24h Le Mans
16/06/2019 - 06:06

24 Hours of Le Mans – Hour 15 Roundup

The race was much calmer between 03:00 and 06:00 than it was the three preceding hours, with no leader changes.
24 Hours of Le Mans – Hour 15 Roundup


The #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid driven by José María López firmly settled into first place overall, with the #8 sister car of Fernando Alonso trailing by two minutes, and the #3 Rebellion R13 of Thomas Laurent in rounding out the podium.


The classification also did not change in LMP2, even though the #36 Alpine driven by Nicolas Lapierre slowly made up the two minutes lost earlier during a safety car intervention caused by G-Drive Racing's #26 Aurus. Jackie Chan DC Racing's #38 ORECA of Stéphane Richelmi still rounded out the podium after Pastor Maldonado driving DragonSpeed's #31 ORECA snatched the spot for a brief moment.



The Porsches seemed to economise their fuel better than their rivals, but AF Corse's #51 Ferrari led the field, some 20 seconds ahead of the #91 Porsche of Richard Lietz, with one less pit stop. The Italian and German cars were trailed by the one surviving Corvette, the #63 driven by Jan Magnussen, with the #92 Porsche falling to fourth position with an exhaust problem.


Keating Motorsports' #85 Ford GT, led by owner Ben Keating, held the lead on Team Project 1's #56 Porsche 911 and TF Sport's #90 Aston Martin. The latter lost its second place spot after a detour into a gravel trap.


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PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES DU MANS, RACE, 16 JUNE 2019. G-Drive Racing's #26 Aurus 01 leading the LMP2 class.

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