WEC is short for the FIA World Endurance Championship. It is the world title of endurance races, held in numerous racing tracks in world wide, and includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is said to be one of the three largest scale races in the world.
Its history begins with the 1953 World Sportscar Championship. It continued until 1992, with some changes to name and regulations on the way. The WEC as it exists today began in 2012 and enters its seventh season this year. Last season, the 2018-2019 season, consisted of eight races held over two years, with most races taking six hours, except for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1,000 Miles of Sevring (approximately 1,600km).
The 2019-2020 season begins at Silverstone (England) in September 2019, continues eight races and finishes with the 24 hours of Le Mans in June 2020. The races of the 2019-2020 season are varied, with four hours races, twenty four hour races, and 1,000 mile races.
The cars participating in the WEC consist of two types: sports prototype cars and grand touring cars (GT cars). These are sorted into four classes depending on car and driver, and each class competes for titles for drivers and manufacturers. The names of the four classes are "LM P1" and "LM P2", for sports prototype cars, and "LM GTE-Pro" and "LM GTE-Am" for GT cars; each car has a sticker to display which class it is participating in.