WEC - 2017 6 Hours of Bahrain - Preview

WEC - 2017 6 Hours of Bahrain - Preview

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WEC - 2017 6 Hours of Bahrain - Preview

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2017 6 HOURS OF BAHRAIN

Round 9:  16 – 18 November 2017

Lap distance:                    5.412 km

 

Race duration:                  6 hours

 

Location:                           Bahrain International Circuit

              Gate 255
              Gulf of Bahrain Avenue
              Umm Jidar 1062,
              Sakhir , Kingdom of Bahrain

Website :                    www.bahraingp.com

 

Other Races:                    World Series Formula V8 3.5, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge,  MRF Championship

 

Press officer:                    Jassim Albardooli

              Mobile: +973 3 9900426

              E: j.albardooli@bic.com.bh 

 

Airport:                                             Bahrain International Airport      43km                   

 

Bahrain International Circuit

For the third season in a row Bahrain International Circuit will host the season finale for the World Endurance Championship. Situated in the desert, the Bahrain International Circuit provides a unique challenge as the only 6 Hour race on the 2017 calendar that will finish after the sun sets over the Gulf.

 

With several championships still to be decided, including the new for 2017 GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship, there will be plenty of action on the track to keep everyone entertained.

 

DATE

2012

27-29 September

2013

28-30 November

2014

13-15 November

2015

19-21 November

2016

17-19 November

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINNERS

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

LMP1

Fässler / Lotterer / Tréluyer

no1 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

191 laps

Davidson / Sarrazin / Buemi

No8 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS030 – Hybrid (M)

199 laps

Wurz / Sarrazin / Conway

no7 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS040 – Hybrid (M)

195 laps

Dumas / Jani / Lieb

no18 Porsche Team

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

199 laps

Di Grassi / Duval / Jarvis

No8 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 (M)

201 laps

LMP2

Perez Companc / Minassian / Kaffer

no49 Pecom Racing

Oreca 03 – Nissan (M)

179 laps

Rusinov / Martin / Conway

no26 G-Drive Racing

Oreca 03 – Nissan (D)

184 laps

Bradley / Howson / Imperatori

no47 KCMG

Oreca 03 – Nissan (D)

181 laps

Rusinov / Canal / Bird

no26 G-Drive Racing

Ligier JS P2-Nissan (D)

183 laps

Rusinov / Rast / Brundle

no26 G-Drive Racing

Oreca 05-Nissan (D)

184 laps

LMGTE Pro

Fisichella / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

170 laps

Bruni / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

175 laps

Bruni / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

173 laps

Pilet / Makowiecki

no92 Porsche Team Manthey

Porsche 911 RSR (M)

173 laps

Thiim / Sorensen

No95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8 (D)

174 laps

LMGTE Am

Ried / Roda / Ruberti

no88 Team Felbermayr-Proton

Porsche 911 RSR (997) (M)

165 laps

Poulsen / Nygaard / Thiim

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

173 laps

Poulsen / Heinemeier Hansson / Thiim

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

172 laps

Dalla Lana / Lamy / Lauda

no98 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8 (M)

170 laps

Al Qubaisi / Heinemeier Hansson / Long

No88 Abu Dhabi- Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR (M)

171 laps

 

 

POLE POSITION

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

LMP1

A. McNish

no2 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

1:45.814

A. Wurz / K. Nakajima

no7 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS030 – Hybrid (M)

1:42.449

R. Dumas / N. Jani

no20 Porsche Team

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

1:43.145

T. Bernhard / B.Hartley

no17 Porsche Team

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

1:39.736

L. Di Grassi / O. Jarvis

No8 Audi Sport Team Joest

Audi R18 (M)

1:39.207

LMP2

S. Sarrazin

no44 Starworks Motorsports

HPD ARX 03b – Honda (D)

1:51.798

L. Perez Companc / P. Kaffer

no49 Pecom Racing

Oreca 03 – Nissan (M)

1:50.941

R. Rusinov / O. Pla

no26 G-Drive Racing

Ligier JS P2 – Nissan  (D)

1:50.236

T. Dillmann/ P. Chatin

no36 Signatech Alpine

Alpine A450b-Nissan (D)

1:49.993

G. Menezes / S. Richelmi

no36 Signatech Alpine

Alpine A460-Nissan (D)

1:49.690

LMGTE Pro

S. Mücke

no97 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

2:00.234

R.Lietz / M. Lieb

no92 Porsche Team Manthey

Porsche 911 RSR

1:58.833

S. Mücke / D. Turner

no97 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

1:58.805

G.Bruni / T.Vilander

no51 AF Corse (M)

Ferrari F458 Italia

1:58.347

J. Adam / D. Turner

no97 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (D)

1:56.953

LMGTE Am

R. Aguas

no61 AF Corse-Waltrip

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

2:02.812

C. Nygaard / N. Thiim

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

2:00.303

K. Poulsen / N. Thiim

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

1:59.589

P. Dalla Lana / P. Lamy

no98 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

2:00.522

P. Dalla Lana / P. Lamy

no98 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (D)

1:59.879

 

 

LAP RECORDS

LMP1

L. Di Grassi

Porsche 919 – Hybrid

1m41.511

191.9kph

19 Nov 2016

LMP2

N. Minassian

Oreca 03 – Nissan

1m51.179

175.2kph

30 Nov 2013

LMGTE Pro

J. Calado

Ferrari F488 GTE

1m58.995

163.7kph

19 Nov 2016

LMGTE Am

N. Thiim

Aston Martin Vantage V8

2m00.382

161.8kph

15 Nov 2014

 

 

 

FIA WEC TIMETABLE

 

Wednesday 15 November         

08:30-19:00                      Scrutineering

 

Thursday 16 November              

13:00                                  Drivers’ briefing

15:00 – 16:30                   Free Practice #1

18:00                                 Pre-event Press conference

19:30 – 21:00                   Free Practice #2

 

Friday 17 November     

11:20 – 12:20                   Free Practice #3

17:00 – 17:20                  Qualifying – LMGTE-PRO/LMGTE-AM

17:30 – 17:50                  Qualifying – LMP1/LMP2

18:00                                 Qualifying Press Conference

18:30                                  Mixed Zone

 

Saturday 18 November

16:00 – 22:00                   RACE: 6 Hours of Bahrain

22:15                                  Post-race Press Conference        

 

 

FIA OFFICIALS

Eduardo Freitas                              FIA Race Director

Jean-Francois Veroux                    FIA WEC Steward (Chairman)

Denis Chevrier                                FIA Technical Delegate

Christian Wahlen                            FIA Medical Delegate

Jeff Carter                                        FIA Media Delegate

David Escribano                                             Chief timekeeper

Yannick Dalmas                              Driver Adviser

 

 

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the Championship can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com

 

FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP –6 HOURS OF BAHRAIN

Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com

World Endurance Championship

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