Le Mans 24 Hours race day


By: Matt Beer


Status: Stopped
13:24 Finally, Toyota has broken its Le Mans 24 Hours curse. It might have been overwhelming favourite to win the race this year, but it still had to get the job done. For Toyota, Nakajima and Buemi this is the moment they will feel they have deserved for years. For Alonso, the Le Mans triumph moves him one step closer to his goal of winning motorsport's 'triple crown'.

Thank you very much for joining us throughout the week - especially to those of you who have stayed with us for almost 25 hours! If you have the energy, here's our final report from a typically gruelling event. If not, have a lie down! We'll join you in a few hours' time.

Stay tuned to Autosport in the coming hours and days for plenty of reaction to the race. Thanks again.
Alonso, Buemi, Nakajima take Toyota's first Le Mans 24 Hours win
13:16 Nakajima climbs out of the car to join his team-mates and Alonso and Buemi immediately embrace him.

13:04 Confirmation that Gommendy held off Duval for the final podium position in LMP2, so #26 G-Drive wins from #36 Signatech-Alpine and #39 Graff-So24.
Victory for the #8 Toyota (Photo: LAT)

Victory for the #8 Toyota (Photo: LAT)

13:02 Alonso is swamped as he tries to get to his team and celebrate in the huddle.
13:02 The #26 G-Drive crosses the line to win LMP2 - that's a crushing victory for Vergne, Pizzitola and Rusinov.
13:01 That's Toyota's first win at Le Mans and its the second Japanese manufacturer to take the overall win after Mazda.
13:01 Toyota wins the Le Mans 24 Hours!

Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima have done it!
13:01 Into the final chicane...
13:00 The Toyotas are into the Porsche curves as the #8 crew head to the pitwall.
12:59 Duval is still 3.6s off Gommendy, you'd expect that's the final podium place in LMP2 sealed.
12:59 Down the Mulsanne the Toyotas go.
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