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LIVE: Le Mans 24 Hours Updates - Ferrari WIN the Le Mans 24 Hours 2024

Updates from Owen Bradley, Evan Veer, Vyas Ponnuri, Sharifah Zaqreeztrina and Sean McKean

Credit: Discovery+ Social Media

The FIA World Endurance Championship returns for the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend, starting at 15:00 UK time on Saturday and finishing exactly one day later. Here, you will find every single update in the race, along with the current running order at the end of each hour for all three classes of Hypercar, LMP2 and LMGT3. Here is the LIVE: Le Mans 24 Hours 2024 updates.


Many familiar names and faces add to a star-studded grid, the likes of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi makes his debut at Le Mans, starting from 12th in his #46 BMW in the LMGT3 class. Mick Schumacher also makes his debut at Le Mans, driving for the #36 Alpine team and starting from 9th. Jenson Button is also competing in the #38 Jota Porsche, starting from 17th.


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LIVE: LE MANS 24 HOURS 2024 UPDATES HERE:


RECORD - Most Cars finished on the Lead Lap with 4 Cars on the Lead Lap - Previous record was 2 cars

LE MANS 24 HOURS RESULTS


Hypercar Top 10


1st #50 Ferrari

2nd #7 Toyota

3rd #51 Ferrari

4th #6 Porsche

5th #8 Toyota

6th #5 Porsche

7th #2 Cadillac

8th #12 Jota Porsche

9th #38 Jota Porsche

10th #63 Lamborghini


LMP2 Top 5


1st #22 United Autosports

2nd #34 Inter Europol

3rd #28 IDEC Sport

4th #183 AF Corse

5th #10 Vector Sport


LMGT3 Top 5


1st #91 Manthey Porsche

2nd #31 WRT BMW

3rd #88 Proton Ford

4th #44 Proton Ford

5th #85 Iron Dames Lamborghini


15:02 - FERRARI #50 WIN THE LE MANS 24 HOURS 2024 with 3% Remaining


14:58 - FINAL LAP - Ferrari #50 has 10% remaining with the gap just 19 seconds


14:56 - #50 Ferrari and #8 Toyota are now separated by 20 seconds, Ferrari #50 has 14% remaining


14:54 - #50 Ferrari will have another 3 laps remaining with less than 20% of fuel remaining


14:50 - #50 Ferrari has 25% fuel remaining with around 3-4 laps remaining


14:49 - Ahead of the final 10 minutes - Your Hypercar leader is the #50 Ferrari who is conserving fuel heavily, losing multiple seconds to the #7 Toyota in second


14:47 - #6 Porsche is battling the #51 Ferrari for the final podium spot with just a handful of laps to go


14:43 - Gap from the #50 Ferrari leader to the #7 Toyota in second closed by 3 seconds on that lap


14:42 - #50 Ferrari will NOT pit, they should be able to make it to the end of the race with heavy fuel management


14:39 - #6 Porsche and the #51 Ferrari are separated by just a few seconds as the #51 holds the final podium position with 20 minutes remaining


14:36 - 36 seconds separate the leading #50 Ferrari and chasing #7 Toyota


14:34 - HEAVY RAIN Falling in the back of the circuit


14:30 - 30 MINUTES REMAINING


14:28 - #50 Ferrari have saved a huge amount of energy, the #7 Toyota is now only 14% ahead on fuel - The Toyota #7 has some engine issues though


14:27 - #86 LMGT3 Ferrari is stopped on the racing line at Turn 2, a potential Full Course Yellow is due which would help the #50 Ferrari massively.


14:25 - #50 Ferrari stops every 12 laps on average, their last stop was 3 laps ago with a predicted 11 lap remaining. The Toyota #7 is chasing and hoping that the Ferrari needs to make another stop, as a dry line is now forming


14:23 - #8 Toyota overtakes the sister #7 Toyota, both of them have lost time to the #50 Ferrari


14:21 - #50 Ferrari is on average about 2 seconds a lap slower due to fuel saving, the gap between them to the chasing #7 Toyota is 32 seconds with 40 minutes remaining


14:19 - #50 Ferrari leads but is trying to save fuel, the #7 Toyota is chasing them hard with over 30 minutes remaining.


14:18 - #7 Toyota comes into the pit lane for a fuel top up, followed by the #51 Ferrari and #34 Inter Europol LMP2


14:16 - #50 Ferrari is attempting to save fuel so that they don't have to make another pit stop, they are attempting to jump in front of the #7 Toyota without making another pit stop


14:15 - #51 Ferrari will swap places with the #50 Ferrari, the #50 has been unleashed in an attempt to go and take the victory, the #51 Ferrari skipping across the dunlop chicane


14:14 - #50 Ferrari is catching the sister #51 Ferrari for second place, the #50 Ferrari is 20 seconds from the lead.


14:13 - #37 LMP2 of Cool Racing is in the pit box, heartbreak for the LMP2 team that were in the Top 5 heading into the final hour.


14:12 - #7 Toyota leads Hypercar with the #51 Ferrari just 15 seconds behind - The entire Hypercar field needs to make another pit stop


14:10 - #50 Ferrari comes into the pits for some fuel, this is their final pit stop. They will lose the lead to the #7 Toyota in this final 50-minute sprint


14:09 - #37 LMP2 spins around, they've now gone out of the Top 5 in LMP2


14:07 - #91 Manthey Porsche LMGT3 leaders, lead by just over 30 seconds to the #31 BMW WRT


14:06 - #50 Ferrari leads the race by 50 seconds but will need to make another pit stop


14:03 - #7 Toyota running second place has now spun around, losing them about 10 seconds of time to the leading #50 Ferrari.


14:00 - ONE HOUR REMAINING


14:00 - Le Mans 24 Hours Running Order


Hypercar Top 5


1st #50 Ferrari

2nd #7 Toyota

3rd #51 Ferrari

4th #6 Porsche

5th #8 Toyota


LMP2 Top 5


1st #22 United Autosports

2nd #34 Interpol

3rd #28 Idec Sport

4th #183 AF Corse

5th #37 Cool Racing


LMGT3


1st #91 Manthey Porsche

2nd #31 WRT BMW

3rd #88 Proton Ford

4th #44 Proton Ford

5th #85 Iron Dames Lamborghini


13:56 - Heavier rain expected as clouds are moving to the back half of the circuit


13:56 - 21,000 overtakes


13:54 - #34 Interpol LMP2 has cut the Dunlop chicane again


13:52 - Hypercars now struggling in the low speed areas of the circuit, with worn out tyres and wet conditions, the tyres are being burned in the dryer areas.


