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LIVE: Daytona 24 Hours Results 2024

Updated: Jan 28

Written and Updated by Owen Bradley and Sean McKean

Credit: Richard Dole


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PORSCHE #7 TAKE VICTORY AT THE DAYTONA 24 HOURS 2024


Fastest Lap - Blomqvist Fastest Lap, Cadillac #31 - 1:35.554


791 Laps - Total Time - 23:58:24.723s


The Daytona 24 Hours roars back onto our screens today, with a lot of exciting things to look forward to, such as: BMW's new Hypercar is debuting this weekend at Daytona, with many people looking forward to a full season of endurance racing. As well as that, Porsche, Cadillac and Acura all returning to battle it out for victory! Who will get it right at the first time of asking? We're about to find out in this thrilling first instalment of the IMSA Championship!


But that's not all! There are a lot of notable drivers competing in this year's Daytona 24 Hours, such as: Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Romain Grosjean, Marcus Ericsson, Pato O'Ward, Brendon Hartley, Maxime Martin, Jack Aitken, Paul Di Resta, Alexander Sims and many many more drivers with a history of Formula 1, IndyCar and GT Racing across all classes.


The stories throughout the grid are going to be exciting to follow, and you can get all the latest updates on this article! Please also be sure to check out our social media coverage of the Daytona 24 Hours as well!


All times in EST. (Eastern Standard Time)

Race Start is at 18:40 for GMT viewers.


Owen Bradley: 13:40pm - 22:00pm + 04:00am - 13:40pm EST

Sean McKean: 22:00pm - 04:00am EST


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13:42 - PORSCHE #7 TAKE VICTORY AT THE DAYTONA 24 HOURS 2024


GTP HYPERCAR TOP 5


1st - Porsche #7 driven by Felipe Nasr, Dane Cameron, Josef Newgarden, Matt Campbell

2nd - Cadillac #31 driven by Tom Blomqvist, Jack Aitken, Pipo Derani

3rd - Acura #40 driven by Louis Deletraz, Jenson Button, Colton Herta, Jordan Taylor

4th - Porsche #6 driven by Mathieu Jaminet, Kevin Estre, Laurens Vanthoor, Nick Tandy

5th - Porsche #5 driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Neel Jani, Romain Dumas, Alessio Picariello



18:40 - Confusion as the Chequered flag has been waved, #7 Porsche is crowned the winner of the 2024 Daytona 24 Hours, but confusion in the paddock


18:38 - Nasr losing grip in the leading Porsche #7 car, with Blomqvist being held up by traffic. There's almost nothing in it as we approach the final 2-3 laps. Traffic for the leader as the Cadillac #31 closes in further and further.


18:35 - Nasr runs a touch wide in Turn One, Blomqvist takes a huge few tenths out of Nasr's lead, final few minutes as they are bumper-to-bumper still!


18:33 - Nasr #7 Porsche has a gap less than one second to the chasing #31 Cadillac of Tom Blomqvist.


18:32 - Jaminet #6 Porsche is within striking distance of the #40 Acura Deletraz, that's the battle for 3rd Position and the final Podium spot.


13:32 - 10 MINUTES REMAINING


13:27 - Less than a second between the leaders, the #7 Porsche still ahead of the #31 Cadillac with no further traffic ahead.


13:23 - Leaders in traffic, cars driving off the circuit just to avoid colliding with the leaders!


13:20 - #31 Cadillac and #7 Porsche are Bumper-to-Bumper here with just 21 Minutes remaining. This is going to be a grandstand finish.


13:18 - Blomqvist and Nasr lead the field, Nasr in the #7 Porsche leads with Blomqvist in the #31 Cadillac less than one second back, and towing him in the slipstream.


13:18 - Blomqvist sets the Fastest Lap - 1:35.554


13:16 - Felipe Fraga #74 in LMP2 (Felipe Massa's Team) is quickly making progress, just a couple of seconds off the lead and making overtakes. They're in P3 currently.


13:14 - The race is seemingly going down to the wire, with the Top 2 breaking a small gap to #40 Acura Deletraz. However, Deletraz has much more energy to use.


