Formula E stars Sebastien Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin helped spearhead a one-two victory for Toyota Racing in this weekend’s 6 Hours of Shanghai, the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
e.dams-Renault’s Buemi, piloting the #8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid alongside fellow ex-Formula One ace Anthony Davidson, lead the Japanese manufacturer to a dominant win to extend the pairing’s advantage in the drivers’ World Championship to 42 points.
Venturi Formula E Team’s Stephane Sarrazin arrived in second place in the #7 TS040, having shared driving duties with Formula One veterans Alex Wurz and Kazuki Nakajima.
The combined efforts of Toyota’s all-star lineup have given Toyota Racing a 29-point lead in the manufacturer’s World Championship, with only two races in the season remaining – 6 Hours of Bahrain and 6 Hours of Sao Paolo.
Beijing ePrix winner Lucas Di Grassi finished fifth in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, having stepped across from Audi’s Formula E entry to drive its all-wheel-drive hybrid endurance prototype.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Prost and Nick Heidfeld put aside their differences after their dramatic final lap tangle at the Beijing ePrix to arrive seventh in their #12 Rebellion Racing entry.
Team China Racing’s Ho-Pin Tung finished sixth in class and 15th overall in his OAK Racing Morgan-Judd V8 LMP2.
Full race results can be viewed at the FIA World Endurance Championship website.
Image credit: Toyota Hybrid Racing