Photo coming from Sakhir, Bahrein, where the Toyota crew celebrated their first FIA World Endurance Championship title this Saturday, as Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi crowned the Drivers Championship trophy.
At the start, everything was going to a battle between the two Toyotas and the Two Porsches, but alternator problems left the No. 8 TS040 Hybrid out of action for a couple of laps, but when it got back to track, they recovered the lost time, ending 11th overall and sixth in the LMP1-H class, in a race won by the sister No. 7 Toyota of Alex Wurz, Stephanne Sarrazin and super-sub Mike Conway.
It marks the break of Audi's championship streak since 2012, although the manufacturers championship is still open. And curiously, the champions are both ex-F1 drivers, driving for an ex-F1 squad. The next, and final round of the 2014 FIA WEC season will be the 6 Hours of São Paulo, at Interlagos, Brazil.
All that can be said now is: CONGRATULATIONS, CHAMPIONS!!
PHOTO: FIA WEC