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2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

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2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Toyota Gazoo Racing No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, Winner of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
Toyota Gazoo Racing No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, Winner of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
Circuit de la Sarthe track
Circuit de la Sarthe track

The 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans (French: 86e 24 Heures du Mans) was an automobile endurance event that took place on 16 and 17 June 2018,[1] at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. It was the 86th running of the 24 Hour race organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, and the second round of the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The race was won by the No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing driven by Fernando Alonso, Kazuki Nakajima, and Sébastien Buemi, who also started from pole position. Toyota entered the only hybrid LMP1 cars and dominated the race weekend.

The LMP2 class was won by Signatech Alpine, after G-Drive TDS Racing finished first but were subsequently disqualified.[2][3] The LMGTE Professional class was won by Porsche GT Team, whilst Dempsey-Proton Racing were class winners in LMGTE Amateur.[4]

Circuit changes

During the winter following the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, modifications were made to the Porsche Curves section of the Circuit de la Sarthe to increase safety. Barriers on the inside of the final right-hand corner were dismantled and relocated further away from the circuit, allowing for the construction of paved run-off area and escape roads. This same alteration had been done on the barriers outside the corner the previous year. This modification re-profiled the corner slightly, shortening the lap distance by 3 metres (9.8 ft). The ACO also constructed a new starting line gantry 145 metres (476 ft) further up the main straight to allow more cars on the straight at the start of the race. The finish line and all timing beacons however remain at the previous starting line at the exit of the Ford Chicane.[5]


Automatic invitations

Automatic entry invitations are earned by teams that won their class in the previous running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or won championships in the European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, and the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup. The second-place finisher in the European Le Mans Series LMGTE championship also earns an automatic invitation. Two participants from the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are chosen by the series to be automatic entries by the ACO regardless of their performance or category. As invitations are granted to teams, they were allowed to change their cars from the previous year to the next, but not allowed to change their category. The LMGTE class invitations from the European and Asian Le Mans Series are allowed to choose between the Pro and Am categories. European Le Mans Series' LMP3 champion is required to field an entry in LMP2 while the Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 champion may choose between LMP2 or LMGTE Am. The Michelin Le Mans Cup LMP3 champion does not receive an automatic entry and the GT3 champion is limited to the LMGTE Am category.[6]

Reason invited LMP1 LMP2 LMGTE Pro LMGTE Am
1st in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Germany Porsche LMP Team China Jackie Chan DC Racing United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom JMW Motorsport
1st in the European Le Mans Series (LMP2 and LMGTE) Russia G-Drive Racing United Kingdom JMW Motorsport
2nd in the European Le Mans Series (LMGTE) United Kingdom TF Sport
1st in the European Le Mans Series (LMP3) United States United Autosports
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at-large entries United States JDC-Miller Motorsports United States Keating Motorsport
1st in the Asian Le Mans Series (LMP2 and GT) China Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Taiwan FIST-Team AAI
1st in the Asian Le Mans Series (LMP3)
2nd in the Asian Le Mans Series (GT) Taiwan FIST-Team AAI
1st in the Michelin Le Mans Cup (GT3) Italy Ebimotors

Entry list

Further information: 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship § Teams and drivers

The initial entry list was announced, along with the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series entries, on 9 February.[7][8]


Coming into the race, Toyota was the heavy favorite for the overall victory due to its hybrid power capabilities in the LMP1 category, amongst its mostly new non-hybrid/privateer rival teams of Rebellion Racing, SMP Racing, DragonSpeed, ByKolles Racing Team, and CEFC TRSM Racing. The recent departure of Porsche from the LMP1 category in 2017 and Audi in 2016, Toyota was the only hybrid prototype, for the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship. Consequently, this merged the hybrids and non-hybrids/privateers together in the LMP1 class. The race featured the debut of Ginetta's chassis raced by CEFC TRSM Racing with a Mecachrome engine. It joined the Rebellion R13, raced by Rebellion Racing, BR Engineering BR1, raced by SMP Racing and DragonSpeed (making their debut in LMP1), and the CLM P1/01, raced by ByKolles Racing. Fernando Alonso also made his first 24 Hours of Le Mans race start, racing with Toyota. Toyota led throughout all the test, practice, and qualifying sessions. Its time in qualifying of a 3:15.377 was good enough to place first on the grid, well ahead of the other cars in its class. Its sister car took 2nd overall followed by Rebellion Racing on the grid.