13:11 - Deletraz #40 and #6 Porsche make contact at the Turn 1 restart, with Deletraz maintaining 3rd place, and the Porsche running wide. The #24 BMW is knocked into a spin and now is at the back of the field.


13:10 - GREEN FLAG


13:07 - Bruni #5 Porsche has gone off the road, trying to catch the Safety Car.


13:04 - Likely going to be a 30 Minute Sprint from after we go green eventually. #7 Porsche driven by Felipe Nasr Leads, with the #31 Cadillac close behind, driven by Tom Blomqvist. Louis Deletraz sits in 3rd, in the #40 Acura which has had a tough race. #6 Porsche sits in 4th driven by Mathieu Jaminet and Gianmaria Bruni is 5th for the #5 Porsche team.


12:58 - GTP Hypercars come in for their stops, The #7 Porsche has jumped the #31 Cadillac in the pits and takes the lead of this race!


12:51 - Race is wide open for the Hypercar GTP class, with the cars lining up behind a Safety Car.

12:50 - FULL COURSE YELLOW - Car on Fire.


12:48 - Gap between the Top 2 now down to under 2 seconds, as #6 Porsche continues to assist the #7 Porsche, much like the 2021 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - when Sergio Perez defended strategically from Lewis Hamilton, for Max Verstappen to get closer.


12:45 - #31 Cadillac in traffic and stuck behind #6 Porsche, allowing the #7 Porsche to catch up to the leading #31 Cadillac.


12:42 - 1 HOUR REMAINING.


12:40 - The #6 Porsche is about to be lapped by our race leader #31 Cadillac. However with the #7 Porsche just 3 seconds away, will the #6 Porsche potentially make it difficult for the #31 Cadillac and assist his teammates in the #7 Porsche?


12:32 - Christian Rasmussen aboard the #18 LMP2 car makes another pit stop after just 10 laps, giving the lead to Fraga #74 periodically.


12:24 - Tom Blomqvist #31 Cadillac Overtakes Felipe Nasr #7 Porsche, with Nasr on cold tyres it's a relatively easy pass for Blomqvist. Nasr in hot pursuit for the victory though, as the pair begin to battle once again.


12:17 - RETIREMENT GTP HYPERCAR - #10 Acura


12:16 - Tom Blomqvist aboard the #31 Cadillac comes in for their stop, bolting on new tyres and hoping to beat the #7 Porsche out of the pits.


12:15 - #40 Acura driven by Louis Deletraz comes in for their stop, with the #6 Porsche following them in as well.


12:13 - Leading gap now down to well under a second, this race is now well and truly alive and is certainly going down to the flag, with Blomqvist all over the gearbox of Nasr.


12:09 - #31 Cadillac and #7 Porsche gap is now only 2 seconds with 90 minutes remaining.


12:08 - LMP2 News: Christian Rasmussen (IndyCar rookie in 2024) is currently trying to bring home the victory for the #18 LMP2 squad.


12:03 - Blomqvist and #31 Cadillac close to 3 seconds from the #7 Porsche driven by Nasr, the Cadillac took a whopping 2 seconds out from the Porsche just this last lap, as the Porsche #7 hit traffic.


12:00 - 100 Minutes Remaining


11:50 - The GTD Pro #1 BMW now locks up, going off the circuit as the front right does not sit comfortably.


11:46 - GTD Pro #1 BMW has a loose wheel, just about managing to bring it into the pit lane, but this will absolutely ruin their race. The lead, and now a podium is unlikely.


11:43 - GTD Pro #1 BMW has a brake issue, called into the pits and now gives the #62 Ferrari driven by Pier Guidi the race lead.


11:40 - Tom Blomqvist aboard the #31 Cadillac is now only 6 seconds from the leader #7 Porsche of Felipe Nasr. 2 Hours now remain.


11:35 - Felipe Nasr re-joins the #7 Porsche car for his final stint, currently leading by roughly 10 seconds.


11:34 - RETIREMENT - #65 Ford GTD


11:33 - #31 Cadillac Pits, and the #7 Porsche follows for new tyres just 1 lap later.


11:32 - Battle continues at the front, with the gap now opening up to just under 10 seconds. However, with a few cars on the lead lap and pit stops due, it could be about to get very interesting indeed.


