LMP1 teams news round up following 6 Hours of Bahrain
TOYOTA RACING TAKES DRIVERS’ TITLE AND VICTORY
TOYOTA Racing won the Six Hours of Bahrain for its fifth victory of the FIA World Endurance Championship season as Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi secured the drivers’ title with a race to spare.
The #7 TS040 HYBRID of Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Mike Conway won its first race of the season with a fine performance, earning TOYOTA Racing’s fifth victory of the 2014 season.
Anthony and Sébastien finished 11th after losing time due to a technical issue but nevertheless become the 2014 drivers’ World Champions, holding an unassailable lead in the standings with only one race remaining. That marks TOYOTA’s first drivers’ World Championship crown since Didier Auriol won the World Rally Championship in 1994.
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PORSCHE 919 HYBRIDS FINISH SECOND AND THIRD ON PODIUM FOR THE FIRST TIME
For the first time both Porsche 919 Hybrid crews were part of the podium ceremony: The trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) finished second in round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain. Immediately behind them the sister car crossed the line. Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) came third in the six-hour race. These are the fourth and fifth podium finishes for the Porsche 919 Hybrid in its debut season.
Great fights for position in the beginning and strategies that produced exciting outcomes in the end were the result of the penultimate round of the world championship, along with high temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius.
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AUDI CONTINUE TO KEEP WEC MANUFACTURERS TITLE FIGHT OPEN IN BAHRAIN
• Manufacturers title fight goes down to the wire for the first time
• Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer is best Audi team with fourth place
• Strong team performance from preparation all the way into the race
Ingolstadt/Bahrain, November 15, 2014 – In what has been its most work-intensive 6-hour race in the three-year history of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Audi squad managed to continue to keep the title decision open. As a result, the manufacturers’ classification, for the first time ever, will only be decided in the finale after Audi had been “crowned” early as the World Champions in each of the past two years.
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REBELLION RACING EXTEND LMP1-L DOMINATION AT THE 2014 FIA WEC 6 HOURS OF BAHRAIN
At the 6 Hours of Bahrain, REBELLION Racing achieved a seventh LMP1-L win in seven races since the beginning of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
Both Rebellion R-One Toyota cars, #13 and #12 received the chequered flag in sixth and seventh places overall, first and second in the LMP1-L class.
It's the third 1-2 in a row for the Swiss team in three races following their successes in Fuji and Shanghai.
The early stages of the race saw a close battle between car #12 and #13. After the two hour mark, the gap between Mathias Beche and Dominik Kraihamer was only 38 seconds with #12 in sixth place overall and #13 in seventh. The third hour of the race saw an intense battle between Nicolas Prost and Fabio Leimer with both of them responding to the other by improving their fastest laptimes.
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