Every race of the 2024 WEC Championship to be shown on Max

Colin
By Colin Wood
Feb 21, 2024 | Endurance Racing, FIA, WEC, World Endurance Championship

Photography Credit: Sander Trooijen

Where to watch every race on the FIA World Endurance Championship schedule this year? Try Max.

The WEC announced today that it will extend its broadcast to Max for U.S. subscribers, showing “every round of the 2024 season including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

The USA is a huge market for the WEC and it is always an aim to make our sport as widely accessible as possible,” said WEC CEO Frédéric Lequien Max, “alongside our existing deal with MotorTrend, will help achieve this goal and hopefully we can attract fans to attend our race at COTA later this season to watch the action in person. With Corvette, Cadillac and a number of American drivers on our grid this year, plus our strong ties with IMSA, we are delighted that we could sign another solid broadcast deal in this region.”

Each race, whether live or on-demand, will be accompanied by 30 minutes of “extensive production” before and after races as well as a dedicated pit reporter.

The 2024 FIA WEC schedule is as follows:

  • February 24-25: Official Prologue (Qatar)
  • March 2: Qatar Airways Qatar 1812Km
  • April 21: 6 Hours of Imola
  • May 11: TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
  • June 15-16: 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • July 14: Rolex 6 Hours of São Paulo
  • September 1: Lone Star Le Mans
  • September 15: 6 Hours of Fuji
  • November 2: 8 Hours of Bahrain

A Max subscription starts at $9.99 a month. For more information visit fiawec.com or max.com.

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Comments
J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
2/21/24 11:56 a.m.

I guess it's time to break out the credit card. laugh

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/21/24 11:56 a.m.

Looks like my Max subscription is really about to earn its keep.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
2/21/24 12:23 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

I guess it's time to break out the credit card. laugh

We get Max as a perk with our AT&T unlimited data cell plan, so maybe it's time to shop phones?

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
2/21/24 12:30 p.m.
JG Pasterjak said:
J.A. Ackley said:

I guess it's time to break out the credit card. laugh

We get Max as a perk with our AT&T unlimited data cell plan, so maybe it's time to shop phones?

I didn't know that. I have AT&T. Will investigate. Thanks for the heads-up!

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/21/24 12:33 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Our Max subscriptions don't get us anything but the opportunity to buy a B/R subscription. You and I, as existing subscribers, get to pay for it from the start. Adding sports bumps the ad-free Max cost 63% monthly. Or 100% over the base subscription.

There are a lot of subscriptions going on. Am I going to get $10/mo worth out of this and the little bit of bike racing I watch?

I am stoked to see WEC coverage; that's really cool. But the cost as an add-on, when it appears mostly to pay for sportsball coverage I have no use for... It feels like the continuing evolution of the streaming era to be all the problems of cable with a bigger whack-a-mole game for keeping track of what we're paying for.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
2/21/24 1:57 p.m.

Oh god, Max, the one streaming app that has the hardest time performing basic functions like scrolling, searching, and pausing. I'd gladly just pay the $5 to have MT for the month of June. 

That and most of the WEC races are an absolute snooze fest to watch. Even as background noise they aren't worth their weight. 

gschwarzer
gschwarzer New Reader
2/22/24 5:46 p.m.

In reply to J.A. Ackley :

I think so does Xfinity, but it looked like only the first show of a series or something strange like that.  Have to investigate more.

But even more reason to continue my boycott of Amazon Prime Video since they introduced advertising!

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
2/22/24 9:56 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:
JG Pasterjak said:
J.A. Ackley said:

I guess it's time to break out the credit card. laugh

We get Max as a perk with our AT&T unlimited data cell plan, so maybe it's time to shop phones?

I didn't know that. I have AT&T. Will investigate. Thanks for the heads-up!

AT&T says we do not have Max included in our package. Bummer. Back to the credit card.

Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
2/22/24 11:24 p.m.

I don't know if I'm going to follow the series down that road.  I like it but Max is  just one more bill and adds to a financial "death by a thousand paper cuts."  At least to me.

I still haven't bought tickets for the race at COTA because Labor Day weekend around here = hotter than Hades.

And the last time the WEC came to town, all they did was complain...complain about sharing the weekend with IMSA, complained about the IMSA teams packing up and leaving after the IMSA races were over, and even though they had decent crowds by WEC's standards (announced weekend attendances were around 50,000) they complained about the crowd size.

I'd love to see the Hypercars up close though.  Maybe I'll do a cheap single day ticket.  Maybe.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/23/24 9:08 a.m.

In reply to Coniglio Rampante :

I flagged all of those IMSA/WEC weekends and the 2020 COTA reschedule. Those were TOUGH days for sure. 100+ most days and the crowds were actually really good for the time of year. 

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