Centenary Edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans: Ferrari Challenges Toyota in WEC World Endurance Championship

[WEC] – Good afternoon dear readers of FormulaPassion.it and welcome to a highly anticipated appointment, namely the textual chronicle of the Centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of the WEC World Endurance Championship.

Ferrari challenges Toyota

After 50 years, the Scuderia from Maranello is back in the premier class of the World Endurance WEC, the Hypercar, and at Le Mans it colonized the front row which will see the two Ferrari 499P before all. Expectations are high for this centenary edition which celebrates the return of various manufacturers to the top Hypercar class, including Peugeot, Porsche and Cadillac.

Session in progress

Not 1/24 – The Safety Car continues to lead the pack, repair work continues on the barriers at the exit of the first Hunadières chicane.

Not 1/24 – This is the top-5 in the GTE-AM class:
1. Corvette (Catsburg)
2. Ferrari (Rigon)
3. Aston Martin (Eastwood)
4. Ferrari (Greenhouse)
5. Ferrari (Rovera)

Not 1/24 – This is the top-5 in the LMP2 class:
1. Idec Sport (Chatin)
2. Prema (Kvyat)
3. WRT (Kubica)
4. Jota (Fittipaldi)
5. Nielsen (Beche)

Not 1/24 – This is the top-5 in the Hypercar class after less than a race lap before the neutralization due to the crash of Aitken’s Cadillac:
1. Toyota #8 (Buemi)
2. Ferrari #50 (Nielsen)
3. Toyota #7 (Conway)
4. Ferrari #51 (Draft)
5. Porsche #75 (Nasr)

Not 1/24 – Debris on the track and barrier to fix. These are the reasons for the Safety Car which was immediately back on track at Le Mans. For the LMP2 of the Interpol Europol Competition the 24 Hours of Le Mans is compromised, but it will be able to restart after the intervention of the emergency vehicles which are removing it from the gravel. The Cadillac 311 returned to the pits practically without the front axle and now the mechanics will work for a long time to be able to get back on track obviously with several laps down.

Not 1/24 – Buemi takes the lead at the bottom of Mulsanne, Conway is also threatening on Nielsen. In the Hypercar class accident for the Cadillac #311 driven by Jack Aitken who lost control of the car at the exit of the first esse on the Hunaudièrese. Safety Car. Also in the gravel is the LMP2 #32.

Not 1/24 – Nasr arrived with locked wheels at the Dunlop esses, he immediately risked an accident after a few meters.

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16.00Green flagthe Centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans begins.

15.58 – The moving ‘grid’ is forming in the wonderful Porsche curves.

15.57 – The track is too little wet in the first sector to think about wet tyres. Caution will be needed at that point.

15.55 – On the Hunaudières a little water rises behind the cars. Curbs are ‘off-limits’.

15.52 – Formation lap begins, the first sector of the track is wet. Therefore, this centenary edition begins immediately with the thrill. In the meantime, problems on the grid for the DKR car #43 LMP2 class.

15.50 – The start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be given by the basketball player Le Bron James.

15.40 – It’s time for the French national anthem.

15.30 – These are the tires made available by Michelin.

15.15 – Great crowd on the grid in view of the start of the Centenary edition.

15.00 – Following the Ferrari race there will be an exceptional fan, Charles Leclerc, a great friend of poleman Antonio Fuoco with whom he shared the Prema garage in F2 in 2017.

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14.30 – Emanuele Pirro believes that Ferrari arrived at Le Mans at ‘peak form’ to make a comparison with the athletes and the Olympics.

14.00 – We begin our report with the presentation of what to expect in the race by Carlo Platella, sent to Le Mans together with Gianluca Calvaresi.

FP | By the editorial team


2023-06-10 14:15:09
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