FIA WEC and Formula V8 3.5 to join forces in 2017

  • WEC chooses Formula V8 3.5 as the feeder series that will lead young talented drivers to LMP1, LMP2 and GTE 
  • At least 6 of the 9 Formula V8 3.5 events will take place alongside the WEC in Mexico, Japan and Bahrain plus the European races at Silverstone, Spa and Nurburgring  

Jaime Alguersuari, President of RPM Racing and Gérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and, have reached an extremely encouraging agreement that will link the Formula V8 3.5 series to the majority of the 2017 WEC events.

The agreement includes a minimum of three overseas rounds in Mexico, Japan and Bahrain, the last being the final event of the endurance championship, in addition to three of the four European events on the WEC calendar: Silverstone, Spa and Nürburgring.

Both organizations have as their main aim the desire to provide young single-seater drivers with the opportunity to enter a professional motorsport environment offering a clear and well-defined professional career path including LMP1, LMP2 and GTE in addition to any other series in the pinnacle of motorsport. This benefits not only the drivers but also their families or backers.

All the single-seaters in the Formula V8 3.5 series are powered by Gibson engines.

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