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Night fever // Bahrain tests the floodlights for F1 racing with a WEC event

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Bahrain tests the floodlights for F1 racing with a WEC event
Toyota Motor Europe

The Bahrain Grand Prix is set to take place under floodlights as organisers look to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a twilight or night event. Although the exact timing is yet to be decided, the lights are already up and were tested by a handy World Endurance Championship race this weekend.

The season finale of the WEC was held at Bahrain, six hours of racing, won by former F1 driver and current F1 pundit Anthony Davidson. Along with Sébastien Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony helped Toyota take victory at the Bahrain International Circuit, taking place under the newly installed floodlights.

Chief executive of the circuit, Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al-Khalifa, said: "I believe that there can be no better way for us to mark our 10th anniversary by demonstrating our long-term commitment to the sport through this significant investment, cementing our place as the home of motorsport in the Middle East."