SILVERSTONE: FIA WEC
The FIA World Endurance Championship season opener is the perfect way to kick-start your motorsport season, and the sole chance we have to get in on the ground floor with the developing stories of an FIA world championship from the very beginning.
Sure, the British Grand Prix is great, but it’s round 10 before the F1 circus reaches these shores. The WEC truly begins in Northamptonshire. It is the first chance to see what Porsche, Audi and Toyota can bring to the table with their new LMP1 offerings, and usually sets the scene for the rest of the championship. It genuinely helps to gauge each team’s prospects for the Le Mans 24 Hours too.
Seeing an LMP1 car up close is a mustdo. Aside from F1 cars, nothing all year tackles Silverstone’s sweeps faster or more dramatically. The undercard is impressive too, with the first round of the European Le Mans Series and the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. April 15-17