Bahrain WEC: Webber Porsche fastest in first practice

November 19, 2015

Bernhard lapped the Sakhir track in 1m42.800s, just 0.017s ahead of the leading Audi. Andre Lotterer, who shares his Audi R18 e-tron quattro with Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer, was second fastest with a lap of 1m42.817s. The second Audi of Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis was third, ahead of the Porsche of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb – each six tenths off … Keep reading…

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Shaytar eyeing LMGTE Am title success

November 19, 2015

Victor Shaytar and Aleksey Basov are aiming to become the LMGTE Am champions at Bahrain this weekend after a successful 2015 campaign. Partnering with acknowledged GT master Andrea Bertolini, in the SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia, the Russian pair is aiming to clinch the title on Sunday evening.’After… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/1kHsbTe Advertisement

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Party in the Paddock

November 18, 2015

BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa and the staff of Bahrain International Circuit welcomed the whole of the FIA World Endurance Championship paddock, along with the competitors and organisers from the GP2, GP3, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and the MRF Championship, to Bahrain with the… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/1PO70u6 Advertisement

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Ferrari prepared to fight to the end for WEC GTE title

November 18, 2015

With just the 6 Hours of Bahrain remaining in this year’s schedule, the #91 Porsche Team Manthey leads the WEC GTE Pro standings on 144 points, with AF Corse Ferrari’s #51 and #71 entries sitting 14 and 15 points back respectively. “Drawing a balance of the 2015 season, we can say that this has been an important year in terms of wins, especially regarding the United States and Le ……

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Injured Heidfeld to miss WEC finale

November 17, 2015

The Rebellion driver revealed on Tuesday he had injured the ligaments of his right hand during the previous round of the Formula E series at Putrajaya in Malaysia. Former F1 driver Heidfeld had also missed the previous two rounds of the WEC in Japan and China, but was set to return this weekend to drive alongside Nicolas Prost and Mathias Beche. It is unclear if he will be replaced for…

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BIC Announces Bapco as Title Sponsor for 6 Hours of Bahrain

November 17, 2015

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) proudly announced today that its official partner, Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), has signed as title sponsor for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Bahrain.The Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain is scheduled to take place on November 20 and 21… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/20ZvjKK Advertisement

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The Final Countdown: Championship Calculations

November 17, 2015

This weekend will see the final battles of the 2015 season and with eight titles still yet to be decided there are going to be plenty of people in the paddock and around the world trying to calculate what each team needs to do to secure the world title in each of the classes. The 2015 FIA World… from FIA WEC News http://ift.tt/1YeRiLs Advertisement

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Lewis Williamson: Getting back in the groove

November 16, 2015

Momentum is everything in motorsport, and if it stalls, getting going again can be very tough indeed.  Striving not to become the cliché of a forgotten talent is Lewis Williamson. The 26 year-old will test the Strakka Gibson 015S-Nissan LMP2 car at Bahrain this weekend as he aims to carve out a second phase to a career that showed much promise in a variety of single-seater formulae … Keep reading from…

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