2020 Le Mans 24 Hours Live Updates
By: Jake Boxall-Legge
|Toyota's #8 car scores the marque's third successive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours|
|Buemi and Nakajima become three-time winners, Hartley a double winner; #7 car of Conway/Lopez/Kobayashi finishes third after turbo problems shortly after half-distance|
|The #22 United Autosports ORECA of Di Resta/Hanson/Albuquerque survives late splash and dash to claim LMP2 victory and seal the WEC title|
|#97 Aston Martin of Lynn/Martin/Tincknell romps to victory in GTE Pro over the #51 Ferrari|
|#90 TF Sport Aston controls GTE Am for first Aston class victory since 2014|
09:06 Until next time, it's goodbye from us!
09:05 We'll have all the news, opinion and reaction from the race on Autosport.com and in this week's Autosport magazine, out in shops on Thursday.
09:04 Thanks so much to everybody who has followed along with us over the last 24-and-a-bit hours. Let's hopefully do this all again next June, shall we?
08:57 The trophy is hoisted by the three drivers and Toyota representative - always an awkward feat getting everybody visible around the massive structure for the traditional podium photograph.
08:57 Indeed, it could have been a Rebellion 2-3 without that moment earlier on for Deletraz at Indianapolis.
08:56 A nice moment for Rebellion there to finish second on its Le Mans swansong. Just one tantalising step away from one of the great Le Mans upsets.
08:53 The LMP1 podium finishers now climb onto the rostrum - a weird spectacle without the usual rush of fans onto the start-finish straight.
08:51 We understand that the problem for the #71 car was gearbox-related. A bitter pill for that team to swallow - and gives the #92 Porsche crew a minor boost in the standings to reduce its deficit to the #95 Aston Martin.
08:48 There are scenes of jubilation down at Toyota - the sight of the #8 car beneath the podium is becoming a familiar sight after so many years of hurt. It's a perfect way too to see off the TS050 at Le Mans which, admittedly against limited opposition in recent years, has still delivered the goods.
08:46 If the numbers are indeed correct, this should wrap up the LMP2 title for the #22 United Autosports car - and for Albuquerque and Hanson. Di Resta missed the Fuji round earlier in the season.
08:41 Hartley and Buemi clamber onto the roof of the winning Toyota which tours slowly down the pitlane to take the applause of the assembled teams in the pits.
08:38 Looks like Rigon didn't make it across the line in the #71 Ferrari which was running fourth. In shades of 2016 for Toyota, it has to complete the last lap to be classified so is bumped back to P7 in the GTE-Pro standings.
08:36 And GTE Am victory goes to TF Sport and Charlie Eastwood - a superb victory for the team, which is now the reigning winner of both British GT classes and its class in the biggest sportscar race of them all. Significantly, it's also the first Am class victory for an Aston since 2014.
08:34 Aston Martin coordinate for both its cars to cross the line together as the #97 Vantage of Lynn/Martin/Tincknell deliver a fairly dominant victory - a second class win for Tincknell on his first appearance with AMR.
08:34 Hanson claims victory for the #22 United Autosports team, after that heart-in-mouth finish as the team had to pit.
08:33 It's a third consecutive win for Toyota, a third win for Buemi and Nakajima and a second win for Hartley.
08:32 Kazuki Nakajima brings the #8 Toyota to the line to win the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours!
Apr 28, 2021