Did you know...?
This was the first WEC race where all starters (32 in Bahrain) finished the race, apart from the rain-abandoned 2013 6 Hours of Fuji. The only race in any previous sportscar World Championships with a 100% finishing rate was the 1992 Magny Cours 500km at which only 8 cars started.
Did you know this was Mark Webber’s first championship victory since karting…straight in at the top with an FIA World Championship title!
Did you know the last New Zealander before Brendon Hartley to win a World Championship title was 1967 Formula 1 World Champion Denny Hulme.
Did you know that Bernhard, Hartley and Webber are the first Porsche World Champions since Derek Bell in 1986?
Did you know this was the last race for the Toyota TS040 HYBRID and the Ferrari 458 Italia? Both manufacturers are bringing new cars to the FIA WEC next year.
After winning back-to-back European Le Mans Series titles, Signatech Alpine concluded its maiden WEC campaign in fourth place in LMP2, notching up its first LMP2 win in Shanghai and its first pole position in WEC in Bahrain.
The Porsche Team Manthey’s 911 RSR of Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet took a fourth LMGTE Pro win of the season in Bahrain, allowing Porsche to pass Ferrari in the GT Manufacturers’ classification. The squad also secured the teams’ championship, and Porsche works driver Richard Lietz won the FIA World Endurance Cup for Drivers.
Did you know that the LMGTE Am win of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda was the 23rd WEC victory for Aston Martin Racing…more than any other marque in the championship!