The FIA World Persistence Championship will carry out its 2021 season with a double-header in the Kingdom of Bahrain, marking the championship’s first ever wait on-to-wait on creep weekend.
Round 5 of the WEC – the 6 Hours of Bahrain – will exhaust win 22 situation on Saturday 30 October and would maybe serene be flee in sunlight hours. The creep will delivery at 11h00 native time and build six hours later at 17h00, correct as the solar is environment.
The WEC season-finale – the 8 Hours of Bahrain – will seemingly be staged the next weekend (Saturday 6 November) and would maybe serene delivery in sunlight hours and carry out at tiresome evening. The inexperienced flag for the creep will seemingly be dropped at 14h00 and closing until 22h00, offering a win 22 situation for the drivers as they stumble on adjustments in monitor temperature and sunlight hours on the circuit.
After session with the WEC groups and bearing in thoughts the total collective suggestions, it has been determined that both events will expend the dilapidated 5.4km Mountainous Prix circuit. As the monitor is wisely-known for its particularly abrasive surface, tyrewear management from the groups and drivers would maybe play the fundamental factor in deciding who wins both races.
Indeed, this could well even be all to play for in Bahrain as a full of 63 aspects will seemingly be readily available in the market all the map in which thru both weekends (25 aspects for spherical 5 and 38 aspects for the season-finale). The 2021 World Champions will seemingly be crowned following the chequered flag on Saturday 6 November.
No longer without delay, on Sunday 7 November, there’ll seemingly be an official rookie take a look at for all groups in the WEC who would fancy to take a look at drivers in their Hypercar, LMP or GTE machinery. More data in regards to the rookie take a look at is due to the be conscious soon.
Final month, the choice was made to electrify a double-header in Bahrain due to the logistical and depart back and forth implications linked to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic which meant that the before all the pieces planned 6 Hours of Fuji was no longer a viable possibility.
Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC CEO: “This would be attention-grabbing to peek the different suggestions that groups adopt for the double-header. It’s completely going to present two different kinds of races by having one flee entirely in sunlight hours and the season-finale ending great later at evening. We’re very great waiting for returning to the Kingdom with Sheikh Salman and his crew and to crowning our unique World Champions at the live of our first ever double-header.”
Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Govt of the Bahrain World Circuit: “These two contrasting races would maybe serene provide a fluctuate of challenges to the groups and drivers. We peek forward to welcoming all participants to Bahrain, for what we hope will seemingly be a vastly thrilling conclusion to the season.”