Published on June 12, 2022 at 09:13
At 8:00 am, the No. 8 Toyota was leading the 24 Hours of Le Mans, having benefited from a minor problem with the No. 7, but one of its drivers, Sebastian Buemi, is ill.
The Toyotas are still fairly well in the lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but there have been changes overnight. In the lead at 10:00 p.m., No. 7, driven by the Conway-Kobayashi-Lopez trio, had given way to No. 8, of the Buemi-Hartley-Hirakawa trio in the middle of the night, but Kobayashi ended up catching up. compatriot Hirakawa, and the 7 took over the controls, taking advantage of a pit stop by its “little sister”. But shortly before 8 am, the n°7 experienced a hybrid problem. It first stopped for a minute at the edge of the track, then three minutes in the pits, the time to stop and restart the system. After 5:00 p.m. of the race, the n°8 was nearly five minutes ahead of the n°7 (which suffered a slow puncture) but nothing has been done yet, because according to The Channel The Team, Sebastian Buemi, one of the three drivers of the n°8, is ill and is not sure if he can get back behind the wheel. The two Glickenhaus then follow in the classification of the Hypercar category, at 5 and 10 laps, while the Alpine is at twelve laps, after its problems on Saturday evening. At 8:00 a.m., only three retirements had been to be deplored during these 24 Hours of Le Mans 2022, but several incidents marred the morning, fortunately not serious.
The sun is now warming up the circuit and warming up the action. A last look back at the sunrise this morning ⛅
— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) June 12, 2022
ENDURANCE – WEC / 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
Ranking after 5 p.m. of the race – Sunday June 12, 2022
1- Toyota Gazoo Racing #8 (Buemi-Hartley-Hirakawa/SUI-NZL-JAP/Toyota GR010 Hybrid) 270 laps
2- Toyota Gazoo Racing n°7 (Conway-Kobayashi-Lopez/GBR-JAP-ARG/Toyota GR010 Hybrid) at 4’55
3- Glickenhaus Racing n°709 (Briscoe-Westbrook-Mailleux/USA-GBR-FRA/Glickenhaus 007 LMH) at 4 laps
4- JOTA n°38 (Gonzalez-Felix da Costa-Stevens/MEX-POR-GBR/Oreca 07-Gibson) at 7 laps (1st LMP2)
5- Prema Orlen n°9 (Kubica-Deletraz-Colombo/POL-SUI-ITA/Oreca 07-Gibson) at 8 laps.
17- Alpine Elf Team n°26 (Negrão-Lapierre-Vaxivière/BRE-FRA-FRA/Alpine A480-Gibson) at 11 laps
31- #64 Corvette Racing (Milner-Tandy-Sims/USA-GBR-GBR/Chevrolet Corvette C8.R) at 22 laps (1st LM GTE Pro)
37- TF Sport n°33 (Keating-Chaves-Sorensen/USA/POR/DAN/Aston Martin Vantage AMR) at 27 lap (1st LM GTE Am)
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