The FIA WEC 2022 calendar presented at the press conference ahead of the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans features six races held at world-renowned circuits in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
In 2012, the inaugural FIA WEC season began in Sebring (USA), so it is fitting that the Florida raceway should get Season 10 up and running with a 1000-mile race. This opening round will be held on 18 March as part of the Super Sebring double-header, with the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring taking place the following day. Endurance fans who enjoyed the joint event in 2019 will be thrilled to see its return. This former military airfield will also be the venue for the Prologue, the pre-season test sessions for the entire field, held on 12-13 March.
The provisional 2022 FIA WEC calendar:
- 12-13 March 2022 – Official Prologue – Sebring (USA)
- 18 March 2022 – 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA)
- 7 May 2022 – TOTAL Energies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
- 11-12 June 2022 – 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)
- 10 July 2022 – 6 Hours of Monza (ITA)
- 11 September 2022 – 6 Hours of Fuji (JAP)
- 12 November 2022 – 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: The 2022 schedule for the FIA World Endurance Championship is designed to maximise team exposure while keeping costs down. Motor racing calendars have never been subject to such disruption as during the pandemic and this schedule obviously accounts for the current situation. I look forward to seeing you in the US in March for an exciting tenth season.
Richard Mille, FIA Endurance Commission President: Six rounds is the perfect solution for the FIA World Endurance Championship. Next year’s calendar is well-balanced, with events evenly spread across the year. It’s cost-effective for the competitors, at the same accommodating iconic circuits and with the usual variety of race durations and formats. The return to North America and the Far East is also a major step. With further manufacturers coming with Hypercars next year, I’m confident each of the six rounds will deliver a thrilling spectacle.
Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC CEO: Our aim was to create both a global and cost-effective package in what has been a difficult past 18 months for our manufacturers and teams. With the 2022 calendar, we have achieved the perfect blend of classic racetracks and endurance racing heritage. We are confident that the Season 10 schedule will be popular with both competitors and fans alike.