FIA WEC: Three hours in, Conway and Toyota in control

Toyota of Buemi and Davidson suffer electrical problems while in the lead.

FIA WEC: Three hours in, Conway and Toyota in control
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi
#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi
Sébastien Buemi
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway
#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi

The championship leading Toyota TS040 of Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson hit trouble in the second quarter of the 6 Hours of Bahrain when a broken alternator forced the number 8 car into the pits for 16 laps, dropping them down the order and 6th in LMP1. The Toyota mechanics worked tirelessly to get the car back out on track and this was achieved at the earliest opportunity.

While the number 8 car hit problems the number 7 TS040 of Mike Conway took control of the race, leading Timo Bernhard in number 20 Porsche by 44 seconds as the clock counted past 180 minutes, with Andre Lotterer in the number 2 Audi in third place.

The number 12 Rebellion R-One of Nick Heidfeld was in 6th overall, two laps behind the number 1 Audi of Tom Kristensen and one lap ahead of the no13 R-One of Andrea Belicchi.

In LMP2 Richard Bradley in the number 47 KCMG Oreca caught and passed the number 27 SMP Racing Oreca of Maurizio Mediani just as the clock hit the halfway point of the race to take the lead in LMP2. The number 26 G-Drive Ligier of Julien Canal was recovering and was up to 4th in LMP2, 2 laps behind the leader.

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