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24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche takes the lead, Lopez moves away – WEC



Porsche took the lead over the Ferrari at the tight GTE Pro 24 Hours of Le Mans, when the race was two-thirds the distance while the No. 7 Toyota extended its advantage.

LMP1 – Toyota # 7 in a minute

The No. 7 Toyota continued to strengthen its lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jose Maria Lopez driving until the 16th hour.

The Argentinian debuted time just a little over a minute on Fernando Alonso's TS050 HYBRID sister and won a handful of seconds while the two-time Formula 1 world champion stayed in the car.

He then gained time when Kazuki Nakajima took over the # 8 car at the 22nd day of testing for the Toyotas.

The lead for 7th place was 1m17 after a yellow period of complete course and had increased slightly to 1m20 while the race reached two thirds.

LMP2 – G-Drive keeps its cushion

Job van Uitert led the LMP2 class at G-Drive until the 16th hour of the match, after taking over from Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E champion.

Uitert first lost time in favor of the Signatech-Alpine led by Stéphane Sarrazin, but the gap then stabilized.

Following a complete yellow end of the course, the advance of the LMP2 class reached a little less than 1m30.

Sarrazin finished his relay in the hour and handed the Signatech to André Negrao.

Negrao is starting to be under pressure from DragonSpeed ​​ORECA (Pastor Maldonado), fourth, while the gap is narrowing to just over 20 years.

Maldonado made the first stop in the last five minutes of the session, which exaggerated the gap to 1m40. He momentarily fell behind Gabriel Aubry of Jackie Chan DC Racing.

Mathieu Vaxiviere of TDS Racing matches the DragonSpeed ​​strategy, but he is more than a minute behind Maldonado in fifth place.

GTE – Porsche at the front

Ferrari gave up its lead to the GTE Pro at the last pit stop cycle, when James Calado stopped to give the Ferrari No. 51 AF Corse to Daniel Serra.

That meant that Porsche found the advantage with Richard Lietz driving car No. 91, six seconds ahead of Corvette No. 63 Jan Magnussen and Patrick Pilet in the Porsche No. 93.

Serra reached 4th place, 29 seconds above Lietz early in the hour, and 35 seconds over the highest ranked Ford GT, No. 68 Joey Hand.

The Ford of Keating Motorsports retained the advantage of a lap on the rest of the GTE Am in the hands of owner pilot Ben Keating, with Patrick Lindsey keeping the Project 1 Porsche in second place and Jeff Segal in the third rank of the Ferrari of JMW Motorsports.

