The 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship will be the eleventh season of the FIA World Endurance Championship, an auto racing series organised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The series is open to prototype and grand tourer-style racing cars divided into three categories. World Championship titles will be awarded to the leading manufacturers and drivers in both the prototype and grand tourer divisions.

It is the first season in which LMDh (Le Mans Daytona h) entries will be allowed to compete in the Hypercar category for championship points alongside LMH (Le Mans Hypercar) entries, after being permitted on a race-by-race basis in 2022.[1] Upon the discontinuation of LMGTE Pro, LMGTE Am remains as the sole GT class in 2023, although it will be replaced after the 2023 season.[2] After being introduced for the 2021 season the LMP2 Pro-Am Cup was also dropped.

Calendar

On 29 September 2022, the 2023 calendar was announced on the website and YouTube channel of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the six races of the 2022 season and the return to Portimão, this time with a 6-hour format.[3]

Rnd Race Circuit Location Date
Prologue United States Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida, United States 11/12 March
1 1000 Miles of Sebring 17 March
2 6 Hours of Portimão Portugal Algarve International Circuit Portimão, Algarve, Portugal 16 April
3 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Stavelot, Belgium 29 April
4 24 Hours of Le Mans France Circuit de la Sarthe Le Mans, France 10–11 June
5 6 Hours of Monza Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza Monza, Italy 9 July
6 6 Hours of Fuji Japan Fuji Speedway Oyama, Shizuoka, Japan 10 September
7 8 Hours of Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir, Bahrain 4 November

Entries

Hypercar

Entrant Car Engine Hybrid Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
United States Cadillac Racing[4] Cadillac V-LMDh Cadillac LMC55R 5.5 L V8 Hybrid M 2 New Zealand Earl Bamber[5] TBA
United Kingdom Alex Lynn[5] TBA
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook[5] TBA
Austria Floyd Vanwall Racing Team[6] Vanwall Vandervell 680 Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8 M 4 France Tom Dillmann[6] TBA
Argentina Esteban Guerrieri[6] TBA
Canada Jacques Villeneuve[7] TBA
Germany Porsche Penske Motorsport[8] Porsche 963 Porsche 9RD 4.6 L Turbo V8 Hybrid M 5 United States Dane Cameron[9] TBA
Denmark Michael Christensen[9] TBA
France Frédéric Makowiecki[9] TBA
Hybrid M 6 France Kévin Estre[9] TBA
Germany André Lotterer[9] TBA
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[9] TBA
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing[10] Toyota GR010 Hybrid Toyota H8909 3.5 L Turbo V6 Hybrid M 7 United Kingdom Mike Conway[10] TBA
Japan Kamui Kobayashi[10] TBA
Argentina José María López[10] TBA
Hybrid M 8 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi[10] TBA
New Zealand Brendon Hartley[10] TBA
Japan Ryō Hirakawa[10] TBA
United Kingdom Hertz Team Jota[11] Porsche 963 Porsche 9RD 4.6 L Turbo V8 Hybrid M 38 Portugal António Félix da Costa[12] TBA
United Kingdom Will Stevens[12] TBA
China Ye Yifei[13] TBA
Italy FerrariAF Corse[14][15] Ferrari 499P Ferrari 3.0 L Turbo V6 Hybrid M 50 Italy Antonio Fuoco[16] TBA
Spain Miguel Molina[16] TBA
Denmark Nicklas Nielsen[16] TBA
Hybrid M 51 United Kingdom James Calado[16] TBA
Italy Antonio Giovinazzi[16] TBA
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi[16] TBA
France Peugeot TotalEnergies[17] Peugeot 9X8 Peugeot 2.6 L Turbo V6 Hybrid M 93 Denmark Mikkel Jensen[17] TBA
United Kingdom Paul di Resta[17] TBA
France Jean-Éric Vergne[17] TBA
Hybrid M 94 France Loïc Duval[17] TBA
United States Gustavo Menezes[17] TBA
Switzerland Nico Müller[17] TBA
Germany Proton Competition[18] Porsche 963 Porsche 9RD 4.6 L Turbo V8 Hybrid M 99 Italy Gianmaria Bruni[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
United States Glickenhaus Racing[19] Glickenhaus SCG 007 LMH Glickenhaus P21 3.5 L Turbo V8 M 708 France Romain Dumas[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA

LMP2

In accordance with the 2017 LMP2 regulations, all cars in the LMP2 class will use the Gibson GK428 V8 engine.