13:51 - #5 Porsche now overtakes the #12 Jota Porsche for 7th place


13:50 - #87 Lexus LMGT3 runs wide in Indianapolis with the wet conditions catching many drivers out.


13:50 - LMP2 cars still struggling for grip, cutting multiple chicanes


13:48 - #50 Ferrari under investigation for a pit stop infringement - unsafe release


13:47 - Sebastien Buemi jumps into the #8 Toyota, taking over from Brendon Hartley as they hope to re-take the lead.


13:45 - #34 LMP2 and the #28 LMP2 fighting over 2nd and 3rd - the pair cut the final chicane and then run wide at the Dunlop chicane, the field really struggling for grip.


13:42 - The #7 Toyota and #51 Ferrari are now in the pits, followed by the #6 Porsche, but the Ferrari has a 5-second penalty. This is your leading trio


13:41 - #51 Ferrari has a 5-Second penalty


13:40 - #51 UNDER INVESTIGATION for contact with the #8 Toyota earlier in the race about an hour ago.


13:38 - #38 Porsche comes in for another pit stop after serving their drive-through penalty earlier, the team now runs in 9th.


13:36 - BMW #31 LMGT3 now come in from second place as they hope to take LMGT3 victory.


13:35 - Cars beginning to aquaplane down the back straight - The #2 Cadillac now has to come into the pits for a wiper as visibility is limited


13:32 - #2 Cadillac still has a missing wiper blade, with heavy rain now coming down - visibility is exceptionally difficult. The team might have to come into the pits from 3rd


13:30 - Heavy Rain in the opening section of the circuit, but the back of the circuit is dryer.


13:28 - Brendon Hartley wants to stay in the #7 Toyota but is just one track extension away from a penalty. The Toyota team want Sebastien Buemi in the car, as he has much less track extension warnings.


13:27 - #38 Porsche of Rasmussen and Jenson Button has been given a DRIVE-THROUGH penalty for track limits, the team come in from just outside the Top 5


13:24 - With pit stops and chaotic crashes and spins, here is your Hypercar Top 5: 1st #7 Toyota

2nd #51 Ferrari +9.474

3rd #2 Cadillac +5.745

4th #6 Porsche +4.251

5th #50 Ferrari +8.358


13:20 - A dry line is now forming with more rain expected, the field is likely to be on a split tyre strategy. The back side of the circuit is drying, whilst the front is still wet.


13:18 - #50 Ferrari has now come into the pits due to their right side door issues, the #7 Toyota now leads the race.


13:16 - #50 Ferrari warned that if the driver is unable to close the door, the #50 Ferrari must come into the pits.


13:15 - #51 Ferrari and the #7 Toyota make contact, the Toyota attempting to dive down the inside into the Dunlop chicane, now slipstreaming down Mulsanne and overtaking the #51 Ferrari.


13:14 - #2 Cadillac has lost their windscreen wiper blade, with rain coming down heavily.


13:12 - #50 Ferrari has been warned by the FIA about their door, a potential mandatory pit stop for repairs seems imminent. Meanwhile, the #7 Toyota is all over the back of the #51 Ferrari


13:10 - #50 Ferrari has a door open, opposite the drivers side. The #51 Ferrari hit the #8 Toyota with a penalty expected, the #7 Toyota has now been put right back into the race.


Hypercars

  1. #50 Ferrari

  2. #51 Ferrari

  3. #8 Toyota

  4. #7 Toyota

  5. #2 Cadillac

  6. #6 Porsche Penske

  7. #12 Hertz Team JOTA

  8. #38 Hertz Team JOTA

  9. #5 Porsche Penske

  10. #63 Lamborghini Iron Lynx


LMP2s

  1. #22 United Autosports

  2. #183 AF Corse

  3. #28 IDEC Sport

  4. #37 Cool Racing

  5. #34 Inter Europol


LMGT3


1st #91 Manthey Porsche

2nd #31 BMW WRT

3rd #88 Proton Ford

4th #85 Iron Dames Lamborghini

5th #44 Proton Ford




Laurens Vanthoor leads for Porsche Penske, however, he hasn't stopped yet.


12:54 - #50 Ferrari and #8 Toyota pit. Molina jumps out of the car, with Nielsen taking over. The Toyota crew are slow at getting the wheel off. An unsafe release for the #50 Ferrari, however, he lets the #8 Toyota past.


12:53 - #12 Hertz Team JOTA pits for wet tyres too.


12:51 - #2 Cadillac comes into the pits for a scheduled stop, and puts on WET TYRES! Always worth a gamble, especially for Cadillac who have nothing to lose!


12:50 - #50 Ferrari advised of rain all the way from Indianapolis corner to the pit lane, as damp spots have started forming on the stretch down to Indianapolis corner.


12:48 - Change for the lead! #91 Manthey EMA takes the lead from #31 WRT in the LMGT3 class.


12:46 - Track declared wet! Drivers have been advised to turn on their rain lamps.


12:42 - Intermittent rain expected at 13:46 local time, four minutes from now. Are we in for a late twist in the tale? Depends on how hard it rains.


At the head of the LMGT3 class, however, are the #31 WRT and the #91 Manthey EMA, as Sean Gelael holds a slender lead for WRT ahead of the chasing Porsche. Will the sister car make up for the team after the heartbreak of the #46 crashing out? Only two hours to find out.


12:34 - Elsewhere in the LMGT3 class, the #87 Akkodis ASP was battling with the #85 Iron Dames for fourth. However, the bonnet on the former is broken, and covers the windshield. Jack Hawksworth has dropped down the order, to seventh behind the #78 Akkodis SP Lexus of Kelvin van der Linde.


12:30 - The #38 Hertz Team JOTA pits, with Rasmussen continuing at the wheel, as the JOTA hypercar rejoins behind its sister hypercar, currently seventh and eighth on the road for the team from Tunbridge Wells.


12:28 - The #50 Ferrari pits from the lead! A top up of the tank as Molina continues at the wheel, he's having a cracking stint so far. #50 rejoins in the lead of the race.


Running out of sequence to the other competitors, the Cadillac sits fifth on the road, and looks to be falling back from the battle for victory.


12:25 - The #8 Toyota comes into the pits from second. Hartley will continue at the wheel of the #8. The #7 Toyota too comes in, as does the #12 Hertz Team JOTA.


