8 Hours of Bahrain

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The 8 Hours of Bahrain (previously 6 Hours of Bahrain) (بطولة ست ساعات في البحرين) is a sports car race that is held at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. It was created for the FIA World Endurance Championship, and was held for the first time on 29 September 2012 as the sixth round of the 2012 World Endurance Championship.[1] The creation of the race led to controversy, as the date for the inaugural race clashed with the 2012 Petit Le Mans.[2]

8 Hours of Bahrain
Circuit Bahrain.svg
VenueBahrain International Circuit
First race2012
Last race2017
Duration8 hours
Previous names6 Hours of Bahrain
Most wins (driver)France Stéphane Sarrazin (2)
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi (2)
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson (2)
Most wins (team)Japan Toyota Racing (2)
Most wins (manufacturer)Toyota (3)

ResultsEdit

Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Championship Report
2012   Benoît Tréluyer
  André Lotterer
  Marcel Fässler
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro 6:00:56 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2013   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Sébastien Buemi
  Anthony Davidson
  Toyota Racing Toyota TS030 Hybrid 6:01:15 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2014   Alexander Wurz
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Mike Conway
  Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid 6:00:18 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2015   Romain Dumas
  Marc Lieb
  Neel Jani
  Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid 6:00:52 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2016   Lucas di Grassi
  Loïc Duval
  Oliver Jarvis
  Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro 6:00:12 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2017   Anthony Davidson
  Sébastien Buemi
  Kazuki Nakajima
  Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6:01:26 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dagys, John (12 November 2011). "LE MANS: 2012 WEC Schedule Released". Speed Channel, Inc. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ Watkins, Gary (14 November 2011). "ALMS boss unhappy as Petit Le Mans is excluded from World Endurance Championship". AutoWeek. Crain Communications. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.