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The 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans (French: 86e 24 Heures du Mans) was an automobile endurance event that took place on 16 and 17 June 2018,[1] at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. It was the 86th running of the 24 Hour race organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, and the second round of the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, Winner of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
Circuit de la Sarthe track

The race was won by the No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing driven by Fernando Alonso, Kazuki Nakajima, and Sébastien Buemi, who also started from pole position. Toyota entered the only hybrid LMP1 cars and dominated the race weekend.

The LMP2 class was won by Signatech Alpine, after G-Drive TDS Racing finished first but were subsequently disqualified.[2][3] The LMGTE Professional class was won by Porsche GT Team, whilst Dempsey-Proton Racing were class winners in LMGTE Amateur.[4]

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Circuit changesEdit

During the winter following the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, modifications were made to the Porsche Curves section of the Circuit de la Sarthe to increase safety. Barriers on the inside of the final right-hand corner were dismantled and relocated further away from the circuit, allowing for the construction of paved run-off area and escape roads. This same alteration had been done on the barriers outside the corner the previous year. This modification re-profiled the corner slightly, shortening the lap distance by 3 metres (9.8 ft). The ACO also constructed a new starting line gantry 145 metres (476 ft) further up the main straight to allow more cars on the straight at the start of the race. The finish line and all timing beacons however remain at the previous starting line at the exit of the Ford Chicane.[5]

EntriesEdit

Automatic invitationsEdit

Automatic entry invitations are earned by teams that won their class in the previous running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or won championships in the European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, and the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup. The second-place finisher in the European Le Mans Series LMGTE championship also earns an automatic invitation. Two participants from the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are chosen by the series to be automatic entries by the ACO regardless of their performance or category. As invitations are granted to teams, they were allowed to change their cars from the previous year to the next, but not allowed to change their category. The LMGTE class invitations from the European and Asian Le Mans Series are allowed to choose between the Pro and Am categories. European Le Mans Series' LMP3 champion is required to field an entry in LMP2 while the Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 champion may choose between LMP2 or LMGTE Am. The Michelin Le Mans Cup LMP3 champion does not receive an automatic entry and the GT3 champion is limited to the LMGTE Am category.[6]

Reason invited LMP1 LMP2 LMGTE Pro LMGTE Am
1st in the 24 Hours of Le Mans   Porsche LMP Team   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Aston Martin Racing   JMW Motorsport
1st in the European Le Mans Series (LMP2 and LMGTE)   G-Drive Racing   JMW Motorsport
2nd in the European Le Mans Series (LMGTE)   TF Sport
1st in the European Le Mans Series (LMP3)   United Autosports
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at-large entries   JDC-Miller Motorsports   Keating Motorsport
1st in the Asian Le Mans Series (LMP2 and GT)   Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota   FIST-Team AAI
1st in the Asian Le Mans Series (LMP3)
2nd in the Asian Le Mans Series (GT)   FIST-Team AAI
1st in the Michelin Le Mans Cup (GT3)   Ebimotors

Entry listEdit

Further information: 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship § Teams and drivers

The initial entry list was announced, along with the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series entries, on 9 February.[7][8]

QualifyingEdit

Coming into the race, Toyota was the heavy favorite for the overall victory due to its hybrid power capabilities in the LMP1 category, amongst its mostly new non-hybrid/privateer rival teams of Rebellion Racing, SMP Racing, DragonSpeed, ByKolles Racing Team, and CEFC TRSM Racing. The recent departure of Porsche from the LMP1 category in 2017 and Audi in 2016, Toyota was the only hybrid prototype, for the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship. Consequently, this merged the hybrids and non-hybrids/privateers together in the LMP1 class. The race featured the debut of Ginetta's chassis raced by CEFC TRSM Racing with a Mecachrome engine. It joined the Rebellion R13, raced by Rebellion Racing, BR Engineering BR1, raced by SMP Racing and DragonSpeed (making their debut in LMP1), and the CLM P1/01, raced by ByKolles Racing. Fernando Alonso also made his first 24 Hours of Le Mans race start, racing with Toyota. Toyota led throughout all the test, practice, and qualifying sessions. Its time in qualifying of a 3:15.377 was good enough to place first on the grid, well ahead of the other cars in its class. Its sister car took 2nd overall followed by Rebellion Racing on the grid.

