The 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar, once again offers the WEC’s manufacturers, teams and partners the stability, visibility and geographic spread of prestigious worldwide venues that have been a mark of the championship to date.
While the nine rounds closely echo the 2016 calendar in terms of venues and dates, a significant addition to the calendar is the debut of the WEC at the temple of Italian motorsport, Monza, for the official pre-season test – The Prologue. The addition of the high-speed circuit to the calendar will be a welcome addition for teams as part of their preparations for the cornerstone event of the world championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours.
All events will be of a duration of six hours, other than Le Mans. The season starts, as is now tradition, with European rounds at Silverstone, Spa, Le Mans and Nürburgring, before the trans-continental journey begins to Mexico, USA, Japan, China and Bahrain.
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Provisional Calendar**
01 April The WEC Prologue, Monza (Italy)
16 April 6 Hours of Silverstone (UK)
06 May WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
17/18 June Le Mans 24 Hours (France)
16 July 6 Hours of Nürburgring (Germany)
03 September 6 Hours of Mexico (Mexico)
16 September 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (USA)
15 October 6 Hours of Fuji (Japan)
05 November 6 Hours of Shanghai (China)
18 November 6 Hours of Bahrain (Bahrain)
** Subject to validation by the FIA World Motor Sport Council