12:24 - Only a technical reprimand for the Ferrari hypercars. No penalty, which means they're still in the running for a victory, and making it back-to-back Le Mans victories.


12:21 - The battling #51 Ferrari and the #6 Porsche are in for stops, as Vanthoor takes over for the latter, while Pier Guidi continues for Ferrari, rejoining in sixth. The #6 Porsche returns to the track in eighth.


12:18 - The leading LMGT3 of the #91 Manthey EX Racing pits for a fuel stop. In the meantime, the #22 United Autosports and the #183 AF Corse LMP2s come into the pits.


12:17 - The Ferrari #50 hypercar jumps the final chicane once again, with Molina cutting across the run off on the right hander.


12:15 - The #50 and the #51 Ferraris are under investigation for a technical infringement! Could this be a potential penalty coming their way?


12:10 - The #63 Lamborghini Iron Lynx is into the pits, with Bortolotti continuing on a stint for the team in green!


12:05 - #2 Cadillac is into the pits from the lead! Alex Palou swaps with Alex Lynn, as the team swaps tyres and gives the Cadillac a full tank of fuel. The #2 Cadillac is back out in ninth on the road.


With three hours to go, it's looking set to be yet another Toyota vs Ferrari battle for victory, however, ninth position is only a minute and a half behind the leader, which shapes up an interesting battle for victory in the hypercar class.


24 Hours of Le Mans - 21 Hours in:


Hypercar

  1. #2 Cadillac

  2. #50 Ferrari

  3. #8 Toyota

  4. #51 Ferrari

  5. #6 Porsche Penske

  6. #7 Toyota

  7. #12 Hertz Team JOTA

  8. #5 Porsche Penske

  9. #38 Hertz Team JOTA

  10. #94 Peugeot TotalEnergies


LMP2s

  1. #28 IDEC Sport

  2. #34 Inter Europol Competition

  3. #37 Cool Racing

  4. #22 United Autosports

  5. #10 Vector Sport


LMGT3s

  1. #91 Manthey EMA

  2. #31 Team WRT

  3. #88 Proton Competition

  4. #87 Akkodis ASP Team

  5. #85 Iron Dames


11:55 - The #2 Cadillac leads, with IndyCar star Alex Palou at the wheel, although Molina in the #50 Ferrari has narrowed the gap to 6.3s, while the #8 Toyota raced by Brendon Hartley sits third, 19 seconds off the lead. Remember, the Cadillac will be stopping before the other two behind.


And it was reportedly a front hybrid system failure that caused an electrical blackout for the #83 AF Corse Ferrari hypercar. A tough end for a team fighting so fiercely at the front for victory.


11:52 - In a race of attrition that saw the BMWs out early, the Alpine hypercars suffer engine failures, and the Isotta Franchini running down the order, the Lamborghini hypercars have been running solidly in the points, with the #63 now sitting in 11th, as the #19 pits. Former F1 racer Romain Grosjean leaps out, and Matteo Cairoli hops in now.


Lopez has been informed of a hole in the tyre for the #7 Toyota, preferably why he may have experienced a slow puncture.


11:40 - Slow puncture on the #7 Toyota! In the meantime, the #8 Toyota comes in from second, with Brendon Hartley hopping in for Buemi in the #8.


In the meantime, the #12 Hertz Team JOTA has come into the pits too, as Will Stevens gets out for Callum Ilott, as the #12 returns in eighth.


Hello all. Great news for those rooting for the #311 Cadillac, as the team have managed to get the car back on track. The car was initially in the barriers with a broken rear wing, which Pipo Derani managed to bring back to the pits.


11.17 - #92 of Strum is currently under investigation for not respecting blue flag lap.


11.15 - #31 of Farfus and #91 of Schuring in the battle for the LMGT3 lead!


11.12 - #22 of Siegel and #37 of Miyata in the battle for 4th place with less than a second gap.


11.10 - #2 of Palou inherits the lead, with #7 and #8 Toyota in 2nd and 3rd respectively.


11.05 - Smoke in the pits as #83 Ferrari faces brake disc issues.


Hypercar

  1. #50 Ferrari

  2. #83 AF Corse Ferrari

  3. #6 Porsche Penske

  4. #8 Toyota GR

  5.  #51 Ferrari

  6. #12 Hertz Team JOTA

  7. #38 Hertz Team JOTA

  8. #2 Cadillac

  9. #7 Toyota GR

  10. #5 Porsche Penske


LMP2s

  1.  #34 Inter Europol

  2. #10 Vector Sports

  3. #22 United Autosports

  4. #20 IDEC Sport

  5. #37 COOL Racing


LMGT3s

  1. #91 Manthey EMA

  2. #31 Team WRT

  3. #87 Akkodis ASP

  4. #85 Iron Dames

  5. #88 Proton




10.59 - Battle for 6th place between #2 Cadillac and #8 Toyota.


10.55 - #10 Vector Sport currently in the lead, with #34 Inter Europol and #22 United Autosport in 2nd and 3rd respectively.


10.52 - #8 of Buemi overtakes #83 of Shwartzman, moving up to 2nd place.


10.51 - GREEN FLAG





10.47 - Full course yellow begins.


10:24 - #38 receives a warning flag for going over track limits.


10:22 -#6 Porsche Penske retakes the lead over the #7!


10:16 - - #83 and #8 are under investigation for driving behaviour.


10:14 - #31 and #87 are under investigation for an incident that occurred ten minutes ago.


10:07 - #65 is under investigation for not respecting the blue flag lap.


10:06 - #5, #19, and #38 receives drive through penalty for slow zone procedures.


10:05 - #777 is under investigation for not respecting blue flag lap


10:03 - Rain lights are currently on low mode.


10:02 - #11 receives a warning flag for going over track limits.


