We have reduced a 24-hour race to a neat 12-minute nugget of the moments you’ll never tire of seeing. The 89th edition was eventful from the moment John Elkann, Chairman of Ferrari released the field, right up to the chequered flag.
The crew of the #7 GR010 secured the win for Toyota Gazoo Racing, the fourth in a row for the Japanese manufacturer. The fiercely competitive LMP2 class proved to be enthralling, with an unexpected plot twist in the last lap that saw leader Team WRT’s #41 car grind to a painful halt. The sister car surged to victory a mere seven tenths of a second ahead of the the JOTA #28 Oreca 07-Gibson. In LMGTE Pro, Ferrari took the stop step, followed by Corvette Racing and Porsche GT Team. The #51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo won the battle with the #63 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, on its maiden Le Mans. AF Corse took home a second class win, clinching victory for the #83 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo in LMGTE Am. In a race strewn with retirements, the Innovative Car entry, the Association SRT #84 Oreca 07-Gibson reached the chequered flag in 32nd place, its two disabled drivers proving that handicap is no obstacle to racing.
The 90th running of the French 24-hour marathon is scheduled for 11 and 12 June 2022 and will be the third race of the six that constitute the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship.