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Sunset at Le Mans 2017

2015 Le Mans Winners, 24 Heures Du Mans 85th Edition, 18/06/2017,
Porsche Team 919 Hybrid drivers and management: (from i-r) #1 Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy; Andreas Seidl & Fritz Enzingr; #2 Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley – on 13 June 2017 at the 24H of Le Mans

The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hour race will go down in history as one of the most dramatic in years. If you thought that last year’s race ended in dramatic fashion, then this year’s event was equal to or even more gripping than in 2016. Unavoidably, it involved the same two manufacturers, Porsche and Toyota.

Wednesday, 14 June, saw the first Free Practice session which ran for four hours from 16h00 to 20h00. This session is used primarily to set the car up and to check that everything is working properly. The two 919 Hybrids faired satisfactorily and at the end of the session, the #1 Porsche posted the fastest time with the #2 car in third place. Qualifying did not bring the 919 Hybrids any better results, because Toyota locked out first and second on the starting grid, with the Porsches in third and fourth.

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