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Published on November 25th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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LMP1 rookies get run in TS-040 at Bahrain

Perhaps it’s a little fitting that as one motorsport legend leaves, young talent comes in to replace him. Alex Wurz has bid farewell to the Gazoo racing team, and they need a new driver to replace him. At Bahrain, even though the WEC championship had been completed and done with, Gazoo continued on for a one day test.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Bahrain 2015 TS-040 (1)

LMP1 rookies Sam Bird and Alex Lynn were given a chance to drive the TS040 HYBRID and both familiarised themselves with an LMP1 car, performing impressively.  Sam, 28, joined the test directly after winning the FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers, which he secured alongside team-mates Julien Canal and Roman Rusinov with class victory yesterday in Bahrain.

2014 WEC Gazoo Racing TS-040 (1)

Alex, 22, was also in race action in Bahrain this week, having finished eighth and third in the two GP2 Series races.
Over the two sessions, Sam completed 37 laps with a best of 1min 45.318secs while Alex recorded a quickest lap of 1min 46.025secs from his 38 laps.
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