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Toyota triumphs in a one-two finish at the 24 Hours of Le Man

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Toyota triumphs in a one-two finish at the 24 Hours of Le Man

Toyota triumphs in a one-two finish at the 24 Hours of Le Man – Full and Final Results for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez have taken victory in the 2021 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The race started behind the safety car after a rain shower and once it got fully underway there was instant drama when Sebastien Buemi was hit into a spin by Glickenhaus’ Olivier Pla.

Full 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours race results:

POS.TEAMDRIVER #1DRIVER #2DRIVER #3CARNAT.CLASSLAPS
1Toyota Gazoo RacingMike ConwayKamui KobayashiJose Maria-LopezToyota TS050 HybridJAPHypercar H371
2Toyota Gazoo RacingSebastien BuemiBrendon HartleyKazuki NakajimaToyota TS050 HybridJAPHypercar H369
3Alpine Elf MatmutNicolas LapierreAndre NegraoMatthieu VaxiviereAlpine A480-GibsonFRAHypercar367
4Glickenhaus RacingPipo DeraniFranck MailleuxOlivier PlaGlickenhaus 007 LMHUSAHypercar367
5Glickenhaus RacingRyan BriscoeRomain DumasRichard WestbrookGlickenhaus 007 LMHUSAHypercar364
6Team WRTRobin FrijnsFerdinand von HabsburgCharles MilesiOreca 07 GibsonBELLMP2363
7JotaTom BlomqvistSean GelaelStoffel VandoorneOreca 07 GibsonGBRLMP2363
8Panis RacingJames AllenJulien CanalWill StevensOreca 07 GibsonFRALMP2362
9United Autosports Paul Di RestaAlex LynnWayne BoydOreca 07 GibsonGBRLMP2361
10Inter Europol CompetitionAlex BrundleJakub SmiechowskiRenger van der ZandeOreca 07 GibsonPOLLMP2360
11IDEC SportPaul-Loup ChatinPaul LafarguePatrick PiletOreca 07 GibsonFRALMP2359
12G-Drive RacingFranco ColapintoRoman RusinovNyck de VriesAurus 01 GibsonRAFLMP2358
13JotaAntonio Felix da CostaAnthony DavidsonRoberto GonzalezOreca 07 GibsonGBRLMP2357
14Duqueine TeamRene BinderTristan GommendyMemo RojasOreca 07 GibsonFRALMP2356
15DragonSpeed RacingHenrik HedmanBen HanleyJuan Pablo MontoyaOreca 07 GibsonUSALMP2356
16Racing Team NederlandFrits van EerdGiedo van der GardeJov van UitertOreca 07 GibsonNEDLMP2356
17Realteam RacingLoic DuvalEsteban GarciaNorman NatoOreca 07 GibsonSUILMP2352
18High Class RacingDennis AndersenMarco SorensenRicky TaylorOreca 07 GibsonDENLMP2345
19SO24-DIROB by GraffVincent CapillaireArnold RobinMaxime RobinOreca 07 GibsonFRALMP2345
20AF CorseJames CaladoAlessandro Pier GuidiCome LedogarFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Pro345
21Corvette RacingNicky CatsburgAntonio GarciaJordan TaylorChevrolet Corvette C8.RUSAGTE Pro345
22Porsche GT TeamMichael ChristensenKevin EstreNeel JaniPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Pro344
23Porsche GT TeamGianmaria BruniRichard LietzFrederic MakowieckiPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Pro343
24ARC BratislavaMatej KonopkaMiro KonopkaOliver WebbOreca 07 GibsonSVKLMP2342
25AF CorseNickles NielsenFrancois PerrodoAlessio RoveraFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Am340
26TF SportFelipe FragaBen KeatingDylan PereiraAston Martin Vantage AMRGBRGTE Am339
27Iron LynxMatteo CressoniCallum IlottRino MastronardiFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Am338
28Racing Team India EurasiaTom CloetJohn CorbettJames WinslowLigier JS P217-GibsonINDLMP2338
29Sashi-High Class RacingAnders FjordbachJan MagnussenKevin MagnussenOreca 07 GibsonDENLMP2336
30Iron LynxRaffaele GianmariaPaolo RubertiClaudio SchiavoniFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Am335
31Dempsey Proton RacingMatt CampbellJaxon EvansChristian ReidPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Am335
32Association SRT41Takuma AokiNigel BaillyMatthieu LahayeOreca 07 GibsonFRAINV334
33D’Station RacingTomonobu FujiiSatoshi HoshinoAndrew WatsonAston Martin Vantage AMRJPNGTE Am333
34Absolute RacingAndrew HaryantoAlessio PicarielloMarco SeefriedPorsche 911 RSR-19CHNGTE Am332
35TF SportRoss GunnOllie HancockJohn HatshorneAston Martin Vantage AMRGBRGTE Am332
36Iron LynxSarah BovyRahel FreyMichelle GattingFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Am332
37AF CorseSam BirdMiguel MolinaDaniel SerraFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Pro331
38Herberth MotorsportRalf BohnRolf IneichenRobert RenauerPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Am330
39AF CorseFrancesco CastellacciGIancarlo FisichellaThomas FlohrFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Am329
40United Autosports USAFilipe AlbuquerquePhilip HansonFabio SchererOreca 07 GibsonGBRLMP2328
41Inception RacingBen BarnicoatBrendan IribeOllie MillroyFerrari 488 GTE EvoGBRGTE Am327
42Dempsey Proton RacingJulien AndlauerLance David ArnoldDominique BastienPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Am327
43GR RacingBen BarkerTom GambleMichael WainwrightPorsche 911 RSR-19GBRGTE Am322
44Corvette RacingTommy MilnerAlexander SimsNick TandyChevrolet Corvette C8.RUSAGTE Pro313
RETRisi CompetizioneRyan CullenOliver JarvisFelipe NasrOreca 07 GibsonUSALMP2362
RETRinaldi RacingJeroen BleekemolenPierre EhretChristian HookFerrari 488 GTE EvoGERGTE Am275
RETPR1 Motorsport MathiasenGabriel AubryPatrick KellySimon TrummerOreca 07 GibsonUSALMP2271
RETWeatherTech RacingEarl BamberCooper MacNeilLaurens VanthoorPorsche 911 RSR-19USAGTE Pro261
RETTeam WRTLouis DeletrazRobert KubicaYe YifeiOreca 07 GibsonBELLMP2362
RETTeam Project 1Anders BuchardtRobby FoleyDennis OlsenPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Am188
RETKessel RacingScott AndrewsMikkel JansenTakeshi KimuraFerrari 488 GTE EvoSUIGTE Am138
RETJMW MotorsportJody FanninThomas NeubauerRodrigo SalesFerrari 488 GTE EvoGBRGTE Am128
RETSpirit of RaceDuncan CameronMatt GriffinDaniel PerelFerrari 488 GTE EvoSUIGTE Am117
RETG-Drive RacingRui AndradeJohn FalbRoberto MerhiAurus 01 GibsonRAFLMP2118
RETCetilar RacingAntonio FuocoRoberto LacorteGiorgio SemagiottoFerrari 488 GTE EvoITAGTE Am108
RETTeam Project 1Matteo CairoliRiccardo PeraEgidio PerfettiPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Am106
RETUnited AutosportsJonathan AberdeinNico JaminManuel MaldonadoOreca 07 GibsonGBRLMP290
RETRichard Mille RacingTatiana CalderonSophia FlorschBeitske VisserOreca 07 GibsonFRALMP284
RETHub Auto RacingMaxime MartinAlvaro ParenteDries VanthoorPorsche 911 RSR-19TAIGTE Pro227
RETProton CompetitionVuttikhorn InthraphuvasakFlorian LatorreHarry TincknellPorsche 911 RSR-19GERGTE Am66
RETAston Martin RacingMarcos GomesPaul Dalla LanaNicki ThiimAston Martin Vantage AMRGBRGTE Am45
RETIDEC SportRyan DalzielThomas LaurentDwight MerrimanOreca 07 GibsonFRALMP2WDN

