Since its 2016 debut, the TS050 HYBRID has been raced by 11 different drivers in 34 races, winning Le Mans three times as part of 19 WEC victories, earning 16 pole positions and setting 15 fastest laps in the process. The final WEC race of the season was a straight fight between the two TS050 HYBRIDs for victory and the world title, with car #7 holding a theoretical 0.54secs success handicap advantage over the #8 car as a result of the standings going into this event.
“Congratulations to car #7 and congratulations to the team who did a race without mistakes. In our car, we did the best we could. The success handicap was quite strong but I am happy with the race we did; we did a perfect job but had no chance to win. That’s life. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Now that’s it for the TS050 HYBRID; I thought about this in my last laps of the race and enjoyed it.” Sébastien Buemi