The FIA World Endurance Championship is set to move the 6 Hours of Spa one week forward in order to prevent a clash with Formula E’s Seoul E-Prix.
When the original caldendar was rveleaved Formula E and the WEC championship had three clashes in total.
Currently, WEC’s race at Bahrain on the 14th December clashes with Formula E’s second round which is still to be confirmed.
Then the 1000 miles of Sebring on the 20th March clashes with Formula E’s second TBA race which will take place in China.
The other was the 6 hours of SPA on the May 2nd, but that is set to change as WEC are looking to move their race one week eariler to avoid the clash.
WEC Series boss Gerard Neveu told Sportscar365 that the change will happen, but the other two clashes will have to be resolved by Formula E.
“It will be officially announced but I’ve already sent a copy to the FIA. We are finalizing the contract with Spa,” Neveu told Sportscar365.
“I have a very good relationship with [Formula E chairman] Alejandro Agag, so we always discuss and he never mentioned any problem [with clashes],” .
“We confirmed Sebring when we were in Spa because we were waiting on the confirmation from Scott [Atherton, IMSA President]. It was the last [event] we were waiting on.
“There are some things we can do and some things we can’t do,” he said.
“For sure we can’t change the Sebring date as we are being hosted by the American people. We respect this very established event.
“In December, I have no plans to race during Christmas, so I can’t see how we can move the [Bahrain] date.”
“It looks like [Formula E] will not avoid the clash with Sebring and it looks like they are thinking to reinstall a race in December.