24h Le Mans
13/06/2019 - 00:46

24 Hours of Le Mans – Free Practice and Qualifying Session 1 as it happened!

The 62 cars entered in the 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans, Super Finale of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, took to the track today for 4 hours of free practice and the first of three 2-hour qualifying sessions. While Kamui Kobayashi put the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid in provisional pole position, the non-hybrid prototypes didn't let the Japanese manufacturer have an easy time. Dragonspeed in LMP2, Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK (LMGTE Pro) and Dempsey Proton Racing (LMGTE Am) are the other provisional polesitters.
24 Hours of Le Mans – Free Practice and Qualifying Session 1 as it happened!

24 Hours of Le Mans – Follow Free Practice and Qualifying Session 1 LIVE!

13 Jun 00:21

Tune in tomorrow evening for the second and third qualifying sessions.
Q2 will run from 19:00 to 21:00, and Q3 froom 22:00 to midnight.
We'll be back with another live text to see who will be in pole position for the 87th Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday.
Good night!

13 Jun 00:14

The #67 slipped to the top of the LMGTE Pro standings at the eleventh hour. The #88 Porsche 911 RSR fielded by Dempsey Proton Racing was top LMGTE Am entry of this first qualifying session. A successful night for the outfit as the #77 sister car moved to 3rd on the final lap.

13 Jun 00:10

The #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid and the #31 Dragonspeed Oreca 07-Gibson that hold provisional pole position in LMP1 and LMP2... and also had a close encounter!

13 Jun 00:07

Here are the provisional standings at the end of Qualifying 1

LMP1
1. #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, Toyota Gazoo Racing: 3:17.161
2. #17 BR Engineering BR1-AER, SMP Racing: 3:17.633
3. #3 Rebellion R13-Gibson, Rebellion Racing: 3:19.603

LMP2
1. #31 Oreca 07-Gibson, DragonSpeed: 3:26.804
2. #36 Alpine A470-Gibso, Signatech Alpine Matmut: 3:26.935
3. #22 Ligier JSP2017-Gibson, United Autosports: 3.27.338

LMGTE Pro
1. #67 Ford GT, Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK: 3:49.530
2. #93 Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche GT Team: 3:49.558
3. #97 Aston Martin Vantage, Aston Martin Racing: 3:50.037

 

LMGTE Am
1. #88 Porsche 911 RSR, Dempsey Proton Racing: 3:52.454
2. #56 Porsche 911 RSR, Team Project 1: 3:52.750
3. #77 Porsche 911 RSR, Dempsey Proton Racing: 3:53.408

13 Jun 00:04

Ho-Pin Tung has improved the time of the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing entry on the final lap, moving up to sixth in class (3:28.738).
Another late mover was Julien Andlauer in the #77 Porsche fielded by Dempsey Proton Racing, up to third in LMGTE Am in a time of 3:53.408.

13 Jun 00:00

Chequered flag is out but several cars are still on flying laps.

12 Jun 23:58

Harry Tincknell in the #67 Ford GT takes advantage of Corvette's reprimand to clock the fastest GTE Pro time in 3:49.530, while Nick Tandy in the #93 Porsche 911 RSR moves to second on the time sheet with a 3:49.558 lap.

12 Jun 23:52

Antonio Garcia's fastest LMGTE Pro time has been wiped out by the officials for speeding under yellow flag. The #63 Corvette drops back to 10th in class.

12 Jun 23:46
12 Jun 23:44

Fifteen minutes to go in this first qualifying session. Will we see Fernando Alonso make a statement in the #8 Toyota (currently in 6th)?

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