FIA World Endurance Championship
The FIA World Endurance Championship was launched in 2012 as the latest endurance sports car world championship, with backing and support from both the FIA and ACO. Its schedule revolves around the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the series’ marquee race, held every June.
The FIA WEC features four classes: LMP1, LMP2, GTE-Pro and GTE-Am. There are no tire restrictions in any of the four categories. The LMP1 and GTE-Pro classes feature open development for different manufacturers, while the LMP2 class has four designated constructors and the GTE-Am class requires teams to run at least one-year old GTE-specification cars.
Cars running on Michelin tires have won overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 20 consecutive years, from 1998 through 2017.
This season’s FIA WEC calendar is a transitional campaign, dubbed the “Super Season” by the championship, as it runs from the spring of 2018 through summer of 2019, and concludes with the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the exception of Le Mans and a planned 1500-mile race at Sebring in March 2019, all races are six hours in length.
2018-19 World Endurance Championship (WEC) Schedule
May 2018 to June 2019