The #7 Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez won the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Eight Hours of Bahrain, beating the sister #8 car by over a minute in the winner-takes-all decider.
The #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajma and Brendon Hartley, which had a 0.54s performance deficit in Bahrain under the system of success handicaps, finished runner-up in the LMP1 category’s swan song.
Will Stevens, Ho Pin Tung and Gabriel Aubry won LMP2 to take the final place on the overall podium, after Aubry pulled a late move in his Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca to pass Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa in the JOTA Sport entry.
Porsche scored a 1-2 in GTE Pro, but Aston Martin claimed the title.
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