The World Sports Car Championship (FIA WEC) has published the provisional list for the start of the 2024 season. A total of 19 hypercars can be found on this – more than ever before. The season will start on March 2, 2024 in Qatar.
The FIA WEC is currently in full swing and will take another important step in the 2024 season. The organizers of the series have now announced the provisional starting list, which is full of 37 cars. As is known, hypercars have been fighting for victory at the top of the WEC since 2021. In 2024, 19 of of these interesting prototypes will participate in the WEC.
Toyota will once again be the defending champion in 2024 and (as usual) will offer two GR010 Hybrids. Nyck de Vries replaces Argentinean Jose Maria Lopez in the Toyota cockpit. There will be three Ferrari 499P models in 2024. In addition to the two works cars, AF Corse will also present a personal 499P. Robert Kubica is sitting there.
The French from Peugeot and Alpine each build on two performance cars. Mick Schumacher also drives one of two Alpine A424s. BMW is also bringing two hypercars to the World Cup, which will be driven by Dries Vanthoor and Sheldon van der Linde. In 2024, Porsche has the largest lineup with five 963s. These are two works cars, two cars from Hertz Team Jota and one from the German team Proton Racing. Cadillac and Lamborghini compete (at least on a season-long basis) with just one car.
Italian manufacturer Isotta Fraschini is new to the WEC, fielding a Tipo6-C driven by Alejandro Garcia and Jean-Karl Vernay. Glickenhaus 007 and Vanwall Vandervell 680, which were still included in 2023, are no longer on the list. In another column, SPEEDWEEK.com looks at the GT3 cars in the 2024 FIA WEC. A provisional entry list can be found here.