LeMans Hour 1: Toyotas in a waltz

The Toyotas are so far ahead after 1-hour that everything is go to the ACO's plan
The Toyotas are very far ahead after 1-hour and everything is go to the ACO's plan

There was carnage in the first 15 seconds of the start of the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans when Andre Lotterer in the #1 Rebellion clipped the rear of the #8 Toyota, which sent his nose flying into the Ben Hanley's DragonSpeed car.

However, the race has since settled down and the two Toyotas are walking away from the field because God (ACO) did not give the other LMP1 cars a BoP adjustment. For publicity reasons, they desperately need Fernando Alonso to win and will do whatever it takes to ensure that.

So far it's working with the #8 Toyota far in front of the #7 Toyota after 1-hour of 24.

The #36 Alpine leads in LMP2 and in the hotly contested GTE-Pro category the #92 Porsche leads the #68 Ford GT followed by two more Porsches

Positions after one hour

POS CLASS CAR DRIVERS LAPS GAP
1 LMP1 #8 Toyota Buemi, Nakajima, Alonso 17 + 0.000s
2 LMP1 #7 Toyota Conway, Kobayashi, Lopez 17 + 19.978s
3 LMP1 #17 BR Sarrazin, Orudzhev, Isaakyan 17 + 1m11.227s
4 LMP1 #3 Rebellion Laurent, Beche, Menezes 17 + 1m14.825s
5 LMP1 #11 BR Petrov, Aleshin, Button 17 + 1m59.770s
6 LMP1 #10 BR Hedman, Hanley, Van Der Zande 17 + 2m46.791s
7 LMP2 #26 Oreca Rusinov, Pizzitola, Vergne 16 + 1 Lap
8 LMP1 #4 Enso Webb, Kraihamer, Dillmann 16 + 4.695s
9 LMP2 #28 Oreca Perrodo, Vaxiviere, Duval 16 + 7.180s
10 LMP2 #36 Alpine Lapierre, Negrao, Thiriet 16 + 16.808s
11 LMP2 #48 Oreca Lafargue, Chatin, Rojas 16 + 18.682s
12 LMP2 #23 Ligier Buret, Canal, Stevens 16 + 24.410s
13 LMP2 #39 Oreca Capillaire, Hirschi, Gommendy 16 + 26.020s
14 LMP2 #38 Oreca Tung, Richelmi, Aubry 16 + 27.528s
15 LMP1 #1 Rebellion Lotterer, Jani, Senna 16 + 28.328s
16 LMP2 #29 Dallara Van Eerd, Van Der Garde, Lammers 16 + 31.708s
17 LMP2 #22 Ligier Hanson, Albuquerque, Di Resta 16 + 32.943s
18 LMP2 #31 Oreca Gonzalez, Maldonado, Berthon 16 + 38.119s
19 LMP2 #34 Ligier Taylor, Ledogar, Heinemeier-Hansson 16 + 52.979s
20 LMP1 #6 Ginetta Rowland, Brundle, Turvey 16 + 1m12.253s
21 LMP2 #32 Ligier De Sadeleer, Owen, Montoya 16 + 1m16.714s
22 LMP2 #47 Dallara Lacorte, Sernagiotto, Nasr 16 + 1m52.762s
23 LMP2 #40 Oreca Allen, Gutierrez, Guibbert 16 + 2m06.598s
24 LMP2 #33 Ligier Cheng, Boulle, Nicolet 16 + 2m08.409s
25 LMP2 #35 Dallara Shaitar, Newey, Nato 16 + 2m19.629s
26 LMP2 #50 Ligier Creed, Ricci, Dagoneau 16 + 2m52.293s
27 LMP2 #25 Ligier Patterson, De Jong, Kim 16 + 3m17.422s
28 LMP2 #44 Ligier Bertolini, Jonsson, Krohn 15 + 2 Laps
29 GTE Pro #92 Porsche Christensen, Estre, Vanthoor 15 + 1m51.797s
30 GTE Pro #68 Ford Hand, Muller, Bourdais 15 + 1m53.596s
31 GTE Pro #91 Porsche Lietz, Bruni, Makowiecki 15 + 1m56.464s
32 GTE Pro #93 Porsche Pilet, Tandy, Bamber 15 + 2m03.250s
33 GTE Pro #51 Ferrari Pier Guidi, Calado, Serra 15 + 2m04.072s
34 GTE Pro #63 Chevrolet Magnussen, Garcia, Rockenfeller 15 + 2m05.174s
35 LMP1 #5 Ginetta Robertson, Simpson, Roussel 15 + 2m05.291s
36 GTE Pro #66 Ford Mucke, Pla, Johnson 15 + 2m05.891s
37 GTE Pro #82 BMW Farfus, Felix Da Costa, Sims 15 + 2m06.097s
38 GTE Pro #69 Ford Briscoe, Westbrook, Dixon 15 + 2m08.991s
39 GTE Pro #67 Ford Priaulx, Tincknell, Kanaan 15 + 2m09.369s
40 GTE Pro #64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Fassler 15 + 2m10.711s
41 GTE Pro #81 BMW Tomczyk, Catsburg, Eng 15 + 2m11.339s
42 GTE Pro #71 Ferrari Rigon, Bird, Molina 15 + 2m15.559s
43 GTE Pro #52 Ferrari Vilander, Giovinazzi, Derani 15 + 2m15.996s
44 GTE Pro #94 Porsche Dumas, Bernhard, Muller 15 + 2m20.638s
45 GTE Pro #97 Aston Lynn, Martin, Adam 15 + 2m46.556s
46 GTE Am #86 Porsche Wainwright, Barker, Davison 15 + 2m47.537s
47 GTE Pro #95 Aston Sorensen, Thiim, Turner 15 + 2m49.742s
48 GTE Am #54 Ferrari Flohr, Castellacci, Fisichella 15 + 2m57.167s
49 GTE Am #88 Porsche Cairoli, Al Qubaisi, Roda 15 + 2m58.401s
50 GTE Am #61 Ferrari Mok, Griffin, Sawa 15 + 3m08.574s
51 GTE Am #84 Ferrari Griffin, Macneil, Segal 15 + 3m15.571s
52 GTE Am #77 Porsche Campbell, Ried, Andlauer 15 + 3m18.765s
53 GTE Am #90 Aston Yoluc, Hankey, Eastwood 14 + 3 Laps
54 GTE Am #99 Porsche Long, Pappas, Pumpelly 14 + 4.687s
55 GTE Am #70 Ferrari Ishikawa, Beretta, Cheever 14 + 20.966s
56 GTE Am #80 Porsche Babini, Nielsen, Maris 14 + 23.660s
57 GTE Am #98 Aston Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda 14 + 34.114s
58 GTE Am #56 Porsche Bergmeister, Lindsey, Perfetti 14 + 36.289s
59 GTE Am #85 Ferrari Keating, Bleekemolen, Stolz 14 + 1m06.771s
60 LMP2 #37 Oreca Jaafar, Jeffri, Tan 12 + 5 Laps

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