11:22 - #10 Acura driven by Ricky Taylor has gone behind the wall for repairs, more trouble for the #10 Acura squad.


11:20 - Blomqvist #31 Cadillac closes this gap further, now under 8 seconds between the #31 and the leader Matt Campbell #7 Porsche.


11:15 - Blomqvist closing the gap to race leader Matt Campbell, as Colton Herta is comfortably driving just 20 seconds up the road, with 2 and a half hours still remaining.


11:00 - GTD Pro leader Pier Guidi (Le Mans 24 Hours Hypercar Winner 2023) Ferrari #62 has come into the pits, with Sheldon Van Der Linde taking the lead of the GTD Pro class in the #1 BMW


10:47 - Aitken boxes the #31 Cadillac as Tom Blomqvist takes over, making it out 8.5 seconds behind and rapidly chasing the leader Matt Campbell.


10:45 - Matt Campbell #7 Porsche comes into the pits, 10 seconds in hand to Jack Aitken #31 Cadillac behind.


10:30 - RACE UPDATE: So if you're just joining us for the final few hours at Daytona, here's a brief race update:


Matt Campbell #7 Porsche leads the race, they've been confidently leading and managed to fight against Jack Aitken in the #31 Cadillac earlier to seize the lead. Colton Herta inherited 3rd place for the #40 Acura which Jenson Button is driving. They inherited 3rd after the #6 Porsche of Kevin Estre ran wide at the pit exit, and they are nearly a lap down after having a Drive-Through penalty earlier in the race too.


10:15 - Gaps starting to settle, Nasr in the #7 Porsche still leads ahead of Jack Aitken in the Cadillac #31 by a good 5 seconds, the Porsche certainly has a lot of pace. Rain is still a possibility but now no longer an immediate threat whatsoever.


09:59 - Jack Aitken #31 Cadillac has been closing up to the other #7 Porsche of Matt Campbell, now only 3 seconds down on the #7 Porsche.


09:58 - Kevin Estre's #6 Porsche has come into the pit lane, but coming out of the pit exit, he locked up and ended up putting the nose of the car in the wall, struggling desperately to get the car moving with a potential Full Course Yellow.


09:50 - Felipe Massa is staying in the LMP2 #74 car, coming in for fuel and tyre changes.


09:48 - The battle is on for P2 in the Hypercar GTP Class, Aitken #51 Cadillac is being attacked by the #6 Porsche of Kevin Estre which would be leading, without their penalty earlier on about one hour ago. A few seconds back, is Colton Herta aboard the #40 Acura


09:43 - Triarsi #023 Ferrari GTD was knocked into a spin by the #1 BMW in GTD Pro, as rain and wind are reportedly on the way in these final 4 hours.


09:33 - FASTEST LAP - Felipe Nasr 1:35.605 Porsche #7


09:32 - A thrilling battle in the GTD class, between race leaders #57 Mercedes of Dontje and the Ferrari #023 of Triarsi. The Ferrari was able to run a low line on the oval parts of the circuit, but whilst being unlapped the Mercedes managed to pass through.


09:17 - Felipe Nasr sets the Fastest Lap of the Race, Opening his lead to nearly two seconds.


09:17 - #4 Corvette GTD Returns to the race after the broken and smoking brakelight.

09:13 - GREEN FLAG


09:09 - BMW's #25 and #24 both make their pit stops, hoping to unlap themselves after being put about 13 laps off the leaders, a lot of luck required to make a full recovery but the BMW's have shown their pace, maintaining the leaders pace.


09:01 - Pits Stops galore for the Hypercar GTP's as the #31 Cadillac of Aitken comes into the pits, as do the leaders of #7 Porsche driven by Felipe Nasr. The gap was 18 seconds, but due to this yellow flag, they will be racing, and the gap has come right down as Aitken cruises up to the back of Nasr.


08:56 - First Spots of Rain on GTD cameras, slight shower is likely to happen.

08:54 - FULL COURSE YELLOW - Debris Recovery.


08:51 - Large piece of debris under the apron as you come out of the infield, potential Full Course Yellow inbound.


08:50 - Ominous dark grey clouds looming large above the circuit, there's no expectation of rain however knowing motorsport, anything could happen!


