WTCR 2021 format refresher

2020-12-31T21:05:45+01:00January 2nd, 2021|2021|

With all WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup events will feature one qualifying session and two races in 2021, here’s a format refresher for the season ahead.

WTCR weekends begin with two free practice sessions of 45 minutes and 30 minutes duration, followed by a single qualifying session. This will be split into three knockout phases at all events with the exception of WTCR Race of Germany, where on uninterrupted qualifying session lasting 40 minutes will be timetabled.

Points on a scale of 5-4-3-2-1 will be handed to the fastest five drivers at the completion of Qualifying Q1 and Qualifying Q3, while the fastest five at the end of WTCR Race of Germany Qualifying will score points on scale of 10-8-6-4-2.

Race 2 will typically be two or three laps longer than Race 1, depending on circuit length, with the exception of WTCR Race of Germany at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Due to the long, 25.378-kilometre lap, both Race 1 and Race 2 will take place over three laps.

 Subject to final confirmation, WTCR weekends in 2021 will include the following track activity:

Venue FP1 FP2 Q1 Q2 Q3* Q R1 R2
Hungary 45 mins 30 mins 20 mins 10 mins 1 x 1 12 laps 15 laps
Slovakia 45 mins 30 mins 20 mins 10 mins 1 x 1 9 laps 11 laps
Germany 30 mins 30 mins 40 mins 3 laps 3 laps
Portugal 45 mins 30 mins 30 mins 15 mins 1 x 1 11 laps 13 laps
Spain 45 mins 30 mins 20 mins 10 mins 1 x 1 10 laps 12 laps
Korea 45 mins 30 mins 20 mins 10 mins 1 x 1 14 laps 16 laps
China 45 mins 30 mins 20 mins 10 mins 1 x 1 TBA** TBA**
Macau 45 mins 30 mins 30 mins 15 mins 1 x 1 8 laps 11 laps

Key: *Fastest 5 drivers from Q2 progress to Q3 for 1 timed lap; **Venue TBC