The #32 LMP2 car from United Autosports, which qualified in 24th place
The #32 LMP2 car from United Autosports, which qualified in 24th place

LMP2 was the biggest class in the race with 20 entries, IDEC Sport claimed the top spot after claiming the fastest time in qualifying of a 3:24.842 and 10th overall followed closely behind by the DragonSpeed, G-Drive Racing, and TDS Racing, all in Oreca 07's in 11th, 12th, and 13th places overall off the grid. Jackie Chan DC Racing, last year's LMP2 winner started 15th in class, 26th overall starting position. In LMGTE both classes were mainly controlled by Porsche. LMGTE Pro was led by the Porsche GT Team with 3:42.504 and 31st overall, with another one of its sister cars in second off the grid in the class and 32nd overall. Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK and AF Corse where 3rd, 33rd overall and 4th, 34th overall respectively to start the race. The new BMW M8 GTE was deployed and raced by BMW Team MTEK made its Le Mans debut and started off the grid 12th in class, 42nd overall. The sister car started behind it in 43rd overall. Dempsey-Proton was able to qualify top in the LMGTE Am class, with a time of 3:50.728 and placed 44th overall, ahead of the second of the LMGTE Pro entries of Corvette and Ferrari. Gulf Racing UK and the sister Dempsey-Proton car rounded out the top 3 in LMGTE Am on the grid.

Qualifying results

Provisional pole positions in each class are denoted in bold. The fastest time set by each entry is denoted with a gray background.

