Tomorrow sees the much-anticipated kick-off to the FIA WEC Super Season 2018/19. The official test, the Prologue, gives teams the chance to conduct all the testing they require within a 30-hour period. The cars have gone through the scrutineering tests and are ready to hit the track tomorrow. We have put together the key information about the Prologue so that you can follow the action.
|Vehicle photoshoot||6 April 2018||08:50 – 09.20|
|Safety Car presentation||6 April 2018||09:30 – 09:50|
|Begin of the 30-hour test||6 April 2018||10:00|
|Test ends for participants not registered for overnight running||6 April 2018||18:00|
|Second test session begins||7 April 2018||09:00|
|End of the 30-hour test||7 April 2018||16:00|
|Pit walk||7 April 2018||16:05 – 16:35|
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The starter list for the Prologue is just as impressive as any race during the season. 35 cars are set to take part, with every competing team present with at least one car. Many teams are also taking the opportunity to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the track open all night for extensive overnight running. Other teams will be taking part in the daytime sessions only, which begin at 9am on each day.
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The official event teaser
The new Safety Car
This year Porsche is taking over this function after Audi provided the official FIA WEC safety cars for many years. During the prologue, the officials presented the new models for the Super Season and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
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