Porsche may have been crowned 2015 WEC LMP1 manufacturers winners, but the race for the drivers Championship is going down to the wire in the desert. At The Bahrain International Circuit, with a twelve point difference between the No. 17 Porsche of Bernhard, Hartley and Webber and the 7 Audi of Lotterer, Treluyer and Fassler, it's all to play for.
With 1 DNF for the drivers of car 17 at the opening round at Silverstone, an otherwise 100% top three finish rate for both cars has kept this title race alive. No other combination can challenge for the Championship.
Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport said "the team will be giving everything to take the drivers championship", funnily enough the comment coming out of Stuttgart from Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1 Porsche Motorsport "we will try to secure the title"
The first free practice session starts in Bahrain at 12:15 on Thursday the 19th of November, with the green flag at 12:00 noon GMT on Saturday the 21st November 2015. This weekend is going to be an action packaged festival of speed in the desert with the Formula 1 support series’, GP2 and GP3 joining in the action along with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and Formula 2000 MRF Championship.