08:50 - Felipe Massa jumps back into the #74 LMP2 car with just under 5 hours remaining, hoping to challenge for a podium or even victory.


08:44 - Felipe Nasr leads the race in the #7 Porsche, but with Jack Aitken aboard the #31 Cadillac just over 15 seconds away. All it takes is one Safety Car, and the race will come alive once again as it has done multiple times throughout these 24 Hours so far.


08:42 - Drama for the #4 Chevrolet as they have a major issue, much like their #3 counterpart, smoke pouring from the car.


08:31 - RETIREMENT: #17 Chevrolet GTD and #13 Chevrolet GTD


08:24 - Campbell #7 Porsche hands the car over to Felipe Nasr (Ex-F1 driver, 2015-2016) This race is really heating up with the final 5 hours approaching us quickly. Nasr retains the lead from Aitken.


08:22 - Jack Aitken #31 Cadillac comes into the pits for new tyres and re-fuelling.


08:21 - Porsche #6 Mathieu Jaminet ends his stint, handing the car over to Laurens Vanthoor as the #25 BMW driven by Maxime Martin pits as well.

08:19 - LMP2 is closing up, with the #52 LMP2 driven by Pietro Fittipaldi closing the gap to the Top 2, the Top 2 are separated themselves by roughly 8 seconds.


08:18 - Not far away from another pit stop phase for the Hypercar GTP class, Campbell #7 Porsche opening the gap to #31 Cadillac to 6.5 seconds now, a healthy lead.


08:06 - 600 LAPS COMPLETED: Campbell #7 Porsche lead with Jack Aitken aboard the #31 Cadillac in hot pursuit with 5 and a half hours remaining.


07:58 - #3 Corvette GTD Pro driven by Alexander Sims has finally been brought into the garage, this car has had smoke pouring from the rear of the car and out of the right rear brakelight for close to two hours.


07:56 - Campbell #7 Porsche overtakes #31 Cadillac Aitken for the lead of the race in Hypercar GTP.


07:54 - The battle continues and the best way to describe this: Dijon 1979 battle between Rene Arnoux and Gilles Villeneuve in Formula 1! The Cadillac #31 of Aitken and #7 Porsche of Campbell are racing extremely hard with just under 6 hours remaining.


07:51 - An absolutely enthralling battle has begun between our leaders #31 Cadillac and #7 Porsche as Aitken and Campbell push each other below the yellow lines on the oval.


07:45 - Matt Campbell #7 Porsche closes right up to the back of Jack Aitken's #31 Cadillac as a battle is about to ensue.


07:39 - PENALTY FOR #6 PORSCHE: POWERTRAIN PARAMETERS


07:38 - Campbell #7 Porsche has been overtaken, struggling for tyre grip and loses both places they just gained.


07:37 - Matt Campbell comes out ahead of the others, taking the lead of the race.


07:35 - Overtake for the lead of the race as the #6 Porsche pit team manage to release the car ahead of the #31 Cadillac.


07:33 - Leaders Pit: #31 Cadillac Pipo Derani gives the wheel to Jack Aitken.


07:27 - The #31 Cadillac and #6 Porsche make contact as they try to unlap traffic heading up onto the first banking, as Campbell in the #7 Porsche closes right up to the back of them both. All are equal on power and fuel.


07:21 - Matt Campbell #7 Porsche has managed to catch up to our Hypercar GTP class leaders, now only a couple of seconds from Jaminet #6 Porsche and Derani #31 Cadillac.


07:16 - Titanic battle between the LMP2 leaders, running door to door for nearly half the lap, even rubbing and bumping one another up on the oval heading into the Le Mans chicane. It's a battle between Connor Zilisch #18 LMP2 and Malthe Jakobsen #04.


07:05 - The two leading Hypercar GTP cars, the #6 Porsche and #31 Cadillac are battling, but catch traffic which halts the progress of the #6 Porsche which is trying desperately to get past that #31 Cadillac.


06:59 - #6 Porsche driven by Mathieu Jaminet has closed right up to the back of the #31 Cadillac driven by Pipo Derani, a battle awaits us as the sun rises to begin the 28th of January 2024.


06:52 - Sun is rising upon the beautiful Daytona circuit, as we're about to return to racing under the daylight.


