The winning Ferrari of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (24 Hours of Le Mans Photo)

Ferrari Goes Back-To-Back At Le Mans

LE MANS, France — Ferrari is back at the top step of the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The No. 50 Ferrari 499P driven by Nickas Nielsen, Antonio Fuoco and Miguel Molina fought off countless challenges in the latter part of the 24-hour race to achieve victory and give the manufacturer its second straight win in the Hypercar division. 

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the No. 50. 

In the final hours, the right-side door came loose and forced the team to pit early in their stint. However, it would not deter their efforts. 

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s No. 7 entry driven by Nyck de Vries, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez finished second, over 14 seconds behind the winning Ferrari. 

After claiming victory in the prestigious endurance race last year, the No. 51 Ferrari and co-drivers Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi rounded out the podium in third. 

Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car Cadillac team fell short despite leading throughout the event. The No. 2 Cadillac V-Series.R driven by Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and Alex Palou placed seventh in the category. 

The No. 3 team driven by Sebastian Bourdais, Renger van der Zande and Scott Dixon failed to finish due to a mechanical failure with under six hours to go. 

United Autosports In Control Of LMP2

United Autosports and drivers Oliver Jarvis, Bijoy Garg and Nolan Siegel reigned in the LMP2 class aboard the No. 22 Oreca-07 Gibson. A hard-fought battle with LMP2 winner, Inter Europol Competition, went United Autosports way.

Siegel, a part-time NTT IndyCar Series driver and current Indy NXT driver, scored his first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Porsche Claims LMGT3 Win

The LMGT3 class was headlined by Porsche’s No. 91 Manthey EMA 911 GT3 R taking victory in class with co-drivers Richard Lietz, Yasser Shahin and Morris Schuring. 

Despite pressure from the No. 31 WRT team of Augusto Farfus, Sean Gelael and Darren Leung, the No. 91 held strong for victory.

Proton Competition followed the front two positions with two of its own cars, two Ford Mustang GT3s.