Formula 1
28 Mar
FP1 in
26 days
R
Emilia Romagna GP
18 Apr
Race in
49 days
Formula E MotoGP
28 Mar
FP1 in
26 days
R
Doha GP
02 Apr
Next event in
33 days
IndyCar
R
Birmingham
16 Apr
Next event in
47 days
23 Apr
Next event in
54 days

Seven cars moved to back of Le Mans grid

Le Mans 24 Hours organisers have announced that seven cars will be moved to the rear of the grid for not complying with rules related to minimum qualifying times and completion of night laps.

shares
comments
Seven cars moved to back of Le Mans grid
#22 SO24! By Lombard Racing Ligier JS P2 Judd: Vincent Capillaire, Olivier Lombard, Jonathan Coleman
#27 SMP Racing BR01 Nissan: Nicolas Minassian, Maurizio Mediani, Mikhail Aleshin
#28 Pegasus Racing Morgan Nissan: Inès Taittinger, Remy Streibig, Leo Roussel
#63 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7-R: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Ricky Taylor

The seven offending cars will be allowed to take the start in the order they qualified, occupying positions 54 through 60 on the overall grid.

These are the #4 ByKolles CLM/P1, the #27 SMP Racing BR01, the #28 Pegasus Racing Morgan, the #30 ESM Ligier, the #22 So24! by Lombard Ligier, the #40 Krohn Racing Ligier and the #63 Corvette.

It was confirmed that Simon Trummer (#4), Maurizio Mediani (#27) and Antonio Garcia (#63) had failed to complete the requisite five laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe at night.

Meanwhile, Trummer also failed to set a minimum qualifying time in compliance with the rules, along with Ed Brown (#30), Tracy Krohn (#40), Erik Maris (#22) and Remy Striebig (#28).

As such, none of the above named drivers can be nominated to start the race, which begins at 1500 local time.

Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi leads red-flagged warm-up

Previous article

Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi leads red-flagged warm-up

Next article

Analysis: Porsche's strategy for winning an 18th Le Mans

Analysis: Porsche's strategy for winning an 18th Le Mans
Load comments
Why Ferrari is ending its 50-year top-flight sportscar racing exile Prime

Why Ferrari is ending its 50-year top-flight sportscar racing exile

Making a return to top-flight sportscar racing after 50 years away, Ferrari will enter the Le Mans Hypercar ranks in 2023. The Italian marque denies the link with Formula 1's new cost cap that frees up resources, but it's certainly no coincidence...

WEC
Feb 25, 2021
Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights Prime

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights

Oliver Gavin has stepped down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up after a stellar career with the team spanning nearly 20 years. He looks back on a stint that encompassed, among other successes, five Le Mans 24 Hours victories.

Le Mans
Jan 28, 2021
How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends Prime

How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends

Victory at last year's Spa 24 Hours meant Nick Tandy had completed the unofficial sextuple crown of the world's six biggest endurance races, becoming the first Briton to do so. Ahead of his fresh start with Corvette Racing, he explains how he did it…

Le Mans
Jan 24, 2021
The cherished curios kept by motorsport's professionals at home Prime

The cherished curios kept by motorsport's professionals at home

Keeping trophies and momentos of key triumphs is par for the course for motorsport professionals, but what are the most cherished souvenirs picked up by the drivers and engineers who have seen and done it all?

General
Dec 26, 2020
The Porsche icon that forged sportscar racing's greatest era Prime

The Porsche icon that forged sportscar racing's greatest era

Porsche is returning to the top class of Le Mans with an LMDh prototype that it hopes will write its next successful chapter in sportscar racing. But it will have to go some to emulate its 956/962, a car which defines the Group C age more than any other.

Le Mans
Dec 16, 2020
How Tom Kristensen forged his ‘Mr Le Mans’ legend Prime

How Tom Kristensen forged his ‘Mr Le Mans’ legend

He is synonymous with success at the Circuit de la Sarthe, but Tom Kristensen's sportscar legacy amounts to much more than his record-breaking nine Le Mans wins, as the most successful driver ever at Sebring and a world champion to boot…

Le Mans
Dec 7, 2020
Why Audi’s shock return promises a new age for sportscars Prime

Why Audi’s shock return promises a new age for sportscars

OPINION: The news that Audi will return to Le Mans means we'll at last get to see the fight promised in 2012 against Peugeot and Toyota. It also gives LMDh a tangible form, which could open the floodgates for more like-minded marques to follow suit…

WEC
Dec 1, 2020
The eternal debate revived after the 2019/20 WEC season Prime

The eternal debate revived after the 2019/20 WEC season

It may have been missed amid the clamour over Lewis Hamilton's seventh F1 title, but Britain had another world champion crowned last weekend. Mike Conway's WEC crown raises an old conundrum - does title glory make up for the pain of Le Mans defeat?

WEC
Nov 19, 2020