Circuit of the Americas presents Lone Star Le Mans
For nearly a century, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans has been endurance racing's main event, a festival experience unlike any other in motorsport. FIA World Endurance Championship and Circuit of The Americas will bring the spirit of Le Mans to Austin for a thrilling weekend of speed culminating in six hours of world class endurance racing. The world's finest automotive manufacturers and drivers, the same stars and cars that battle for victory in the Le Mans 24 Hour classic, will duke it out over two full days at WEC's only stop in the United States.
Fans of all ages will enjoy unrivaled access to teams and drivers, gorgeous sight lines from each of COTA's iconic grandstands, an open paddock, and grid walks. Every guest is invited to be on the grid before the start of the six-hour WEC main event.
In addition to the FIA World Endurance Championship, the event also includes the following race series:
- World Series Formula V8 3.5, a top-level open wheel discipline featuring the sweet sound of bone-rattling V8s. This thrilling series has acted as a career stepping stone for countless Formula 1 stars including world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. With a powerful engine and the size of a Formula 1 chassis, these incredible cars will reach extraordinary speeds through corners as they attempt to conquer COTA's 20 turns.
- Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: A single-model championship series develop by Ferrari for clients who have a passion for racing, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli has thrilled drivers and fans alike since its announcement in 1992. There have already been over 500 races, with over 1000 drivers taking part in up to three series organized on three continents, North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
- Formula 4: Launched in 2014, FIA Formula 4 was created to offer young drivers around the world the opportunity to take the first step from karting into the world of open-wheel racing. The F4 series is the fastest way for an aspiring driver to gain experience to an international racing platform. With driving training, unmatched affordability, and strong manufacturer support, the F4 US Championship gives talented young drivers a chance to hone their skills and launch into the higher levels of motorsports.