ATL at Le Mans Hours 2019

Date Added: 16/07/2019

Le Mans 24 Hours is the event of the year that every motorsport knows, and this year without exception, the race was incredible! A part of the WEC Super Season edition, every manufacturer on the Le Mans grid used ATL fuel cells and equipment.

Giles, Cheryl and Ranald went down to Le Mans for the testing and qualifying days to speak to the teams.

Le Mans announced the changes to be made to the LMP1 class for the 2020/21 WEC season. The new cars will be based on road-going Hypercars rather than bespoke race only prototypes.

Currently, the only announced projects are from Aston Martin with the Valkyrie and Toyota with the GR Super Sport. More manufacturers are rumoured to have an interest, this will continue to be hybrid cars and requiring the highest FIA standard FIA FT5-1999 fuel tank.

Congratulations to Toyota Gazoo Racing on swooping up the 1st (#8) and 2nd (#7) spot. Toyota’s No 7 TS050 Hybrid car led for most of the race but had to stop twice due to a puncture and the changing of the wrong tyre.

Well done to Fernando Alonso, Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi for a fantastic race, winning for the second year in a row and the second win in this Super Season.

Signatech Alpine Matmut (#36 Alpine A470 - Gibson) also doubled up with their win at the LMP2 category! This is their third win in four years at Le Mans and second win for (Alpine) Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão and Pierre Thiriet in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

AF Corse (#51 Ferrari 488 GTE EVO) won the GTE Pro class and Team Project 1 (#56 Porsche 911 RSR) won the GTE Amateur.

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