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Ben Keating, owner/driver at Keating Motorsports, has described how his privateer Ford GT fell foul of post-race scrutineering in the Le Mans 24 Hours and thereby lost a brilliant triumph in the GTE Am class.
Ford executive chairman Bill Ford has expressed disappointment at the decision to disqualify Keating Motorsports' winning GTE Am entry from last weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Mercedes' most recent appearance in the Le Mans 24 Hours will forever be famous for the sight of its cars taking to the air. 20 years on from the 1999 event, which Mercedes eventually withdrew from following its third airborne accident of the week.
Formula 2 title contender Nyck de Vries says that he felt 'hopeless' in his high-speed accident towards the closing stages of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Keating Motorsports team that was stripped of its GTE Am class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours "should have built in a little more margin", admits driver Jeroen Bleekemolen.
Oliver Gavin says he finds it baffling that Corvette stablemate Marcel Fassler was judged to blame for the crash that eliminated the #64 car from the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The crew of the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid that dominated last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours before losing victory with an hour to go reverted to its 2018 set-up before the race.
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.