LeMans 24 hour 14: Same old story

2nd place #8 Toyota in the pits
2nd place #8 Toyota in the pits

Efficient pit work from the No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing crew put Kamui Kobayashi out front in time at the 14-hour point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The two Toyota TS050 Hybrids have been exchanging positions throughout the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale, but it was the No. 7 leading after 14 hours.

A sixth safety car of the weekend, triggered by the ARC Bratislava Ligier LMP2 car going off at Indianapolis, bunched Buemi onto Kobayashi’s tail but the Japanese driver eked out a gap just after the restart and into the second half of the race.

In third was the No. 3 Rebellion R13 Gibson ahead of the lone remaining SMP BR1 of Mikhail Aleshin, 3 & 4 laps off the pace.

The GTE-Pro class was led at halfway by the the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.

Three of the four Porsche 911 RSRs worked their way into the top five during the opening stages of night running, while the Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs placed fifth through seventh.

The No. 63 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R has also been a mainstay in the top ten.

Hour 14 Standings

Pos Cl P No. Team Current Driver Behind Laps Pit Status
1 1 #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Kamui Kobayashi 0.000s 222 19 RUN
2 2 #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Fernando Alonso 1:22.526 222 20 OUT
3 3 #3 Rebellion Racing Thomas Laurent 3 LAPS 219 24 RUN
4 4 #11 Smp Racing Mikhail Aleshin 4 LAPS 218 23 RUN
5 5 #1 Rebellion Racing Neel Jani 7 LAPS 215 23 OUT
6 1 #26 G-Drive Racing Jean-Eric Vergne 9 LAPS 213 21 RUN
7 2 #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Nicolas Lapierre 10 LAPS 212 21 RUN
8 3 #38 Jackie Chan Dc Racing Stéphane Richelmi 1:44.697 212 20 RUN
9 4 #31 Dragonspeed Anthony Davidson 11 LAPS 211 21 OUT
10 5 #28 Tds Racing Loïc Duval 2:11.589 211 21 OUT
11 6 #22 United Autosports Filipe Albuquerque 12 LAPS 210 22 RUN
12 7 #48 Idec Sport Paul Loup Chatin 13 LAPS 209 21 RUN
13 8 #30 Duqueine Engineering Romain Dumas 40.587 209 21 RUN
14 9 #23 Panis Barthez Competition William Stevens 14 LAPS 208 21 OUT
15 10 #39 Graff Jonathan Hirschi 15 LAPS 207 21 RUN
16 11 #43 Rlr M Sport/Tower Events Arjun Maini 16 LAPS 206 21 RUN
17 12 #47 Cetilar Villorba Corse Giorgio Sernagiotto 17 LAPS 205 23 RUN
18 13 #25 Algarve Pro Racing Andrea Pizzitola 18 LAPS 204 21 RUN
19 14 #50 Larbre Competition Romano Ricci 16.664 204 21 RUN
20 15 #29 Racing Team Nederland Nyck De Vries 49.216 204 22 OUT
21 16 #20 High Class Racing Dennis Andersen 1:39.407 204 23 RUN
22 17 #32 United Autosports Alex Brundle 22 LAPS 200 20 RUN
23 18 #37 Jackie Chan Dc Racing Ricky Taylor 23 LAPS 199 21 IN
24 19 #34 Inter Europol Competition Nigel Moore 42:40.950 199 20 RUN
25 1 #51 Af Corse Alessandro Pier Guidi 25 LAPS 197 14 RUN
26 2 #93 Porsche Gt Team Nick Tandy 44.095 197 13 RUN
27 3 #91 Porsche Gt Team Gianmaria Bruni 45.752 197 13 RUN
28 4 #63 Corvette Racing Antonio Garcia 58.144 197 14 RUN
29 5 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team Usa Dirk Müller 1:21.379 197 13 RUN
30 6 #69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team Usa Ryan Briscoe 1:27.070 197 13 RUN
31 7 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team Uk Andy Priaulx 2:13.266 197 14 RUN
32 8 #94 Porsche Gt Team Mathieu Jaminet 26 LAPS 196 14 RUN
33 9 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team Uk Billy Johnson 12.666 196 14 RUN
34 10 #89 Risi Competizione Oliver Jarvis 1:40.739 196 15 RUN
35 11 #82 Bmw Team Mtek Antonio Felix Da Costa 27 LAPS 195 15 RUN
36 1 #85 Keating Motorsports Jeroen Bleekemolen 29 LAPS 193 13 RUN
37 12 #92 Porsche Gt Team Kevin Estre 30 LAPS 192 14 RUN
38 2 #84 Jmw Motorsport Jeffrey Segal 1:00.523 192 13 RUN
39 3 #56 Team Project 1 Egidio Perfetti 1:29.613 192 13 RUN
40 13 #81 Bmw Team Mtek Martin Tomczyk 3:34.288 192 15 RUN
41 4 #62 Weathertech Racing Robert Smith 3:40.856 192 15 RUN
42 5 #61 Clearwater Racing Matteo Cressoni 3:59.297 192 13 RUN
43 6 #90 Tf Sport Euan Alers-Hankey 4:02.347 192 14 IN
44 7 #57 Car Guy Racing Côme Ledogar 31 LAPS 191 14 OUT
45 8 #77 Dempsey – Proton Racing Matt Campbell 1:40.098 191 14 RUN
46 9 #86 Gulf Racing Thomas Preining 1:44.700 191 15 RUN
47 10 #78 Proton Competition Louis Prette 32 LAPS 190 14 RUN
48 11 #54 Spirit Of Race Giancarlo Fisichella 1:16.191 190 14 RUN
49 12 #83 Kessel Racing Rahel Frey 33 LAPS 189 14 RUN
50 13 #70 Mr Racing Olivier Beretta 1:03.365 189 16 RUN
51 14 #97 Aston Martin Racing Alexander Lynn 34 LAPS 188 15 RUN
52 14 #60 Kessel Racing Sergio Pianezzola 36 LAPS 186 15 OUT
53 6 #4 Bykolles Racing Team Tom Dillmann 59 LAPS 163 22 STOP
54 7 #17 Smp Racing Egor Orudzhev 9300370 LAPS 163 16 STOP
55 20 #49 Arc Bratislava – Kaneko Racing Miro Konopka 62 LAPS 160 19 IN
56 15 #71 Af Corse Miguel Molina 82 LAPS 140 11 IN
57 16 #95 Aston Martin Racing Marco Sørensen 90 LAPS 132 9 STOP
58 15 #98 Aston Martin Racing Pedro Lamy 135 LAPS 87 7 STOP
59 17 #64 Corvette Racing Marcel Fässler 140 LAPS 82 5 STOP
60 16 #88 Dempsey – Proton Racing Matteo Cairoli 143 LAPS 79 9 IN
61 8 #10 Dragonspeed Renger Van Der Zande 146 LAPS 76 14 STOP

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