10:01 - #38, #5 and #19 are under investigation for slow zone procedures



Hypercar

  1. #50 Ferrari

  2. #83 AF Corse Ferrari

  3. #8 Toyota GR

  4. #5 Porsche Penske

  5. #7 Toyota GR

  6. #50 Ferrari

  7. #7 Toyota GR

  8. #12 Hertz Team JOTA

  9. #38 Hertz Team JOTA

  10. #3 Cadillac


LMP2s

  1. #10 Vector Sports

  2. #28 United Autosports

  3. #34 Inter Europol

  4. #22 United Autosports

  5. #37 COOL Racing


LMGT3s

  1. #91 Manthey EMA

  2. #44 United Autosports

  3. #31 Team WRT

  4. #87 Akkodis ASP

  5. #88 Team WRT


9:55 - FUOCO TAKES THE LEAD! #50 overtakes the #6 around the outside coming into the Porsche Curves


9:53 - #2 Cadillac pits from the lead as the remaining top 4 are still within a single camera shot


9:48 - Slow zones have been called to clear up the debris left by the #311 Cadillac




9:46 - #50 Ferrari passes the #83 AF Corse despite previously being told to hold position, while the rapid #8 is approaching the Ferraris at a blistering pace


9:44 - Kobayashi is reporting strange sounds coming from his #7 Toyota


9:41 - #7 loses two positions and appears to have suddenly lost pace, while the #311's damage proves to be far more significant than it seemed at first and will likely end its race


9:39 - Kobayashi launches his #7 down the inside of the #50 Ferrari but is forced to back out due to yellow flags


9:39 - #8 Toyota passes the #6 Porsche for 6th


9:37 - #311 Cadillac goes off at Indianapolis but manages to keep going, though with some significant damage


9:36 - #50, #83, and #8 run three wide battling for position as the Hypercar fight intensifies


9:34 - #2 Cadillac leads at the restart while the top 7 are all within touching distance




9:29 - Safety Car will come in this lap


9:22 - On the other side of the Cadillac garage the #2 now leads the race as the final pass around ensues before the green flag


9:20 - #3 Cadillac is limping back while stuck in 7th gear, ending the team's hopes of a competitive finish


9:16 - the Safety Car ending procedure has already been started, so if the #3 makes its way home we should be going green soon


9:15 - #3 Cadillac pulls over on the Mulsanne straight with what looks like a hybrid power issue. Dixon manages to get the car moving again, though at a crawling speed


9:10 - #93 continues on its way, though the car appears to have picked up significant damage


9:06 - Müller beaches the #93 Peugeot in the gravel under the Safety Car! The car will have to be lifted out, thus once again delaying a return to green flag racing


9:05 - #81 TF Sport Corvette miraculously makes its way to its pit box, meaning the Safety Car can come to an end soon


9:01 - three quarters of the race has been completed while the barrier repairs appear to come to an end. The #81 Corvette attempted to use the Safety Car to return to the pit lane but has now once again grinded to a halt at the Porsche curves, delaying the restart


24 Hours of Le Mans - 18 hours in:


Hypercar

  1. #6 Porsche Penske

  2. #8 Toyota GR

  3. #2 Cadillac

  4. #5 Porsche Penske

  5. #83 AF Corse Ferrari

  6. #50 Ferrari

  7. #7 Toyota GR

  8. #12 Hertz Team JOTA

  9. #38 Hertz Team JOTA

  10. #3 Cadillac


LMP2s

  1. #183 AF Corse

  2. #22 United Autosports

  3. #10 Vector Sports

  4. #37 COOL Racing

  5. #34 Inter Europol


LMGT3s

  1. #85 Iron Dames

  2. #59 United Autosports

  3. #87 Akkodis ASP

  4. #91 Manthey EMA

  5. #31 Team WRT


8:48 - This safety car might take some time as the barriers need to be replaced. Meanwhile the gaps in the front of the field have been slashed as the overall top 3 are directly behind eachother


8:42 - Replays show the #27 ran slightly too wide and got onto the wet part of the track, causing it to lose control and smash into the tire wall




8:36 - SAFETY CAR: The #27 Heart of Racing car is on its roof at Indianapolis! The driver is fine, but it looks to have been a major impact with the barrier





8:27 - A three-way fight has broken out over third place between the #7 Toyota, #50 Ferrari, and #83 AF Corse


8:23 - #81 Corvette gets rolled behind the barriers while the #4 Porsche is lifted out of the barriers, confirming a retirement for both cars


8:19 - The slow zone triggered by the #4 helps out the #6 Porsche as its rivals have to slow down while the Penske takes its pitstop





8:17 - #4 Porsche Penske has crashed at Indianapolis! Nasr is okay, but the car is unlikely to make its way back into the pits


8:16 - #81 Corvette stops on the side of the track while the overall race leaders come in for slicks


8:13 - As De Vries slowly begins to pick up the pace an increasing number of Hypercars pit for dry compound tires, including the #83 AF Corse and #2 Cadillac


8:09 - #95 United overtakes the Iron Dames Lamborghini for second place in class


8:08 - #24 Nielsen spins and damages its rear end while the #7 struggles to get its slick tires to work


8:05 - Toyota’s #7 is the first Hypercar to pit for slicks as the track slowly starts to dry up


8:03 - #12 JOTA Porsche gets held up by an LMGT3, allowing the #51 to sneak through on the inside for 8th position


8:01 - Giovinazzi’s #51 Ferrari just skims the wall at the Porsche curves but appears to have come out without significant damage


24 Hours of Le Mans - 17 hours in:


Hypercar

  1. #8 Toyota GR

  2. #6 Porsche Penske

  3. #7 Toyota GR

  4. #50 Ferrari

  5. #83 AF Corse Ferrari

  6. #2 Cadillac

  7. #5 Porsche Penske

  8. #12 Hertz Team JOTA

  9. #51 Ferrari

  10. #38 Hertz Team JOTA


LMP2s

  1. #10 Vector Sport

  2. #183 AF Corse

  3. #22 United Autosports

  4. #34 Inter Europol Competition

  5. #28 IDEC Sport


LMGT3s

  1. #91 Manthey EMA

  2. #85 Iron Dames

  3. #95 United Autosports

  4. #27 Heart of Racing

  5. #59 United Autosports


In what would be great signs for the drivers, the sun begins to peer through the scenery on the Mulsanne straight.


07:49 - Crucial pit stop for Laurens Vanthoor, as the #50 Ferrari and the #2 Cadillac comes into the pits too. As hard as he may have gunned it, Vanthoor rejoins three seconds behind race leader Hirakawa.


07:48 - The leading LMP2 of Ben Barnicoat too comes into the pits, for a top up and a change of tyres.


07:45 - The #8 Toyota pits from the lead! A tear off and he's underway. Meanwhile, the #83 AF Corse and the #5 Porsche come in too, with Frederick Makowiecki taking over from Matt Campbell.


Giovinazzi cuts the Ford chicane as he has a close call while lapping the LMGT3 Corvette.


07:38 - Another battle expected between the #51 Ferrari and the #12 Hertz Team JOTA for eighth on the road. Can Norman Nato hold off the chasing Giovinazzi for eighth? It will be a challenge looking at the straight line speed the Ferrari has had all race.