Pos. Class No. Team Qualifying 1[9] Qualifying 2[10] Qualifying 3[11] Gap Grid
1 LMP1 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing 3:17.270 3:18.021 3:15.377 1
2 LMP1 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing 3:17.377 3:19.860 3:17.523 +2.000 2
3 LMP1 1 Rebellion Racing 3:19.662 3:23.261 3:19.449 +4.072 3
4 LMP1 17 SMP Racing 3:19.483 3:27.288 3:22.121 +4.106 4
5 LMP1 3 Rebellion Racing 3:19.945 3:22.000 3:24.156 +4.568 5
6 LMP1 10 DragonSpeed 3:21.110 4:05.947 3:23.413 +5.733 6
7 LMP1 11 SMP Racing 3:21.408 3:22.548 No time +6.031 7
8 LMP1 4 ByKolles Racing Team 3:22.505 3:25.330 3:42.221 +7.128 8
9 LMP1 6 CEFC TRSM Racing 3:30.339 3:24.343 3:23.757 +8.380 9
10 LMP2 48 IDEC Sport 3:24.956 3:29.270 3:24.842[A 1] +9.465 10
11 LMP2 31 DragonSpeed 3:26.508 3:30.168 3:24.883 +9.506 11
12 LMP2 26 G-Drive Racing 3:26.447 3:27.975 3:25.160 +9.780 12
13 LMP2 28 TDS Racing 3:25.240 3:25.291 3:38.752[A 2] +9.863 13
14 LMP1 5 CEFC TRSM Racing 3:30.481[A 2] 3:25.268 3:32.100 +9.891 14
15 LMP2 23 Panis Barthez Competition 3:29.421 3:28.008 3:25.376 +9.999 15
16 LMP2 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut 3:26.681 3:28.069 3:27.297 +11.304 16
17 LMP2 39 Graff-SO24 3:29.860 3:26.701 3:29.696 +11.324 17
18 LMP2 22 United Autosports 3:26.772 3:32.989 3:27.646 +11.395 18
19 LMP2 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:27.999 3:31.581 3:27.120 +11.743 19
20 LMP2 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:27.468 3:40.074 3:27.226 +11.849 20
21 LMP2 40 G-Drive Racing 3:31.291 3:27.280 3:27.503 +11.903 21
22 LMP2 47 Cetilar Villorba Corse 3:27.993 3:28.292 No time +12.616 22
23 LMP2 29 Racing Team Nederland 3:28.556 3:32.343 3:28.111 +12.734 23
24 LMP2 32 United Autosports 3:30.347 3:28.159 3:29.299 +12.782 24
25 LMP2 35 SMP Racing 3:28.629 3:32.178 3:32.432 +13.252 25
26 LMP2 34 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:33.755 3:36.004 3:29.474 +14.097 26
27 LMP2 44 Eurasia Motorsport 3:35.385[A 2] 3:39.949 3:33.585 +18.208 27
28 LMP2 33 Jackie Chan DC Racing 3:35.237 3:36.604 3:36.517[A 1] +19.860 28
29 LMP2 50 Larbre Compétition 3:38.206 3:39.569 3:39.401 +22.829 29
30 LMP2 25 Algarve Pro Racing 3:44.177 3:46.772 3:39.518 +24.141 30
31 LMGTE Pro 91 Porsche GT Team 3:47.504 3:51.150 3:50.141 +32.127 31
32 LMGTE Pro 92 Porsche GT Team 3:49.097 3:51.101 3:51.631 +33.720 32
33 LMGTE Pro 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 3:49.181 3:52.849 3:50.166 +33.804 33
34 LMGTE Pro 51 AF Corse 3:49.854 3:53.032 3:49.494 +34.117 34
35 LMGTE Pro 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA 3:49.582 3:53.352 3:50.706 +34.205 35
36 LMGTE Pro 93 Porsche GT Team 3:50.261 3:49.621 3:49.589 +34.212 36
37 LMGTE Pro 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA 3:50.593 3:52.298 3:49.761 +34.384 37
38 LMGTE Pro 94 Porsche GT Team 3:50.089 No time No time +34.712 38
39 LMGTE Pro 63 Corvette Racing – GM 3:50.789 3:52.994 3:50.242 +34.865 39
40 LMGTE Pro 71 AF Corse 3:50.669 3:53.998 3:50.246 +34.869 40
41 LMGTE Pro 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 3:50.429 3:53.883 3:52.292 +35.052 41
42 LMGTE Pro 82 BMW Team MTEK 3:50.579 3:53.999 3:52.123 +35.202 42
43 LMGTE Pro 81 BMW Team MTEK 3:50.596 3:55.150 3:53.078 +35.219 43
44 LMGTE Am 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing 3:50.728 4:09.946 3:56.232 +35.351 44
45 LMGTE Pro 64 Corvette Racing – GM 3:50.952 3:52.923 3:51.124 +35.575 45
46 LMGTE Pro 52 AF Corse 3:52.112 3:52.572 3:50.957 +35.580 46
47 LMGTE Am 86 Gulf Racing UK 3:52.517 4:03.603 3:51.391 +36.014 47
48 LMGTE Am 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing 3:51.930 4:09.835 No time +36.553 48
49 LMGTE Am 54 Spirit of Race 3:52.756 3:51.956 3:56.496 +36.579 49
50 LMGTE Pro 97 Aston Martin Racing 3:52.486 3:55.424 3:53.534 +37.109 50
51 LMGTE Am 56 Team Project 1 3:52.985 3:58.235 3:54.406 +37.608 51
52 LMGTE Am 90 TF Sport 3:55.661 4:01.710 3:53.070 +37.693 52
53 LMGTE Am 80 Ebimotors 3:55.569 3:58.072 3:53.402 +38.025 53
54 LMGTE Am 61 Clearwater Racing 3:55.076 3:55.727 3:53.409 +38.032 54
55 LMGTE Am 84 JMW Motorsport 3:54.384 3:53.439 3:58.615 +38.062 55
56 LMGTE Pro 95 Aston Martin Racing 3:54.780 3:56.630 3:53.523 +38.146 56
57 LMGTE Am 98 Aston Martin Racing 3:54.307 3:58.707 3:53.817 +38.440 57
58 LMGTE Am 85 Keating Motorsport 3:54.000 3:58.661 3:54.668 +38.623 58
59 LMGTE Am 99 Proton Competition 4:03.107 3:54.720 3:54.953 +39.343 59
60 LMGTE Am 70 MR Racing 3:54.951 4:02.540 3:55.343 +39.574 60


