2018 Superleague season
|Platform Used||rFactor 2|
|Mod base||GPVWC CL modular|
|Carshape base||F1 based|
|Engine Supplier(s)||Martex, Quasar, Talos, Valiant 1.6L V6 turbo|
|Tyre Supplier(s)||GPVWC brand G|
|2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018|
|GPVWC series in 2017|
The 2018 WTF1 Superleague season will be the 19th GPVWC Superleague season. Rudy van Buren enters the season as defending Drivers' Champion, and Vod:Bul Racing as the reigning Constructors' Champions.
Teams and drivers
*Speculative pending confirmation
- The defending Constructors' champions, Vod:Bul Racing, merged with Avid Chronic Racing to form ACR Zakspeed ahead of the 2018 season.
- Wauters Automotive underwent a rebranding following the final pre-season test, becoming Edge Esports prior to the first race of the year.
- After more than 13 years in the Superleague, Woods Racing withdrew partway during the 2017 season and did not return in 2018.
- Kernow Sport withdrew from the Superleague after 6 years.
- Green Stripes Racing left the Superleague after 6 years and were demoted to Supercup.
- Epic Racing Team, Evolution Motorsports and Measuric Racing were all promoted from Supercup.
- EVAL Simracing Team and Flag-to-Flag SimRacing entered the Superleague in 2018. Notably, both entered without having progressed through the Career Ladder (albeit EVAL previously completed in Formula Challenge, in 2016).
- Edge Esports (formerly Wauters Automotive) are to begin production of their own Quasar engines, after winning the engine tender slot held by Trinity that was made free after Woods Racing withdrew from the championship partway through 2017.
|Round||Race Title||Grand Prix||Circuit||Conditions||Date||Start Time|
|1||Australian Grand Prix||Australian GP||Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne||TBC||1st March 2018||TBC||19:00|| |
|2||Chinese Grand Prix||Chinese GP||Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai||TBC||15th March 2018||TBC||19:00|| |
|3||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Azerbaijan GP||Baku City Circuit, Baku||TBC||29th March 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|4||Spanish Grand Prix||Spanish GP||Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona||TBC||12th Arpil 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|5||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco GP||Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo||TBC||26th April 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|6||Canadian Grand Prix||Canadian GP||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal||TBC||10th May 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|7||French Grand Prix||French GP||Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet||TBC||24th May 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|8||Austrian Grand Prix||Austrian GP||Red Bull Ring, Spielberg||TBC||7th June 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|9||British Grand Prix||British GP||Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire||TBC||21st June 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|10||German Grand Prix||German GP||Hockenheimring, Hockenheim||TBC||5th July 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungarian GP||Hungaroring, Budapest||TBC||2nd August 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|12||Belgian Grand Prix||Belgian GP||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa||TBC||16th August 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|13||Italian Grand Prix||Italian GP||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza||TBC||30th August 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|14||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore GP||Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore||TBC||13th September 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|15||Japanese Grand Prix||Japanese GP||Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka||TBC||27th September 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|16||United States Grand Prix||United States GP||Circuit of the Americas, Austin||TBC||11th October 2018||TBC||18:00||19:00|
|17||Brazilian Grand Prix||Brazilian GP||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo||TBC||25th October 2018||TBC||19:00|| |
|18||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Abu Dhabi GP||Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island||TBC||8th November 2018||TBC||19:00|| |
The 2018 testing schedule is as follows:
|Preseason Test #1||1st February 2018||Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain|
|Preseason Test #2||8th February 2018||Sepang International Circuit, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Preseason Test #3||15th February 2018||Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola|
|Preseason Test #4||22nd February 2018||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City|
|Young Driver Test||22nd November 2018||Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island|
- The Russian Grand Prix and Mexican Grand Prix were removed from the calendar.
- The location of the Spanish Grand Prix changed from the Valencia Street Circuit to the Circuit de Catalunya, Catalunya hosting the race again after swapping with Valencia in 2017.
- The location of the German Grand Prix likewise changed back from the Nurburgring to the Hockenheimring.
- The French Grand Prix returned to the calendar after a four-year absence, with the Circuit Paul Ricard hosting the event for the first time in 2018.
- The Azerbaijan Grand Prix would be contested for the first time in 2018.