FIA WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain 13th November 2014 – Blog

We drive in every day the journey is pretty simple. Mind you coming back from the circuit  Tom Tom sent us a direct route right through the local trouble areas you should not drive through. You know when you are in an area you should not be specially when driving through the back streets we pop out right in front of an armoured tank. Talking to a local guy the next day at the circuit, its confirmed we should stay away from these areas.

Today the format is same as always, Drivers Briefing is the first event I need to capture.

Drivers Briefing  Sebastien Buemi (CHE) - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing  Eduardo Freitas FIA Race Director - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing  Andre Lotterer (DEU) - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing  Mark Webber (AUS) - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing  Eduardo Freitas FIA Race Director - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing Nicolas Prost (FRA) - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Drivers Briefing Patrick Pilet (FRA) - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Sitting down having lunch in the media room and we are invaded by school children. I make a point of saying hello and take some photos. They won a competition to spend a day at the circuit. The FIA WEC and F1 are big events for Bahrain,  lots of interest.

School Children spend a day at the Circuit - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

school Children spend a day at the Circuit - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Free Practice 1 comes round quickly.

Garvel Trap - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

View of the Circuit - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Mike Conway (GBR) / Car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Roman Rusinov (RUS) / Olivier Pla (FRA) / Julien Canal (FRA) / Car #26 LMP2 G-Drive Racing (RUS) Morgan-Nissan - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Patrick Pilet (DEU) / Frederic Makowiecki (FRA) / Car #92 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Patrick Pilet (DEU) / Frederic Makowiecki (FRA) / Car #92 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Gianmaria Bruni (ITA) / Toni Vilander (FIN) / Car #51 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Alexander Talkanitsa (BLR) / Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA) / Jeffrey Segal (USA) / Car #61 LMGTE AM AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Gianluca Roda (ITA) / Paolo Ruberti (ITA) / Matteo Cressoni (ITA) / Car #90 LMGTE AM 8 Star Motorsports (USA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Mike Conway (GBR) / Car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Gianmaria Bruni (ITA) / Toni Vilander (FIN) / Car #51 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Marcel Fassler (CHE) / Andre Lotterer (DEU) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) / Car #2 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Darren Turner (FRA) / Stefan Mucke (DEU) / Car #97 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Davide Rigon (ITA) / James Calado (GBR) / Car #71 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Gianmaria Bruni (ITA) / Toni Vilander (FIN) / Car #51 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pierre Kaffer (DEU) / Simon Trummer (CHE) / Nathanael Berthon (FRA) / Car #9 LMP1 LOTUS (ROU) Lotus T129 - AER - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

FIA WEC Banner Marcel Fassler (CHE) / Andre Lotterer (DEU) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) / Car #2 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / Car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

FIA WEC Banner Darren Turner (FRA) / Stefan Mucke (DEU) / Car #97 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

fiA WEC Banner Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Mike Conway (GBR) / Car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

fiA WEC Banner Francois Perrodo (FRA) / Emmanuel Collard (FRA) / Matthieu Vaxiviere (FRA) / Car #75 LMGTE AM Prospeed Competition (BEL) Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

fia WEC Banner Nicolas Prost (FRA) / Nick Heidfeld (DEU) / Mathias Beche (CHE) / Car #12 LMP1 Rebellion Racing (CHE) Rebellion Toyota R-One - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Porsche Banner Richard Lietz (AUT) / Jorg Bergmeister (DEU) / Nick Tandy (GBR) / Car #91 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Mike Conway (GBR) / Car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Richard Lietz (AUT) / Jorg Bergmeister (DEU) / Nick Tandy (GBR) / Car #91 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Romain Dumas (FRA) / Neel Jani (CHE) / Marc Lieb (DEU) / Car #14 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Matthew Howson (GBR) / Richard Bradley (GBR) / Alexandre Imperatori (CHE) / Car #47 LMP2 KCMG (HKG) Oreca 03-Nissan  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Patrick Pilet (DEU) / Frederic Makowiecki (FRA) / Car #92 LMGTE PRO Porsche Team Manthey (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Davide Rigon (ITA) / James Calado (GBR) / Car #71 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Christian Ried (DEU) / Klaus Bachler (AUT) / Khaled Al Qubaisi (ARE) / Car #88 LMGTE AM Proton Competition (DEU) Porsche 911 RSR - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Rush back process and then straight to the Pre Event Press Conference

Pre Event Press Conference - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pre Event Press Conference  Roman Rusinov - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pre Event Press Conference  Toni Vilander - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pre Event Press Conference  Mark Webber - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pre Event Press Conference  Sebastien Buemi - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pre Event Press Conference  Khaled Al Qubaisi - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

pre Event Press Conference Tom Kristensen - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

pre Event Press Conference Abdulaziz Al Faisal - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

We have an hour to get some food, drink and keep ahead of the processing before Free Practice 2. Its my turn to be in the pit lane.

