Buemi, Hartley and their Japanese team-mate Ryo Hirakawa won the WEC drivers' title with Toyota in 2022.
F1 stars overcome Toyota issues in Bahrain
Now, the #8 Toyota team's victory marks another outstanding year for the Japanese manufacturer, which had previously secured the WEC Hypercar class title in September at Fuji.
During the 8 Hours of Bahrain, Buemi, Hartley and Hirakawa faced a critical clutch issue in their car but managed to overcome it to secure victory over the sister car driven by Mike Conway, ex-F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi, and José Maria Lopez.
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