07:35 - Campbell moves up into sixth, passing Button into the second chicane along the Mulsanne straight, with a swift pass. The Porsche Penske cars look quick, how high can they climb? Only time will tell.


07:32 - Battle brewing for sixth on the road, between the #38 Hertz Team JOTA, with 2009 F1 champ Jenson Button at the wheel, while Matt Campbell is chasing him down in the #5 Porsche Penske. Button defends fiercely in the Porsche curves, though, holding firm.


The #92 Manthey Purexracing Porsche is also into the pits, the team effectively having to sacrifice a top position to fix a gearbox issue.


07:28 - The leading #8 Toyota of Ryo Hirakawa is warned against using wipers, the team worried about the same problem that de Vries fell foul of.


07:26 - The #51 Ferrari takes its drive through penalty, dropping down to ninth. Meanwhile, one Formula E racer swaps for another at the #93 Peugeot, as Nico Muller takes over from Jean-Eric Vergne.


Driver swap at the #63 Lamborghini Iron Lynx, as Edoardo Mortara takes over from Daniil Kvyat. The #63 Lamborghini drops down to 16th on the road, behind the #19 hypercar.


07:23 - Meanwhile, in the LMP2 class, a great switchback at the Dunlop chicane sees the #37 Cool Racing get past the #22 United Autosports for second in the LMP2 class, while Ben Barnicoat leads for the #183 AF Corse LMP2.


It's also been revealed that the #51 Ferrari hypercar has a drive through penalty, for speeding under the full course yellows.


07:16 - The #7 Toyota GR suddenly drops down the order! And de Vries comes into the pits. An onboard of the #7 Toyota reveals just how difficult it was for the Dutchman to see ahead. He took the conservative option to come into the pits, and rejoins down in 11th.


07:13 - Straight on the restart, the #7 Toyota of de Vries is challenging the #50 Ferrari of Nicklas Nielsen for third, as Nielsen shuts the door at Tertre Rouge.


07:11 - GREEN FLAG RUNNING, AFTER FOUR HOURS!




If you're falling asleep, wake up. We're almost there. Green flag running expected shortly.


No change in the order, with the pass-around and merging stages effectively not allowing any team to pit. We are almost at the restart, though. So, expect some racing action going into the final third of the race.


24 Hours of Le Mans - 16 Hours in (2/3 of the way through)


Hypercar Top 10:


1st. #6 Porsche - Estre

2nd. #7 Toyota - Lopez

3rd. #8 Toyota Hirakawa

4th. #3 Cadillac - van der Zande

5th. #51 Ferrari - Pier Guidi

6th. #50 Ferrari - Nielsen

7th. #2 Cadillac - Palou

8th. #83 AF Corse - Kubica

9th. #38 JOTA - Button

10th. #5 Porsche - Campbell


LMP2 Top 5:


1st. #183 AF Corse - Perrodo

2nd. #37 Cool Racing - Fluxa

3rd. #22 United - Garg

4th. #34 Europol - Smiechowski 

5th. #10 Vector - Richelmi


LMGT3 Top 5:


1st. #92 Porsche - Malykhin

2nd. #91 Porsche - Shahin

3rd. #27 Aston Martin - James

4th. #85 Lamborghini - Bovy

5th. #87 Lexus - Kimura


06:57 - We move to stage three now, the pass-around. This is similar to Formula One's unlapping process. The drivers who are a lap or more behind the leader of their class will now be allowed to go at full pelt, and gain back a lap on the race leader. This will reduce the gaps within the classes at the restart.


06:53 - We are now into the merging stage. Under this stage, only one safety car will lead the entire pack of cars, as they close up, or as the stage name says, merge closer to the leader, to reduce the gaps between each class.


06:49 - More cars peel into the pits, including the #34 Inter Europol Competition LMP2, and the #37 Cool Racing LMP2


06:44 - UPDATE - We edge ever closer to green flag running, as the merging process is expected to begin. Safety car 3 will enter the pits, and allow the cars to merge closer to the leaders.


06:28 - The #85 Iron Dames Porsche comes into the pits, and a driver swap sees Michelle Gatting take over from Sarah Bovy at the wheel. The pink Porsche is currently fourth in the LMGT3 class.


06:21 - Heart of Racing's #27 Aston Martin comes into the pits, with Ian James continuing in his stint behind the wheel. The team are running third in the LMGT3 class.


06:18 - Safety Car has increased the speeds of the cars to 110 km/h, a good sign if you're looking forward to some green flag running. Perhaps, we are nearing the end of this lengthy safety car interruption in some time.


Morning, everyone. If you've just woken up back in the UK or in Europe, and you're wondering what has happened, we've been running behind the safety car for a while now, almost three hours in. It has been bucketing down, and while the rain seems to have abated for now, we are still yet to get underway.


06:00 - A running order update:


Hypercar Top 10:


1st. #6 Porsche - Estre

2nd. #7 Toyota - Lopez

3rd. #8 Toyota Hirakawa

4th. #3 Cadillac - van der Zande

5th. #51 Ferrari - Pier Guidi

6th. #50 Ferrari - Nielsen

7th. #2 Cadillac - Palou

8th. #83 AF Corse - Kubica

9th. #38 JOTA - Button

10th. #5 Porsche - Campbell


LMP2 Top 5:


1st. #183 AF Corse - Perrodo

2nd. #37 Cool Racing - Fluxa

3rd. #22 United - Garg

4th. #34 Europol - Smiechowski 

5th. #10 Vector - Richelmi


LMGT3 Top 5:


1st. #92 Porsche - Malykhin

2nd. #91 Porsche - Shahin

3rd. #27 Aston Martin - James

4th. #85 Lamborghini - Bovy

5th. #87 Lexus - Kimura


05:34 - A swap for the lead has occurred. The #8 Toyota comes into the pits, temporarily handing the lead to the #6 Porsche.


05:24 - A bit of on-track action! The #86 Ferrari piloted by Riccardo Pera goes into the gravel at the end of the Mulsanne straight. They continued going.


05:19 - A few hypercar swaps: #50 Molina to Nielsen, #5 Christensen to Campbell.


05:00 - Little updates on the running order. However, Iron Dames have moved up to fourth in their class.

