FIA WEC expands for 2023

The FIA World Endurance Championship expands to 7 races for the 2023 season.

Six of the well-known events are joined by a seventh, which was one of the COVID-19 replacements in the 2021 season.

The season will start at Sebring on March 11-12 with two days of Prologue testing, prior to the 8 hours/1000 Miles season opener on the following Friday 17 – the day prior to the IMSA 12 hours race.

The series returns to the Portuguese track of Portimao, for 6 hours in the hills on April 16.

Another undulating track is visited two weeks later, with the 6 hours of Spa with the traditional Saturday race.

The Le Mans test day is on June 4, with the 24 hours race the following weekend.

8 Hours of Portimao 2021 start
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The Italian tifosi will see the brand new Ferrari Hypercar race on home soil at Monza on July 9, with another 6 hours race.

All the cars will be loaded into containers and shipped off to Japan for the 6 hours of Fuji – the home circuit of Toyota Gazoo Racing on September 10.

The season will end in Bahrain on 4 November, with another 8 hours race.

The expansion to 7 races, is a step towards normality, with 8 races per season prior to the COVID-19 situation. The plan is to return to 8 races in 2024.

The full 2023 schedule can be seen here:

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