Ferrari in the lead after four hours of racing

Ferrari in the lead after four hours of racing

After four hours of racing, two Ferraris occupy the lead in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, Ferrari intends to do it again this year, and the start of the race is going rather well for the Italian team. After four hours of competition, marked by several heavy downpours, two Ferraris occupied the first two places. It is the No. 83, driven by Robert Shwartzman and Robert Kubica until then, which is in the lead, but twenty cars in the premier category, the Hypercar, have the same number of laps on the clock and the race is therefore far from being settled.

If it was the No. 50 Ferrari, from the Nielsen-Fuoco-Molina trio, which took the lead of the race from the first corner, after the start given by Zinedine Zidane, Robert Kubica took advantage of the heavy downpour after 1h30 of racing, which did not wash away the entire circuit, and of a different tire strategy from the #50 Ferrari, to take first place in the standings. The Pole, however, had to serve a ten-second penalty due to pit infractions during qualifying. Behind the two Ferraris, we find the Porsche n°5.

Rossi made his debut at Le Mans

No retirements have been reported in Hypercar so far, but both BMWs have experienced off-track events. First it was the No. 15 of Marco Wittmann, after only 19 minutes of racing, then the No. 20 of Robin Frijns, after 2h24, which crashed. Fortunately not serious. They were able to resume after passing through the pits. Also note the big debut at Le Mans of Valentino Rossi, the man with seven world titles in MotoGP (or 500 cc), at the wheel of a BMW in the LMGT3 category. Which also brought back the sun. But that shouldn’t last.

Ranking after 4 hours of racing – Saturday June 15, 2024
1- Ferrari n°83 (Shwartzman-Kubica-Ye) 63 tours
2- Ferrari n°50 (Nielsen-Fuoco-Molina) 63 tours
3- Porsche n°5 (Campbell-Chritensen-Makowiecki) 63 laps
4- Porsche n°4 (Tandy-Nasr-Jaminet)
5- Hertz n038 (Rasmussen-Hanson-Button) 63 tours

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