FIA WEC Round 3 – 24 Hours of Le Mans

Date: 13th June 2022

Location: Le Mans, France

Official Classification:

1st #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Buemi/Hirakawa/Hartley) 380 Laps
2nd #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) +2:01.222
3rd #709 Glickenhaus Racing (Briscoe/Westbrook/Mailleux) +5 Laps
4th #708 Glickenhaus Racing (Pla/Dumas/Derani) +10 Laps
5th #38 JOTA (Gonzalez/Da Costa/Stevens) +11 Laps
6th #9 Prema Orlen Team (Kubica/Deletraz/Colombo) +11 Laps

Brendon Hartley – #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GR010:
“It’s a great achievement to get a one-two at Le Mans for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. It was a great feeling to be behind the wheel for qualifying and to get pole position, and it was even more special to take the race finish. It’s the first time I’ve been able to do that and I was overwhelmed with emotions when I crossed the line. During the whole race you are trying not to think about the finish because we have seen what can happen in the last laps, particularly with TOYOTA. So when you cross the line, all the emotions come out and it’s a great feeling. I am so happy for Ryo, who has integrated really well. We love him and he is a strong part of the team already. We also have a great relationship with the car #7 crew and it was fun to battle so hard with them for most of the race. We were flat-out for so long but after car #7 had their problem we backed off and took minimal risk.”

Drivers’ Championship Positions after Round 3:

1st André Negrão 81
1st Matthieu Vaxiviere 81
1st Nicolas Lapierre 81
2nd Brendon Hartley 78
2nd Sébastien Buemi 78
3rd Ryo Hirakawa 78
3rd Olivier Pla 69
3rd Roman Dumas 69

Hypercar World Championship Positions after Round 3:

1st Toyota Gazoo Racing 103
2nd Alpine Elf Matmut 81
3rd Glickenhaus Racing 69