33 cars on the list for Season 8 of the WEC


The grid for Season 8, which begins on 1st September with the 4 Hours of Silverstone, will be made up of 33 cars from 11 different nations.  It includes four global motor manufacturers plus teams and drivers throughout the entire grid who can, between them, boast of multiple endurance championship titles from series across the world.  

The quality entries in each of the four categories – split almost equally between prototypes and GTEs – are guaranteed to provide world-class competition and entertainment on all five continents the WEC will visit during the season.  

#8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050: Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso Race, 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps, Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps, Route du Circuit, Francorchamps, Belgium

Key Facts and Figures on 2019-2020 FIA WEC Grid

There will be 33 entries representing 11 nations: Great Britain (9), Germany (6), Italy (5), Japan (3), Switzerland (3), Russia (2), USA (1), China (1), France (1),  Netherlands (1), Denmark (1). It total there will be 8 entries in LMP1, 8 in LMP2, 6 in LMGTE Pro and 11 in LMGTE Am around a half-half split with 48,5% in LMP, 51,5% in GTE
There will be 4 manufacturer entries from some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious marques – Toyota, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche.

•    World Champions Toyota Gazoo Racing to field two TS050 HYBRIDS with an already-announced all-star driver line up 
•    Having entered every season since 2012, Rebellion Racing’s loyalty to WEC remains undiminished, the Swiss team looking to consolidate the R13’s             progress in competition and challenge for victory
•    Team LNT enters two Ginetta G60-LT-P1-AERs following intensive development programme in 2018/19
•    SMP Racing keen to profit from positive Super Season experience with BR Engineering BR1 to compete for top step finishes

•    Diversity in chassis manufacturers with Ligier, Oreca and Dallara all represented.
•    Enormous strength in depth in quality of teams and talent in driver line ups with Signatech Alpine Elf, Racing Team Nederland, Jackie Chan DC Racing/JOTA all returning to WEC
•    4 teams moving up from European Le Mans Series to world stage – United Autosports, Cool Racing, High Class Racing and Cetilar Racing
•    8 entries from 8 different nations across 3 different continents

•    Super-strong GTE Pro teams from world’s best-known luxury car marques to contest world title
•    Ferrari remains most successful GTE manufacturer in WEC history, endurance racing being the marque’s spiritual home since its birth 
•    Reigning World GT Champions Porsche introducing new 911 RSR-19 version of iconic 911 model in quest for consecutive titles
•    Aston Martin bank on consistency and build on Super Season experience with well-developed Vantage and unchanged driver line up 

•    Record multi-marque LMGTE Am field of 11 entries 
•    Newcomer Red River Sport (Ferrari) and expanded Team Project 1 (Porsche) entries boost the category 
•    Many familiar teams such as AF Corse, Dempsey-Proton Racing, Aston Martin Racing, TF Sport, MR Racing and Gulf Racing 
•    Experienced and new drivers guaranteed to bring action and excitement