24 Hours of Le Mans

2011 24 Hours of Le Mans: Hour Fourteen Update

2 Mins read

The #9 Team Peugeot Total 908 of Pagenaud holds the lead by virtue of economy as the fourteenth hour ended under a safety car.

The Peugeot 908's run 1-2 after the #7 of Davidson overtook the #2 Audi of Fassler as the top three were covered by just 30 seconds after 200 laps.

A majority of the hour was uneventful with a smattering of pit stops by the major contenders.

The #5 Hope Racing team have shown a never say die spirit and even after 20 pit stops continue to try and find the problem with the ORECA car which has had consistent problems.

The #8 Peugeot, which suffered damper problems early in the race, was one of the first of the leading cars to blink as Sarrizan left the car after a three hour stint, and he handed over to Minassian. Soon after the #2 Audi followed for a fuel only.

Some of the closest action in the race comes from the GTE Pro class with half a lap covering the top 4.

However, it was the LMP1 action that saw an overtake after Ant Davidson set a new lap record with a 3.27.713 on lap 188 as he closed on the #2 Audi. Davidson continued to close the gap before he and his team mate, the #9 Peugeot, pitted.

Then an LMP2 pit stop race began as the #33 Level 5 Motorsports car and the #26 Signatech Nissan entered pit road in close proximity, however the #26 suffered some trouble as the crew began to fix something within the cockpit.

Just as the hour ended the #7 of Davidson pounced on the #2 Audi at Indianapolis to take 2nd place and pulled out a 5.3 second lead before the safety car came out after the #13 Rebellion Racing car crashed out with Boullion at the wheel.



2011 24 Hours of Le Mans standings after fourteen hours:

No.9 – Peugeot Sport Total – Bourdais/Lamy/Pagenaud
No.7 – Peugeot Sport Total – Davidson/Gene/Wurz
No.2 – Audi Sport Team Joest – Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer

No.41 – Greaves Motorsport – Ojjeh/Kimber-Smith/Lombard
No.48 – Team ORECA Matmut – Hallyday/Kraihamer/Premat
No.33 – Level 5 Motorsport – Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa

No.74 – Corvette Racing – Gavin/Magnussen/Westbrook
No.51 – AF Corse SRL – Fisichella/Bruni/Vilander
No.59 – Luxury Racing – Ortelli/Makowiecki/Melo

No 81 – Flying Lizard Motorsports – Neiman/Law/Pumpelly
No.50 – Larbre Competition – Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel
No.61 – AF Corse SRL – Perazzini/Cioci/Breslin

Related posts
24 Hours of Le MansFIA WEC

ByKolles Names Test and Development Drivers for Hypercar Project

2 Mins read
Tom Dillmann and Esteban Guerrieri have been announced as ByKolles Racing’s test and development drivers for their Le Mans Hypercar project.
24 Hours of Le MansAsian Le Mans SeriesEuropean Le Mans SeriesFIA WEC

LMP2 Suffers More Performance Cuts to Keep Hypercars Ahead

1 Mins read
More changes have been made to the LMP2 cars to ensure the Hypercars are faster ahead of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
24 Hours of Le MansEuropean Le Mans SeriesFIA WECFormula Regional European Championship

17-year-old Franco Colapinto set to join 24 Hours of Le Mans grid

2 Mins read
A busy year ahead for the young Argentinian as he takes on Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season, ELMS, FIA WEC and the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Leave a Reply