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At a glittering ceremony at the Automobile Club de France located in the heart of Paris this evening, 29 different champions from the World Endurance Championship will be inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame.  They will join the 33 Formula 1 and 17 World Rally Champions who were recognised in the previous two editions.

The FIA Hall of Fame is a celebration of nearly 40 years of outstanding achievements in the field of endurance racing, a discipline that relies on courage, passion and teamwork, which is the hallmark of one of the greatest sporting events in world, and the centrepiece of the current FIA World Endurance Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

The FIA Hall of Fame ceremony will be broadcast live on the FIA Facebook page from 18h00 CET.

The FIA Hall of Fame was launched in 2017 with the FIA Formula One World Champions as the inaugural inductees, recognised not only for their success on the track but for upholding the values of the sport’s regulator.

FIA President Jean Todt said: “Endurance racing occupies a special place in the history of motor sport as well as in my heart, and the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans is a major event on the WEC Calendar. Even though the discipline has evolved significantly over the years, the passion remains intact. I do look forward to the Hypercar’s arrival in September 2020 that will mark a turning point in the Championship’s life. It is therefore my greatest pleasure to inaugurate 29 FIA WEC title-winners in the FIA Hall of Fame, which is growing with a new discipline joining those that have been previously celebrated: Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship.

Four championship winning cars from the different eras being celebrated will be on display at the ceremony.   The 1983 Porsche 956, the 1992 Peugeot 905 Evo 1 Bis, the 2013 Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the 2018 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.

The FIA Hall of Fame gallery is located at the FIA Headquarters in both Paris and Geneva. Also, a dedicated websitecelebrates the exceptional careers of World Championship winning drivers in Formula 1, rallying and now endurance racing. 

The gallery was created by Wilmotte and Associates, a prominent global architecture company headquartered in France, and will be open to the public upon reservation. Rolex and Michelin are also involved with the FIA’s flagship Championships and are both a partner of the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rolex supports the FIA Formula One World Championship, while Michelin partners the FIA World Rally Championship and ABB FIA Formula E Championship.