Hypercar Top 10:


1st. #8 Toyota - Hartley

2nd. #6 Porsche - Estre

3rd. #7 Toyota - Lopez

4th. #50 Ferrari - Molina

5th. #83 AF Corse - Ye

6th. #38 JOTA - Rasmussen

7th. #3 Cadillac - van der Zande

8th. #51 Ferrari - Pier Guidi

9th. #2 Cadillac - Palou

10th. #12 JOTA - Ilott


LMP2 Top 5:


1st. #183 AF Corse - Perrodo

2nd. #22 United - Siegel

3rd. #10 Vector - Cullen

4th. #37 Cool Racing - Fluxa

5th. #34 Europol - Smiechowski 


LMGT3 Top 5:


1st. #92 Porsche - Malykhin

2nd. #91 Porsche - Shahin

3rd. #27 Aston Martin - James

4th. #85 Lamborghini - Bovy

5th. #87 Lexus - Kimura


04:37 - Multiple drivers are coming in for pit stops. Few notable swaps, mostly fuel.


04:23 - A swap of safety cars will happen within the next ten minutes


04:20 - "What happens when the safety car runs out of fuel?" This question maybe answered, as we remain under safety car for the rain.


04:01 - The #37 LMP2 of Lorenzo Fluxa is under investigation for overtaking under safety car.


04:00 - Update of the running order:


Hypercar Top 10:


1st. #8 Toyota - Hartley

2nd. #6 Porsche - Estre

3rd.#7 Toyota - Lopez

4th. #50 Ferrari - Molina

5th. #83 AF Corse - Ye

6th. #38 JOTA - Rasmussen

7th. #3 Cadillac - van der Zande

8th. #51 Ferrari - Pier Guidi

9th. #2 Cadillac - Palou

10th. #5 Porsche - Christensen


LMP2 Top 5:


1st. #183 AF Corse - Perrodo

2nd. #22 United - Siegel

3rd. #10 Vector - Cullen

4th. #37 Cool Racing - Fluxa

5th. #34 Europol - Smiechowski 


LMGT3 Top 5:


1st. #92 Porsche - Malykhin

2nd. #91 Porsche - Shahin

3rd. #3 McLaren - Costa

4th. #95 McLaren - Pino

5th. #27 Aston Martin - James


03:23 - With the potential length of this safety car, pit stops may soon begin.


03:15 - The #19 Lamborghini piloted currently by Romain Grosjean is leaking water through the roof. The rain is really coming down.


03:07 - "We will be under safety car for longer than anticipated," from race control. It is out due to the rainy conditions


03:00 - While we wait under safety car, let's go over the running order at halfway:


Hypercar Top 10:


1st. #8 Toyota - Hartley

2nd. #6 Porsche - Estre

3rd. #2 Cadillac - Palou

4th. #51 Ferrari - Pier Guidi

5th. #7 Toyota - Lopez

6th. #50 Ferrari - Molina

7th. #83 AF Corse - Ye

8th. #38 JOTA - Rasmussen

9th. #3 Cadillac - van der Zande

10th. #5 Porsche - Christensen


LMP2 Top 5:


1st. #183 AF Corse - Varrone

2nd. #37 Cool Racing - Fluxa

3rd. #34 Europol - Novalak

4th. #22 United - Siegel

5th. #10 Vector - Cullen


LMGT3 Top 5:


1st. #92 Porsche - Malykhin

2nd. #91 Porsche - Shahin

3rd. #3 McLaren - Costa

4th. #78 Lexus - Boguslavisky

5th. #95 McLaren - Pino


02:48 - Overall leader #8 Toyota (Hartley) has gone into the pits. #6 Porsche (Estre) inherits the lead.


02:44 - Safety car comes out. Reason suspected is rain.



02:43 - The #24 Nielsen Racing LMP2 recieves a stop-go penalty for his incident at the beginning of the hour with the #77 Proton.


02:40 - Brief yellow comes out at Turn 3, as the #77 Proton piloted by Benjamin Barker goes off. It quickly lifts.


02:37 - The gap between the overall leaders have come down to six seconds. Estre in the #6 Porsche chases down Hartley in the #8 Toyota


02:34 - The rain is slowly picking up. Cars on the wets have an obvious pace advantage.


02:24 - "Only 20 more minutes of rain," per race control.


02:22 - The #83 AF Corse swaps drivers from Shwartzman to Yifei Ye, as does the #3 Cadillac from Dixon to van der Zande. Each put on the wets.


02:19 - James Calado in the #51 Ferrari is under investigation for speeding under the full-course yellow.


02:17 - Green flag is back out




02:16 - Jack Hawksworth is under investigation for speeding in the pit lane. He sits seventh in the LMGT3 class.


02:15 - FCY Out for recovery of Braun's vehicle and wheel.


02:09 - Slow Zone Begins: This is due to both Hansson's spin and Colin Braun in the #45 LMP2 having a wheel come off.


02:07 - The #24 Nielsen Racing LMP2, piloted by David Heinemeier Hansson, has spun off into the gravel



02:05 - The battle for the podium in the LMP2 class is heating up: Miyata is following Cullen closely throughout the lap.


01.58 - Possibility of light rain reportedly to occur in 10 minutes.


01.53 - Slow Zone lifted.




01.50 - #14 AO by TF and #28 IDEC Sport are in a battle for 6th place.


01.45 - Slow Zone begins due to #24 and #77 both in the gravel after a collision.







00.57 - #94 and #65 receive drive through penalties for slow zone procedures.


00.56 - A drive through penalty for #10 for  slow zone procedures.


00.56 - #86 under investigation for slow zone procedures.


00.52 - Buemi and Vanthoor also into the pits, with Buemi still leading.


00.51 - #93 now heading into the pits.


00.50 - #155 of Jordan Taylor finally gets the car to resume.


00.48 - #19 currently holds the fastest lap record.


00.46 - #155 accosted by the #95 McLaren, ends up on the gravel.


00.42 - A Slow Zone ensued, lasts less than a minute.


00.40 - #27 Heart of Racing now heading into the pits.


00.39 - #95, #27, #155 and #78 in a tight battle for 4th place.


00.36 - #94 Di Resta under investigation for slow zone infringement.


00.33 - #46 BMW is confirmed OUT of the race.


00.32 - No investigation for #12 for Safety Car procedure infringement.


00.29 - #10 Pilet and #65 Beche are under investigation for slow zone procedures.


00.28 - #2 Cadillac and #50 Ferrari repeatedly overtaking each other.


00.24 - Slow Zone lifted.





00.17 - #92 and #31 also under investigation for slow zone procedures.


00.16 - #4 attempts an overtake, and loses out.


00.15 - #66 to race control immediately.


00.15 - #94 currently under investigation for slow zone procedures.


00.13 - #70 and #311 receives a drive through penalty for overtaking under Safety Car Period.