  1. ^ a b The No. 33 DC Racing Ligier and No. 48 IDEC Oreca had their fastest lap time deleted for failing to slow to 80 km/h in a Slow Zone.[12]
  2. ^ a b c The No. 28 TDS Oreca, No. 44 Eurasia Ligier, and No. 6 TRSM Ginetta-Mechachrome had several lap times deleted for failing to stop for a mandatory weight check. These included their fastest times of the session.[13][14][15]


The race began at 15:00 Central European Summer Time, with tennis champion Rafael Nadal waving the French tricolour at the starting line.[16] Sébastien Buemi led the field from pole position in the No. 8 Toyota.[17]

As had been widely predicted, the two hybrid Toyota cars dominated the race.[18] In the Dunlop Chicane, after contact with Buemi, Lotterer spun after more contact with Ben Hanley's DragonSpeed. Lotterer pitted immediately, and, from 7th in class, Jeroen Bleekemolen dropped his LMGTE AM Ferrari coming into the Porsche Curves. 3 1/2 hours in, Gabriel Aubry's left front tire failed in the esses, then blew violently at slow speed, and delaminated. The safety car was deployed for a quarter of an hour, then, four hours in, Dominik Kraihamer attempted to go around the outside of the No. 80 Porsche in Karting Curve, and made contact, throwing the car into the outside barrier in the following Corvette Curve. The safety car was out for half an hour, before the field went racing again. 6 1/2 hours in, the Porsche of Dumas had a suspension failure, eventually retiring, while a brake failure for Canadian driver Paul Dalla Lana forced the retirement of the third-in-class Aston Martin in LMGTE AM. Kobayashi lost the lead after a mistake in the Porsche Curves, allowing compatriot Nakajima to take the lead in the sister Toyota. In the ninth hour, Matevos Isaakyan lost control in the Porsche curves after a suspension failure. He later retired with an electric failure that discontinued its third place overall. Not long after, Turvey had an electrical failure in the esses and stopped at Tertre Rouge. Eng had a damper failure and fell to 13th in class. In the morning, Senargiotto went off at Indianapolis and had an accident, but was able to recover. Alexander Sims, in the second BMW, went straight on in the Porsche Curves and ping-ponged off the inside barrier. He retired because of damage. Cairoli had a suspension failure and hit the wall in the Ford Chicanes. Hanley spun in the Porsche Curves, eventually retiring. The No. 28 spun near the crash site of Cairoli, and then, a safety car was deployed after damage to a kerb. The repair took half an hour, and, just shortly after the field went green, Romano Ricci spun in the Porsche Curves. Paul di Resta overcorrected an oversteer in the same corner that Ricci spun in, and hit a concrete barrier straight-on. The safety car came out again for the crash. Kobayashi missed a stop, then Euan Hankey encountered a driveshaft issue and spun in the Porsche Curves. Jenson Button had an engine failure in the final hour, and Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi, and Kazuki Nakajima won two laps up from Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez, and Michael (known as Mike) Conway. The lead swapped between the Toyotas several times over the first half of the race, before the #8 car was assessed a 60-second penalty when Buemi exceeded the speed limit in a caution zone during the night.[18][4] This put the #7 car over two minutes ahead, a lead they maintained until Fernando Alonso closed the gap during a quadruple stint in the dark.[18][4] After 16 hours, Kazuki Nakajima took the #8 car into the lead, which they maintained for the rest of the race.[18] During the final hour, Kamui Kobayashi in the #7 Toyota missed a pit stop, forcing him to complete most of a lap on electrical batteries alone when he ran out of fuel.[18] The car made it back to the pits on the next lap, allowing Toyota to complete a one-two finish, ending with the #8 car two laps ahead of the #7 car.[18]

