Dawn at Le Mans: KO of Toyota #7, Molina’s Ferrari far behind and lead of #51

bitter night for Toyota, and to a lesser extent for Ferrari, in Le Mans that in the darkness of Sarthe was left without one of its mainstays, since the #7 of Conway, Pechito and Kobayashi had to retire after an accident in which the Japanese driver, at the wheel at that moment, was not at fault. The sequence began with a ‘next slow zone’ in Kamui’s car. He braked to avoid passing an LMP2 while a Ferrari GT did so late and hit the GR-010 Hybrid, with the result of abandonment for one of the favourites.

“You don’t see many images, they eat the slow zone and they hit him from behind when he is braking and there was too much damage to the car, too great, to go back to the pits and that’s where the race ended”, he explained. pechito lopez in the pit lane after the accident. It is the first abandonment of Toyota in Le Mans since 2017 and leaves the race even more open than it was after afternoon and evening showers.

The early morning did not suit him either Ferrarisince shortly after the abandonment of its rival, the car # 50 of Maranelloof which it is a part Miguel Molina, He had serious mechanical problems and had him stopped in the garage for several laps and almost dismissing his chances of victory that the other Italian car keeps intact.

A triumph to which in the middle of the night they opted in Peugeotwith extraordinary career management and strategy, with his unit #94 until Menezes, a member of the crew with Duval and Muller slammed the lion’s car into the first chicane of the long Hunaudières straight. Then the lead was inherited again by Toyota with its #8 unit, followed by Ferrari with its #51 (Pier Guidi, Calado and Giovinazzi) and Cadillac with #2 (Bamber, Lynn and Westbrook).

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In LMP2 the good news continues for Albert Costa, who continues to lead the standings after rising to the top after the downpour last evening.

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