 
The #32 LMP2 car from United Autosports, which qualified in 24th place

LMP2 was the biggest class in the race with 20 entries, IDEC Sport claimed the top spot after claiming the fastest time in qualifying of a 3:24.842 and 10th overall followed closely behind by the DragonSpeed, G-Drive Racing, and TDS Racing, all in Oreca 07's in 11th, 12th, and 13th places overall off the grid. Jackie Chan DC Racing, last year's LMP2 winner started 15th in class, 26th overall starting position. In LMGTE both classes were mainly controlled by Porsche. LMGTE Pro was led by the Porsche GT Team with 3:42.504 and 31st overall, with another one of its sister cars in second off the grid in the class and 32nd overall. Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK and AF Corse where 3rd, 33rd overall and 4th, 34th overall respectively to start the race. The new BMW M8 GTE was deployed and raced by BMW Team MTEK made its Le Mans debut and started off the grid 12th in class, 42nd overall. The sister car started behind it in 43rd overall. Dempsey-Proton was able to qualify top in the LMGTE Am class, with a time of 3:50.728 and placed 44th overall, ahead of the second of the LMGTE Pro entries of Corvette and Ferrari. Gulf Racing UK and the sister Dempsey-Proton car rounded out the top 3 in LMGTE Am on the grid.

Qualifying resultsEdit

Provisional pole positions in each class are denoted in bold. The fastest time set by each entry is denoted with a gray background.

