Porsche dominated the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at the 6 Hours of Bahrain by winning the overall driver’s title as well as the manufacturer’s GT title.

The team of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard claimed the WEC Driver’s title despite finishing fifth after suffering technical problems with the #17 Porsche 919 Hybrid. They recorded four consecutive wins at Nürburgring, COTA, Fuji and the recent Shanghai before the glitch at Bahrain.

Car DriversClass
P1: #18 Porsche 919 HybridRomain DUMAS, Neel JANI, Marc LIEBLMP1
P2: #7 Audi R18 e-tronMarcel FÄSSLER, André LOTTERER, Benoît TRÉLUYERLMP1
P3: #2 Toyota TS 040Alexander WURZ, Stéphane SARRAZIN, Mike CONWAYLMP1
P1: #26 Ligier JS P2 - Nissan Roman RUSINOV, Julien CANAL, Sam BIRDLMP2
P2: #47 Oreca 05 - NissanMatthew HOWSON, Richard BRADLEY, Nick TANDYLMP2
P3: #28 Ligier JS P2 - NissanGustavo YACAMAN, Luis Felipe DERANI, Ricardo GONZALEZLMP2
P1: #92 Porsche 911 RSRPatrick PILET, Frédéric MAKOWIECKIGTE Pro
P2: #51 Ferrari 458 GTEGianmaria BRUNI, Toni VILANDERGTE Pro
P3: #97 Aston Martin V8Darren TURNER, Jonathan ADAMGTE Pro
P1: #98 Aston Martin V8Paul DALLA LANA, Pedro LAMY, Mathias LAUDAGTE Am
P2: #88 Porsche 911 RSRMarco MAPELLI, Khaled AL QUBAISI, Klaus BACHLERGTE Am
P3: #77 Porsche 911 RSRChristian RIED, Patrick LONG, Marco SEEFRIEDGTE Am

In the GT category, Porsche claimed the manufacturer’s title for GTE Pro while Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR won the driver’s title in this category allowing Porsche to take home both titles. Ferrari has won the title three times but had to settle for second place this year.

Nonetheless, the Italian manufacturer was lucky enough to win the GTE Am title with the no72 SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia driven by Andrea Bertolini, Aleksey Basov and Victor Shaytar.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro FIA WEC

The 6 Hours of Bahrain proved to be more challenging for most drivers starting with the #17 Porsche 919 who had lost 8 laps while fixing their technical issue. Webber finished the race in hybrid mode after losing mechanical power in the car – the fifth place finish was good enough to secure them the 2015 WEC driver’s title.

The #18 sister car of Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas won the race ahead of the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoit Tréluyer. The #2 Toyota TS 040 Hybrid managed to enter the podium this time round by finishing third while leading the #1 sister car in fourth. The #8 Audi R18 had led in the early hours but dropped out with a brake disc problem before finishing sixth eventually.

The #26 G-Drive Ligier JS P2 Nissan piloted by Sam Bird, Roman Rusinov and Julien Canal claimed both the driver’s and team’s title in LMP2 as well as the 6 Hours of Bahrain win.

The #92 Porsche Team Manthey 911 RSR of Frederic Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet claimed their first victory of the season by finishing first in GTE Pro class leading the #51 Ferrari 458 GTE of Toni Vilander and Gimmi Bruni. Third place went to the #97 Aston Martin V8 of Darren Turner and Jonathan Adams.

In GTE Am class, the #98 Aston Martin V8 of Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy repeated their Silverstone win by finishing first in the final race of the year. They shared the podium with two Porsche 911 RSRs – the #88 and #77 in P2 and P3 respectively.

Aston Martin V8 FIA WEC

The season will be sealed with a trophy ceremony later today.

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