Audi R18 wins 79th running of 24 Hours of Le Mans

3:00PM Le Mans, France - The Audi R18 driven by Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer, and Marcel Fassler has won the most prestigious endurance race there is, by a mere 13.854 seconds over the #9 Peugeot 908 driven by Simon Pagenaud. Both #2 Audi R18 and #9 Peugeot 908 pitted for their final fueling at the same time with about half an hour to go into the race, from then out it was a drag race to the end. The winning team covered 355 laps during the 24 hours, or 4,838km. In the last 24 hours, the teams driving at Le Mans have driven roughly 400km more than the entire F1 racing season. The Audi R18 used 42% less fuel for racing the 24 Hours of Le Mans than a team uses in the whole F1 season! As of this win, Audi has won more 24 Hours of Le Mans than Ferrari! Final Results:
pos # Team Class Driver Best Gap Last Laps   Pit
1 2 Audi Sport Team Joest -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Lotterer A. 3:25.289   3:36.284 355   31
2 9 Team Peugeot Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Pagenaud S. 3:26.298 13.854 3:34.552 355   28
3 8 Peugeot Sport Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Minassian N. 3:27.790 2 Laps 3:34.777 353   30
4 7 Peugeot Sport Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Gene M. 3:27.713 4 Laps 3:37.354 351   28
5 10 Team Oreca Matmut -Peugeot 908 Hdi-Fap LMP1 Lapierre N. 3:29.443 16 Laps 3:49.227 339   32
6 12 Rebellion Racing -Lola B 10/60 Coupe-Toyota LMP1 Jani N. 3:36.495 17 Laps 3:52.352 338   30
7 22 Kronos Racing -Lola Aston Martin LMP1 Leinders B. 3:39.803 27 Laps 3:57.637 328   32
8 41 Greaves Motorsport -Zytek Nissan LMP2 Lombard O. 3:43.883 29 Laps 4:11.671 326   29
9 26 Signatech Nissan -Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 Ayari S. 3:42.625 35 Laps 3:59.727 320   30
10 33 Level 5 Motorsports -Lola Coupe-Honda Performance LMP2 Bouchut C. 3:46.809 36 Laps 4:02.295 319   32
11 73 Corvette Racing -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 GTEPro Garcia A. 4:00.553 41 Laps 4:21.157 314   23
12 36 Rml -Honda Performance Development Arx 01 D LMP2 Collins B. 3:45.622 41 Laps 3:51.370 314   30
13 51 Af Corse Srl -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Fisichella G. 3:59.415 41 Laps 4:34.720 314   21
14 49 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Bmw LMP2 Nakano S. 3:45.057 42 Laps 9:14.763 313   32
15 56 Bmw Motorsport -Bmw M3 Gt GTEPro Hand J. 3:58.876 42 Laps 4:09.856 313   23
16 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Lieb M. 4:00.221 43 Laps 4:15.808 312   22
17 76 Imsa Performance Matmut -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Narac R. 4:00.952 44 Laps 4:28.465 311   22
18 80 Flying Lizard Motorsports -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Luhr L. 4:01.585 45 Laps 4:08.791 310   23
19 40 Race Performance -Oreca 03-Judd Bmw LMP2 Frey M. 3:44.546 51 Laps 4:27.903 304   29
20 50 Larbre Competition -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 NA Gardel G. 4:06.478 53 Laps 4:33.283 302   22
21 70 Larbre Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Gibon P. 4:04.546 54 Laps 4:59.586 301   21
22 65 Lotus Jetalliance -Lotus Evora GTEPro Mowlem J. 4:07.958 60 Laps 4:17.288 295   24
23 75 Prospeed Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Van Lagen J. 4:00.980 62 Laps 4:05.164 293   23
24 66 Jmw Motorsport -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Bell R. 4:01.480 65 Laps 4:10.371 290   23
