In an unusual year, with the race held behind closed doors in September, the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans ended with a third consecutive win for Toyota Gazoo Racing. Thanks to the drivers in the #8 car, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, the Japanese manufacturer will thus keep the 24 Hours Grand Trophy for good.
An exhibition celebrating the incredible success of Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans opens in Maranello, home to the marque’s headquarters. The Italian car manufacturer first took part in the famous French race in 1949 and has been a regular on the Endurance scene ever since. The 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum was proud and delighted to contribute to the exhibition scheduled to run until 19 April.
The third and last qualifying session for the 87th édition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (15-16 June 2019) is over and the Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid claims pole position having clocked the fastest lap (3:15.497). For the final round, the Super Finale of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship season, Toyota takes the top two slots on the grid.
The starting grid for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans is official. With the qualifying sessions over, the overall pole position goes to the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid (Alonso/Buemi/Nakajima) on 3:15.377, with the Idec Sport Oreca 07 leading the way in LMP2, the #91 Porsche GT Team in LM GTE Pro and the #88 Dempsey-Proton Racing in LM GTE Am.
It’s a long story and a mutual fruitful collaboration that is continuing today with the signature of a new partnership contract for at least three seasons (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021) between the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) and Michelin.