06:48 - Felipe Nasr #7 Porsche now pits from the lead, with Matt Campbell taking over the wheel.


06:46 - Busy pit lane as the #31 Cadillac and #6 Porsche come into the pits, with Mathieu Jaminet jumping into the #6 Porsche, a much longer stop for the #6 compared to the Cadillac, which has a lead of roughly 17 seconds.


06:43 - Nick Tandy just over one second away from the #31 Cadillac of Pipo Derani. Tandy on a personal mission - he has won every single major 24 Hour Endurance race, except Daytona. A win here would absolutely put him into the history books as one of the best endurance drivers of all time.


06:31 - Smoke coming out of the back of the #3 Corvette GTD Pro, with the Corvette team not concerned. However dust is being thrown into the face of the cars running behind.


06:24 - LMP2 battles heating up, with Pato O'Ward (IndyCar Driver and 500 runner-up 2022) closing the gap in the #2 LMP2 car. the Top 5 separated by just 10 seconds and battles on the horizon.


06:19 - Derani #31 Cadillac still leading, with Tandy #6 Porsche following just over one second behind, Felipe Nasr just slightly up the road trailing by 6 seconds in the #7 Porsche.


06:18 - With only 7 hours and 23 minutes remaining, currently there have only been about 12 retirements throughout the entire field, impressive for completion of over two thirds of the race so far completed.


06:04 - Derani #31 Cadillac maintains their lead, with the #7 Porsche driven by Felipe Nasr just starting to fall behind. Nick Tandy in the #6 Porsche close behind Nasr.


06:00 - GREEN FLAG


05:45 - FULL COURSE YELLOW


05:44 - Matt Brabham #99 LMP2 has crashed at Turn 3, sitting stationary at the side of the circuit after running wide and colliding with the barrier.


05:26 - Josef Newgarden aboard the #7 Porsche comes in for their stop, taking fresh medium tyres and refuelling, with Felipe Nasr now taking over from Newgarden.


05:23 - Pipo Derani #31 Cadillac follows the #40 Acura into the pits just one lap later, being refuelled only.


05:22 - #40 Acura pits from Second Place, new fuel and tyres as the #40 team chase for the lead.


05:20 - 505 LAPS COMPLETED


05:19 - Brendon Hartley #10 Acura comes back into the pits for further work, the team over 100 laps down.


05:15 - Huge battle for the lead in the GTD Pro class between Daniel Juncadella #3 Corvette and the Ferrari #62 of Daniel Serra. Juncadella currently leads but the Ferrari attacking almost each corner.


04:57 - The #31 Cadillac overtakes Kevin Estre's #6 Porsche on entry to the Le Mans chicane, a dominant display of performance for the #31 Cadillac team but a long way still to go, with just under 9 hours remaining.


04:49 - BMW #25 is now back on circuit, unfortunately now 9 Laps down on the leader and most likely not going to challenge for victory now.


04:44 - Pipo Derani #31 Cadillac currently running in P2, is closing each lap to the #6 Porsche Kevin Estre driven leading car. The gap now down to below 5 seconds.


04:37 - #25 BMW pulls into the pits once again, this time into the garage and looking to repair the gearbox seemingly, heartbreak for BMW here as both of their cars are going to be multiple laps down.


04:36 - Josef Newgarden aboard the #7 Porsche, pits from their brief lead as Kevin Estre #6 Porsche re-takes their position at the front.


04:34 - Long stop for De Phillippi #25 BMW to repair some bodywork on the rear of the car, this costs them time and will drop a position and lose a chunk of time to the leader.


04:30 - Connor De Phillippi #25 BMW Hypercar pits for fuel and tyres from second place. The team were catching the leading #31 Cadillac currently driven by Tom Blomqvist.


04:29 - Christian Rasmussen #18 takes the lead in LMP2, taking the lead away from Matt Brabham #99

04:12 - #6 Porsche driven by Kevin Estre comes in and re-fuels, alongside the #85 Porsche driven by Richard Westbrook.


03:50 - Following pit cycles, it's Estre leading Blomqvist followed by De Phillippi, Newgarden, and Herta.