Pos. Class No. Team Qualifying 1[9] Qualifying 2[10] Qualifying 3[11] Gap Grid
1 LMP1 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing 3:17.270 3:18.021 3:15.377 1
2 LMP1 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing 3:17.377 3:19.860 3:17.523 +2.000 2
3 LMP1 1 Rebellion Racing 3:19.662 3:23.261 3:19.449 +4.072 3
4 LMP1 17 SMP Racing 3:19.483 3:27.288 3:22.121 +4.106 4
5 LMP1 3 Rebellion Racing 3:19.945 3:22.000 3:24.156 +4.568 5
6 LMP1 10 DragonSpeed 3:21.110 4:05.947 3:23.413 +5.733 6
7 LMP1 11 SMP Racing 3:21.408 3:22.548 No time +6.031 7
8 LMP1 4 ByKolles Racing Team 3:22.505 3:25.330 3:42.221 +7.128 8
9 LMP1 6 CEFC TRSM Racing 3:30.339 3:24.343 3:23.757 +8.380 9
10 LMP2 48 IDEC Sport 3:24.956 3:29.270 3:24.842[A 1] +9.465 10
11 LMP2 31 DragonSpeed 3:26.508 3:30.168 3:24.883 +9.506 11
12 LMP2 26 G-Drive Racing 3:26.447 3:27.975 3:25.160 +9.780 12
13 LMP2 28 TDS Racing 3:25.240 3:25.291 3:38.752[A 2] +9.863 13
14 LMP1 5 CEFC TRSM Racing 3:30.481[A 2] 3:25.268 3:32.100 +9.891 14
15 LMP2 23 Panis Barthez Competition 3:29.421 3:28.008 3:25.376 +9.999 15
16 LMP2 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut 3:26.681 3:28.069 3:27.297 +11.304 16
17 LMP2 39 Graff-SO24 3:29.860 3:26.701 3:29.696 +11.324 17
18 LMP2 22 United Autosports 3:26.772 3:32.989 3:27.646 +11.395 18
19 LMP2 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:27.999 3:31.581 3:27.120 +11.743 19
20 LMP2 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:27.468 3:40.074 3:27.226 +11.849 20
21 LMP2 40 G-Drive Racing 3:31.291 3:27.280 3:27.503 +11.903 21
22 LMP2 47 Cetilar Villorba Corse 3:27.993 3:28.292 No time +12.616 22
23 LMP2 29 Racing Team Nederland 3:28.556 3:32.343 3:28.111 +12.734 23
24 LMP2 32 United Autosports 3:30.347 3:28.159 3:29.299 +12.782 24
25 LMP2 35 SMP Racing 3:28.629 3:32.178 3:32.432 +13.252 25
26 LMP2 34 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:33.755 3:36.004 3:29.474 +14.097 26
27 LMP2 44 Eurasia Motorsport 3:35.385[A 2] 3:39.949 3:33.585 +18.208 27
28 LMP2 33 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:35.237 3:36.604 3:36.517[A 1] +19.860 28
29 LMP2 50 Larbre Compétition 3:38.206 3:39.569 3:39.401 +22.829 29
30 LMP2 25 Algarve Pro Racing 3:44.177 3:46.772 3:39.518 +24.141 30
31 LMGTE Pro 91 Porsche GT Team 3:47.504 3:51.150 3:50.141 +32.127 31
32 LMGTE Pro 92 Porsche GT Team 3:49.097 3:51.101 3:51.631 +33.720 32
33 LMGTE Pro 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 3:49.181 3:52.849 3:50.166 +33.804 33
34 LMGTE Pro 51 AF Corse 3:49.854 3:53.032 3:49.494 +34.117 34
35 LMGTE Pro 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA 3:49.582 3:53.352 3:50.706 +34.205 35
36 LMGTE Pro 93 Porsche GT Team 3:50.261 3:49.621 3:49.589 +34.212 36
37 LMGTE Pro 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA 3:50.593 3:52.298 3:49.761 +34.384 37
38 LMGTE Pro 94 Porsche GT Team 3:50.089 No time No time +34.712 38
39 LMGTE Pro 63 Corvette Racing – GM 3:50.789 3:52.994 3:50.242 +34.865 39
40 LMGTE Pro 71 AF Corse 3:50.669 3:53.998 3:50.246 +34.869 40
41 LMGTE Pro 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 3:50.429 3:53.883 3:52.292 +35.052 41
42 LMGTE Pro 82 BMW Team MTEK 3:50.579 3:53.999 3:52.123 +35.202 42
43 LMGTE Pro 81 BMW Team MTEK 3:50.596 3:55.150 3:53.078 +35.219 43
44 LMGTE Am 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing 3:50.728 4:09.946 3:56.232 +35.351 44
45 LMGTE Pro 64 Corvette Racing – GM 3:50.952 3:52.923 3:51.124 +35.575 45
46 LMGTE Pro 52 AF Corse 3:52.112 3:52.572 3:50.957 +35.580 46
47 LMGTE Am 86 Gulf Racing UK 3:52.517 4:03.603 3:51.391 +36.014 47
48 LMGTE Am 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing 3:51.930 4:09.835 No time +36.553 48
49 LMGTE Am 54 Spirit of Race 3:52.756 3:51.956 3:56.496 +36.579 49
50 LMGTE Pro 97 Aston Martin Racing 3:52.486 3:55.424 3:53.534 +37.109 50
51 LMGTE Am 56 Team Project 1 3:52.985 3:58.235 3:54.406 +37.608 51
52 LMGTE Am 90 TF Sport 3:55.661 4:01.710 3:53.070 +37.693 52
53 LMGTE Am 80 Ebimotors 3:55.569 3:58.072 3:53.402 +38.025 53
54 LMGTE Am 61 Clearwater Racing 3:55.076 3:55.727 3:53.409 +38.032 54
55 LMGTE Am 84 JMW Motorsport 3:54.384 3:53.439 3:58.615 +38.062 55
56 LMGTE Pro 95 Aston Martin Racing 3:54.780 3:56.630 3:53.523 +38.146 56
57 LMGTE Am 98 Aston Martin Racing 3:54.307 3:58.707 3:53.817 +38.440 57
58 LMGTE Am 85 Keating Motorsport 3:54.000 3:58.661 3:54.668 +38.623 58
59 LMGTE Am 99 Proton Competition 4:03.107 3:54.720 3:54.953 +39.343 59
60 LMGTE Am 70 MR Racing 3:54.951 4:02.540 3:55.343 +39.574 60