Toyota were the second Japanese manufacturer to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, following Mazda's triumph in 1991. Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi, and Kazuki Nakajima all earned their first wins.[19] Buemi and Nakajima had come close at the 2016 race, when their car broke down whilst leading on the final lap.[4] Alonso's win meant he had completed two of the three legs of the Triple Crown of Motorsport.[4]

In the LMP2 class, G-Drive TDS Racing finished two laps ahead of their competitors, but were subsequently disqualified when it was discovered that they had made illegal modifications to their pit lane refuelling equipment.[2] Signatech Alpine were therefore promoted to LMP2 class winners.[2]

The LMGTE Professional class was won by Porsche GT Team, whilst Dempsey-Proton Racing were class winners in LMGTE Amateur.[4]

Race result

The minimum number of laps for classification (70% of the overall winning car's race distance) was 272 laps. Class winners are in bold.[20]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps Time
1 LMP1 8 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
Spain Fernando Alonso
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 388 24:00.52.247
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
2 LMP1 7 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing United Kingdom Mike Conway
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Argentina José María López
Toyota TS050 Hybrid M 386 +2 Laps
Toyota 2.4 L Turbo V6
3 LMP1 3 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Thomas Laurent
United States Gustavo Menezes
Switzerland Mathias Beche
Rebellion R13 M 376 +12 Laps
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
4 LMP1 1 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Brazil Bruno Senna
Germany André Lotterer
Switzerland Neel Jani
Rebellion R13 M 375 +13 Laps
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
5 LMP2 36 France Signatech Alpine Matmut France Nicolas Lapierre
France Pierre Thiriet
Brazil André Negrão
Alpine A470 D 367 +21 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
6 LMP2 39 France Graff-SO24 France Vincent Capillaire
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
France Tristan Gommendy
Oreca 07 D 366 +22 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
7 LMP2 32 United States United Autosports Switzerland Hugo de Sadeleer
United States Will Owen
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Ligier JS P217 D 365 +23 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
8 LMP2 37 China Jackie Chan DC Racing Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar
Malaysia Nabil Jeffri
Malaysia Weiron Tan
Oreca 07 D 361 +27 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
9 LMP2 31 United States DragonSpeed Mexico Roberto González
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
France Nathanaël Berthon
Oreca 07 M 360 +28 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
10 LMP2 38 China Jackie Chan DC Racing China Ho-Pin Tung
France Gabriel Aubry
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
Oreca 07 D 356 +32 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
11 LMP2 29 Netherlands Racing Team Nederland Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Dallara P217 M 356 +32 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
12 LMP2 33 China Jackie Chan DC Racing China David Cheng
United States Nicholas Boulle
France Jacques Nicolet
Ligier JS P217 D 355 +33 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
13 LMP2 23 France Panis Barthez Competition France Julien Canal
France Thimothé Buret
United Kingdom Will Stevens
Ligier JS P217 M 352 +36 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
14 LMP2 35 Russia SMP Racing Russia Viktor Shaytar
United Kingdom Harrison Newey
France Norman Nato
Dallara P217 D 345 +43 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
92 Germany Porsche GT Team Denmark Michael Christensen
France Kévin Estre
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR M 344 +44 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
91 Germany Porsche GT Team Austria Richard Lietz
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR M 343 +45 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
68 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Müller
France Sébastien Bourdais
Ford GT M 343 +45 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
63 United States Corvette Racing – GM Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio García
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 342 +46 Laps
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
19 LMP2 47 Italy Cetilar Villorba Corse Italy Roberto Lacorte
Italy Giorgio Sernagiotto
Brazil Felipe Nasr
Dallara P217 D 342 +46 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