In the mayhem, the #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid escaped unharmed and started building a lead that it would not relinquish for the remainder of the race, even as both Toyotas began suffering from identical fuel flow problems that briefly saw the #8 car come to a halt with Buemi behind the wheel on Sunday morning.

The #7 car, however, maintained its lead and managed the issue to take its first win and Toyota’s fourth consecutive overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

For Conway, Kobayashi and Lopez, it finally gives them the overall Le Mans win that eluded the trio in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

It also gives Toyota the historic first Le Mans victory in the Hypercar era

Buemi, Nakajima and Hartley finished second after a strong opening stint from Buemi followed the opening lap contact allowed the #8 car to charge back up the order and find its position behind the sister car.

Alpine Elf Matmut’s Andre Negrao, Nicolas Lapierre and Matthieu Vaxiviere had a fairly straightforward run to an overall podium, with the only notable moment being a spin for Vaxiviere during the night, but the #36 Alpine A480-Gibson definitively laid claim on the final podium spot on Sunday morning.

Glickenhaus exceeded expectations by getting both 007 LMHs to the finish in two trouble-free runs. The #708 007 LMH of Pipo Derani, Franck Mailleux and Olivier Pla finished fourth with Pla recovering after the opening lap contact.

Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Romain Dumas completed the top five in the #709 007 LMH.

With that era still to come, LMP2 was the most competitive class at Le Mans this year.

Yet once Anthony Davidson had spun the Jota entry that Antonio Felix da Costa had put on class pole into the gravel, the LMP2 fight was controlled by Le Mans newcomer Team WRT (above).

The enormously successful GT squad may have been taking on Le Mans for (remarkably) the first time, but it didn’t show as it stormed to a LMP2 1-2 and sixth and seventh overall.

The #41 car (above) had plenty of pedigree with Robert Kubica and Formula 2 race winner Louis Deltraz, but the third driver of the trio Yifei Ye is relatively new to sportscar racing and delivered a strong performance on his Le Mans debut.

However, on the very last lap of the 24 Hour race in what can only be described as a heartbreak, Ye ground to a snailspace with a mechanic issue.

The sister car (above) of Formula E ace Robin Frijns, Ferdinand Habsburg and Charles Milesi had to use an inflatable air jack to service that car but was just over half a minute off the #41 when that car stopped.

Frijns inheriting the lead and had to hold off the Jota car of Tom Blomqvist who closed in from over two seconds behind but came up 0.7s short, unseen by TV cameras as they focused on the processional Toyota finish.

Blomqvist shared the runner-up entry with Stoffel Vandoorne and Sean Gelael, while the Panis Racing car of James Allen, Julien Canal and Will Stevens rounded off the class podium.

Ferrari was in commanding 1-2 form in GTE Pro – a class which has dwindled during the last two years over the coronavirus pandemic – for much of the event, until a suspension problem dropped the second AF Corse car down the order.

The #51 Ferrari of James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Come Ledogar kept the top Corvette – #63 – at arm’s length from there, and their AF team-mates Nicklas Nielsen, Francois Perrodo and Alessio Rovera claimed GTE Am honours.

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