Notes

  1. ^ a b The No. 33 DC Racing Ligier and No. 48 IDEC Oreca had their fastest lap time deleted for failing to slow to 80 km/h in a Slow Zone.[12]
  2. ^ a b c The No. 28 TDS Oreca, No. 44 Eurasia Ligier, and No. 6 TRSM Ginetta-Mechachrome had several lap times deleted for failing to stop for a mandatory weight check. These included their fastest times of the session.[13][14][15]

RaceEdit

The race began at 15:00 Central European Summer Time, with tennis champion Rafael Nadal waving the French tricolour at the starting line.[16] Sébastien Buemi led the field from pole position in the No. 8 Toyota.[17]

As had been widely predicted, the two hybrid Toyota cars dominated the race.[18]In. the Dunlop Chicane, after contact with Buemi, Lotterer spun after more contact with Ben Hanley's DragonSpeed. Lotterer pitted immediately, and, from 7th in class, Jeroen Bleekemolen dropped his LMGTE AM Ferrari coming into the Porsche Curves. 3 1/2 hours in, Gabriel Aubry's left front tire failed in the esses, then blew violently at slow speed, and delaminated. The safety car was deployed for a quarter of an hour, then, four hours in, Dominik Kraihamer attempted to go around the outside of the No. 80 Porsche in Karting Curve, and made contact, throwing the car into the outside barrier in the following Corvette Curve. The safety car was out for half an hour, before the field went racing again. 6 1/2 hours in, the Porsche of Dumas had a suspension failure, eventually retiring, while a brake failure for Canadian driver Paul Dalla Lana forced the retirement of the third-in-class Aston Martin in LMGTE AM. Kobayashi lost the lead after a mistake in the Porsche Curves, allowing compatriot Nakajima to take the lead in the sister Toyota. In the ninth hour, Matevos Isaakyan lost control in the Porsche curves after a suspension failure. He later retired with an electric failure that discontinued its third place overall. Not long after, Turvey had an electrical failure in the esses and stopped at Tertre Rouge. Eng had a damper failure and fell to 13th in class. In the morning, Senargiotto went off at Indianapolis and had an accident, but was able to recover. Alexander Sims, in the second BMW, went straight on in the Porsche Curves and ping-ponged off the inside barrier. He retired because of damage. Cairoli had a suspension failure and hit the wall in the Ford Chicanes. Hanley spun in the Porsche Curves, eventually retiring. The No. 28 spun near the crash site of Cairoli, and then, a safety car was deployed after damage to a kerb. The repair took half an hour, and, just shortly after the field went green, Romano Ricci spun in the Porsche Curves. Paul di Resta overcorrected an oversteer in the same corner that Ricci spun in, and hit a concrete barrier straight-on. The safety car came out again for the crash. Kobayashi missed a stop, then Euan Hankey encountered a driveshaft issue and spun in the Porsche Curves. Jenson Button had an engine failure in the final hour, and Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi, and Kazuki Nakajima won two laps up from Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez, and Michael (known as Mike) Conway. The lead swapped between the Toyotas several times over the first half of the race, before the #8 car was assessed a 60-second penalty when Buemi exceeded the speed limit in a caution zone during the night.[18][4] This put the #7 car over two minutes ahead, a lead they maintained until Fernando Alonso closed the gap during a quadruple stint in the dark.[18][4] After 16 hours, Kazuki Nakajima took the #8 car into the lead, which they maintained for the rest of the race.[18] During the final hour, Kamui Kobayashi in the #7 Toyota missed a pit stop, forcing him to complete most of a lap on electrical batteries alone when he ran out of fuel.[18] The car made it back to the pits on the next lap, allowing Toyota to complete a one-two finish, ending with the #8 car two laps ahead of the #7 car.[18]