52 Italy AF Corse Finland Toni Vilander
Brazil Pipo Derani
Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 341 +47 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
66 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Germany Stefan Mücke
France Olivier Pla
United States Billy Johnson
Ford GT M 340 +48 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
51 Italy AF Corse United Kingdom James Calado
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
Brazil Daniel Serra
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 339 +49 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
95 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Nicki Thiim
Denmark Marco Sørensen
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 339 +49 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
71 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom Sam Bird
Spain Miguel Molina
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo M 338 +50 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
77 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing Australia Matt Campbell
Germany Christian Ried
France Julien Andlauer
Porsche 911 RSR M 335 +53 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
54 Switzerland Spirit of Race Switzerland Thomas Flohr
Italy Francesco Castellacci
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 488 GTE M 335 +53 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
93 United States Porsche GT Team France Patrick Pilet
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
New Zealand Earl Bamber
Porsche 911 RSR M 334 +54 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
85 United States Keating Motorsports United States Ben Keating
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Germany Luca Stolz
Ferrari 488 GTE M 334 +54 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
99 Germany Proton Competition United States Patrick Long
United States Tim Pappas
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 911 RSR M 334 +54 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
84 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Liam Griffin
United States Cooper MacNeil
United States Jeff Segal
Ferrari 488 GTE M 332 +56 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
80 Italy Ebimotors Italy Fabio Babini
Denmark Christina Nielsen
France Erik Maris
Porsche 911 RSR M 332 +56 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
32 LMP2 50 France Larbre Compétition France Erwin Creed
France Romano Ricci
France Thomas Dagoneau
Ligier JS P217 M 332 +56 Laps
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
81 Germany BMW Team MTEK Netherlands Nick Catsburg
Germany Martin Tomczyk
Austria Philipp Eng
BMW M8 GTE M 332 +56 Laps
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
56 Germany Team Project 1 Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Lindsey
Norway Egidio Perfetti
Porsche 911 RSR M 332 +56 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
61 Singapore Clearwater Racing Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Malaysia Weng Sun Mok
Japan Keita Sawa
Ferrari 488 GTE M 332 +56 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
67 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Brazil Tony Kanaan
Ford GT M 332[N 1] +56 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
97 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Alex Lynn
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
Belgium Maxime Martin
Aston Martin Vantage AMR M 327 +61 Laps
Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8
70 Japan MR Racing Monaco Olivier Beretta
Italy Eddie Cheever III
Japan Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE M 324 +64 Laps
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8
69 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Australia Ryan Briscoe
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
New Zealand Scott Dixon
Ford GT M 309[N 2] +79 Laps
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
86 United Kingdom Gulf Racing United Kingdom Michael Wainwright
United Kingdom Ben Barker
Australia Alex Davison
Porsche 911 RSR M 283 +105 Laps
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
41 LMP1 5 China CEFC TRSM Racing United Kingdom Charlie Robertson
United Kingdom Michael Simpson
France Léo Roussel
Ginetta G60-LT-P1 M 283[N 3] +105 Laps
Mecachrome V634P1 3.4 L Turbo V6
NC[N 4] LMP2 44 Philippines Eurasia Motorsport Italy Andrea Bertolini
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
United States Tracy Krohn
Ligier JS P217 D 334 Not classified
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMP1 11 Russia SMP Racing Russia Mikhail Aleshin
Russia Vitaly Petrov
United Kingdom Jenson Button
BR Engineering BR1 M 315 Engine
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP2 48 France IDEC Sport France Paul Lafargue
