis/engine constructors to maintain stability in LMP2 and GTE categories ahead of the introduction of new 2020-2021 LMP1 regulations. 

Quotes on the 2019-2020 FIA WEC season entry list

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest : “One of the fundamental principles of the ACO has always been to encourage and maintain multi-class racing, with both prototypes and GTE cars holding a valued place on the grid not only at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but in all our championships. As well as our excellent entries in LMP1, it’s particularly encouraging to see several LMP2 teams move up from the European Le Mans Series to compete in the world championship. In addition, we are delighted to see such a strong LMGTE Am field, gentlemen drivers being the foundation of our races for so many years.” 

Richard Mille, President of the FIA Endurance Commission : “It is very pleasing to see the strength in depth of the teams and drivers in all four categories of the FIA World Endurance Championship. This will be the final season of the current LMP1 cars before we move forward into a new era with the 2020 Regulations, and with four top teams in the class it will undoubtedly end on a high note. LMP2 and LMGTE Am continue to grow and the quality of the LMGTE Pro entry is as high as ever. The 2019/20 season will definitely be one to watch and enjoy.” 

Gérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship: “The once-only, 14-month Super Season is over, but we are confident that Season 8 will not disappoint in any way! It promises to be a superb season for the strength of competition, the quality of the teams and drivers in every class, and the entertainment they will provide for our ever-growing community of fans across the world. Our first full season with the new format calendar includes the return to some favourite venues for both competitors and fans – Bahrain and São Paulo – and we can’t wait for it all to begin at Silverstone in just a few months’ time.” 

 

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