LeMans Hour 1: Audi leads Audi's No. 1 car driven by Andre Lotterer led Nicolas Lapierre's Toyota at the end of an opening hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours that was mostly run behind the pace car due to a heavy crash by Allan Simonsen's Aston Martin.
Simonsen had been leading the GTE Am class when he spun into the barriers at Tertre Rouge on lap three.
The extensive repairs needed to the barriers meant that the safety car was still on track as the 60-minute mark was reached.
Lotterer had initially grabbed the lead from Allan McNish as the pair of Audis crossed the line to start the race.
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