Final amendment to the 2014 FIA WEC Calendar

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The grid for the 2014 FIA WEC will be unveiled in Paris on Thursday 13 February along with the grid for the 24 Heures du Mans.

Following a meeting of the FIA Endurance Commission today the definitive calendar for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship has been confirmed.

In a change to the previously announced 2014 calendar the FIA World Endurance Championship will now visit Brazil at the end of November instead of August due to a request by the local promoter, Emerson Fittipaldi. The 6 Hours of Sao Paulo will now take place on the 30th November and will become the season finale.

The change to the Brazilian date was requested for two reasons. The first was because the earlier date in August would’ve made it difficult to market the event properly as the country will be in the grip of the soccer World Cup in June and July. All media attention will be focused on this very important event and would only leave four short weeks to market the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo to the Brazilian fans.

The second reason was the change in the F1 calendar with the Brazilian Grand Prix now taking place on the 9th November and the Interlagos circuit being unavailable on the original date in August as the circuit has to be prepared for the arrival of Formula One well in advance.

The 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas has been confirmed on Saturday 20 September following an agreement at last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona between COTA, IMSA and the ACO.

The grid for the 2014 FIA WEC will be unveiled in Paris on Thursday 13 February along with the grid for the 24 Heures du Mans.

The definitive 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship calendar

Official Test - Le Castellet - LFRA - 28-29 March
Silverstone - GBR - 18-20 April
Spa-Francorchamps - BEL - 02-03May
24 Heures du Mans Test - FRA - 01 June
24 Heures du Mans - FRA - 14/15 June
Circuit of the Americas - USA - 18-20 September
Fuji - JPN - 10-12 October
Shanghai - CHN - 31 October -2 November
Bahrain - BHN - 13-15 November
Sao Paulo - BRA - 28-30 November

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