Alexander Talkanitsa (BLR) / Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA) / Jeffrey Segal (USA) / Car #61 LMGTE AM AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Davide Rigon  Alexander Talkanitsa (BLR) / Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA) / Jeffrey Segal (USA) / Car #61 LMGTE AM AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Matthew Howson (GBR) / Richard Bradley (GBR) / Alexandre Imperatori (CHE) / Car #47 LMP2 KCMG (HKG) Oreca 03-Nissan  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Ambience Pit Straight - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Scruntineer Pit Lane - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pit Lane Ambience Porsche - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pit Lane Ambience Porsche - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Andre Lotterer  Marcel Fassler (CHE) / Andre Lotterer (DEU) / Benoit Treluyer (FRA) / Car #2 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Lucas Di Grassi (BRA) / Loic Duval (FRA) / Tom Kristensen (DNK) / Car #1 LMP1 Audi Sport Team Joest (DEU) Audi R18 e-tron quattro - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Alex MacDowall (GBR) / Abdulaziz Al Faisal (SAU) / Fernando Rees (BRA) / Car #99 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Romain Dumas (FRA) / Neel Jani (CHE) / Marc Lieb (DEU) / Car #14 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Anthony Davidson (GBR) / Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / Car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Dominik Kraihamer (AUT) / Andrea Belicchi (ITA) / Fabio Leimer (CHE) / Car #13 LMP1 Rebellion Racing (CHE) Rebellion Toyota R-One - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Aston Martin Garage Ambience - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Aston Martin Garage Ambience - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Gianmaria Bruni (ITA) / Toni Vilander (FIN) / Car #51 LMGTE PRO AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

David Cheng (USA) / Keiko Ihara (JPN) / Mark Patterson (USA) / Car #35 LMP2 OAK RACING (FRA) Morgan - Judd - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Kristian Poulsen (DNK) / David Heinemeier Hansson (DNK) / Nicki Thiim (DNK) / Car #95 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Christoffer Nygaard  Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) / Pedro Lamy (PRT) / Christoffer Nygaard (DNK) / Car #98 LMGTE AM Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Abdulaziz Al Faisal  Alex MacDowall (GBR) / Abdulaziz Al Faisal (SAU) / Fernando Rees (BRA) / Car #99 LMGTE PRO Aston Martin Racing (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Sergey Zlobin  Serguey Zlobin (RUS) / Nicolas Minassian (FRA) / Maurizio Mediani (ITA) / Car #27 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03-Nissan  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Nicolas Prost (FRA) / Nick Heidfeld (DEU) / Mathias Beche (CHE) / Car #12 LMP1 Rebellion Racing (CHE) Rebellion Toyota R-One - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Alexander Wurz  Alexander Wurz (AUT) / Stephane Sarrazin (FRA) / Mike Conway (GBR) / Car #7 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Anthony Davidson (GBR) / Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / Car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Anthony Davidson (GBR) / Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / Car #8 LMP1 Toyota Racing (JPN) Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Romain Dumas  Romain Dumas (FRA) / Neel Jani (CHE) / Marc Lieb (DEU) / Car #14 LMP1 Porsche Team (DEU) Porsche 919 Hybrid  - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Raced Michelin Tyre - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

David Cheng (USA) / Keiko Ihara (JPN) / Mark Patterson (USA) / Car #35 LMP2 OAK RACING (FRA) Morgan - Judd - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

David Cheng (USA) / Keiko Ihara (JPN) / Mark Patterson (USA) / Car #35 LMP2 OAK RACING (FRA) Morgan - Judd - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Keiko Lhara  David Cheng (USA) / Keiko Ihara (JPN) / Mark Patterson (USA) / Car #35 LMP2 OAK RACING (FRA) Morgan - Judd - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Wheel Nut  Toyota Garage - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Toyota Mechanic - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Toyota Mechanic - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

We finish processing and head off to the hotel. Its been a good day.

Richard Washbrooke Photography

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