Le Mans 24 Hours: Ferrari Dominates Provisional Qualifying, Two Porsche 963 Advance to Hyperpole

Le Mans 24 Hours: In the qualifying round of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Ferrari dominated the top two spots with its pair of Ferrari 499P Le Mans Hypercars, while Penske also managed to place two Porsche 963s.

By Divyam Dubey | on June 8, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Le Mans 24 Hours: A total of 62 cars took part in qualifying at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, and the session was marked by repeated red lights due to offs in various classes. Even more astonishing given the immense length of the Circuit de la Sarthe as a circuit was the fact that all three classes were very tight throughout, with Ferrari showing actual speed in the Hypercar class on their first ever outing at Le Mans. The two 499P Le Mans Hypercars made by the Italian automaker were the most impressive of the bunch, easily beating out the third- and fourth-placed Toyota GR010 HYBRIDs. Despite being somewhat delayed at the end of his lap by a GTE Am Aston Martin, Alessandro Pier Guidi posted a very respectable 3m25.412s in the #51 Ferrari with around 15 minutes to go. However, Antonio Fuoco's sister #50 vehicle quickly overtook him with a time of 3 minutes and 25.213 seconds.

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Le Mans 24 Hours: Qualifying Results

Le Mans 24 Hours Ferrari

Fans of 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button's Garage 56 entry will be disappointed to learn that Button does not compete in a specific class because the #24 NASCAR entry is considered a "Innovative Car," and teammate Mike Rockenfeller set a time several seconds faster than the entire LMGTE Am field in the car's most formidable rivals.

To decide the starting order for the race on Saturday afternoon, the top eight drivers in each class have qualified for Thursday night's 30-minute Hyperpole session.

Car No. Team
50 Ferrari AF Corse
51 Ferrari AF Corse
7 Toyota Gazoo Racing
8 Toyota Gazoo Racing
5 Porsche Penske Motorsport
75 Porsche Penske Motorsport
3 Cadillac Racing 
2 Cadillac Racing 
Car No. Team
41 Team WRT
63 Prema Racing
48 IDEC Sport
10 Vector Sport
47 COOL Racing
923 Racing Team Turkey 
9 Prema Racing
GTE Am  
Car No. Team
83 Richard Mille AF Corse
54 AF Corse
33 Corvette Racing
25 ORT by TF
57 Kessel Racing
55 GMB Motorsport
21 AF Corse
74 Kessel Racing

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Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche’s Performance 

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Porsche Penske with two Porsche 963s in the hyperpole, Penske Motorsport has a shot at the shootout for the pole position at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Two hybrid prototypes from the factory team qualified in the top five and top eight, respectively. The sibling vehicle, No. 6, finished ninth and just outside the top eight positions. Only one of the eight Porsche 911 RSR entered in the GTE-Am class made it to the hyperpole on Friday.

Tags: Le Mans Le Mans 24 Hours Hyperpole Le Mans 24 Hours Qualifying Result Ferrari Ferrari 499P Porsche 963 Porsche Hypercar class Hypercar Toyota GR010 HYBRID Toyota GR010

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