FIA WEC Round 5 – 6 Hours of Bahrain

Date: 30th October 2021

Location: Bahrain

Official Classification:

1st #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) 185 Laps
2nd #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley) +51.401
3rd #36 Alpine Elf Matmut (Negrão/Lapierre/Vaxiviere) +1 Lap
4th #31 Team WRT (Frijns/Habsburg/Milesi) +5 Laps
5th #28 JOTA (Gelael/Vandoorne/Blomqvist) +5 Laps
6th #38 JOTA (Gonzalez/Da Costa/Davidson) +5 Laps

Brendon Hartley – #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GR010:
“Car #7 was a little bit quicker than us and they deserved to win. We had some tyre degradation issues and I had one or two things happening with the car, but we will learn from this. Well done to car #7. We are still in the fight for the drivers’ World Championship but car #7 has made it hard for us in the last race. It’s an awesome achievement from the team to win the Hypercar World Championship in the first year so big congratulations to everyone. I know how much hard work has gone into this and everyone in the team deserves this title.”

Drivers’ Championship Positions after Round 5:

1st Jose Maria Lopez 145
1st Kamui Kobayashi 145
1st Mike Conway 145
2nd Brendon Hartley 130
2nd Kazuki Nakajima 130
2nd Sébastien Buemi 130
3rd André Negrão 105
3rd Matthieu Vaxiviere 105
3rd Nicolas Lapierre 105

Hypercar World Championship Positions after Round 5:

1st Toyota Gazoo Racing 167
2nd Alpine Elf Matmut 105
3rd Glickenhaus Racing 37