Positions after 16 hours

PosClassCarDriversTowersgap
1LMP1# 7 ToyotaConway, Kobayashi, Lopez254
2LMP1# 8 ToyotaBuemi, Nakajima, Alonso254+ 1m19.981s
3LMP1# 3 rebellionLaurent, Berthon, Menezes250+ 4 tours
4LMP1# 11 BRPetrov, Aleshin, Vandoorne250+ 2m18.549s
5LMP1N ° 1 rebellionJani, Lotterer, Senna246+ 8 tours
6LMP2# 26 AurusRusinov, Van Uitert, Vergne243+ 11 tours
7LMP2# 36 alpineLapierre, Negrao, Thiriet243+ 1m29.616s
8LMP2Oreca n ° 38Tung, Richelmi, Aubry242+ 12 rounds
9LMP2# 31 OrecaGonzalez, Maldonado, Davidson242+ 1m25.900s
tenLMP2Oreca # 28Perrodo, Vaxiviere, Duval241+ 13 rounds
11LMP2# 22 LigierHanson, Albuquerque, Di Resta240+ 14 rounds
12LMP2Oreca n ° 30Jamin, Ragues, Dumas239+ 15 tours
13LMP2Oreca # 48Lafargue, Chatin, Rojas239+ 35.175s
14LMP2# 23 LigierBinder, Canal, Stevens238+ 16 rounds
15LMP2# 39 OrecaGommendy, Capillary, Hirschi237+ 17 rounds
16LMP2# 47 DallaraLacorte, Sernagiotto, Belicchi234+ 20 rounds
17LMP2# 29 DallaraVan Eerd, Van Der Garde, De Vries234+ 1m14.327s
18LMP2Oreca # 25Zollinger, Pizzitola, Falb234+ 1m54.752s
19LMP2Oreca n ° 43Farano, Maini, Nato233+ 21 turns
20LMP2# 50 LigierCreed, Ricci, Boulle233+ 58.383s
21LMP2Oreca n ° 20Fjordbach, Andersen, Beche232+ 22 rounds
22LMP2# 34 LigierSmiechowski, Winslow, Moore229+ 25 rounds
23LMP2# 32 LigierCullen, Brundle, Owen228+ 26 rounds
24GTE ProPorsche n ° 91Lietz, Bruni, Makowiecki225+ 29 rounds
25GTE Pro# 63 ChevroletMagnussen, Garcia, Rockenfeller225+ 6.097s
26GTE ProPorsche n ° 93Pilet, Bamber, Tandy225+ 18.592s
27GTE ProFerrari n ° 51Pier Guidi, Calado, Serra225+ 30.014s
28GTE ProFord # 68Hand, muller, drunk225+ 1m05.247s
29GTE Pro# 67 FordPriaulx, Tincknell, Bomarito225+ 1m26.324s
30GTE Pro# 69 FordBriscoe, Westbrook, Dixon224+ 30 rounds
31GTE ProPorsche # 94Muller, Jaminet, Olsen224+ 1m16.410s
32GTE ProFord # 66Mucke, Pla, Johnson224+ 1m38,568s
33GTE ProFerrari n ° 89Derani, Jarvis, Gounon223+ 31 tours
34GTE Pro# 82 BMWFarfus, Da Costa, Krohn222+ 32 rounds
35GTE AmFord # 85Keating, Bleekemolen, Fraga221+ 33 rounds
36GTE ProPorsche n ° 92Christensen, Estre, Vanthoor220+ 34 tours
37GTE Pro# 81 BMWCatsburg, Tomczyk, ing220+ 2m24.701s
38GTE AmPorsche n ° 56Bergmeister, Lindsey, Perfetti219+ 35 rounds
39GTE AmFerrari n ° 84Segal, Baptista, Lu219+ 1m27.317s
40GTE AmFerrari No. 61Perez-Companc, Griffin, Cressoni219+ 1m47.286s
41GTE Am# 90 AstonYoluc, Hankey, Eastwood219+ 2m34.041s
42GTE AmFerrari n ° 62Macneil, Vilander, Smith219+ 3m04.696s
43GTE AmPorsche # 77Campbell, Ried, Andlauer219+ 3m34.613s
44GTE AmFerrari n ° 57Kimura, Cozzolino, Ledogar218+ 36 rounds
45GTE AmPorsche n ° 78Prette, Prette, Abril218+ 3m10.738s
46GTE AmFerrari No. 54Flohr, Castellacci, Fisichella217+ 37 tours
47GTE AmPorsche n ° 86Wainwright, Barker, Preining217+ 3m05.781s
48GTE Am# 83 FerrariGostner, Frey, Gatting216+ 38 rounds
49GTE AmFerrari n ° 70Ishikawa, Beretta, Cheever216+ 3m15.145s
50GTE AmFerrari n ° 60Schiavoni, Pianezzola, Piccini212+ 42 rounds
51GTE Pro# 97 AstonMartin, Lynn, Adam210+ 44 rounds
52LMP2# 37 OrecaHeinemeier-Hansson, King, Taylor199+ 55 tours
53LMP1# 17 BRSarrazin, Orudzhev, Sirotkin163+ 91 tours
54LMP1# 4 EnsoDillmann, Webb, Ruberti163+ 2h35m00.370s
55LMP2# 49 LigierKonopka, Enqvist, Tereschenko160+ 94 tours
56GTE ProFerrari n ° 71Rigon, Bird, Molina140+ 114 rounds
57GTE Pro# 95 AstonThiim, Sorensen, Turner132+ 122 rounds
58GTE Am# 98 AstonDalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda87+ 167 rounds
59GTE Pro# 64 ChevroletGavin, Milner, Fassler82+ 172 tours
60GTE AmPorsche n ° 88Hoshino, Roda Jr, Cairoli79+ 175 rounds
61LMP1# 10 BRHedman, Hanley, Van Der Zande76+ 178 rounds

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