SIL­VER­STONE: FIA WEC

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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

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