WEC - 10 Days to go to 6 Hours of Silverstone

09.08.18

Not long to wait now until the top WEC action starts again...plus the ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone and 3 races from the FIA F3 Championship.  Don't delay, be there to see Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Anthony Davidson and the multitude of stars in the paddocks - all providing you with the best sports car racing action available!

For the latest entry list CLICK HERE

To see the timetable CLICK HERE

For ticketing and information about getting to Silverstone CLICK HERE

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Super Season stats check!

The story so far of the WEC Super Season...in terms of statistics.

• While WEC debutant Fernando Alonso, the 2005 and 2006 F1 World Champion, has enjoyed a successful move into sports car racing there are plenty of other first time winners to celebrate this season.

• Also taking their first win in 2018 have been… 

 Julien Andlauer, Le Mans, LMGTE Am 

 Matt Campbell, Le Mans, LMGTE Am 

 Kevin Estre, Le Mans, LMGTE Pro 

 Billy Johnson, Spa, LMGTE Pro 

 Laurens Vanthoor, Le Mans, LMGTE Pro  

• Toyota as a marque and as a team has now surpassed Audi for the most overall victories.

• The Japanese manufacturer claimed its 18th victory at Le Mans in June. Its first win came at the 6 Hours of Interlagos in 2012 when Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre took the maiden win.

• Dempsey-Proton’s Matt Campbell in GTE AM at Spa has also recorded his first (class) pole. 

• The fastest lap set by Mike Conway at Spa in the Toyota TS050 HYBRID was the quickest WEC fast lap    outside of Le Mans, speed of 214.694 km/h!

Setting sail for the Far East... 

Transporting 36 racing cars and associated equipment safely around the world in a sustainable, cost-effective and timely manner is one of the biggest challenges that faces the FIA World Endurance Championship but one it meets year after year thanks to a lot of collaborative hard work! 

To help control budgets, the vast majority of the cargo is sea-freighted as opposed to being transported by air. The task of deciding what should or should not be shipped is a mammoth one, and the WEC’s Logistics team works closely with the entrants and WEC partner DHL throughout the year. Many kilos of paperwork and customs carnets – the result of thousands of emails in preparation for the sea journeys – are generated, checked and double-checked.

That work is heightened this month as the freight for the overseas rounds of the Super Season leaves directly after the Silverstone round (17-19 August). 

To read the full story about what goes into the freight, including the Porsche safety and pace cars, CLICK HERE