Toyota were the second Japanese manufacturer to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, following Mazda's triumph in 1991. Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi, and Kazuki Nakajima all earned their first wins.[19] Buemi and Nakajima had come close at the 2016 race, when their car broke down whilst leading on the final lap.[4] Alonso's win meant he had completed two of the three legs of the Triple Crown of Motorsport.[4]

In the LMP2 class, G-Drive TDS Racing finished two laps ahead of their competitors, but were subsequently disqualified when it was discovered that they had made illegal modifications to their pit lane refuelling equipment.[2] Signatech Alpine were therefore promoted to LMP2 class winners.[2]

The LMGTE Professional class was won by Porsche GT Team, whilst Dempsey-Proton Racing were class winners in LMGTE Amateur.[4]

Race resultEdit

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car's race distance) was 272 laps. Class winners are in bold.[20]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Time
Engine
1 LMP1 8   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Sébastien Buemi
  Kazuki Nakajima
  Fernando Alonso
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 388 24:00.52.247
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
2 LMP1 7   Toyota Gazoo Racing   Mike Conway
  Kamui Kobayashi
  José María López
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 386 +2 Laps
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
3 LMP1 3   Rebellion Racing   Thomas Laurent
  Gustavo Menezes
  Mathias Beche
Rebellion R13 M 376 +12 Laps
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
4 LMP1 1   Rebellion Racing   Bruno Senna
  André Lotterer
  Neel Jani
Rebellion R13 M 375 +13 Laps
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
5 LMP2 36   Signatech Alpine Matmut   Nicolas Lapierre
  Pierre Thiriet
  André Negrão
Alpine A470 D 367 +21 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
6 LMP2 39   Graff-SO24   Vincent Capillaire
  Jonathan Hirschi
  Tristan Gommendy
Oreca 07 D 366 +22 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
7 LMP2 32   United Autosports   Hugo de Sadeleer
  Will Owen
  Juan Pablo Montoya
Ligier JS P217 D 365 +23 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
8 LMP2 37   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Jazeman Jaafar
  Nabil Jeffri
  Weiron Tan
Oreca 07 D 361 +27 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
9 LMP2 31   DragonSpeed   Roberto González
  Pastor Maldonado
  Nathanaël Berthon
Oreca 07 M 360 +28 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
10 LMP2 38   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Ho-Pin Tung
  Gabriel Aubry
  Stéphane Richelmi
Oreca 07 D 356 +32 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
11 LMP2 29   Racing Team Nederland   Giedo van der Garde
  Jan Lammers
  Frits van Eerd
Dallara P217 M 356 +32 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
12 LMP2 33   Jackie Chan DC Racing   David Cheng
  Nicholas Boulle
  Jacques Nicolet
Ligier JS P217 D 355 +33 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
13 LMP2 23   Panis Barthez Competition   Julien Canal
  Thimothé Buret
  Will Stevens
Ligier JS P217 M 352 +36 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
14 LMP2 35   SMP Racing   Viktor Shaytar
  Harrison Newey
  Norman Nato
Dallara P217 D 345 +43 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
15 LMGTE
Pro
92   Porsche GT Team   Michael Christensen
  Kévin Estre
  Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR M 344 +44 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
16 LMGTE
Pro
91   Porsche GT Team   Richard Lietz
  Gianmaria Bruni
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR M 343 +45 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
17 LMGTE
Pro
68   Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA   Joey Hand
  Dirk Müller
  Sébastien Bourdais
Ford GT M 343 +45 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
18 LMGTE
Pro
63   Corvette Racing – GM   Jan Magnussen
  Antonio García
  Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 342 +46 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
19 LMP2 47   Cetilar Villorba Corse   Roberto Lacorte
  Giorgio Sernagiotto
  Felipe Nasr
