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The World Grand Prix logo on The Mel Dorado Show.

The World Grand Prix (WGP; Japanese: ワールドグランプリ, romanisation: Wārudoguranpuri; Italian: Mondiale Grand Prix) is an international racing competition which is at the center of Cars 2. The competition was created and organized by Sir Miles Axlerod as a promotion of his new "clean alternative fuel" Allinol. The competition consists of three races: The first one in Tokyo, Japan; the second one in Porto Corsa, Italy; and the last one in London, England.

The World Grand Prix logo shortening its name to ''WGP''.

A notable participant in the race is Lightning McQueen. The competition unites the 12 best racers of all race types to determine the world's fastest car (although there were only 11 competitors).

Globie, the World Grand Prix's official mascot.

Globie is the official mascot of the World Grand Prix.

Race cars from all racing categories were invited to the event, but there was no winner, as the final race was interrupted by a series of anomalies that finally ended in Miles Axlerod's reformation. The World Grand Prix is the target of a plot to sabotage the race, directed by the evil weapons designer Professor Z. The British master spy Finn McMissile discovered the conspiracy and organized himself to stop it. At the end of the movie, it was discovered that the WGP was used by Axlerod to execute his evil plan of making alternative fuels look bad. It's unknown if the WGP continued after Cars 2.

The events were covered by RSN, and the races were commentated by the commentators Brent Mustangburger, Darrell Cartrip and David Hobbscap.

Season Histories


In the first WGP, the races were sabotaged. In the first race, Acer and Grem blew the engines of Miguel Camino, Rip Clutchgoneski and Max Schnell with a electromagnetic pulse emitter. After an error of Lightning McQueen, Francesco Bernoulli won the first race in Tokyo.

At the second race in Porto Corsa, three other engines were blasted, those being of Carla Veloso, Nigel Gearsley and Shu Todoroki. The explosion of Shu Todoroki's engine caused him to spin, and caused a multi-car pileup. Lightning McQueen won the race. At the last race in London, the race was suspended because Mater entered the track and brought Lightning McQueen with him off the course. After the surprise, Miles Axlerod was arrested due to the whole event being controlled by him in an attempt to twist people's opinion of alternative fuel. 

After the London disaster, it is unknown if there more WGPs after Cars 2 or not.

World Grand Prix Events


The World Grand Prix has three Grand Prix races. They take place on three urban circuits around the world and have a similar layout. Indeed, each track consists of fast straightaways, technical turns and a dirt section. This fair layout allows all drivers to be on an equal footing.

Grand Prix
Grand Prix Circuit Country Laps Turns
1 Japonia.png Tokyo Grand Prix Japonia.png Tokyo Street Circuit Japonia.png Japan 52 34
2 Włochy.png Porto Corsa Grand Prix Włochy.png Porto Corsa Street Circuit Włochy.png Italy 60 49
3 Wielka Brytania.png London Grand Prix Wielka Brytania.png London Street Circuit Wielka Brytania.png Great Britain -

It was originally planned to add two more circuits. The Paris Circuit in France and Black Forest Circuit in Germany. However, they were cancelled.

After the competition, a Radiator Springs Grand Prix was organized in Radiator Springs, but was not officially part of the World Grand Prix even if the rules and racers were the same.


Results and Standings

Scoring System

Position Racer Country
1 Francesco Flag of Italy.svg.png
2 McQueen Flag of the United States.svg.png
3 Veloso Flag of Brazil.png
4 Todoroki 800px-Flag of Japan.svg.png
5 Gearsley Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
6 Hamilton UK-Grenada Flag.svg
7 Gorvette Flag of the United States.svg.png
8 ÇaRoule 900px-Flag of France.svg.png
9 Schnell Flag of Germany.png
10 Clutchgoneski New Rearendia Flag.svg
11 Camino Flag of Spain.svg.png

Drivers Championship standings

Pos. Racer Japonia.png JAP Włochy.png ITA Wielka Brytania.png GBR
1 Flag of the United States.svg.png Lightning McQueen 2nd 1st Race cancelled
- Flag of Italy.svg.png Francesco Bernoulli 1st 2nd Race cancelled
3 UK-Grenada Flag.svg Lewis Hamilton 5th 3rd (DNF) Race cancelled
4 Flag of the United States.svg.png Jeff Gorvette 7th 4th (DNF) Race cancelled
5 800px-Flag of Japan.svg.png Shu Todoroki 4th 9th (Ret) Race cancelled
- Flag of Brazil.png Carla Veloso 3rd 11th (Ret) Race cancelled
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Nigel Gearsley 6th 10th (Ret) Race cancelled
8 900px-Flag of France.svg.png Raoul ÇaRoule 8th 6th (Ret) Race cancelled
9 New Rearendia Flag.svg Rip Clutchgoneski 10th (Ret) 5th (Ret) Race cancelled
10 Flag of Germany.png Max Schnell 9th (Ret) 7th (Ret) Race cancelled
11 Flag of Spain.svg.png Miguel Camino 11th (Ret) 8th (Ret) Race cancelled


After Sir Miles Axlerod considered the last race in London to not be run on Allinol, lots of British trademarks took on to sponsor the last race, and its publicity appeared at the circuit's barriers.


Cars that were contracted to work for the World Grand Prix's events.


  • Originally, the World Grand Prix was to be composed of five races. Paris would have hosted a "Le Mans-style 24-hour race", and in Germany's Black Forest a "rally race" would have taken place. But these races were abandoned because it was too complex to tell. However, in the Nintendo DS version of Cars 2: The Video Game, they do appear.
  • Depending on the country, the name "World Grand Prix" is translated to the country's language, for example: in Japan: ワールドグランプリ (Wārudoguranpuri).
  • The World Grand Prix has a mascot whose name was revealed to be Globie.
  • There are no pit stops witnessed in any of the races, but they are available as mentioned by Acer.
  • There is no #3 racer in the WGP (in development, Jeff Gorvette was originally going to be #3, which changed to #24 instead).
  • Although there are 12 spots in each race, there is only an odd number of 11 racers.
  • There where multiple guest racers that took part at the party for the World Grand Prix in Tokyo. They did not participate in the races themselves however.
  • On a video for the Pixar Cars YouTube channel about the NASCAR die-casts, one of the headlines report Francesco taking pole position for a World Grand Prix series.
    • It is unknown if it's a reference to the Porto Corsa race, since Francesco was positioned first for it, or is a completely new WGP.