June 14, 2024

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Automotive rocks

Toyota won the Le Mans 24 Several hours. All over again

Toyota has received the Le Mans 24 Hours for the third time in a row. The #8 Toyota TSO50 of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley accomplished 387 laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe to choose the outright gain, some 5 laps ahead of the next-area Rebel of Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna.

The #7 Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López, which had skilled on pole and really led the first 50 % of the race, eventually concluded 3rd after a 30-minute pit-end to repair a dodgy exhaust manifold.

Buemi and Nakajima are now a few-time Le Mans winners, having won with Toyota in 2019 and 2018. New Zealander Brendon Hartley has received in advance of way too – in 2017 with Porsche, in its last year competing in LMP1. Toyota returned to LMP1 in 2012 immediately after a 13 yr absence – future calendar year it’ll race in the new LMH (Le Mans Hypercar) group with the GR Super Sport.

In the meantime, McLaren CEO Zak Brown’s United Autosports workforce gained LMP2 with drivers Paul di Resta. Filipe Albuquerque and Philip Hanson. Aston Martin took each GTE lessons – its best final result in years.

COVID-19 meant this year’s Le Mans was held a handful of months afterwards than common, in September in its place of June, and with no spectators.