FIA WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain 14th November 2014 – Blog

Today is more relaxed if that is possible. Free Practice 3 starts at 11:10 and runs for 60 minutes. The cars line up in the pit lane to head out on to the circuit

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

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

Matthew Howson (GBR) / Richard Bradley (GBR) / Alexandre Imperatori (CHE) / Car #47 LMP2 KCMG (HKG) Oreca 03R-Nissan  - 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

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

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

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

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

Kirill Ladygin (RUS) / Viktor Shaitar (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) / Car #37 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03R-Nissan - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Stephen Wyatt (AUS) / Michele Rugolo (ITA) / Andrea Bertolini (ITA) / Car #81 LMGTE AM AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Pit Lane Heat Haze - 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

Aston Martin Refuelling - 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

Later that day we prepare to cover the qualifying sessions two 25 minutes slots for the cars and drivers.

Qualifying – LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am

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

Stephen Wyatt (AUS) / Michele Rugolo (ITA) / Andrea Bertolini (ITA) / Car #81 LMGTE AM AF Corse (ITA) Ferrari F458 Italia - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Kirill Ladygin (RUS) / Viktor Shaitar (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) / Car #37 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03R-Nissan - 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

Toni Vilander  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

Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke in car 97 Aston Martin Racing were the fastest for the LMGTE Pro

Darren Turner  Darren Turner (GBR) / 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

Stefan Mucke  Darren Turner (GBR) / 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

Darren Turner (GBR) / 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

Car 95 Aston Martin  Kristian Poulsen, David Heinemmeier Hansson and Nicki Thiim fastest for the LMGTE Am

Kristian Poulsen  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

Roman Rusinov (RUS) / Olivier Pla (FRA) / Julien Canal (FRA) / Car #26 LMP2 G-Drive Racing (RUS) Ligier-JS-P2 - Nissan - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Qualifying – LMP1 and LMP2  25 minutes

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

Kirill Ladygin (RUS) / Viktor Shaitar (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) / Car #37 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03R-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

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

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

Nicolas Minassian  Serguey Zlobin (RUS) / Nicolas Minassian (FRA) / Maurizio Mediani (ITA) / Car #27 LMP2 SMP Racing (RUS) Oreca 03R-Nissan  - 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

Fastest in Practice for the LMP2 was G-Drive Racing  Roman Rusinov, Olivier Pla and Julien Canal

Roman Rusinov (RUS) / Olivier Pla (FRA) / Julien Canal (FRA) / Car #26 LMP2 G-Drive Racing (RUS) Ligier-JS-P2 - Nissan - 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) - Sakhir - Kingdom of Bahrain

Anthony Davidson  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

Session ends, we finish our processing, then drive back to the hotel, ready for the race tomorrow.

Richard Washbrooke Photography

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