WEC races

Bahrain

Race 8: Bahrain (BHR) 30/11/2013

The Grand Prix was built in 2004 by German architect Hermann Tilke. The Bahrain International Circuit is in Sakhir, which is about 30 kilometers south of the capital Manama. Three things make the track very demanding: the enormous heat, the sand, which is blown constantly across the track surface and the twisting circuit layout which hardly allows the drivers any time to relax. “At 1.09 kilometers the start-finish straight in Bahrain is incredibly long. You have to brake heavily for the first tight corner. Here and on the run down to the third corner are good places to overtake,” knows Audi driver Loïc Duval.

Circuit length: 5.412 kilometers
Distance: 6-hour race
Qualifying lap record: Allan McNish, Audi (1m 45.814s, 184.1km/h)
Race lap record: Nicolas Lapierre, Toyota (1m 47.128s)
Pole position 2012: Allan McNish, Audi (1m 45.814s, 184.1km/h)
Winners 2012: Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoit Tréluyer, Audi
Fastest lap 2012: Nicolas Lapierre, Toyota (1m 47.128s)
Internet: www.bahraingp.com