03:48 - 450 Laps Complete


03:47 - Matt Campbell steps out of the #7 Porsche, in goes Josef Newgarden


03:43 - Driver change for #25 BMW. Rene Rast out, Connor De Phillippi in


03:40 - The #01 Cadillac is officially the first of the GTPs to join the retirements list


03:36 - Notable GTP swap:

#6 Porsche Vanthoor -> Kevin Estre


03:34 - No news yet on the status of the #01 Cadillac. Crew are still trying to diagnose the problem


03:31 - Routine pitstops are on the verge of beginning as the #5 Porsche goes for their stop


03:30 - Not only are the top 4 GTPs separated by less than 3 seconds, but the LMP2s are currently having a battle for the lead, the top three separated by a second!


03:28 - Top 3 Update:

GTP

1st Tom Blomqvist #31 Cadillac

2nd Rene Rast #25 BMW

3rd Colton Herta #40 Acura


LMP2

1st Paul-Loup Chatin #99

2nd Ryan Dalziel #18

3rd Scott McLaughlin #8


GTD Pro

1st Daniel Juncadella #3 Chevrolet

2nd Alessandro Pier Guidi #62 Ferrari

3rd Michael Christensen #77 Porsche


GTD

1st Indy Dontje #57 Mercedes

2nd Kenton Koch #32 Mercedes

3rd Giorgio Sernagiotto #47 Ferrari


03:19 - Racing is getting a little more chippy now, as Herta and Vanthoor have a slight collision in turn 1.


03:15 - Blomqvist gets by Laurens Vanthoor for P2. He now sets his sights on leader Rene Rast


03:11 - Moments after coming back out, the #24 BMW now serves a stop-go penalty


03:10 - Aggression from Blomqvist pushes Herta into the grass, which allows Alessio Picariello in the #5 Porsche to take P4


03:08 -


03:02 - The #24 BMW has come back out on track with Dries Vanthoor


03:00 - RENGER VAN DER ZANDE HAS STOPPED! After clawing their way back through the field, the #01 Cadillac has come to a halt


02:59 - Slow car on the backstretch


02:57 - The driver that spun on the restart was Felipe Fraga. Huge for the LMP2 class, as he was running in the top 3.


02:55 - LEAD CHANGE: Rene Rast puts the remaining BMW #25 into the lead


02:54 - The GTD Pro start had a spinner. Unclear whom it was


02:52 -


02:45 - New development: the cable used to tow the #24 the first time fully snapped. Two tow trucks are being utilised now.


02:43 - Inherited leader Matt Campbell has just been forced to pit due to a number panelling issue. The FCY will be out for a bit longer, as the AMR safety team are struggling to get the #24 BMW off the track.


02:39 - The #24 BMW now gets towed off.


02:36 - Dries and the safety crew continue to work to get the car back going. The other GTPs go on for their routine fuel and tyre stops. Notable swaps:

#01 Cadillac Palou -> Renger van der Zande

LMP2

#52 Dillmann -> Jakub Smiechowski



02:33 -


02:32 - DRAMA IN THE GTP CLASS. Dries Vanthoor and the #24 BMW have come to a stop.


02:28 - Even though he's a ways behind, Rene Rast in the #25 BMW is setting some quick lap times in attempt to gain on Laurens Vanthoor in P2. Notable swap:

LMP2

#2 Keating -> Nico Pino

GTD

#32 Mercedes Skeen -> Kenton Koch

#57 Mercedes Morad -> Indy Dontje


02:24 - LEAD CHANGE: Blomqvist takes the lead back from Vanthoor


02:20 - Other notable swaps:

LMP2

#04 Jakobsen -> Colin Braun

#99 Brabham -> Alex Quinn

GTD Pro

#1 BMW Snow -> Bryan Sellers

#3 Chevrolet Sims -> Daniel Juncadella


02:17 - Close call between #85 GTP Porsche and #83 GTD Pro Ferrari as they nearly collide in the pits on exit


02:15 - More swaps:

#7 Porsche Cameron -> Matt Campbell

#25 BMW Martin -> Rene Rast

#40 Acura Deletraz -> Colton Herta


02:13 - Only GTP swap to have occurred so far this cycle is in the #24 BMW, with Farfus going out for Dries Vanthoor.