25 35 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd Bmw LMP2 Da Rocha F. 3:50.658 67 Laps 4:39.563 288   25
26 68 Robertson Racing Llc -Ford Gt-Doran NA Robertson A. 4:07.417 70 Laps 4:42.509 285   24
27 83 Jmb Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Marroc N. 4:05.762 83 Laps 57:33.646 272   25
28 44 Extreme Limite Am Paris -Norma M200p-Judd Bmw LMP2 Haezebrouck P. 3:55.254 108 Laps 4:08.704 247   26
29 16 Pescarolo Team -Pescarolo Judd LMP1 Collard E. 3:34.472 50 Laps 3:49.452 305 RET 27
30 55 Bmw Motorsport -Bmw M3 Gt GTEPro Muller J. 3:59.708 79 Laps 4:08.293 276 RET 21
31 74 Corvette Racing -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 GTEPro Magnussen J. 3:59.815 144 Laps 4:01.876 211 RET 15
32 81 Flying Lizard Motorsports -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Pumpelly S. 4:05.411 144 Laps 4:10.920 211 RET 17
33 48 Team Oreca Matmut -Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 Hallyday D. 3:41.536 155 Laps 4:03.729 200 RET 18
34 63 Proton Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Ried C. 4:03.613 156 Laps 4:19.044 199 RET 13
35 13 Rebellion Racing -Lola B 10/60 Coupe-Toyota LMP1 Boullion J. 3:37.102 165 Laps 4:38.731 190 RET 17
36 61 Af Corse Srl -Ferrari F430 NA Perazzini P. 4:04.288 167 Laps 6:54.472 188 RET 15
37 59 Luxury Racing -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Ortelli S. 4:00.788 172 Laps 4:02.739 183 RET 12
38 71 Af Corse -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Waltrip M. 4:03.057 177 Laps 4:51.857 178 RET 14
39 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Al-Faisal A. 4:02.299 186 Laps 4:18.577 169 RET 12
40 42 Strakka Racing -Honda Performance Development Arx 01 D LMP2 Watts D. 3:44.820 211 Laps 3:59.380 144 RET 15
41 60 Gulf Amr Middle East -Aston Martin Vantage NA Wainwright M. 4:04.755 214 Laps 4:22.617 141 RET 12
42 39 Pecom Racing -Lola B11/40-Judd Bmw LMP2 Russo M. 3:45.283 216 Laps 3:49.383 139 RET 12
43 89 Hankook-Team Farnbacher -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Farnbacher D. 4:01.390 218 Laps 4:13.392 137 RET 10
44 58 Luxury Racing -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Jakubowski F. 4:02.357 219 Laps 4:08.680 136 RET 13
45 64 Lotus Jetalliance -Lotus Evora GTEPro Hartshorne J. 4:19.377 229 Laps 4:42.453 126 RET 9
46 57 Krohn Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Rugolo M. 4:05.181 232 Laps 4:12.177 123 RET 9
47 24 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd LMP1 Yvon J. 3:45.127 236 Laps 7:56.901 119 RET 10
48 1 Audi Sport Team Joest -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Rockenfeller M. 3:28.389 239 Laps 3:30.339 116 RET 10
49 5 Hope Racing -Oreca Swiss Hy Tech-Hybrid LMP1 Zacchia S. 3:50.255 240 Laps 16:02.254 115 RET 20
50 62 Crs Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Lynn S. 4:08.998 271 Laps 4:15.392 84 RET 6
51 15 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd LMP1 Monteiro T. 3:38.674 275 Laps 30:35.533 80 RET 15
52 79 Jota -Aston Martin Vantage GTEPro Buncombe C. 4:02.871 281 Laps 5:14.636 74 RET 6
53 20 Quifel-Asm Team -Zytek 09 Sc LMP1 Amaral M. 3:40.191 307 Laps 3:54.929 48 RET 4
54 3 Audi Sport North America -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Mcnish A. 3:28.462 341 Laps 3:30.265 14 RET 1
55 007 Aston Martin Racing -Aston Martin Amr-One LMP1 Mucke S. 3:48.099 351 Laps 2:52:46.828 4 RET 2
56 009 Aston Martin Racing -Aston Martin Amr-One LMP1 Fernandez A. 3:51.783 353 Laps 3:51.783 2 RET 0

Both Audi and Peugeot pit for the final time.

