LeMans Hour 2: Lotterer puts Audi out front

Andre Lotterer in the No. 7 Audi

Andre Lotterer took the lead on Lap 30 of the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and has the No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro up front at the end of two hours.

Timo Bernhard had led in the red No. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrid, but lost the lead to Lotterer after the second round of pit stops.

Bernhard led following a 22-minute safety car period to remove the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR from the Mulsanne straight, which Porsche Team Manthey indicated was a drivetrain issue that put the car out of the race.

Shortly after the restart, the star turn came from the three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Lotterer, in the No. 7 Audi.

Lotterer completed a two-in-one pass of Neel Jani in the No. 18 Porsche, then Bernhard, to take Audi’s first lead of the race. He pitted at the one hour and 39 minute mark for his second stop of the race.

Both Porsches pitted later, with Bernhard’s coming a full eight minutes later after Lap 27 of the race. Bernhard exited ahead of Lotterer and Jani, but lost the lead a couple laps later.

Hour 2 Standings

Pos

Class Car Drivers Laps Behind
1 LMP1 #7 Audi Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer 31 + 0.000s
2 LMP1 #17 Porsche Bernhard, Webber, Hartley 31 + 2.456s
3 LMP1 #18 Porsche Dumas, Jani, Lieb 31 + 6.709s
4 LMP1 #19 Porsche Hulkenberg, Bamber, Tandy 30 + 1 Lap
5 LMP1 #9 Audi Albuquerque, Bonanomi, Rast 30 + 6.205s
6 LMP1 #8 Audi Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis 30 + 13.720s
7 LMP1 #1 Toyota Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima 30 + 28.067s
8 LMP1 #2 Toyota Wurz, Sarrazin, Conway 30 + 42.406s
9 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Prost, Heidfeld, Beche 29 + 2 Laps
10 LMP2 #47 Oreca Howson, Bradley, Lapierre 28 + 3 Laps
11 LMP2 #46 Oreca Thiriet, Badey, Gommendy 28 + 7.471s
12 LMP2 #26 Ligier Rusinov, Canal, Bird 28 + 54.175s
13 LMP2 #41 Gibson Hirsch, Paletou, Lancaster 28 + 54.853s
14 LMP2 #34 Ligier Cumming, Vanthoor, Estre 28 + 1m13.250s
15 LMP2 #48 Oreca Chandhok, Patterson, Berthon 28 + 1m16.085s
16 LMP2 #36 Alpine Panciatici, Chatin, Capillaire 28 + 1m23.779s
17 LMP1 #22 Nissan Tincknell, Krumm, Buncombe 28 + 1m30.386s
18 LMP2 #43 Morgan Ragues, Webb, Amberg 28 + 1m58.002s
19 LMP2 #28 Ligier Yacaman, Derani, Gonzalez 28 + 2m13.115s
20 LMP2 #30 Ligier Sharp, Dalziel, Heinemeier Hansson 27 + 4 Laps
21 LMP1 #21 Nissan Matsuda, Shulzhitskiy, Ordonez 27 + 29.172s
22 LMP2 #42 Dome Leventis, Watts, Kane 27 + 47.930s
23 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Imperatori, Kraihamer, Abt 27 + 1m37.442s
24 LMP2 #27 BR Mediani, Markozov, Minassian 27 + 1m48.412s
25 LMP2 #31 Ligier Brown, Van Overbeek, Fogarty 27 + 2m34.223s
26 GTE Pro #95 Aston Sorensen, Thiim, Nygaard 27 + 3m30.275s
27 GTE Pro #51 Ferrari Bruni, Vilander, Fisichella 27 + 3m34.343s
28 GTE Pro #97 Aston Turner, Mucke, Bell 27 + 3m41.413s
29 GTE Pro #71 Ferrari Rigon, Calado, Beretta 27 + 3m46.787s
30 GTE Pro #64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Taylor 27 + 3m49.370s
31 GTE Pro #99 Aston Rees, Macdowall, Stanaway 27 + 3m53.570s
32 LMP2 #38 Gibson Dolan, Evans, Turvey 27 + 3m58.095s
33 LMP1 #4 CLM Trummer, Kaffer, Monteiro 26 + 5 Laps
34 LMP2 #40 Ligier Krohn, Jonsson, Barbosa 26 + 4m53.100s
35 GTE Am #72 Ferrari Shaytar, Bertolini, Basov 26 + 5m02.742s
36 GTE Am #55 Ferrari Cameron, Griffin, Mortimer 26 + 5m03.380s
37 GTE Pro #91 Porsche Lietz, Christensen, Bergmeister 26 + 5m04.848s
38 GTE Am #77 Porsche Dempsey, Long, Seefried 26 + 5m07.211s
39 GTE Am #88 Porsche Ried, Al Qubaisi, Bachler 26 + 5m07.542s
40 GTE Am #53 Dodge Bleekemolen, Keating, Miller 26 + 5m18.659s
41 GTE Am #62 Ferrari Sweedler, Bell, Segal 26 + 5m21.277s
42 GTE Am #83 Ferrari Perrodo, Collard, Aguas 26 + 5m25.010s
43 LMP2 #45 Oreca Ibanez, Perret, Bellarosa 26 + 5m33.928s
44 LMP2 #35 Ligier Nicolet, Merlin, Maris 26 + 6m07.630s
45 GTE Am #98 Aston Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda 26 + 6m26.682s
46 GTE Am #66 Ferrari Al Faisal, Giermaziak, Avenatti 26 + 7m07.111s
47 GTE Am #68 Porsche Chen, Vannelet, Parisy 26 + 8m35.373s
48 GTE Am #96 Aston Goethe, Hall, Castellacci 25 + 6 Laps
49 GTE Am #61 Ferrari Mann, Giammaria, Cressoni 25 + 2m01.501s
50 GTE Am #67 Porsche Chen, Kapadia, Maassen 24 + 7 Laps
51 LMP2 #29 Morgan Roussel, Tung, Cheng 24 + 3m05.460s
52 LMP1 #23 Nissan Pla, Mardenborough, Chilton 22 + 9 Laps
53 GTE Am #50 Chevrolet Roda, Ruberti, Poulsen 22 + 1m02.089s
54 LMP2 #37 BR Aleshin, Ladygin, Ladygin 16 + 15 Laps
55 GTE Pro #92 Porsche Pilet, Makowiecki, Henzler 14 Retired

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