Audi take emotional final win; Porsche's Dumas, Jani and Lieb crowned World Champions
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Audi take emotional final win; Porsche's Dumas, Jani and Lieb crowned World Champions


The final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship was an emotional one at the Bahrain International Circuit, with champions crowned, farewells to firm friends, and drama along the way.  Below are the key headlines:

  • Lucas Di Grassi, Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis take second win of season to end Audi endurance era on an unforgettable high
  • Marcel Fässler, Benoit Tréluyer and André Lotterer complete perfect send-off for German manufacturer with dominant 1-2
  • No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid trio of Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neel Jani take FIA World Endurance Drivers’ title after sixth place finish, despite contact with KCMG Porsche in second hour
  • Porsche takes fourth WEC title in two years


  • Mark Webber finishes career with podium placing as he and teammates Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley take hard-fought third place
  • Australian ace takes chequered flag for final time in career to emotional scenes
  • Audi’s win is 107th in all major international series and 16th in FIA WEC history
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing end season with fourth and sixth positions with No.5 TS050 Hybrid heading No.6 car to finish line
  • Rebellion Racing take eighth LMP1 Privateer class win of 2016 season in comfortable run to flag in final race with R-One-AER


Left to right:  Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Dr Wolfgang Porsche, Fritz Enzinger, Andreas Seidl

  • LMP2 sees late drama as Rene Rast catches Filipe Albuquerque to snatch lead with just 2-laps remaining
  • Incredible ‘top gear from the rear’ performance by G-Drive Racing after qualifying penalty gains third straight victory
  • 2016 Champions Signatech Alpine claim third place after leading early stages


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For final championship classifications CLICK HERE