02:11 - Trouble for the #81 LMP2 of Kyffin Simpson. He's limping to the pits with a puncture, seeming to have hit the wall


02:10 - More routine stops are beginning to occur amongst the field


02:08 - 400 LAPS REACHED


02:06 - Felipe Massa pits from the lead of the LMP2 class and Alessandro Pier Guidi pits from the lead of the GTD Pro class. Routine stops; no driver changes.


01:57 - GTD #96 Turner Motorsport's Patrick Gallagher serves a drive-through penalty.


01:55 - The #27 Heart of Racing Aston Martin has officially joined the list of retired cars.


01:53 - Leader Jack Aitken drives the #31 Cadillac into the pits from the overall lead. Subbing in is Tom Blomqvist


01:52 - At the front of the GTD Pro field, the battle for the lead heats up between the #62 Ferrari of Pier Guidi and #3 Chevrolet of Sims


01:50 - Now, the #64 goes behind the wall with mechanical troubles


01:46 - One of the top GTD Pros has come into the pits for rear repairs. The #64 Ford piloted by Tincknell has sat idle for some time.


TOP 3 AT HALFWAY:

GTP

1st Jack Aitken #31 Cadillac

2nd Laurens Vanthoor #6 Porsche

3rd Maxime Martin #25 BMW


LMP2

1st Tom Dillmann #52 Inter Europol

2nd Connor Zilisch #18 Era

3rd Malthe Jakobsen #04 Crowdstrike


GTD Pro

1st Alessandro Pier Guidi #62 Ferrari

2nd Alexander Sims #3 Chevrolet

3rd Franck Perera #19 Lamborghini


GTD

1st Frederik Schandorff #70 McLaren

2nd Mike Skeen #32 Mercedes

3rd Giorgio Sernagiotto #47 Ferrari


01:40 - Vanthoor has moved up to P2. He now sets his sights on Aitken in the lead


01:37 - Under the FCY, Deletraz got the #40 car back on the track. According to the lap times, he seems unaffected


01:36 -


01:29 -


01:28 - TROUBLE FOR WAYNE TAYLOR ONCE MORE! Deletraz in the #40 has come to a stop, with another electrical trouble plaguing the WTR crew


01:27 - Lauren Vanthoor in the #6 has moved up to P3. #25 Martin down to P4, #40 Deletraz P5


01:25 -


01:18 - The #78 Lamborghini sees a small fire erupt. Luckily, it gets extinguished and they can continue on. However, it will be a drive-through penalty.


01:15 - The #44 Aston Martin officially becomes the 6th retirement of the race.


01:13 - The #25, 7, 6, and 40 GTPs have pit, and the #25 of Maxime Martin has jumped the Porsche. The #40 Acura piloted by Deletraz also comes in, but has to take a nose change.

#6 Porsche Jaminet -> Laurens Vanthoor


01:12 - One of the biggest beneficiaries from this FCY is the #52 LMP2 of Tom Dillmann, who pit just before the caution came out. Expect him to be flying come the green flag.


01:07 - A lot of debris litters the entrance of turn 5. Unclear what happened, but what is clear is that a collision of sorts occurred.


01:04 - ISSUES FOR THE #66, #12


00:54 - The GTD Pro/GTD classes are seeing numerous pit stops:

#19 Lamborghini Pepper -> Franck Perera

#57 Mercedes Morad -> Russell Ward

#62 Ferrari Calado -> Alessandro Pier Guidi


00:52 - Lead Change: Jack Aitken puts the #31 Cadillac back into the lead!


00:51 - #62 Ferrari James Calado comes into the pits from the lead of the GTD Pro class.


00:46 - Aitken is closing in on leader Cameron. A battle for the lead could be on the cards in a few moments


00:43 - Officially 11 hours in. The GTP class is led by the #7 Porsche of Dane Cameron, LMP2 by #2 United of Ben Keating, GTD Pro by #62 Ferrari of James Calado, and GTD by #57 Mercedes of Daniel Morad.


00:41 - The #5 Porsche has also elected to swap drivers, with Romain Dumas taking the wheel. Maxime Martin has taken over the #25 BMW as well.


