Le Mans 24 Hours: Ferrari Takes Front Row, Porsche Secures Top Position for LMDh Prototype in Hyperpole

Le Mans 24-Hour Race: A fire in the #3 Cadillac V-Series.R caused significant delays for Toyota and Porsche on the Mulsanne straight with six minutes remaining. A new fuel cell was installed on the car as a result of fuel leakage problems.

By Divyam Dubey | on June 9, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Le Mans 24-Hour Race: Ferrari will take the lead at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in 50 years. Hyperpole Qualifying took place on Thursday night, with Ferrari AF Corse's Antonio Fuoco taking the incredible pole position to lead a front-row lockout from two new Ferrari 499P Hypercars. However, there is still a long way to go, as the Grand Prix d'Endurance's centennial edition will put the renowned Italian brand through its paces like never before in the last few decades. The two Ferraris went out at the beginning of the 30-minute Hyperpole session, and they promptly established a breathtaking speed. Alessandro Pier Guidi's 3m23.987s in the #51 Ferrari LMH set the early pace, followed closely by Fuoco's 3m23.987s in the #50 Ferrari LMH. Fuoco increased the ante by delivering the first sub-3m23s performance of the week so far, beating his teammate by 0.773s.

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Le Mans 24-Hour Race: Hyperpole Result

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Nasr was just eight hundredths of a second behind the New Zealander, while Hartley, driving the #8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid, was over 1.5 seconds behind Fuoco. The #3 Cadillac V-Series.R caught fire on the Mulsanne straight with just six minutes remaining, causing significant delays for both Toyota and Porsche. Due to the fuel leakage problems, the car's fuel cell was changed.

Pos Car No. Drivers Car Class Time
1 50 Antonio Fuoco
 Miguel Molina
 Nicklas Nielsen
Ferrari 499P HYPERCAR 3:22.982
2 51 James Calado
 Antonio Giovinazzi
 Alessandro Pier Guidi
Ferrari 499P HYPERCAR 3'23.755
3 8 Sébastien Buemi
 Brendon Hartley
 Ryo Hirakawa
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid HYPERCAR 03:24.5
4 75 Mathieu Jaminet
 Felipe Nasr
 Nick TandyMathieu Jaminet
 Felipe Nasr
 Nick Tandy
Porsche 963 HYPERCAR 03:24.5
5 7 Mike Conway
 Kamui Kobayashi
 Jose Maria Lopez
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid HYPERCAR 03:24.9
6 2 Earl Bamber
 Alex Lynn
 Richard Westbrook
Cadillac V-Series.R HYPERCAR 03:25.2
7 5 Dane Cameron
 Michael Christensen
 Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 963 HYPERCAR 03:25.2
8 3 Sébastien Bourdais
 Scott Dixon
 Renger van der Zande
Cadillac V-Series.R HYPERCAR 03:25.5
9 48 Paul-Loup Chatin
 Laurents Hörr
 Paul Lafargue
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:32.9
10 28 Pietro Fittipaldi
David Heinemeier Hansson
Oliver Rasmussen
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:33.0
11 41 Rui Andrade
Louis Deletraz
Robert Kubica
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:33.0
12 47 Reshad de Gerus
Vlad Lomko
Simon Pagenaud
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:33.6
13 63 Mirko Bortolotti
Daniil Kvyat
Doriane Pin
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:34.0
14 14 Mathias Beche
Ben Hanley
Rodrigo Sales
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:34.0
15 9 Juan Manuel Correa
Filip Ugran
Bent Viscaal
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:34.7
16 10 Gabriel Aubry
Ryan Cullen
Matthias Kaiser
Oreca 07 LMP2 03:35.1
17 33 Nick Catsburg
Ben Keating
Nicolas Varrone
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R LMGTE AM 03:52.4
18 25 Ahmad Al Harthy
Michael Dinan
Charles Eastwood
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 03:53.9
19 54 Francesco Castellacci
Thomas Flohr
Davide Rigon
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 03:54.6
20 21 Simon Mann
Ulysse De Pauw
Julien Piguet
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 03:54.6
21 83 Luis Perez Companc
Alessio Rovera
Lilou Wadoux
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 03:55.0
22 57 Scott Huffaker
Takeshi Kimura
Daniel Serra
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 03:55.6
23 55 Gustav Birch
Jens Reno Moller
Marco Sorensen
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 03:57.2
24 74 Kei Cozzolino
Yorikatsu Tsujiko
Naoki Yokomizo
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 03:59.6

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Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche Secures Top Position for LMDh

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In the hyperpole session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Porsche Penske Motorsport works team secured places four and seven. Felipe Nasr, Mathieu Jaminet, and Nick Tandy start the race from the second row of the Porsche 963 field on the 13,626km Circuit des 24 Heures. Three places back on the grid are Frédéric Makowiecki, Michael Christensen, and Dane Cameron. Kévin Estre, André Lotterer, and Laurens Vanthoor will share the No. 6 hybrid prototype and start the endurance classic in ninth place.

Two Porsche 963s from Porsche Penske Motorsport have made it to the hyperpole, giving them a shot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans pole position shootout. Two hybrid prototypes from the factory team, with the starting numbers 5 and 75, qualified fifth and eighth, respectively, on Wednesday. The No. 6 car's sibling finished ninth, just outside the top eight spots. None of the eight Porsche 911 RSR competing in GTE-Am made it to Friday's hyperpole.

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 Hyperpole Result

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