00.10 - Slow Zone is out again.





00.06 - #37 Cool Racing spins off, temporarily before regain control.


00.03 - Several drivers heading into the pits for slick tyres, including the GT3 leader. Meanwhile, some struggled to remain on track.


Hypercar Top 10


1st #8 Toyota

2nd #5 Porsche

3rd #7 Toyota

4th #2 Cadillac

5th #50 Ferrari

6th #64 AF Corse

7th #51 Ferrari

8th #38 Jota Porsche

9th #3 Cadillac

10th #5 Porsche


LMP2 Top 5


1st #22 United Autosports

2nd #24 Nielsen Racing

3rd #37 Cool Racing

4th #10 Vector Sport

5th #14 AO TF


LMGT3 Top 5


1st #92 Manthey Porsche

2nd #87 Akkodis Lexus

3rd #87 Akkodis Lexus

4th #85 Iron Dames Lamborghini

5th #83 Proton Ford Mustang


23.58 - A car spins off


23.57 - #8 Toyota retains the lead.


23.52 - #4 Porsche. #12 JOTA and #23 United Autosports receives a drive through for slow zone violations.


23.47 - Alex Lynn overtakes the #50 Ferrari, moves up to 4th place.


23.46 - The front left radiator of #46 BMW reportedly facing issues, the car now being recovered. Another Slow Zone is out.






23.43 - The #46 BMW loses control, ends up stuck on the gravel.


23.34 - #8 Toyota is currently leading the race.


23.30 - #83 Ferrari of Kubica heads into the pits to serve his stop/go penalty , now down to sixth position.


23:29 - Slow Zone down the back straight



23:28 - Huge smoke pouring out of the #30 LMP2 down the back straight, bringing out the yellow flags


23:27 - #23 #65 #78 have a DRIVE-THROUGH PENALTY for Safety Car infringements


23:26 - Porsche #5 have gone from 1st place to now 7th


23:23 - Toyota #8 will inherit the lead of the race in Hypercar

23:21 -CAR #83 Leader of Hypercar given a 30-SECOND STOP AND GO PENALTY for contact with the #15 BMW


23:20 - #8 Toyota now takes second place, the #5 Porsche sinking further and further behind in the field.


23:19 - #83 Ferrari of Kubica now re-takes the lead of the race, overtaking the #5 Porsche, the Porsche staying out once again on slick tyres, despite the wets being nearly 20 seconds a lap quicker


23:14 - #5 Porsche leader now stays out, wet tyres are 19 seconds a lap quicker, but the rain is easing


23:12 - #92 Manthey Porsche LMGT3 leader spins, #46 BMW of Valentino Rossi now takes back the lead of the race


23:11 - Almost every single Hypercar has come into the pits and is moving onto the wet tyres


23:10 - LEAD CHANGE, #83 Ferrari comes in for wet tyres as the Porsche #5 seizes the race lead, but is alone on track on the slick tyres, every Hypercar moving to full wets.



23:08 - SAFETY CAR IN THIS LAP


23:06 - We have spent an hour and a half behind the Safety Car, tyres will be cold and the field bunches. Restart will happen soon.


23:00 - 24 Hours of Le Mans Running Order - 8 Hours Gone


Hypercar Top 10


1st #83 Ferrari

2nd #5 Porsche

3rd #8 Toyota

4th #50 Ferrari

5th #6 Porsche

6th #2 Cadillac

7th #51 Ferrari

8th #12 Porsche

9th #7 Toyota

10th #311 Cadillac


LMP2 Top 5


1st #22 United Autosports

2nd #24 Nielsen Racing

3rd #37 Cool Racing

4th #10 Vector Sport

5th #14 AO TF


LMGT3 Top 5


1st #92 Manthey Porsche

2nd #46 BMW WRT - Valentino Rossi

3rd #87 Akkodis Lexus

4th #85 Iron Dames Lamborghini

5th #83 Proton Ford Mustang


22:52 - Hard Rain around the pit lane and opening corners


22:52 - SAFETY CAR PHASE 3/4 Pass Around


22:42 - SAFETY CAR PHASE 2/4 - Merging


22:41 - Light rain now coming down


22:39 - Expected restart in 20 minutes, after an hour under the SAFETY CAR


22:36 - DOG HAS BEEN RESCUED -Still under SAFETY CAR conditions


22:29 - Rain expected in 10 minutes


22:25 - THERE IS A DOG ON THE TRACK


22:24 - #46 BMW is coming back into the pits, the team checking the car briefly before sending it back out again.


22:18 - Still under Safety Car conditions, in Phase 1/4


22:01 - VALENTINO ROSSI climbs back into the #46 BMW LMGT3 which will close back up to the leading #92 Manthey Porsche, regaining an entire pit stop.


22:00 - LE MANS RUNNING ORDER - 7 Hours IN


Hypercar Top 10


1st #83 Ferrari

2nd #5 Porsche

3rd #8 Toyota

4th #50 Ferrari

5th #6 Porsche

6th #2 Cadillac

7th #51 Ferrari

8th #12 Porsche

9th #7 Toyota

10th #311 Cadillac


LMP2 Top 5


1st #37 Cool Racing

2nd #22 United Autosports

3rd #10 Vector Sport

4th #24 Nielsen Racing

5th #183 AF Corse


LMGT3 Top 5


1st #46 BMW - Valentino Rossi

2nd #92 Manthey Porsche

3rd #87 Akkodis Lexus

4th #85 Iron Dames Lamborghini

5th #66 JMW Ferrari



21:49 - #46 BMW given a WARNING, NO PENALTY after contact with the #23 LMP2


21:49 - SAFETY CAR STAGE 1/4 - INTERVENTION, Picking up the leaders


21:42 - 3 Safety Cars, 1 for Each Class. Your leaders in each class are: Hypercar leader - #83 Ferrari of Robert Kubica

LMP2 Leader - #10 Vector Sport of Stephane Richelmi

LMGT3 Leader - #46 BMW of Maxime Martin (Valentino Rossi's car)


SAFETY CAR DEPLOYED


21:40 - Barrier dislodged from the contact between Hypercar leader #83 Ferrari Robert Kubica and the #15 BMW of Dries Vanthoor - SAFETY CAR DEPLOYED


21:38 - #70 Inception McLaren LMGT3 Polesitters have been wheeled back into their pit box, the car smoking


21:37 - SAFETY CAR DEPLOYED




21:37 - The crash from the #15 BMW had involvement from the #83 Ferrari, who made contact as the BMW got sent violently into the barrier.


