WEC in Bahrain: Keeping hope for the season finale
Our tremendous progress was obvious here [in Japan]. That makes us very positive. We want to do just as well in Bahrain – preferably even a little better.
In the 8 Hours of Bahrain, teams and drivers who finish in the top 10 can earn the following points:
1st: 38 points
2nd: 27 points
3rd: 23 points
4th: 18 points
5th: 15 points
6th: 12 points
7th: 9 points
8th: 6 points
9th: 3 points
10th: 2 points
Current Porsche driver point standings in the WEC:
Drivers' Championship Hypercar class
Drivers' Championship LMGTE class
The Bahrain International Circuit
The track in the Sakhir desert will welcome the contestants of the WEC for the last time for now – it is not on the calendar for 2024. Teams can expect a challenging 5.142-kilometer (3.195-mile) course with artificial elevation changes despite its even surroundings.
Immediately after the start, drivers can accelerate on the 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) start-finish straight until they have to slow down before the first right-hander. After that, the track goes straight into a left corner. Turn three is a slight right, allowing drivers to accelerate into the following straight. Another right-hand turn ends the short sprint and heralds the following climb. Cars have to pass a series of serpentine turns in this section until they have to slow down once more ahead of turn eight. The track heads back uphill into a double left and another high-speed section. The following, long left turn leads uphill into a double right turn. Before reaching pit lane, the track turns leads into another double right-hander and the next lap of the Bahrain International Circuit begins.
In addition to the thrilling combination of high-speed and slow sections, teams also must content with the heat of the asphalt and the desert sand that blows onto the track. Then there is the eight-hour duration of the race, which begins in the afternoon and continues well into the night.
Last race of the Porsche 911 RSR in the WEC
Die 8 Stunden von Bahrain sind nicht nur der letzte Lauf der Saison, sondern auch das letzte Rennen des Porsche 911 RSR. Nach über 10 Jahren auf der internationalen Bühne zieht sich das The 8 Hours of Bahrain is not only the last race of the season, but also the last appearance of the Porsche 911 RSR. After more than 10 years on the international stage, the legendary vehicle retires for good, leaving behind an impressive legacy: 19 victories in the LMGTE Am class, 18 victories in the LMGTE Pro class, five championship titles and three class victories at Le Mans.
The 8 Hours of Bahrain promises to be an exciting race. Fans can watch the race on the FIA WEC livestream.