#1 Porsche dominating at Le Mans as LMP2 cars fight for podium

Porsche leads the Le Mans 24 Hours after 13 hours with it the only LMP1 not to encounter problems in this year's race

#1 Porsche dominating at Le Mans as LMP2 cars fight for podium

The #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid shared by Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer and Nick Tandy has extended its advantage to 10 laps over the chasing LMP2 pack.

Tandy handed over to Lotterer during an hour in which they were lapping six or seven seconds slower than their ultimate race pace.

The delayed #2 Porsche with Brendon Hartley at the wheel has moved up to 16th position and is now only seven laps down on the second-placed Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA-Gibson driven by Ho-Pin Tung.

The #8 Toyota, which like the second Porsche has had a new motor generator unit installed, is down in 38th position.

JACKIE CHAN TAKES COMMAND OF LMP2

Ho-Pin Tung moved the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA into the lead in LMP2 and holds a lead of 4.3s over David Heineiemer Hansson in the #13 Rebellion ORECA.

The #38 car had been expected to slip back to second when Tung made his stop at the end of lap 189, but he was able to re-emerge just ahead of the lead Rebellion.

The #35 Signatech ORECA of Pierre Ragues ran third at the end of the hour, but is due to slip back behind the #31 Rebellion of Julien Canal when it makes its next stop.

The #31 car had led at the start of the hour, but Nicolas Prost spent five minutes in the pits after being rolled into the garage for some running repairs.

FERRARI UP FRONT IN GTE

Nicki Thiim is leading GTE Pro in the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

Alessandro Pier Guidi pitted out of the lead just before the end of the hour in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE

A total of 10 cars were still on the lead lap in GTE Pro with 11 hours of the race to go.

The British JMW squad led GTE Am with its new Ferrari 488 GTE, Will Stevens holding a lead of the better part of a lap over the TF Sport Aston with Euan Hankey at the wheel.

