The FIA World Endurance Championship announced on Friday, ahead of the centenary, that the series will go to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2024 as part of an eight-round season that includes trips to Qatar, the United States, Brazil, and Japan.

The 2024 season begins on March 2 in Qatar before heading to Imola in Italy on April 21. Speaking about the addition of Brazil to the calendar, Sao Paulo mayor Ricardo Nunes commented saying:

The making of the 6 Hours of São Paulo, with cars and drivers partaking in the most traditional motor racing competition in the world, solidifies this capital as one of the most important poles of motorsport of the globe. The city becomes one of the few to host the three main categories of the FIA World Championships. São Paulo is the best international destination for speed lovers. The FIA WEC is aired in almost 200 countries, presenting to the world the ability São Paulo has for organising the biggest international events, attracting tourists and investors, besides generating thousands of direct and indirect jobs, thus increasing the city economical dynamics through the generation of significant income for Brazil

2024 FIA WEC Calendar

24/25 February 2024 Official Prologue (QAT)

2 March 2024 Qatar 1812Km (QAT)

21 April 2024 6 Hours of Imola (ITA)

11 May 2024 TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)

15/16 June 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)

14 July 2024 6 Hours of São Paulo (BRA)

1 September 2024 Lone Star Le Mans (USA)

15 September 2024 6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)

2 November 2024 8 Hours of Bahrain (BAH)

Frédéric Lequien, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship:

“We are very excited to confirm that the WEC will return to South America from 2024, to São Paulo which is a city full of passionate motorsport fans. I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the City Hall, Ricardo Nunes – the city’s mayor, and SP TURIS who – without their support – a return to Interlagos would not have been possible. With a minimum of ten manufacturers competing in the WEC’s Hypercar class next year, we can’t wait for the Spirit of Le Mans to return to Brazil – bigger and better than before!”

Gustavo Pires, President of SP TURIS:

“The city has worked hard on bringing on WEC and this victory has many important meanings, starting with the announcement to be done during the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It demonstrates the return of big events to São Paulo, maintaining the city in the spotlight for motorsport and will certainly contribute to a positive image, associated to one of the most emblematic events on the globe.”

Carlos Col, CEO of Mais Esportes Brasil and local promoter:

“The return of Brazil to the FIA WEC calendar is a big victory for Brazilian motor racing. Mais Brasil Esportes is honoured to have been chosen for the great responsibility of promoting this event. With the fundamental support of CBA (the Brazilian motorsport federation), the incredible cars that race in the FIA WEC including Le Mans will be seen up-close by the Brazilian public at the iconic Interlagos racetrack.”

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