Both Audi and Peugeot make their final pit stops at the same time. Audi had enough time to fill the R18 with enough fuel for the rest of the race, and get a new set of tires. Peugeot chose to only take on fuel, and not tires, trying to pass the Audi in the pit lane. The Audi R18 was able to get out of their pit box in front of the Peugeot 908 and should be able to set their own pace the rest of the race. Currently there is only eight seconds that separate the first position Audi R18 and the second position Peugeot 908.  

One hour to go and first and second place are separated by 22 seconds

2:00 PM Le Mans, France - With an hour to go, the #2 Audi R18 TDI driven by Andre Lotterer is in the lead, but the second place Peugeot 908 HDI is only 22 seconds behind after 23 hours of racing. The race could still go to either manufacturer. The Audi team has gone for more speed overall, with the sacrifice of fuel economy, while the Peugeot teams have targeted 12 laps for each stint sacrificing the overall speed they have historically had. Current Running results are:
pos # Team Class Driver Best Gap Last Laps Pit
1 2 Audi Sport Team Joest -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Lotterer A. 3:25.289 4:20.620 340 30
2 9 Team Peugeot Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Pagenaud S. 3:26.298 21.980 3:28.934 340 27
3 8 Peugeot Sport Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Minassian N. 3:27.790 2 Laps 3:36.108 338 29
4 7 Peugeot Sport Total -Peugeot 908 LMP1 Gene M. 3:27.713 4 Laps 3:28.542 336 27
5 10 Team Oreca Matmut -Peugeot 908 Hdi-Fap LMP1 Lapierre N. 3:29.443 16 Laps 3:35.561 324 31
6 12 Rebellion Racing -Lola B 10/60 Coupe-Toyota LMP1 Jani N. 3:36.495 16 Laps 3:43.192 324 29
7 22 Kronos Racing -Lola Aston Martin LMP1 Martin M. 3:39.803 26 Laps 3:48.652 314 31
8 41 Greaves Motorsport -Zytek Nissan LMP2 Lombard O. 3:43.883 27 Laps 4:07.468 313 PIT OUT 28
9 26 Signatech Nissan -Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 Ayari S. 3:42.625 34 Laps 3:54.470 306 29
10 33 Level 5 Motorsports -Lola Coupe-Honda Performance LMP2 Bouchut C. 3:46.809 35 Laps 4:53.396 305 31
11 73 Corvette Racing -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 GTEPro Garcia A. 4:00.553 39 Laps 4:06.418 301 22
12 51 Af Corse Srl -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Fisichella G. 3:59.415 39 Laps 4:07.013 301 20
13 49 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Bmw LMP2 Nakano S. 3:45.057 40 Laps 3:49.010 300 31
14 36 Rml -Honda Performance Development Arx 01 D LMP2 Collins B. 3:45.622 40 Laps 3:48.915 300 29
15 56 Bmw Motorsport -Bmw M3 Gt GTEPro Hand J. 3:58.876 40 Laps 4:01.676 300 22
16 77 Team Felbermayr-Proton -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Lieb M. 4:00.221 41 Laps 4:05.995 299 21
17 76 Imsa Performance Matmut -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Narac R. 4:00.952 42 Laps 4:09.055 298 21
18 80 Flying Lizard Motorsports -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Long P. 4:01.585 43 Laps 4:05.916 297 22
19 40 Race Performance -Oreca 03-Judd Bmw LMP2 Frey M. 3:44.546 49 Laps 3:53.647 291 28
20 50 Larbre Competition -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 NA Gardel G. 4:06.478 50 Laps 4:08.653 290 21
21 70 Larbre Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Gibon P. 4:04.546 51 Laps 4:15.601 289 PIT OUT 19
22 65 Lotus Jetalliance -Lotus Evora GTEPro Mowlem J. 4:07.958 58 Laps 5:49.992 282 24
23 75 Prospeed Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Goossens M. 4:00.980 60 Laps 4:01.528 280 22
