FIA WEC opts for continuity with 2025 schedule

An eight-race calendar for the 2025 FIA WEC season was revealed this morning during the annual ACO Press Conference, on the eve of the 92nd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The organizers have opted for stability in 2025, as the new schedule features an identical number of races (eight), an identical set of venues and an identical order.

The season will kick off once again at the Lusail International Circuit in Qatar in February with a pre-season Prologue test followed by an 1812km race.

The teams will then head to Europe for three races, with two six-hour contests in Italy and Belgium at Imola and Spa in April and May, before the biggest races of the year – Le Mans 24 Hours – on June 14th-15th.


One month later the teams will head back to Brazil for a race at Interlagos in July, then to the USA for another race at COTA after a summer break in September.

The final stretch of the season features visits to the Fuji Speedway in Japan for a six-hour race and then Bahrain for the traditional eight-hour finale.

The main headline here is the retention of Imola, after a hugely successful debut on the WEC calendar earlier this season.

The WEC, with support from Imola’s City Mayor Marco Panieri, has signed a contract for the championship to remain at the Italian circuit for an additional four years (until 2028).

Proving its commitment to the WEC, Imola has committed to improving paddock infrastructure including building extra pit garages. This will enable the venue to host an expanded full-season WEC grid, which next year will feature 40 cars (up from 37 this year) and supposedly a minimum of 14 manufacturers.

Also of note is a return to Circuit of The Americas in Texas, which took over from Sebring as host venue for the WEC’s race in the USA this season.

“The 2025 WEC calendar is about consolidation and creating a schedule that works for both our teams and fans,” Frederic Lequien, FIA World Endurance Championship CEO.

“The WEC is growing at an extraordinary rate but we must remain humble and by maintaining eight rounds, we are listening to our teams, stakeholders and partners by also keeping budget in mind. It is important for WEC to reach as wide an audience as possible and with eight races across five different regions, we will continue to achieve this.

“We are delighted that Imola has committed to the WEC until at least 2028 – the circuit and city Mayor Marco Panieri have been a tremendous support and this year’s inaugural WEC race there was a huge success, which we look forward to emulating in 2025 and beyond.”

The 2025 WEC schedule was ratified by the FIA World Motor Sport Council this week.

“This season is about stability and exposure in key geographical areas,” added Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.

“2023 was exceptional, 2024 outstanding. In 2025, we shall reach new heights, notably with Aston Martin joining Hypercar. See you next year for another amazing episode in motorsport history!”

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)

Story originally appeared on Racer