00:40 - The #7 Porsche has been taken over by Dane Cameron. Aitken remains in the #31 Cadillac.


00:38 - Gianmaria Bruni, Felipe Nasr, and Jack Aitken are very low on energy according to telemetry. Expect a driver swap for the #7, 31, and 5 teams


00:35 - The #6 Porsche currently piloted by Jaminet comes into the pits. He takes two tires and fuel. A few GTPs will be soon to follow.


00:28 - Another round of pitstops are beginning. P2 in GTD Pro's Laurin Heinrich and P5 in GTP's Louis Deletraz pit


00:26 - On top of the #9 Pfaff's problems, the #27 Heart of Racing Aston Martin has also gone behind the wall for electrical issues.


00:23 - Augusto Farfus has now taken control of the #24 BMW from Eng


00:21 - The #55 Ford took a little "hip-check" from the #78 Lamborghini on the banking. Exhaustion is hitting these drivers hard now


00:18 - ...And right after coming back out, the #10 goes back to the pits to serve a drive-through penalty; too many men over the wall


00:16 - The #9 Pfaff GTD Pro has gone behind the wall for repairs. On the flip side, the #10 Wayne Taylor Acura comes back out onto the track for the first time in hours with Marcus Ericsson.


00:14 - The LMP2 class has seen some notable driver changes:

#2 O'Ward -> Ben Keating

#74 Burdon -> Felipe Massa


00:12 - Speaking of GTD Pros, Laurin Heinrich is being hounded by James Calado for the lead of the class. Calado ends up blowing by the Porsche for class lead


00:10 - The #9 GTD Pro is in the pitlane with an engine problem currently. The hopes are to get the car sent back out


00:00 - A new day, another classification update:

GTP 1st Felipe Nasr #7 Porsche

2nd Jack Aitken #31 Cadillac

3rd Philipp Eng #24 BMW


LMP2

1st Patricio O'Ward #2 United Autosports

2nd Josh Burdon #74 Riley

3rd Pietro Fittipaldi #52 Inter Europol


GTD Pro

1st Alexander Sims #3 Chevrolet

2nd Laurin Heinrich #77 Porsche

3rd James Calado #62 Ferrari


GTD

1st Tom Gamble #70 McLaren

2nd Parker Thompson #12 Lexus

3rd Corey Lewis #55 Ford


23:48 - The top 5 GTPs have come in for their pit stops. The #6 Porsche is the only team to make swaps, subbing in Mathieu Jaminet.


23:46 - The #27 Aston Martin of Marco Sorensen has come to a stop out of turn 1. Luckily, he got the car back going.


23:43 - Some notable LMP2 driver transfers:

#52 Boulle -> Pietro Fittipaldi

#99 Chatin -> Matt Brabham


23:40 - Jenson Button pits from P5. Louis Deletraz takes over driving duties


23:32 - Leader of the LMP2 class, #2 Patricio O'Ward heads into the pits for fuel and tires. No driver swap. #52 Nick Boulle inherits class lead.


23:30 - RAIN IS NEAR. "Expect some rain in turn 1" is the popular message going around amongst the teams. This could get interesting!


23:26 - Nasr has found his way into the lead in the #7 Porsche. Aitken and Tandy follow


23:21 - "Heavy rain" is set to hit the track in 20 minutes according to the Peacock crew!


23:11 - Jenson Button in the #40 goes for a spin after making contact with #3 Chevrolet of Alexander Sims. Both keep going with minimal damage.


23:07 - Problem for #66 Acura piloted by Sheena Monk. The issues continue to compound as her car is slowing to the garage


23:02 - The break of the new hour, a new update to classifications:

GTP

1st Nick Tandy #6 Porsche

2nd Felipe Nasr #7 Porsche

3rd Jack Aitken #31 Cadillac


LMP2

1st Patricio O'Ward #2 United Autosports

2nd Josh Burdon #74 Riley

3rd Nick Boulle #52 Inter Europol


GTD Pro

1st Andrea Caldarelli #19 Lamborghini

2nd Antonio Garcia #3 Chevrolet

3rd Christopher Mies #64 Chevrolet


GTD

1st Tom Gamble #70 McLaren

2nd Aaron Telitz #12 Lexus

3rd Gabby Chaves #43