Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi head into the penultimate round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship knowing a mere fifth place finish in Bahrain is all that they need to be crowned champion.

Four wins from six races have seen the Anglo-Swiss pairing move well clear of their rivals with only events in Bahrain and Brazil remaining, the pair well on course to secure Toyota's first-ever WEC drivers' title.

Indeed, with just six LMP1-H cars on the grid, Davidson and Buemi can afford to take it relatively easy in Bahrain knowing just a top five finish will be enough for them, regardless of how closest rivals Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler perform.

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With this in mind, Davidson admits the #8 TS040 Hybrid may not be 'flat out' for victory come Sunday, though he believes the Bahrain International Circuit will suit the car.

"We are within touching distance of the drivers' World Championship but I know we cannot afford to get carried away. Anything can happen so it's really important we stay calm this weekend, take no risks and get the job done. It might mean we are not going flat-out for the victory with the #8 but we have to look at the bigger picture.

"We have built up a lot of momentum in the last two races; it feels like we are really in the zone. The team has done such a good job this season, I can't thank them enough for their efforts and I know everyone is now totally focused on getting the points we need this weekend."

Though Toyota missed out on its much desired Le Mans 24 Hours win - after an accident and technical problems ruled out both of its cars -, it has largely dominated the rest of the WEC calendar, with Buemi and Davidson winning in Silverstone, Spa, Fuji and Shanghai.

The #8 line-up began the year as a trio, with Nicolas Lapierre also racing, but the Frenchman was dropped from the line-up ahead of Fuji and hasn't returned.


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you guys can do this good drivers ,good team management with Oreca fastest car 2 very level headed drivers .Toyota has tried since the 90's with WEC cars , the GT1 cars always coming close behind Porsche ,Mercedes , and Audi ,never winning Le Mans or the championship . now they can win the drivers and manufactures championship ! good luck to you