Ferrari faster than Toyota and Porsche


Test day | top 5 overall:

  1. #51Ferrari 499P | Ferrari AF Corse – Alessandro Pier Guidi / James Calado / Antonio Giovinazzi – 03:29.504
  2. #6Porsche 963 | Porsche Penske Motorsport – Kevin Estre / André Lotterer / Laurens Vanthoor – 03:29.648
  3. #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid | TOYOTA GAZOO Racing – Mike Conway / Kamui Kobayashi / José María López – 03:29.827
  4. #50Ferrari 499P | Ferrari AF Corse – Antonio Fuoco / Miguel Molina / Nicklas Nielsen – 03:29.856
  5. #75Porsche 963 | Porsche Penske Motorsport – Felipe Nasr / Mathieu Jaminet / Nicholas Tandy – 03:29.905

Best times in the other three classes:

  • LMP2 | #28 ORECA 07-Gibson | JOTA – David Heinemeier Hansson/Oliver Rasmussen/Pietro Fittipaldi – 03:35.872

  • LMGTE Am | #66 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo | JMW Motorsport – Thomas Neubauer/Louis Prette/Giacomo Petrobelli – 03:56.088

  • Innovative car | #24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 | Hendrick Motorsports – Jimmie Johnson/Mike Rockenfeller/Jenson Button – 03:53.761

The world’s most famous endurance race will take place next week, but the 62 cars contested two sessions of three hours each on Sunday.

The symbolic bar <03h30 per lap had not yet been reached this morning after the first three-hour session of the Test Day.

But, a handful of Hypercar competitors managed to do it in the second session.

Laurens Vanthoor driving the #6 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963, shared with Kévin Estre and André Lotterer, was the first to complete a lap in under 03:30 (03:29.648) thanks to a clear track and his determination characteristic.

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The time was achieved after around 30 minutes of practice, soon followed by Antonio Fuoco and Antonio Giovinazzi in the #50 and #51 Ferrari AF Corse Ferrari 499Ps, respectively, and Kamui Kobayashi in the #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Toyota GR010 Hybrid .

After the end of Test Day, competitors of all classes took advantage of the available track time to fine-tune their preparations for the big race.

In the Peugeot camp, the #94 9X8 completed an astonishing 39 laps, while the #93, stopped on the Mulsanne straight with a mechanical problem shortly after 12:00 p.m., only completed 16 laps in the afternoon. .


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