LeMans Hour 15: Electrical failure terminates Toyota

Audi finally got the lead of the Le Mans 24 Hours during the 15th hour of the race when Toyota officially retired the former race-leading #7 car due to an electrical failure.

The official word form Toyota: With 10 hours remaining of the Le Mans 24 Hours, and having led throughout the night, the #7 TS040 HYBRID stopped on track at Arnage corner, with Kazuki Nakajima at the wheel. The cause of the stoppage has been diagnosed as an electrical problem relating to the loom. The car has officially retired from the race and the team will analyze the car and data to determine more precisely the cause.

That left the #2 Audi comfortably ahead of the #20 Porsche.

The battle for second was tight as the #1 Audi of Lucas di Grassi is closing on Brendon Hartley's Porsche 919 Hybrid.

While Toyota pulled down the garage shutters on its #7 garage, the #8 TS040 HYBRID has moved into 4th but out of contention for the win.

Hour 15 Standings

Pos Class Car Drivers Laps Behind
1 LMP1 #2 Audi Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer 236 +0.000s
2 LMP1 #20 Porsche Bernhard/Webber/Hartley 233 +3 Laps
3 LMP1 #1 Audi Di Grassi/Gene/Kristensen 233 +19.251s
4 LMP1 #8 Toyota Davidson/Lapierre/Buemi 225 +11 Laps
5 LMP1 #14 Porsche Dumas/Jani/Lieb 224 +12 Laps
6 LMP2 #35 Ligier Brundle/Mardenborough/Shulzhitskiy 220 +16 Laps
7 LMP2 #46 Ligier Thiriet/Badey/Gommendy 219 +17 Laps
8 LMP2 #36 Alpine Chatin/Panciatici/Webb 219 +22.054s
9 LMP2 #34 Oreca Frey/Mailleux/Lancaster 218 +18 Laps
10 LMP1 #12 Rebellion Prost/Heidfeld/Beche 217 +19 Laps
11 LMP2 #38 Zytek Dolan/Tincknell/Turvey 217 +1m17.850s
12 LMP2 #24 Oreca Rast/Charouz/Capillaire 216 +20 Laps
13 LMP2 #43 Morgan Klien/Hirsch/Brandela 215 +21 Laps
14 LMP2 #33 Ligier Cheng/Tung/Fong 211 +25 Laps
15 LMP2 #42 Zytek Kimber-Smith/McMurry/Dyson 209 +27 Laps
16 GTEP #51 Ferrari Bruni/Vilander/Fisichella 208 +28 Laps
17 GTEP #97 Aston Turner/Mucke/Senna 208 +1m56.602s
18 GTEP #92 Porsche Holzer/Makowiecki/Lietz 207 +29 Laps
19 LMP2 #29 Morgan Schell/Leutwiller/Roussel 207 +49.303s
20 GTEP #73 Chevrolet Magnussen/Garcia/Taylor 206 +30 Laps
21 GTEA #95 Aston Poulsen/Heinemeier-Hansson/Thiim 206 +6.387s
22 LMP2 #50 Morgan Ragues/Taylor/Ihara 206 +8.310s
23 GTEP #74 Chevrolet Gavin/Milner/Westbrook 205 +31 Laps
24 LMP2 #27 Oreca Zlobin/Salo/Ladygin 204 +32 Laps
25 GTEA #88 Porsche Ried/Bachler/Al Qubaisi 202 +34 Laps
26 GTEA #90 Ferrari Montecalvo/Roda/Ruberti 202 +5m53.316s
27 GTEA #57 Ferrari Krohn/Jonsson/Collins 202 +6m54.611s
28 GTEA #61 Ferrari Perez-Companc/Cioci/Venturi 202 +7m27.446s
29 GTEA #77 Porsche Dempsey/Foster/Long 201 +35 Laps
30 GTEA #70 Ferrari Nakano/Ehret/Rich 200 +36 Laps
31 GTEA #66 Ferrari Al Faisal/Neiman/Pumpelly 200 +2m37.206s
32 GTEA #58 Ferrari Barthez/Pons/Ayari 200 +3m21.663s
33 GTEA #76 Porsche Narac/Armindo/Hallyday 199 +37 Laps
34 GTEA #98 Aston Dalla Lana/Lamy/Nygaard 198 +38 Laps
35 GTEA #67 Porsche Maris/Merlin/Helary 197 +39 Laps
36 GTEP #79 Porsche MacNeil/Curtis/Bleekemolen 194 +42 Laps
37 GTEA #53 Ferrari Mowlem/Patterson/Hamilton 191 +45 Laps
38 GTEA #72 Ferrari Bertolini/Shaitar/Basov 182 +54 Laps
39 GTEP #91 Porsche Pilet/Bergmeister/Tandy 178 +58 Laps
40 GTEA #62 Ferrari Mallegol/Bachelier/Blank 176 +60 Laps
41 GTEA #75 Porsche Perrodo/Collard/Palttala 166 +70 Laps
42 GTEP #52 Ferrari Griffin/Parente/Leo 139 +97 Laps
43 LMP1 #7 Toyota Wurz/Sarrazin/Nakajima 219 Retired
44 LMP2 #26 Morgan Rusinov/Pla/Canal 120 Retired
45 GTEA #60 Ferrari Mann/Case/Giammaria 115 Retired
46 LMP2 #47 Oreca Howson/Bradley/Imperatori 87 Retired
47 LMP1 #13 Rebellion Kraihamer/Belicchi/Leimer 73 Retired
48 LMP2 #48 Oreca Berthon/Gonzalez/Chandhok 73 Retired
49 LMP2 #41 Zytek Munemman/Latif/Winslow 31 Retired
50 GTEP #71 Ferrari Rigon/Kaffer/Beretta 28 Retired
51 LMP1 #3 Audi Albuquerque/Bonanomi/Jarvis 25 Retired
52 GTEA #81 Ferrari Wyatt/Rugolo/Bird 22 Retired
53 LMP2 #37 Oreca Ladygin/Minassian/Mediani 9 Retired
54 CDNT #0 Nissan Ordonez/Reip/Motoyama 5 Retired

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