The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council earned their keep in yesterday’s meeting. In addition to the F1 and WRC calendars they also signed off on an eight race program for the 2013 World Endurance Championship.
The jewel in the WEC crown is the 24 Hours of Le Mans to be held over the weekend of 22–23 June. You can see the full calendar after the break.
World Motor Sport Council
A meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) took place today, 28 September, in Paris and the following decisions were taken.
FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
In the interests of cost control, it was agreed that the Endurance Committee may adjust the balance of performance of the different LMP2 cars, in particular with reference to engine power, weight and fuel tank capacity.
The WMSC also agreed that a maximum price of the evolution permitted per year be stipulated for LMP2 cars and that new chassis developed for LMP2 may be designed under 2014 LMP1 regulations, providing a cost saving to manufacturers producing LMP1 and LMP2 cars.
Diesel engines will be permitted from 2013, extending the number of engines that may be homologated. An equivalence will be defined between petrol and diesel engines to ensure equality.
Two new World Cups will be introduced in 2013; FIA World Cup for GT Drivers and FIA World Cup for GT Manufacturers. New Teams and Drivers Trophies will also be awarded.
The 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:
|April 14||GBR||6 Hours of Silverstone|
|May 4||BEL||6 Hours of Spa|
|June 22–23||FRA||24 Heures du Mans|
|August 24||BRA||6 Hours of Sao Paulo|
|September 22||USA||6 Hours of Austin*|
|October 20||JPN||6 Hours of Fuji|
|November 10||CHN||6 Hours of Shanghai**|
|November 30||BHR||6 Hours of Bahrain|
|* Subject to ASN’s confirmation|
|** Subject to the circuit homologation|
|Note: The official test will be held in Le Mans on 9 June|