After five seasons of incredible competition and growth, the FIA World Endurance Championship has matured into one of the world’s most entertaining and respected motor sport series.
Top level multi-manufacturer participation, some of the very best drivers in the world, intense competition from start to finish, plus entertainment for all the family: these are some of the WEC’s trademarks which have been established and seen around the world.
2017 promises to deliver another spectacular season of racing, with 28 top-class international entries across the four categories of competition (LMP1, LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am) racing plus a stable calendar which features nine races held across Europe, Latin and North America, Asia and the Middle East.
The WEC includes manufacturer teams from current World Champions Porsche (in both LMP1 and LMGTE Pro), Toyota, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Ford, with BMW already committed to join the GTE ranks in 2018.
All the entrants, factory and privateer teams across the categories, join together to battle it out at historic and evocative circuits such as Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring, Fuji Speedway and, of course, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans which is the cornerstone of the championship. This adds up to huge popularity, and established events which offer spectators and TV viewers some of the highest-level endurance racing of all time – all at a sensible price.
|6 Hours of Silverstone||GBR||16 April 2017|
|6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps||BEL||06 May 2017|
|24 Heures du Mans||FRA||17-18 June 2017|
|6 Hours of Nürburgring||DEU||16 July 2017|
|6 Hours of Mexico||MEX||03 September 2017|
|6 Hours of Austin||USA||16 September 2017|
|6 Hours of Fuji||JPN||15 October 2017|
|6 Hours of Shanghai||CHN||05 November 2017|
|6 Hours of Bahrain||BHR||18 November 2017|
Position: Manufacturer: Nat. Total:
1. Porsche DEU 324
2. Audi DEU 266
3. Toyota JPN 229
Position: Driver: Nat. Car: Total:
1. Marc Lieb
Porsche 919 Hybrid 160
2. Loïc Duval
Audi R18 147.5
3. Kamui Kobayshi
Toyota TS050 - Hybrid 145
4. Brendon Hartley
Porsche 919 Hybrid 134.5