Dallara P217 D 342 +46 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
20 LMGTE
Pro
52   AF Corse   Toni Vilander
  Pipo Derani
  Antonio Giovinazzi
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 341 +47 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
21 LMGTE
Pro
66   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Stefan Mücke
  Olivier Pla
  Billy Johnson
Ford GT M 340 +48 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
22 LMGTE
Pro
51   AF Corse   James Calado
  Alessandro Pier Guidi
  Daniel Serra
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 339 +49 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
23 LMGTE
Pro
95   Aston Martin Racing   Nicki Thiim
  Marco Sørensen
  Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 339 +49 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
24 LMGTE
Pro
71   AF Corse   Davide Rigon
  Sam Bird
  Miguel Molina
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 338 +50 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
25 LMGTE
Am
77   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Matt Campbell
  Christian Ried
  Julien Andlauer
Porsche 911 RSR M 335 +53 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26 LMGTE
Am
54   Spirit of Race   Thomas Flohr
  Francesco Castellacci
  Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 488 GTE M 335 +53 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
27 LMGTE
Pro
93   Porsche GT Team   Patrick Pilet
  Nick Tandy
  Earl Bamber
Porsche 911 RSR M 334 +54 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 LMGTE
Am
85   Keating Motorsports   Ben Keating
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Luca Stolz
Ferrari 488 GTE M 334 +54 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
29 LMGTE
Am
99   Proton Competition   Patrick Long
  Tim Pappas
  Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 911 RSR M 334 +54 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
30 LMGTE
Am
84   JMW Motorsport   Liam Griffin
  Cooper MacNeil
  Jeff Segal
Ferrari 488 GTE M 332 +56 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
31 LMGTE
Am
80   Ebimotors   Fabio Babini
  Christina Nielsen
  Erik Maris
Porsche 911 RSR M 332 +56 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
32 LMP2 50   Larbre Compétition   Erwin Creed
  Romano Ricci
  Thomas Dagoneau
Ligier JS P217 M 332 +56 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
33 LMGTE
Pro
81   BMW Team MTEK   Nick Catsburg
  Martin Tomczyk
  Philipp Eng
BMW M8 GTE M 332 +56 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
34 LMGTE
Am
56   Team Project 1   Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Lindsey
  Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR M 332 +56 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
35 LMGTE
Am
61   Clearwater Racing   Matt Griffin
  Weng Sun Mok
  Keita Sawa
Ferrari 488 GTE M 332 +56 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
36 LMGTE
Pro
67   Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK   Harry Tincknell
  Andy Priaulx
  Tony Kanaan
Ford GT M 332[N 1] +56 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
37 LMGTE
Pro
97   Aston Martin Racing   Alex Lynn
  Jonathan Adam
  Maxime Martin
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 327 +61 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
38 LMGTE
Am
70   MR Racing   Olivier Beretta
  Eddie Cheever III
  Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE M 324 +64 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
39 LMGTE
Pro
69   Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA   Ryan Briscoe
  Richard Westbrook
  Scott Dixon
Ford GT M 309[N 2] +79 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
40 LMGTE
Am
86   Gulf Racing   Michael Wainwright
  Ben Barker
  Alex Davison
Porsche 911 RSR M 283 +105 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
41 LMP1 5   CEFC TRSM Racing   Charlie Robertson
  Michael Simpson
  Léo Roussel
Ginetta G60-LT-P1 M 283[N 3] +105 Laps
Mecachrome V634P1 3.4 L Turbo V6
NC[N 4] LMP2 44   Eurasia Motorsport   Andrea Bertolini
  Niclas Jönsson
  Tracy Krohn
Ligier JS P217 D 334 Not classified
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMP1 11   SMP Racing   Mikhail Aleshin
  Vitaly Petrov
  Jenson Button
BR Engineering BR1 M 315 Engine
