2020 8 Hours of Bahrain

The 2020 8 Hours of Bahrain was an endurance sportscar racing event that was held on 14 November 2020, as the eighth and final round of the 2019–20 FIA World Endurance Championship. It was also the eighth running of the 8 Hours of Bahrain, and the second running in an extended 8 hours format. The race was won by the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.

The Grand Prix layout of the Bahrain International Circuit

BackgroundEdit

On 3 April 2020, a new revised calendar for the 2019–20 season was released, with another 8 Hours of Bahrain event, on 21 November 2020, replacing the cancelled 1000 Miles of Sebring.[1] The final round at Bahrain in November was moved up a week as a result of Formula One scheduling a double header event at that venue for the end of the month.[2]

ResultsEdit

RaceEdit

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car's race distance) was 184 laps. Class winners are denoted in bold and with  .[3]

Pos. Class No. Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 LMP1 7   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Mike Conway
  Kamui Kobayashi
  José María López
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 263 8:00:13.867 
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
2 LMP1 8   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Sébastien Buemi
  Brendon Hartley
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 263 +1:04.594
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
3 LMP2 37   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Gabriel Aubry
  Will Stevens
  Ho-Pin Tung
Oreca 07 G 247 +16 Laps 
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
4 LMP2 38   Jota Sport   António Félix da Costa
  Anthony Davidson
  Roberto González
Oreca 07 G 247 +16 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
5 LMP2 29   Racing Team Nederland   Frits van Eerd
  Giedo van der Garde
  Nyck de Vries
Oreca 07 M 247 +16 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
6 LMP2 22   United Autosports   Filipe Albuquerque
  Philip Hanson
  Paul di Resta
Oreca 07 M 247 +16 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
7 LMP2 36   Signatech Alpine Elf   Thomas Laurent
  André Negrão
  Pierre Ragues
Alpine A470 M 246 +17 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
8 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche GT Team   Michael Christensen
  Kévin Estre
Porsche 911 RSR-19 M 235 +28 Laps 
Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6
9 LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche GT Team   Gianmaria Bruni
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR-19 M 235 +28 Laps
Porsche 4.2 L Flat-6
10 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Miguel Molina
  Davide Rigon
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 235 +28 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
11 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Maxime Martin
  Richard Westbrook
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 234 +29 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
12 LMGTE
Pro
95   Aston Martin Racing   Marco Sørensen
  Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 233 +30 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
13 LMGTE
Am
56   Team Project 1   Jörg Bergmeister
  Egidio Perfetti
  Larry ten Voorde
Porsche 911 RSR M 232 +31 Laps 
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
14 LMGTE
Am
83   AF Corse   Emmanuel Collard
  Nicklas Nielsen
  François Perrodo
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 232 +31 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
15 LMGTE
Am
88   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Khaled Al Qubaisi
  Jaxon Evans
  Marco Holzer
Porsche 911 RSR M 232 +31 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
16 LMGTE
Am
54   AF Corse   Francesco Castellacci
  Giancarlo Fisichella
  Thomas Flohr
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 232 +31 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
17 LMGTE
AM
86   Gulf Racing   Ben Barker
  Alessio Picariello
  Michael Wainwright
Porsche 911 RSR M 232 +31 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 LMGTE
AM
57   Team Project 1   Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Ben Keating
  Dylan Pereira
Porsche 911 RSR M 231 +32 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   James Calado
  Daniel Serra
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 231 +32 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
20 LMGTE
Am
77   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Dennis Olsen
  Riccardo Pera
  Christian Ried
Porsche 911 RSR M 231 +32 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21 LMGTE
Am
90   TF Sport   Jonathan Adam
  Charlie Eastwood
  Salih Yoluç
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 231 +32 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
22 LMGTE
Am
98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Ross Gunn
  Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 231 +32 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
23 LMGTE
Am
62   Red River Sport   Kei Cozzolino
  Bonamy Grimes
  Colin Noble
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 231 +32 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
24 LMP2 47   Cetilar Racing   Andrea Belicchi
  Roberto Lacorte
  Giorgio Sernagiotto
Dallara P217 M 231 +32 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
BOX SCORE

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dagyes, John (3 April 2020). "Bahrain as Season Finale in Revised 2019-20 Schedule". Sportscar365. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ "WEC moves Bahrain date, creates Sebring 12h clash". Motorsport Network. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 8 Hours of Bahrain Classification" (PDF).