FIA WEC: Opts for familiarity in 2025 calendar


Next year, the World Endurance Championship (WEC) is set to begin in Doha, Qatar, in February 2025 with a minimum of 14 manufacturers expected to compete.

91 LIETZ Richard (aut), SCHURING Morris (nld), SHAHIN Yasser (aus), Manthey EMA, Porsche 911 GT3 R #91, LM GT3, FIA WEC, pit stop during the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans, 4th round of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship, on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, from June 15 to 16, 2024 in Le Mans, France – Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

The season will open with the Qatar 1812km race at the Lusail International Circuit. The WEC Prologue (pre-season testing) will also take place at the same venue.

The championship will move to Europe for round two at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola) in late April. The WEC has signed a contract to remain at the Imola circuit for an additional four years with the support of Imola’s City Mayor Marco Panieri. Imola has committed to improving paddock infrastructure and building extra pit garages.

Following Imola, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will host the third round of the championship. This event will mark the 13th running of the Belgian race, a staple of the WEC since its inception in 2012.

Richard Mille, FIA Endurance Commission President: “The 2025 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar can be best summarised by the popular saying – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The eight rounds that we know from this year offer a great mixture of well-established circuits and give the series presence in both Americas, Asia, Europe and in the Middle East, providing the perfect stage for the events of the golden era of endurance racing to unfold. At the same time, being in so many corners of the world is great for the series, for the fans and for the manufacturers involved, giving them the chance to showcase their dream cars at so many markets.”

After Spa-Francorchamps, the series will head to France for the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on 14-15 June.

The championship will continue with the Rolex 6 Hours of São Paulo in mid-July at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil, with support from São Paulo’s City Hall.

Moving on, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, will host round six, known as the Lone Star Le Mans.

Fuji International Speedway in Japan will then stage the penultimate round of the calendar at the foot of Mount Fuji.

The Asian leg of the WEC is scheduled for 28 September 2025. The season finale will take place at the prestigious Bahrain International Circuit at the beginning of November, where the 2025 World Champions will be crowned at an awards ceremony.

2025 FIA WEC Calendar

21/22 February 2025               Official Prologue (QAT)

28 February 2025                     Qatar 1812Km (QAT)

20 April 2025                             6 Hours of Imola (ITA)

10 May 2025                              TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)

14/15 June 2025                       24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)

13 July 2025                              Rolex 6 Hours of São Paulo (BRA)

7 September 2025                   Lone Star Le Mans (USA)

28 September 2025                 6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)

8 November 2025                    Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)