21:35 - #15 BMW struggles for grip, running wide through the chicane on the back straight, the BMW now crashing heavily at Turn 15


21:34 - #50 Ferrari now close to within half a minute of the leading #83 Ferrari after a long and painful run on slicks in the wet.


21:33 - #38 Porsche come in for their stop, Jenson Button at the wheel and now moving onto the slicks.


21:30 - #8 Toyota come in for their stop, also moving to the slicks


21:29 - #83 Ferrari of Robert Kubica lead the race, coming in for another stop and onto the slick tyres.


21:28 - #35 and #36 Alpines have officially retired from the Le Mans 24 Hours, Mick Schumacher's debut is unfortunately over before half distance.


21:27 - #46 BMW and #47 LMP2 UNDER INVESTIGATION


21:26 - Wet tyres coming off the #5 Porsche who move to slicks, the team currently running in 3rd place.


21:24 - #3 Cadillac has run wide into the gravel by Sebastien Bourdais at Indianapolis, a lock-up of the rear axel on his new tyres.


21:23 - Jenson Button #38 Porsche closes on Nyck De Vries' #7 Toyota as the pair battle for 8th place. Button has managed to overtake three cars on his stint so far.


21:22 - 100 LAPS GONE - Hypercar


21:22 - #83 Ferrari of Robert Kubica has been given a gearbox warning, the Hypercar leaders potentially in trouble


21:21 - #99 Proton Porsche has been wheeled back into the pit lane after more trouble


21:20 - #92 LMGT3 Leaders come in for their stop, as the #46 BMW currently driven by Maxime Martin take the lead.


21:19 - #46 BMW LMGT3 hits the #23 LMP2 with the LMP2 struggling on slicks, potential penalty for Valentino Rossi's #46



21:12 - #47 LMP2 has run off the road at Indianapolis, multiple cars stationary on the circuit


21:12 - FULL COURSE YELLOW



21:10 - #60 Iron Lynx LMGT3 have hit the barriers after sliding off and struggling in the cold wet conditions.


21:09 - Ferrari #51 2023 Le Mans winners have gone a full lap down


21:08 - Amidst all the tyre strategies and rain chaos - Robert Kubica currently leads Hypercar in his #83 Ferrari


21:07 - #40 LMP2 spins around as the #37 LMP2 leaders also spin coming into the pit lane


21:04 - #51 Ferrari comes into the pits for the DRY tyres after struggling around the circuit on slicks already - Ferrari #51 on dry tyres despite the rain


21:04 - Valentino Rossi jumps out of his #46 BMW as Maxime Martin takes the wheel


21:03 - #50 Ferrari stays out on the dry tyres despite the rain, not wanting to lose track position but struggling so much and losing a lot of time, hoping for the rain to stop



21:00 - LE MANS 24 HOURS RUNNING ORDER - 6 HOURS IN


Hypercar Top 10


1st #83 Ferrari

2nd #5 Porsche

3rd #50 Ferrari

4th #8 Toyota

5th #51 Ferrari

6th #7 Toyota

7th #311 Cadillac

8th #6 Porsche

9th #12 Porsche

10th #2 Cadillac


LMP2 Top 5


1st #37 Cool Racing

2nd #10 Vector Sport

3rd #22 United Autosports

4th #24 Nielsen Racing

5th #183 AF Corse


LMGT3 Top 5


1st #92 Manthey Porsche

2nd #46 BMW Valentino Rossi

3rd #91 Manthey Porsche

4th #66 JMW Motorsport

5th #59 United Autosports



20:57 - #95 United Autosports LMGT3 has spun out into the gravel


20:55 - Jenson Button's #38 Porsche just came in for dry tyres and will need to make another pit stop, as a lot of cars begin to come into the pits for the wet tyres


20:55 - #2 Cadillac of Alex Palou comes in for the wet tyres and for their pit stop


20:53 - #50 Ferrari came in for the soft compound tyre, but on the same lap there was heavy rain. The #50 Ferrari have made the wrong choice of tyres.


20:53 - HEAVY RAIN


20:52 - #50 Ferrari comes into the pits, with rain beginning to fall heavier


20:51 - Rain spitting at the Dunlop chicane


20:50 - #6 Porsche runs wide through the Dunlop chicane, the team currently running in 9th place


20:50 - Rain Forecast in the next few minutes




20:45 - #9 LMP2 Proton Competition grinds to a halt at the Porsche curves, bringing out the yellow flag


20:44 - First spots of rain in the pit lane


20:43 - #85 Iron Dames Lamborghini comes into the pits to refuel, the team frustrated to be involved in an accident with the #4 Porsche Hypercar earlier


20:42 - As light begins to fade around the circuit, rain is on course soon and will hit Mulsanne straight and all the way down to Indianapolis at the back half of the circuit


20:38 - #65 Panis Racing LMP2 has a door problem, the door not shutting as the car now comes down the pit lane, the team has gone from running at the lead of LMP2, to now outside the Top 10


20:37 - RAIN FORECAST IN 30 MINUTES



20:34 - #36 Alpine is now in the pit box, Mick Schumacher's Alpine with potential engine troubles


20:29 - Valentino Rossi re-takes the lead of LMGT3 for the #46 BMW as the #92 Manthey Porsche serves their pit stop


20:27 - #4 Porsche has lost their right hand side racing number, regulations say that this number must be shown on the car and lit up.


20:25 - Leading #8 Toyota Hypercar comes into the pits, the #83 Ferrari now takes the lead of the race.


20:24 - #7 Toyota comes back into the pits after some more trouble, however the team is still inside the Top 10 as the temperatures are beginning to cool with night time racing upon us.


20:23 - Brendon Hartley #8 Toyota leads Hypercar after making 8 pit stops, the team seize the overall race lead as Ferrari must now play catch-up


20:20 - 9,000 overtakes so far in the Le Mans 24 Hours


20:17 - #92 Manthey Porsche have seized the lead of LMGT3, overtaking Valentino Rossi at the tight right hander before Indianapolis


20:15 - #83 Ferrari comes in for their stop, followed by the #5 Porsche as the #8 Toyota now leads the race in Hypercar.


20:14 - #38 Porsche runs in 12th - now driven by 2009 F1 Champion, Jenson Button


20:11 - Valentino Rossi brings the #46 BMW LMGT3 into the pits from the lead of the race


20:09 - #4 Porsche has a Drive-Through penalty after contact with the #85 LMGT3 Iron Dames Lamborghini