POSITIONS AFTER 13 HOURS

Pos Class Car Drivers Laps Gap
1 LMP1 #1 Porsche Jani, Lotterer, Tandy 203
2 LMP2 #38 Oreca Tung, Laurent, Jarvis 193 + 10 Laps
3 LMP2 #13 Oreca Piquet Jr, H. Hansson, Beche 193 + 4.332s
4 LMP2 #35 Alpine Panciatici, Ragues, Negrao 192 + 11 Laps
5 LMP2 #31 Oreca Prost, Canal, Senna 192 + 15.290s
6 LMP2 #24 Oreca Graves, Hirschi, Vergne 192 + 1m03.802s
7 LMP2 #40 Oreca Allen, Matelli, Bradley 191 + 12 Laps
8 LMP2 #32 Ligier Owen, De Sadeleer, Albuquerque 191 + 54.772s
9 LMP2 #37 Oreca Cheng, Gommendy, Brundle 191 + 2m17.494s
10 LMP2 #23 Ligier Barthez, Buret, Berthon 188 + 15 Laps
11 LMP2 #21 Oreca Hedman, Hanley, Rosenqvist 187 + 16 Laps
12 LMP2 #28 Oreca Perrodo, Vaxiviere, Collard 187 + 1m06.130s
13 LMP2 #34 Ligier Moore, Hanson, Chandhok 187 + 1m51.255s
14 LMP1 #2 Porsche Bernhard, Bamber, Hartley 186 + 17 Laps
15 LMP2 #39 Oreca Guibbert, Trouillet, Winslow 186 + 0.139s
16 LMP2 #47 Dallara Lacorte, Sernagiotto, Belicchi 185 + 18 Laps
17 LMP2 #33 Ligier Nicolet, Nicolet, Maris 182 + 21 Laps
18 GTE Pro #95 Aston Thiim, Sorensen, Stanaway 180 + 23 Laps
19 GTE Pro #51 Ferrari Calado, Pier Guidi, Rugolo 179 + 24 Laps
20 GTE Pro #97 Aston Turner, Adam, Serra 179 + 9.182s
21 GTE Pro #91 Porsche Lietz, Makowiecki, Pilet 179 + 35.332s
22 LMP2 #17 Ligier Lafargue, Lafargue, Zollinger 179 + 44.947s
23 GTE Pro #71 Ferrari Rigon, Bird, Molina 179 + 1m10.137s
24 GTE Pro #92 Porsche Christensen, Estre, Werner 179 + 1m15.754s
25 GTE Pro #68 Ford Hand, Muller, Kanaan 179 + 1m46.445s
26 GTE Pro #67 Ford Priaulx, Tincknell, Derani 179 + 2m01.679s
27 GTE Pro #63 Chevrolet Magnussen, Garcia, Taylor 179 + 2m25.383s
28 GTE Pro #69 Ford Briscoe, Westbrook, Dixon 179 + 2m51.950s
29 LMP2 #36 Alpine Dumas, Menezes, Rao 178 + 25 Laps
30 LMP2 #29 Dallara Lammers, Van Eerd, Barrichello 178 + 1m39.362s
31 GTE Am #84 Ferrari Smith, Stevens, Vanthoor 176 + 27 Laps
32 GTE Am #90 Aston Yoluc, Hankey, Bell 176 + 3m15.164s
33 GTE Am #77 Porsche Ried, Cairoli, Dienst 175 + 28 Laps
34 GTE Am #55 Ferrari Cameron, Scott, Cioci 175 + 3.899s
35 GTE Pro #64 Chevrolet Gavin, Milner, Fassler 175 + 19.172s
36 GTE Am #62 Ferrari Macneil, Sweedler, Bell 175 + 35.029s
37 LMP1 #8 Toyota Buemi, Davidson, Nakajima 175 + 1m34.120s
38 GTE Am #99 Aston Howard, Gunn, Bryant 174 + 29 Laps
39 GTE Am #61 Ferrari Mok, Sawa, Griffin 174 + 1m57.339s
40 GTE Am #83 Ferrari Krohn, Jonsson, Bertolini 173 + 30 Laps
41 GTE Am #93 Porsche Long, Al Faisal, Hedlund 173 + 29.419s
42 GTE Am #65 Ferrari Nielsen, Balzan, Curtis 173 + 2m12.248s
43 GTE Pro #66 Ford Mucke, Pla, Johnson 173 + 2m37.229s
44 GTE Am #86 Porsche Wainwright, Barker, Foster 173 + 2m53.618s
45 GTE Am #98 Aston Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda 172 + 31 Laps
46 GTE Am #54 Ferrari Flohr, Castellacci, Beretta 172 + 45.431s
47 LMP2 #27 Dallara Aleshin, Sirotkin, Shaitar 171 + 32 Laps
48 GTE Am #60 Ferrari Wee, Katoh, Parente 171 + 27.716s
49 LMP2 #22 Oreca Rojas, Hirakawa, Gutierrez 167 + 36 Laps
50 LMP2 #45 Ligier Patterson, Mcmurry, Capillaire 165 + 38 Laps
51 LMP2 #43 Riley Keating, Bleekemolen, Taylor 164 + 39 Laps
52 GTE Am #50 Chevrolet Rees, Brandela, Philippon 162 + 41 Laps
53 LMP2 #49 Ligier Konopka, Calko, Breukers 148 + 55 Laps
54 LMP1 #9 Toyota Lapierre, Kunimoto, Lopez 160 Retired
55 LMP1 #7 Toyota Conway, Kobayashi, Sarrazin 154 Retired
56 LMP2 #25 Oreca Gonzalez, Trummer, Petrov 152 Retired
57 GTE Pro #82 Ferrari Vilander, Fisichella, Kaffer 72 Retired
58 LMP2 #26 Oreca Rusinov, Thiriet, Lynn 20 Retired
59 GTE Am #88 Porsche Bachler, Lemeret, Al Qubaisi 18 Retired
60 LMP1 #4 Enso Webb, Kraihamer, Bonanomi 7 Retired
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