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Fernando Alonso says his #8 Toyota crew has to "enjoy" to be on the side of good luck after inheriting victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Toyota LMP1 driver Jose Maria Lopez says the puncture that cost him and his teammates in the #7 car a probable Le Mans 24 Hours victory made him "cry all the way back to the pits”.
Toyota LMP1 technical director Pascal Vasselon has explained why the team opted not to change all four of the tyres on its #7 car when it sustained a late puncture in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Toyota believes it “did the right thing” by not swapping its two cars around after a dramatic final hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours cost the #7 TS050 Hybrid a near-certain win.
Toyota sealed its second Le Mans 24 Hours victory in expectedly dominant style, but a late problem for the #7 car handed another win to Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima.
Kazuki Nakajima took the lead of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours for the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid crew inside the final hour after the long-time leading #7 Toyota slowed.
Toyota is heading for a second consecutive 1-2 finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours as Kamui Kobayashi leads his teammate Sebastien Buemi by some two minutes heading into the final four hours.
Jose Maria Lopez pulled away from teammate Kazuki Nakajima to put the #7 Toyota some 80 seconds clear of the sister car as the Le Mans 24 Hours reached two-thirds distance.
Kamui Kobayashi is leading Sebastien Buemi at the halfway stage of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours, while an AF Corse Ferrari is preventing Porsche domination in the GTE Pro class and the privateer Ford leads GTE Am.
Toyota kept the 87th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours under lock and key heading into the fifth hour of the race, with the factory hybrids running just under a minute apart.
Toyota LMP1 driver Mike Conway admits he will have to take extra precautions after being hit with a suspended three-minute penalty for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Ahead of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO outlined further details of the new Hypercar regulations slated for the 2020/21 World Endurance Championship season.
The Rebellion LMP1 squad and engine supplier Gibson are confident there will be no repeat of the failures that struck it on Thursday during Le Mans 24 Hours qualifying.
This weekend, Corvette celebrates its 20th consecutive start at the Le Mans 24 Hours. There would be no greater birthday present for the American manufacturer than a ninth class win at La Sarthe, but the team is just as proud of its enduring legacy as it is of its past success.
Aston Martin and Corvette have both been penalised in the latest GTE Pro class Balance of Performance issued for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Ford driver Richard Westbrook has stressed the importance of "going out with a bang" in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, in what will be the Blue Oval's final appearance with its works GT programme.
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