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP2 48   IDEC Sport   Paul Lafargue
  Paul-Loup Chatin
  Memo Rojas
Oreca 07 M 312 Gearbox
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
90   TF Sport   Euan Hankey
  Charlie Eastwood
  Salih Yoluç
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 304 Driveshaft
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 22   United Autosports   Phil Hanson
  Paul di Resta
  Filipe Albuquerque
Ligier JS P217 D 288 Crash
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Pro
64   Corvette Racing – GM   Oliver Gavin
  Tommy Milner
  Marcel Fässler
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 259 Overheating
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 10   DragonSpeed   Ben Hanley
  Henrik Hedman
  Renger van der Zande
BR Engineering BR1 M 244 Crash
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 25   Algarve Pro Racing   Mark Patterson
  Ate de Jong
  Tacksung Kim
Ligier JS P217 D 237 Gearbox
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMGTE
Am
88   Dempsey-Proton Racing   Khaled Al Qubaisi
  Matteo Cairoli
  Giorgio Roda
Porsche 911 RSR M 225 Suspension
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMGTE
Pro
82   BMW Team MTEK   António Félix da Costa
  Alexander Sims
  Augusto Farfus
BMW M8 GTE M 223 Damage
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
DNF LMP2 40   G-Drive Racing   James Allen
  José Gutiérrez
  Enzo Guibbert
Oreca 07 D 197 Crash
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMP2 34   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Ricky Taylor
  Côme Ledogar
  David Heinemeier Hansson
Ligier JS P217 D 195 Engine
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMP1 6   CEFC TRSM Racing   Oliver Rowland
  Alex Brundle
  Oliver Turvey
Ginetta G60-LT-P1 M 137 Electrical
Mecachrome V634P1 3.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP1 17   SMP Racing   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Matevos Isaakyan
  Egor Orudzhev
BR Engineering BR1 M 123 Crash
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMGTE
Pro
94   Porsche GT Team   Romain Dumas
  Timo Bernhard
  Sven Müller
Porsche 911 RSR M 92 Suspension
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DNF LMGTE
Am
98   Aston Martin Racing   Paul Dalla Lana
  Mathias Lauda
  Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 92 Crash
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 4   ByKolles Racing Team   Oliver Webb
  Tom Dillmann
  Dominik Kraihamer
ENSO CLM P1/01 M 65 Collision
Nismo VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
DSQ[N 5] LMP2 26   G-Drive Racing   Roman Rusinov
  Andrea Pizzitola
  Jean-Éric Vergne
Oreca 07 D 369 Disqualified
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DSQ[N 5] LMP2 28   TDS Racing   François Perrodo
  Loïc Duval
  Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07 D 365[N 6] Disqualified
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8

Notes

  1. ^ The No. 67 Ford was penalised 11 laps and 1:23.499 by the stewards following the race because Tony Kanaan did not meet the minimum overall drive time of six hours.[21]
  2. ^ The No. 69 Ford was penalised 2 laps and 1:42.968 by the stewards following the race because Scott Dixon did not meet the minimum overall drive time of six hours.[21]
  3. ^ The No. 5 Ginetta was penalised 6 laps and 2:45.613 by the stewards following the race because Léo Roussel did not meet the minimum overall drive time of six hours.[21]
  4. ^ The No. 44 Eurasia Ligier was not classified as a finisher for failing to complete the final lap of the race.[20]
  5. ^ a b The No. 26 G-Drive and No. 28 TDS Orecas, both under the operation of TDS Racing, were disqualified from the race after it was found that the team had illegally modified their refueling equipment in order to fuel both cars quicker than regulations allowed.[22]
  6. ^ Prior to the disqualification, the No. 28 TDS Oreca was penalised 1 lap and 1:18.188 by the stewards following the race because driver François Perrodo exceeded his maximum drive time of four hours within a six hour period.[21]

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for Drivers' Championship standings.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings.

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