In the 1st hour, the Toyota TS030 hybrid, driven by Nicolas Lapierre, held a 23.3 second lead over the nr1 Audi while the nr2 Audi had an extra long pit stop to repair a broken headlight. The lead had slipped by the end of the 2nd hour to 19.8 seconds. However by the end of the 3rd hour the Toyota TS030 had slipped to fifth place, and four laps behind, after a lengthy pit stop to repair a number panel light. By the end of the 4th hour the TS030 had made up some ground on the nr2 Audi, due to that car having had a long pit stop to replace headlights again.
|Photo : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR|
However by hour 5 trouble struck the TS030 when Nicolas Lapierre went straight on at Turn 12 with front end damage after being involved in an incident with a back marker. This forced the Toyota hybrid race car out of the race, after the team had made a strong effort to catch up with the Audi’s.
This left the two Audi R18 e-tron quattro’s clear to take 1st and 2nd.
For the 6-Hours of Bahrain, Audi switched the team lineup to two R18 e-tron quattro’s.
|Hybrid braking zones in use at Bahrain, source: http://www.fiawec.com/en/news/hybrid-braking-zones-for-6-hours-of-bahrain_596.html|
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