France Paul-Loup Chatin
Mexico Memo Rojas
Oreca 07 M 312 Gearbox
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
90 United Kingdom TF Sport United Kingdom Euan Hankey
Republic of Ireland Charlie Eastwood
Turkey Salih Yoluç
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 304 Driveshaft
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 22 United States United Autosports United Kingdom Phil Hanson
United Kingdom Paul di Resta
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Ligier JS P217 D 288 Crash
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
64 United States Corvette Racing – GM United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 259 Overheating
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 10 United States DragonSpeed United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Sweden Henrik Hedman
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
BR Engineering BR1 M 244 Crash
Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP2 25 Portugal Algarve Pro Racing United States Mark Patterson
Netherlands Ate de Jong
South Korea Tacksung Kim
Ligier JS P217 D 237 Gearbox
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
88 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Qubaisi
Italy Matteo Cairoli
Italy Giorgio Roda
Porsche 911 RSR M 225 Suspension
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
82 Germany BMW Team MTEK Portugal António Félix da Costa
United Kingdom Alexander Sims
Brazil Augusto Farfus
BMW M8 GTE M 223 Damage
BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8
DNF LMP2 40 Russia G-Drive Racing Australia James Allen
Mexico José Gutiérrez
France Enzo Guibbert
Oreca 07 D 197 Crash
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMP2 34 China Jackie Chan DC Racing United States Ricky Taylor
France Côme Ledogar
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Ligier JS P217 D 195 Engine
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DNF LMP1 6 China CEFC TRSM Racing United Kingdom Oliver Rowland
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey
Ginetta G60-LT-P1 M 137 Electrical
Mecachrome V634P1 3.4 L Turbo V6
DNF LMP1 17 Russia SMP Racing France Stéphane Sarrazin
Russia Matevos Isaakyan
Russia Egor Orudzhev
BR Engineering BR1 M 123 Crash
AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6
94 United States Porsche GT Team France Romain Dumas
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Sven Müller
Porsche 911 RSR M 92 Suspension
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
98 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Canada Paul Dalla Lana
Austria Mathias Lauda
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE M 92 Crash
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
DNF LMP1 4 Austria ByKolles Racing Team United Kingdom Oliver Webb
France Tom Dillmann
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
ENSO CLM P1/01 M 65 Collision
Nismo VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6
DSQ[N 5] LMP2 26 Russia G-Drive Racing Russia Roman Rusinov
France Andrea Pizzitola
France Jean-Éric Vergne
Oreca 07 D 369 Disqualified
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8
DSQ[N 5] LMP2 28 France TDS Racing France François Perrodo
France Loïc Duval
France Matthieu Vaxivière
Oreca 07 D 365[N 6] Disqualified
Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8


  1. ^ The No. 67 Ford was penalised 11 laps and 1:23.499 by the stewards following the race because Tony Kanaan did not meet the minimum overall drive time of six hours.[21]
  2. ^ The No. 69 Ford was penalised 2 laps and 1:42.968 by the stewards following the race because Scott Dixon did not meet the minimum overall drive time of six hours.[21]
  3. ^ The No. 5 Ginetta was penalised 6 laps and 2:45.613 by the stewards following the race because Léo Roussel did not meet the minimum overall drive time of six hours.[21]
  4. ^ The No. 44 Eurasia Ligier was not classified as a finisher for failing to complete the final lap of the race.[20]
  5. ^ a b The No. 26 G-Drive and No. 28 TDS Orecas, both under the operation of TDS Racing, were disqualified from the race after it was found that the team had illegally modified their refueling equipment in order to fuel both cars quicker than regulations allowed.[22]
  6. ^ Prior to the disqualification, the No. 28 TDS Oreca was penalised 1 lap and 1:18.188 by the stewards following the race because driver François Perrodo exceeded his maximum drive time of four hours within a six hour period.[21]

Standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for Drivers' Championship standings.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the Drivers' Championship standings.


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External links

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