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4 Hours of Silverstone Times Two

ELMS - 28/08/2019

Fans travelling to Silverstone will be treated to two 4-hour endurance races, with the ELMS race on Saturday and the WEC race on Sunday.

The European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship have shared the event at Silverstone since 2013 but this is the first time the WEC race has been four hours in length, having been six hours previously. 

So, what are the main differences between the two races?


The ELMS has three classes, two prototypes (LMP2 and LMP3) and one GTE (LMGTE).  The WEC has four classes, two prototype (LMP1 and LMP2) and two GTE (LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am).

Drivers and Teams

Both the ELMS and WEC feature high profile drivers and teams including 24 Hours of Le Mans Champions, World Champions past and present and former F1 drivers. 

The WEC grid features manufacturer teams (Toyota, Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin) with all pro driver line ups. In LMP2 and LMGTE Am the driver line ups are a combination of professional and non-professional drivers. 

The ELMS teams field a combination of professional and non-professional drivers in all categories.

Size of the Grid

The ELMS race will feature a grid of 39 cars. The WEC grid will have 31 cars.


The ELMS teams are situated in the National paddock. The WEC paddock is behind The Wing.  Both paddocks are open to the public and will feature driver autograph sessions and pitwalks during the weekend.

Grid Walk

As in all race weekends, the ELMS grid walk will be open to the public free of charge. The WEC grid walk is restricted to gridwalk pass holders only.


The ELMS podium will be held in the National pitlane.  The WEC podium is at The Wing.

Race Start Times

The ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone is on Saturday 31 August starting at 14h30.

The WEC 4 Hours of Silverstone is on Sunday 1 September starting at 12h00.

Two Seasons

The ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone is Round 4 of the 2019 season

The WEC 4 Hours of Silverstone is Round 1 of Season 8 (2019/20)

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