Entrant Car Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
Italy Prema Racing[20] Oreca 07 G 9 Italy Andrea Caldarelli[21] TBA
United States Juan Manuel Correa[22] TBA
Romania Filip Ugran[21] TBA
Netherlands Bent Viscaal[21] TBA
G 63 Italy Mirko Bortolotti[21] TBA
Russian Automobile Federation Daniil Kvyat[21][N 1] TBA
France Doriane Pin[23] TBA
United Kingdom Vector Sport[6] Oreca 07 G 10 Republic of Ireland Ryan Cullen[6] TBA
Liechtenstein Matthias Kaiser[24] TBA
TBA TBA
United Kingdom United Autosports[25] Oreca 07 G 22 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque[26] TBA
United Kingdom Ben Hanley[27] TBA
United Kingdom Philip Hanson[26] TBA
TBA TBA
G 23 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist[28] TBA
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde[29] TBA
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis[28] TBA
United States Josh Pierson[30] TBA
United Kingdom Jota[31] Oreca 07 G 28 Brazil Pietro Fittipaldi[32] TBA
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson[32] TBA
Denmark Oliver Rasmussen[32] TBA
Belgium Team WRT[33] Oreca 07 G 31 Indonesia Sean Gelael[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
G 41 Angola Rui Andrade[6] TBA
Switzerland Louis Delétraz[34] TBA
Poland Robert Kubica[34] TBA
Poland Inter Europol Competition[35] Oreca 07 G 34 Switzerland Fabio Scherer[6] TBA
Poland Jakub Śmiechowski[6] TBA
TBA TBA
France Alpine Elf Team[36] Alpine A470 G 35 France Matthieu Vaxivière[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
G 36 Brazil André Negrão[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA

LMGTE Am

Entrant Car Engine Tyre No. Drivers Rounds
Italy AF Corse[6] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 M 21 Italy Stefano Costantini[6] TBA
United Kingdom Simon Mann[6] TBA
Belgium Ulysse de Pauw[6] TBA
M 54 Italy Francesco Castellacci[6] TBA
Switzerland Thomas Flohr[6] TBA
Italy Davide Rigon[37] TBA
Italy Richard Mille AF Corse[6] M 83 Argentina Luis Pérez Companc[6] TBA
Italy Alessio Rovera[37] TBA
France Lilou Wadoux[38] TBA
Oman ORT by TF Sport[6] Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8 M 25 Oman Ahmad Al Harthy[6] TBA
United States Michael Dinan[6] TBA
Republic of Ireland Charlie Eastwood[6] TBA
Japan D'Station Racing[39] M 777 Japan Tomonobu Fujii[39] TBA
Japan Satoshi Hoshino[39] TBA
United Kingdom Casper Stevenson[39] TBA
United States Corvette Racing[40] Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 M 33 Netherlands Nicky Catsburg[40] TBA
United States Ben Keating[40] TBA
Argentina Nicolás Varrone[41] TBA
Germany Project 1 – AO[6] Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6 M 56 United States P.J. Hyett[6] TBA
United States Gunnar Jeannette[6] TBA
TBA TBA
Switzerland Kessel Racing[42] Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 M 57 United States Scott Huffaker[42] TBA
Japan Takeshi Kimura[42] TBA
Brazil Daniel Serra[42] TBA
Italy Iron Lynx[43] Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6 M 60 Italy Claudio Schiavoni[43] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
Italy Iron Dames[43] M 85 Belgium Sarah Bovy[43] TBA
Switzerland Rahel Frey[43] TBA
Denmark Michelle Gatting[43] TBA
Germany Dempsey-Proton[6] Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6 M 77 Germany Christian Ried[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
Germany Proton Competition[6] M 88 United Kingdom Harry Tincknell[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
United Kingdom GR Racing[6] Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6 M 86 United Kingdom Michael Wainwright[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
Canada Northwest AMR[6] Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8 M 98 Canada Paul Dalla Lana[6] TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA

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Notes

  1. ^ Daniil Kvyat is Russian, but he competes as a neutral competitor as Russian national emblems were banned by the FIA due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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