8 Hours of Bahrain

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]

Results

Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Championship Report
6 hour format
2012 France Benoît Tréluyer
Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro 6:00:56 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2013 France Stéphane Sarrazin
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Japan Toyota Racing Toyota TS030 Hybrid 6:01:15 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2014 Austria Alexander Wurz
France Stéphane Sarrazin
United Kingdom Mike Conway
Japan Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid 6:00:18 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2015 France Romain Dumas
Germany Marc Lieb
Switzerland Neel Jani
Germany Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid 6:00:52 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2016 Brazil Lucas di Grassi
France Loïc Duval
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro 6:00:12 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
2017 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6:01:26 6 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report
8 hour format
2019 United Kingdom Mike Conway
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Argentina José María López
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid 8:01:24 Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship Report

Statistics

Wins by manufacturer

Rank Constructor Wins Years
1 Japan Toyota 4 2013-14, 2017, 2019
2 Germany Audi 2 2012, 2016
3 Germany Porsche 1 2015

References

  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.