WEC - What the Drivers Said in Bahrain

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The 8 Hours of Bahrain is the final round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship and will be the deciding round to which crews will be crowned FIA World Endurance Driver Champions in LMP1 and LMGTE.

Seven of the drivers spoke before the start of track action in Bahrain.

Brendon Hartley – no8 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050-Hybrid

New Zealander Brendon Hartley is currently leading the championship and is looking to secure his third world title in the FIA WEC.  

Kamui Kobayashi – no7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050-Hybrid

Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi talks about the final weekend of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season in Bahrain and his thoughts on the race that will decide if he becomes the FIA World Endurance Drivers Champion.

James Calado – no51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO

2017 FIA World Endurance GT Drivers Champion James Calado has an outside chance of taking the world title in Bahrain.

Antonio Felix De Costa – no38 JOTA Oreca 07-Gibson

With the LMP2 title already decided at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in September in favour of the no22 United Autosports Oreca, Antonio Felix De Costa talks about the final weekend in Bahrain where he hopes the JOTA team can secure second place in the championship

Gianmaria Bruni – no91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR-19

Italian Gianmaria Bruni is looking forward to racing at the Bahrain International Circuit, a track he has enjoyed success in the early years of the World Endurance Championship

Richard Westbrook – no97 Aston Martin Racing Vantage

British driver Richard Westbrook was due to race in the LMGTE AM class in the no98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage but Alex Lynn was unable to travel to Bahrain so Westbrook will now compete in the 8 Hours of Bahrain alongside Maxime Martin who is challenging for the world title. 

François Perrodo – no83 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO

French driver Francois Perrodo is still in contention for the LMGTE AM title and with the Vice Champions position all but secure he talks about go all out to beat the no90 TF Sport Aston Martin to the coveted FIA trophy.