24 35 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd Bmw LMP2 Barlesi A. 3:50.658 63 Laps 6:03.840 277 PIT 25
25 66 Jmw Motorsport -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Bell R. 4:01.480 63 Laps 4:04.214 277 22
26 68 Robertson Racing Llc -Ford Gt-Doran NA Murry D. 4:07.417 67 Laps 4:20.816 273 23
27 83 Jmb Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Marroc N. 4:05.762 69 Laps 21:54.495 271 PIT 25
28 44 Extreme Limite Am Paris -Norma M200p-Judd Bmw LMP2 Haezebrouck P. 3:55.254 107 Laps 3:58.556 233 25
29 16 Pescarolo Team -Pescarolo Judd LMP1 Collard E. 3:34.472 35 Laps 3:49.452 305 27
30 55 Bmw Motorsport -Bmw M3 Gt GTEPro Muller J. 3:59.708 64 Laps 4:08.293 276 21
31 74 Corvette Racing -Chevrolet Corvette C6 Zr1 GTEPro Magnussen J. 3:59.815 129 Laps 4:01.876 211 15
32 81 Flying Lizard Motorsports -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Pumpelly S. 4:05.411 129 Laps 4:10.920 211 17
33 48 Team Oreca Matmut -Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 Hallyday D. 3:41.536 140 Laps 4:03.729 200 18
34 63 Proton Competition -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) NA Ried C. 4:03.613 141 Laps 4:19.044 199 13
35 13 Rebellion Racing -Lola B 10/60 Coupe-Toyota LMP1 Boullion J. 3:37.102 150 Laps 4:38.731 190 RET 17
36 61 Af Corse Srl -Ferrari F430 NA Perazzini P. 4:04.288 152 Laps 6:54.472 188 15
37 59 Luxury Racing -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Ortelli S. 4:00.788 157 Laps 4:02.739 183 12
38 71 Af Corse -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Waltrip M. 4:03.057 162 Laps 4:51.857 178 PIT 14
39 88 Team Felbermayr-Proton -Porsche 911 Rsr (997) GTEPro Al-Faisal A. 4:02.299 171 Laps 4:18.577 169 12
40 42 Strakka Racing -Honda Performance Development Arx 01 D LMP2 Watts D. 3:44.820 196 Laps 3:59.380 144 RET 15
41 60 Gulf Amr Middle East -Aston Martin Vantage NA Wainwright M. 4:04.755 199 Laps 4:22.617 141 RET 12
42 39 Pecom Racing -Lola B11/40-Judd Bmw LMP2 Russo M. 3:45.283 201 Laps 3:49.383 139 RET 12
43 89 Hankook-Team Farnbacher -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Farnbacher D. 4:01.390 203 Laps 4:13.392 137 RET 10
44 58 Luxury Racing -Ferrari 458 Italia GTEPro Jakubowski F. 4:02.357 204 Laps 4:08.680 136 13
45 64 Lotus Jetalliance -Lotus Evora GTEPro Hartshorne J. 4:19.377 214 Laps 4:42.453 126 RET 9
46 57 Krohn Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Rugolo M. 4:05.181 217 Laps 4:12.177 123 RET 9
47 24 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd LMP1 Yvon J. 3:45.127 221 Laps 7:56.901 119 RET 10
48 1 Audi Sport Team Joest -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Rockenfeller M. 3:28.389 224 Laps 3:30.339 116 RET 10
49 5 Hope Racing -Oreca Swiss Hy Tech-Hybrid LMP1 Zacchia S. 3:50.255 225 Laps 16:02.254 115 RET 20
50 62 Crs Racing -Ferrari F430 NA Lynn S. 4:08.998 256 Laps 4:15.392 84 RET 6
51 15 Oak Racing -Oak Pescarolo-Judd LMP1 Monteiro T. 3:38.674 260 Laps 30:35.533 80 RET 15
52 79 Jota -Aston Martin Vantage GTEPro Buncombe C. 4:02.871 266 Laps 5:14.636 74 RET 6
53 20 Quifel-Asm Team -Zytek 09 Sc LMP1 Amaral M. 3:40.191 292 Laps 3:54.929 48 RET 4
54 3 Audi Sport North America -Audi R18 Tdi LMP1 Mcnish A. 3:28.462 326 Laps 3:30.265 14 RET 1
55 007 Aston Martin Racing -Aston Martin Amr-One LMP1 Mucke S. 3:48.099 336 Laps 2:52:46.828 4 RET 2
56 009 Aston Martin Racing -Aston Martin Amr-One LMP1 Fernandez A. 3:51.783 338 Laps 3:51.783 2 RET 0
 
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