FIA World Endurance Championship reveals 2014 calendar

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The merged Tudor United SportsCar Championship wasn’t alone in revealing its 2014 calendar on Friday. Also doing so Friday in Austin was the FIA World Endurance Championship with a calendar nearly identical to this year’s.

As in 2013, the 2014 FIA WEC will be eight races, with the crown jewel the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 14-15, a week earlier than this year.

The eight-race calendar is below, in the same order as it is in 2013. The only USCC conflict is on June 1, as the American series will be racing in Detroit on the Saturday, May 31, and the Le Mans test day is the Sunday. As it is this weekend, a joint round of the two championships – WEC on Sunday, USCC on Saturday – will be held in September at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Date                Event
Mar 28-29      Official Test – Paul Ricard
Apr 18-20       Silverstone
May 9-10        Spa-Francorchamps
June 1              Test Day – 24H of Le Mans
June 14-15      24 Hours of Le Mans
Aug 29-31       Interlagos
Sept 19-21      Circuit of the Americas
Oct 10-12        Fuji
Oct 31-Nov 1 Shanghai
Nov 13-15       Bahrain

IndyCar, Dallara reveal tweak to speedway aero package

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INDYCAR and Dallara revealed on Monday that a front wing extension will be made available to Verizon IndyCar Series teams to use as part of the super speedway aero package for the universal aero kits.

The extensions are expected to provide an increase in front downforce, by a minimum of three percent, and teams will be free to use them as needed. Dallara is also providing an additional wicker that can be used as a part of the extension.

The change comes in the wake of drivers voicing concerns about stability at the front of the car, especially while running in traffic – concerns which surfaced initially during Indianapolis 500 practice.

More details about the change can be viewed on IndyCar’s website.

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