WEC: 8H Bahrain rescheduled due to F1 Grand Prix clash

The finale of the World Endurance Championship has been moved, in order to avoid a clash with the revised Formula 1 schedule.

Formula 1 announced today that they will be holding to events at Bahrain at the end of November, and in order to facilitate that, the World Endurance event has been moved.

As such, the WEC will host their 8-hour season finale race one week closer than originally scheduled, still on a Saturday, from 21 November to 14 November.

Gérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA WEC, said: “As we stated very clearly when we announced our revised calendar in April, dates were subject to further change according to the evolution of the current health crisis, or because of the calendars of other FIA World Championships.

“We are very fortunate that Bahrain International Circuit is ready and willing to be so accommodating and, indeed, welcoming to the WEC in what will be an extremely busy period for them.

“It is, of course, less fortunate that the date now clashes with IMSA’s Twelve Hours of Sebring, but the compressed racing schedules in the second half of the year have been brought about due to an unprecedented situation, and we believe there will be minimal impact on both series.”

The Season 8 finale will be the last race for the LMP1 car as it will be replaced by the upcoming ‘Le Mans Hypercar’ at the beginning of Season 9 in March 2021.

Date Event
September 3, 2019 4 Hours of Silverstone (GBR)
October 6, 2019 6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)
November 10, 2019 4 Hours of Shanghai (CHN)
December 14, 2019 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)
February 23, 2020 Lone Star Le Mans (USA)
August 15, 2020
September 19-20, 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)
November 14, 2020 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)